Patrick Rollet, the President
of Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), is visiting India
and will be at the Osianama (Mumbai) on February 20 and 21, 2015. Rollet will
address the vintage and classic car collectors, enthusiasts, professionals and media as a part of the Conference &
Master Classes organised by Osianama’s Vintage & Classic Automobile Club.
FIVA is the international body
that leads the vintage & classic car movement worldwide. Coinciding with
his visit Osianama has also arranged an exhibition at the Forecourt of the
Osianama Liberty Cinema of the finest classic cars with a focus on the Rolls
Royce with some very special luxury cars which have been competitors, such as
the Mercedes Benz, Invicta, Pierce Arrow, among others.
According to a press release,
the debate will be centered around the global supremacy of Roll Royce in
Vintage and Classic Cars. Arguing for Rolls-Royce will be André Blaize, an
eminent world authority, who has devoted his entire life to building up the
most extensive database of each and every Rolls-Royce manufactured till WW II,
other than authoring several books, the most recent being the definitive tome
on Rolls-Royce’s Phantom II model. Arguing against him will be Serge Cordey,
the Editor and Publisher of the French Edition of Classic & Sports Car
magazine, and legendary designer-writer and design critic Robert Cumberford,
with both insisting that the French, the Germans and the Americans made
technologically more advanced and better cars than Rolls-Royce.
In a written message, Patrick
Rollet mentions about the tremendous opportunity in India for Vintage and
Classic Cars. According to him, such cars will not remain in the exclusive
domain of India's former princes and the super-rich. In the last decade,
Vintage and Classic Cars have given maximum returns on the investments made on
them globally. He also mentioned that India will soon among the world leaders
in this category given the interest shown by Indians in recent years.
Speaking about the event,
Neville Tuli, Founder & Chairman of Osianama commented that, "These
Osianama events, will encourage a new daily Indian-International dialogue
across all aspects of cultural civilization-building, so that India can step by
step emerge as a creative force, more aware of its international role and a hub
of research and the coming together of the finest minds to create the new
institutional platforms essential to become a leader.”
Osianama’s Arts Auto Cine
& Cultural Centre at the iconic Liberty cinema (Mumbai) was launched
recently with the Red Carpet Premiere of BABY, Master Classes by Anupam Kher
& Neeraj Pandey and was followed by the Launch of Osianama's Vintage &
Classic Automobile Club with leading scholars, designers and professionals
focusing on French & Italian Design & Coach building.
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