Monday, February 28, 2011

Nizamuddin Car Show?

Lesa and I walked down to our local market on Sunday afternoon only to stumble across what seemed to be an impromptu classic car show... The show was a mix of classic automobiles and motorcycles and was sponsored by a local classic car club (although there was only one sign posted that shared this information...) Our guess is that one of the members of the Nizamuddin East Community Centre organized the gathering since it was held in the front of the Centre.
The vehicles were an odd assortment of cars including an old English "Hillman," (see the picture above). I had never heard of this manufacturer before.
There was a bright yellow Pontiac from the early 1950's, some small Fiats (from the 1960's), and a beautiful example of a convertible Buick Eight.
The gathering also included an odd assortment of classic motor cycles including this pristine Norton, and Indian's answer to the American Harley Davidson - the famous "Royal Enfield." My favorite of the Enfield line up is the 500cc Bullet. The one below is a new version of this classic motorbike that dates back to the 1930s. India still manages to grant us unexpected, but pleasant moments each day - even in our little neighborhood!

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