Parx Super Car Show 2013 draws Mumbai in hordes to its fifth successful edition
Two-day show of display and parade of super cars revs up city’s weekend
Gautam Singhania leads the dazzling convoy of supercars across arterial roads
Legendary racer Hannu Mikkola, Guest of Honour flags off parade
Parx Super Car Show 2013, organized by the Super Car Club (SCC), took off to a thundering start with thousands of enthusiastic Mumbaikars vying to catch a glimpse of the sleek line-up of super cars over yesterday and today at Polo Grounds, RWITC (Mahalaxmi Race Course). The roaring machines led by Mr. Gautam Singhania paraded the city’s arterial streets this morning, amidst cheering by spectators.
Legendary racer Hannu Mikkola was the Guest of Honour at the event, flagging off the parade.
The event witnessed a tremendous turnout as thousands of people strolled into the venue over the weekend to watch some of the sleekest super cars including Ferrari, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Porsche and BMW at a single location. City folks also got the opportunity to watch these cars in action as participants covered major parts of the city spanning Marine Drive, Bandra Worli Sea Link and the Western Express Highway all the way to Santa Cruz before returning to the venue. Mr. Gautam Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director of Raymond Ltd. and Founding Chairman of the SCC, handed over trophies to the most desirable cars at the end of the show.
According to Mr. Gautam Singhania, one of India’s pioneering super car enthusiasts, “Since its inception in 2009, the Parx Super Car Show has covered new grounds every year. From being the first and only super car show in India, Parx Super Car Show today has become the forum for leading super car manufacturers to launch their automobiles. While this is indeed a great measure of success for the Super Car Club, what is most gratifying is the increasing number of people who are visiting us. It’s very encouraging to see to more and more people coming to the show, and a correspondingly increasing number of super car owners participating in all our events. In addition to the Parx Super Car Show, the Super Car Club has been organizing expeditions like the Leh- Ladakh expedition, ice-driving expedition and several other drives.”
Mr. Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor of Autocar India, said “As India’s leading auto magazine, we’re delighted to see such an overwhelming response to the Parx Super Car Show from car enthusiasts all over the country. In only its 5th year, the show has grown leaps and bounds. It has become the leading platform for super cars in the country thanks to the ingenuity of the concept and presentation.”
A one-of-its-kind auto show held in Mumbai, the Parx Super Car Show was first conceptualized and organized by Mr. Gautam Singhania in April 2009 to enable auto enthusiasts and general public to view some of India’s best super cars, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ariel Atom, Bentley, Rolls Royce, BMW and Mercedes amongst others. Encouraged by the response to the show, he launched the Super Car Club in June 2009 together with Mr. Hormazd Sorabjee, Managing Editor of Autocar India.
The Super Car Club, the brainchild of Mr. Gautam Singhania, CMD of Raymond Limited as the Patron and Founder and Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor, Autocar India as the Co-Founder of the Club, has grown significantly since inception in 2009. The Club has been initiating various activities to promote the popularity of these super machines in India. The Club, last year undertook a thrilling expedition to Leh-Ladakh. SCC, under the leadership of Mr Singhania, is promoting drifting as an auto sports in the country.