Fourth edition of the Vintage Car and Bike Show to be held on August 15

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If one wants to experience the oldest running Benz from 1914 in the country, the 4th Annual Vintage Car and Bike Show at the Fortune Pandiyan Hotel is the place to visit on August 15th.

“The show organized by the Pandyan Arts Community and Environment (PACE) would be a treat for all Maduraiites,” said G. Vasudevan, general manager of the hotel, on Saturday.

He was addressing the press here and said the event was to take place on Independence Day. “About 45 vintage cars and two-wheelers from Chennai, Madurai, Kodaikanal, Karaikudi, Tirunelveli, Dindigul, Sivakasi and Tiruchi will be showcased at the event,” he said.

“The show will bring vintage car enthusiasts from across the state together under one roof and showcase the vast collection of vintage cars from southern Tamil Nadu,” said S. Rajan, General Manager of the hotel.

Interestingly, the oldest car on display is a 1934 Austin 7, which will be driven from Kodaikanal to the site. Likewise, about 20 vintage two-wheelers from Tiruchi and a VW camper van from Chennai will reach Madurai by road, he added.

The list of cars expected at the show includes a 1971, 1983 Fiat 126p from Poland, 1947 Chevy Fleetmaster, 1957 Fiat Elegant, as well as several Jawa motorcycles, Yamaha RX100 and a 1952 AJS.

The show schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

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