Parx Super Car Show 2012, organized by the Super Car Club (SCC) in association with Autocar India, took off to a roaring start with excited Mumbaikars vying for a glimpse of the 100-odd super cars displayed at Riding School, Mahalakshmi Race Course on January 22, 2012. The auto beauties then paraded the city’s arterial streets, covering Bandra Worli Sea Link and the Western Express Highway until Kalina before returning to the venue, amidst a round of applause from visitors at the show.
Valentino Balboni, former test driver, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A at the Super Car Club show
Gautam Singhania leads the 80-strong convoy of supercars
Thousands throng the super car parade route and display venue early Sunday morning
Mr. Gautam Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director of Raymond Ltd. and Founding Chairman of the SCC led the entourage of supercars, and handed over trophies to the most desirable cars at the end of the show. The Jaguar XVRJ, Aston V8 and the Bentley Super Sports were awarded as the most desirable cars.
The first-of-its-kind series of events in India, 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 Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ariel Atom, Bentleys, Rolls Royces, BMWs, Mercedes, amongst others. He is also the Founder & Chairman of the SCC, which he launched in June 2009 together with Mr Hormazd Sorabjee, Managing Editor of Autocar India.
According to Mr. Gautam Singhania, one of India’s pioneering Super Car enthusiasts, “The Parx Super Car Show series could be said to have triggered the interest for super cars in India, not just amongst auto enthusiasts but also among the common man. In 2009 when we started the Club, we saw that interest in super cars was driven predominantly by individual passion.
Today, within three years, we are witnessing a growing drive amongst super car owners to participate in similar format shows, and a larger following of auto enthusiasts who are tracking the growth of SCC and its events in various cities. Such growing interest in super cars in India is very encouraging. To cater to this interest this year, we have more than 80 super cars participating in the show. ”
Adds Mr. Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor of Autocar India “As India’s leading auto magazine, it is our endeavour to create such experiences for car enthusiasts and we are delighted that the Parx Super Car Show in only its fourth year has grown dramatically.”
Mr Gautam Singhania further said, “We are receiving innumerable requests from proud owners of super cars across India to organize similar shows in their respective cities. We hope to grow the Parx Super Car Show from strength to strength and take it across many cities in India as possible, thus strengthening our connect with other super car enthusiasts across the country.
This growing interest for super cars in India is also reflected in the increasing number of super car manufacturers entering the country and the F1 track that is now coming up in Noida.”
The title sponsor of the show is INK Infrastructure. Speaking about the association, Mr Imtiaz Khatri, Proprietor of INK Infrastructure said, “I’m glad to announce our company – Ink group’s association with the Parx Car Show. It is an honor to be a part of this one of its kind event. I am sure this association will help us to reach new heights, literally.”
Super car enthusiast and associate sponsor of the show, Mr Varun Jain, Director of NV Group said, “NV, as a brand believes in encouraging a good life. Super cars are a testimony of high living and a passion for speed. This association with the SCC, is now beyond just my personal interest in super cars. We are also trying to promote through this show our belief in driving responsibly.”
Mr Kamlesh Rao, Business Head, Privy League, Kotak Mahindra Bank said, “This super car show is a perfect platform for our elite clients to network. We believe they would find value in the interactions, with the world’s best super cars as the backdrop.”