Children from the Srinidhi Charitable and Educational Trust traveled the streets of Bangalore in style thanks to Joy Ride, a vintage and classic car and scooter rally, which was held for them on Sunday. Organised by the Forum Mall, Koramangala with the Karnataka Vintage Classic Car Club (KVCCC) and the Bangalore Scooter Club, the rally had 40 smiling orphans, who experienced the start of Christmas season in a unique manner.
Around 30 cars and 20 two-wheelers covered 20 kms from the Forum Mall towards 100 feet road, Indiranagar and back to Forum Mall. “The children from the orphanage were really happy after seeing and riding in the vehicles,” said Praveen from the Srinidhi Charitable and Educational Trust. The colourful entourage of vehicles was thrilling not just for the children, but for every Bangalorean, who is used to the humdrum of monotonous looking transport.
Premnath P S, vice president of KVCCC who’d brought his 1937 Morris 8 to the rally said, “When sponsors with a social cause approach us, we conduct these rallies. The children from the orphanage were taken for a ride, given treats and they also spent time with the families there.”
Some of the classic vehicles used by the KVCCC for the rally were Plymouth, Adler, Buick, Ford, Austin, Chevrolet Eagle, Morris and Mercedes. The Bangalore Classic Scooter Club pitched in with their share of beauties like Vespas, Lambretta and Lambys. Ashish Kumar Ballal, former Goalkeeper for the Indian Field Hockey team, flagged off the rally from Forum Mall.
Raghunandhan, CEO of Prestige Retail said, “The event was a sheer pleasure to not only the car owners, but to the children as well as the spectators. The rally was also another opportunity for motor enthusiasts to catch up with the vintage beauties that were displayed at the Forum Mall.’