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Classic drive for classic automobile lovers

The Classic Car Club of Ceylon (CCCC) celebrated the successful conclusion of its annual member’s weekend getaway. The two-day ‘Classic Drive 2019’ brought together members for the opportunity to drive, unwind, and connect.

Members took their places behind the wheel from Ape Gama in Battaramulla on Saturday flagged off by Rohan Fernando, Managing Director and Chandev Fernando, Director of Event Sponsor Wheels (Private) Limited.

A total of over 50 participating classic beauties drove in an eye-catching convoy for the first leg of the journey, drawing in crowds of enthralled onlookers en route. A little over an hour into the drive, the members stopped for breakfast at an Estate Bungalow in Ingiriya.

Members commenced the second leg of the drive and made its way through scenic stretches of road, through Ingiriya, Horana and Bandaragama the participants also engaged in a fun location-based quiz along the way.

On having reached their destination of the Blue Waters Hotel in Wadduwa, owners participated in forums and sessions. One that was of particular significance was the first-ever Women’s Classic Car Forum with over 35 lady participants, chaired by CCCC President Ramani Ponnambalam, included an array of fascinating discussions on participants experiences in Classic Cars as well as an entertaining and interactive quiz.

“The Classic Drive 2019 made for a memorable weekend of motoring for all of our members. Our annual getaway is the perfect setting for members to interact and share our enthusiasm for what connects us the most – our love for classic automobiles,” said Ramani Ponnambalam.

 


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