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Classic Car Club to Help Special People

  The newly formed Fiji Classic Car Club has set its goals at helping children in special care institutes as a way forward. Founder and chairman, Faizal Koya said an
03 Sep 2016 10:42
Classic Car Club to Help Special People
Members of the Classic Car Club. Photo: CHARLES CHAMBERS.

 

The newly formed Fiji Classic Car Club has set its goals at helping children in special care institutes as a way forward.

Founder and chairman, Faizal Koya said an event planned for Lautoka on September 17, would help people value classic vehicles of yester-years.

In saying that, Mr Koya has set the record straight denying a Sunil Kumar from Australia has anything to do with the car club.

Mr Kumar had approached the Fiji Sun when the national sevens team arrived from Rio in Nadi claiming he was the president of the club.

Mr Koya said he did not understand why such people would mislead the public.

The club had a meeting at McDonald’s in Lautoka on Sunday where classic car owners, including prominent Lautoka businessman Pramod Kumar attended.

Mr Koya said a lot of them spent a lot of money on the restoration of classic vehicles and it was done out of passion of love for the old cars.

The event planned for September 17 will take place at Shirley Park where, for the first time, the public would be able to get up close to the vehicles and look at its body, interior and engines.

Mr Koya said the day would also be used as a fundraiser for a special school, which has yet to be selected, where all proceeds raised would be donated.

The event is being organised in collaboration with the Lautoka Chamber of commerce.

Mr Koya said some of the classic vehicles that would be on display included a Datsun 510, Triumph 1958 Convertable, 1954 Morris Minor, 1981 Mercedes Benz and a 1970 Mini Moke.

“I urge the public to be here at Lautoka on September 17 to see these beautiful vehicles and at the same time help raise funds for some special children,” Mr Koya said.

The club’s president is Dirk Rosenburgh, acting Secretary, Rahul Pratap.

EDITED BY: RACHNA LAL

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 




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