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The annual Vintage and Classic Car Show is expected to begin today at The Forum Mall’s car park in Karachi. Organised by the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan (VCCP), the event is now in its 11th edition and brings vintage and classic cars, as well as a few period motorcycles, from across the city, transporting us back to an era when vehicles ranged from wooden-framed, canvas-covered bodies to those made from solid silver.
Of the estimated 85 beauties that are expected to be showcased today, a few merit special mention.
One of these is a green, three-axle, 1920s Crossley hunting car, with bodywork by British coachbuilders Barker & Co and one of two ever built. From the collection of the Nawab of Bahawalpur, this vehicle exudes privilege, exclusivity and power. Ideal for a jungle safari, it has bunk beds, gun racks and spotlights.