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00 Adbuzz LeadHeads up car enthusiasts! After successful shows in Lahore and Islamabad earlier in the year, the second edition of the Karachi Auto Show will begin today at the Expo Centre organised by PakWheels. The Show promises to be the largest of its kind, with more than 500 vehicles on display.

Show stoppers include vintage beauties from the 1950s and 1960s – restored and refurbished – that will transport you to an era when cars boasted wooden, canvas-covered body work. A few that merit mention are stately Chevrolets, exquisite luxury saloons, powerful Ford Mustangs and a Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Several leading automobile manufacturers – including Pak Suzuki and Toyota – will have a presence there, showcasing their new-to-market luxury cars, SUVs, off roaders and even a few heavy bikes, all equipped with the latest technological advancements such as traction control and rear mounted cameras. You will also get exclusive previews and the chance to test drive highly anticipated models that are not yet in the market, including the 2015 Camry, Swift and Wagon-R.

While the unveiling of the Ferrari Formula One concept car by Shell stole the limelight at the 2013 edition, this Show’s main attraction will be the country’s first ever Automobile Art Exhibition – featuring over a 100 photographs of races, rallies, road trips and iconic cars from across Pakistan.

And if all this does not make you venture out on a Sunday, then the presence of local motorsport stars Nadir Magsi and Ronnie Patel (champions at this year’s Jhal Magsi Desert Challenge and the Cholistan Jeep Rally respectively) with their vintage and off road car collections – including Magsi’s Mitsubishi Evolution and Land Cruiser and Patel’s famed Toyota Vigo – will definitely gear you up for the Show!

– Ayesha Shaikh

 First published in the ADBUZZZZ Section of The DAWN National Weekend Advertiser on September 14, 2014.