Patrick Rollet discusses Vintage and Classic Cars in India
Rollet interacted with vintage and classic car collectors, enthusiasts, and others through the Conference and Master Classes forum organised by Osianama Vintage and Classic Automobile Club. Osianama had exhibited classic cars with a focus on the Rolls-Royce special luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz, Invicta, and Pierce-Arrow, among others at the Osianama Liberty Cinema Forecourt.
The forum discussion centred on global supremacy of Roll Royce in Vintage and Classic Cars. Andre Blaize, who is credited for building the most extensive database of every Rolls-Royce manufactured till WW II, argued for Rolls-Royce. He has also authored books, and a tome on Rolls-Royce’ Phantom II model. Serge Cordey, Editor and Publisher of the French Edition of Classic and Sports Car magazine argued against the motion alongwith designer-writer and design critic Robert Cumberford. Both highlight that French, Germans and Americans made better and more tech advanced cars that Rolls.
Patrick Rollet says there is a tremendous opportunity in India for Vintage and Classic Cars as they no longer remain in the exclusive domain of the country’s former princes and super-rich. This last decade, Vintage and Classic Cars have been coffers with maximum returns on investments made globally. India is soon expected to be world leaders in this category based on interest generated in the segment in recent years.
Neville Tuli, Founder and Chairman Osianama said events organised will encourage regular Indian-International dialogue so India emerges as a creative force. Osianama Arts Auto Cine and Cultural Centre at Liberty cinema (Mumbai) was launched at premiere of Baby. Master Classes were undertaken by Anupam
Kher and Neeraj Pandey, followed by the launch of Osianama Vintage and Classic Automobile Club.