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Default KVCCC - Commemorating 40 years of the Karnataka Vintage & Classic Car Club

The Karnataka Vintage and Classic Car Club (KVCCC) was formed in 1979. This was a brainchild of a few friends driven by Shri Anand Rao and Shri Balram Kandige. Joining them was Shri Premanth P S, Shri Prithvinath K G, Shri Nataraj Shetty, Shri Anil Kumar Lakhani, Shri Ganesh Rao and others. The primary object of the Club was to "Promote and encourage collection, preservation and use of vintage cars in India". The Club remains one of the oldest and premier vintage and classic car clubs in the country. KVCCC is also one of the two clubs in the country to be a member of Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA). KVCCC is also the primary founding Club to help in the establishment of the Federation of Historical Vehicles in India (FHVI)

My Father, Shri Prithvinath K G in consultation with his lawyer friend, prepared the Memorandum and Rules and was instrumental in completing the registration formalities in 1979-80.

Here is the front cover of the original Memorandum and Rules. You will see that it also sports the first logo of the Club,
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Here is the first Badge of the Club.
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Here is a picture of the Ex-Mysore Daimler DB18 with the original KVCCC Badge. This was a sedate looking badge
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The Founder Members of the Club are those who took up membership till 1980. There are 12 such member and include Mr. Anil Kumar Lakahni, Mr. Balram Kandige, Mr. Eranimos V P, Mr. C George, Mr. Premanth P S, Mr. Ashok Agrawal, Mr. Natarajan K S, Mr. Prithvinath K G, Mr. Sudarshan Malpani, Mr. Sulaiman Jamal, Mr. Gouse Mohiyadeen and Mr. Babu N V

The first Office Bearers of the Club were
  1. President - Mr. Anil Kumar Lakahni
  2. Vice President - Mr. Balram Kandige
  3. Hon. Secretary - Mr. Premnath P S
  4. Hon. Treasurer - Mr. Eranimos V P
  5. Committee Member - Mr. Natarajan K S
  6. Committee Member - Mr. C George
  7. Committee Member - Ms. C Saroja
  8. Committee Member - Mr. C K Venkatachalaiah
  9. Committee Member - Mr. A Swamynath
Over the years, the following have been the Office Bearers of the Club

President (not necessarily in order, as some had multiple terms)
Mr. Anil Kumar Lakahni, Mr. Balram Kandige, Mr. Premnath P S, Mr. Ashok Agrawal, Mr. Prithvinath K G and Mr. Sulaiman Jamal (current)

Vice President (not necessarily in order, as some had multiple terms)
Mr. Balram Kandige, Mr. Premnath PS, Mr. Natarajan K S, Mrs. Sabeena Prakash (current)

Hon. Secretary
Mr. Premnath P S, Mr. Ravi Kumar C, Mr. Nandagopal, Dr. Ravi Prakash and Mr. Balachandra Yadalam (current)

Hon Treasurer
Mr. Eranimos V P, Mr. K C Ashwath (Jt. Treasurer), Mr. Subramani K and CA Subbaiah K P (current)


The Club was largely a hobby club for many years. Some well known collectors who are/were members and contributed to the Club's growth included the Late C Ravikumar, Dharmaadhikari Shri Veerendra Heggade, Dr. Ravi Prakash, Mr. Sulaiman Jamal, The Khodays Group, The UB Group and so on. Stalwarts like Balram Kandige, C Ravikumar, Raman K S, Natarajan Shetty, Prithvinath K G, Anand Rao, Ganesh Rao, Satyan B K, Papu Ramaswamy, Girish Nayudu brought experience and knowledge to the Club.

Currently, a lot of youngsters are working on their cars themselves, long drives are regularly happening and the Club's functioning is getting more formalized. Interest shown by the youngsters in actively restoring their cars is a very positive sign for the future of the Club.


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Over the years KVCCC has conducted and participated in many a rallies and events. Most of the recent rallies have been extensively covered in TBHP.

However, here are some examples of the contribution of the Club to the Vintage movement in Karnataka.

When my father Prithvinath K G was President, the Club was successful in getting a reduced Life Time Tax structure for Vintage and Classic Cars.
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It is important to note that in 1991, to get such tax exemption, the car had be duly certified for genuineness by KVCCC. This was changed in 1993, as the Govt. felt that KVCCC was not a statutory body and it was not in the interest of the public at large, for compulsory certification by KVCCC.


Here is and example of Certification Process follow by KVCCC till the Rule change in 1993
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Here is a brochure of a Rally in the 1980's. This was given by Dominator and posted by Karl sometime back.

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Here is some newspaper clippings from a 1993 Rally

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To commemorate the 40th year of KVCCC, the Club was fortunate to get the support of India Post. So on the World Automotive Day, India Posts,Karnataka Circle, launched First Day Covers with KVCCC background and KVCCC special cancellation.

The members participate enthusiastically for this event. Keeping mind the historical value of these First Day Covers, there was fantastic demand for the same.

Dr. Charles Lobo. I Po.S, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle was the chief guest. Century Club, Cubbon Park was kind enough to host this event and be the venue for the release of the first day covers.

Here are the First Day Cover with the KVCCC background. This beautiful background was designed by Ms. Rupali Prakash, kudos to her.
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The back of the cover also details KVCCC
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The special stamp cancellation with KVCCC Logo.
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The function at Century Club. Two founder members Mr. Premnath P S and Mr. Prithvinath K G were seated on the dais and honoured with a flower bouquet respectively.

Seen in the pictures are Mr. Premnath P S, Mr. Rakshit S P (President - Century Club), Mr. Sulaiman Jamal, Dr. Ravi Prakash, Dr. Charles Lobo (I. Po.S, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle), Col. Arvind Varma ( I. Po. S, Postmaster General, Bangalore HQ Region), Mr. Subramani K, Mr. Prithvinath K G, Ms. Sabeena Prakash, CA Subbaiah K P and Mr. Balachandra Yadalam.
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The Release of the First Day Covers with special KVCCC cancellation at Century Club.
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Honouring India Posts, I thought it was apt to add the picture of the still functional vintage postbox at Taj West End, Bangalore
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Members enthusiastically participated in the event by bringing their cars and bikes. Here are pictures of some the member cars and bikes

The bikes are lined up
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Norton
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BSA
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Ariel
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Royal Enfield
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Triumph Speed Twin 500CC
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The cars on display
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The Morris bunch
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Beautiful Jag and Chevy together attracted a lot of eyeballs
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Rare sight to the see a 1967 Hillman Minx and 1966 Sunbeam Minx
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Bulletboy writes on his Sunbeam - The Hillman Minx was rebadged for a few years in the mid 60s, only for the export model bound for the US market (LHD). This was an effort to boost sales by using the more upmarket "Sunbeam" moniker. It didn't sell any better due to the name change, and from 67 onwards they went back to using "Hillman" even for the export market. This particular green car was purchased by a Prof. Mukundan from IISC, when he was stationed in the US for his PHD, and brought back to India on TR in the 1970s.


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Some of the cars are detailed below

This 1949 Buick Super has been a one family car
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1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
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Chevrolet Impala
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1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
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1955 Dodge. The last of the small fins
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Ford Model Y
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Ford Mustang
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Rare in India is this beautiful Lincoln Coupe
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Hindustan 14
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Hindustan Mark 1
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The Ex-Nizam Humber Limo
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The beautiful Jaguar E Type
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Jaguar XK140
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1928 Lanchester Straight 8
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This early Morris has been with one family since new
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Morris Bulldog
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1957 Plymouth
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1966 Sunbeam Minx. The Bulletboys Car, which I drove for the event
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Triumph TR3
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Wolseley 8
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We did have a small drive to the Postmaster General's House, past Vidhana Soudha and GPO

AT the Postmaster General's place
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Quick group photograph
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From the small drive that we had
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Feels nostaligic!
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Past the GPO, Karnataka Circle.
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My mother and sister enjoy the evening
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Some of our wonderful members
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I join this group of youngsters for the picture, the future of the Club is bright.
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In the Press
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This report has been prepared with pictures taken by various KVCCC members, including myself. Hence would like to thank all the members of KVCCC for the active participation and support for making this event a grand success.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did writing it

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Mod note: Thread moved to Vintage Cars & Classics in India section. Thanks for sharing.
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KPS,

Thanks for posting this. This is not only a wonderful description of the event held by KVCCC and the Department of Posts but this post is a fantastic summary of the club itself. Reading this post allows one to appreciate the efforts of the stalwarts who put in so much effort in bringing this club to the status that it enjoys today. It must have been a personally proud moment for your family to see your father being honoured and also for you, your mother and your sister to attend. There are some truly wonderful cars in BLR such as the e-type, the Lincoln etc. Your Plymouth and Daimler are rare cars and would have only enhanced the show by their presence. Looking at the post makes me regret missing it even though it was on a Monday afternoon. I do hope to attend the next one.

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KPS,
Thanks for sharing this. The Event apart, you have shared details of the wonderful history of the club which has been started with a wonderful foresight. I was not aware of this though I am from KA until you shared this. Really great indeed

Of course those lovely beauties in Bangalore roads, takes you decades back to this city's glorious past !
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KPS, thank you for creating this thread with the history of KVCCC. As important as the cars themselves is to also have a record of these associations. It takes quite a bit of effort and dedication to first establish, then run, then fund such bodies not to mention government interference and tugs and pulls amongst members and so on. May the KVCCC thrive for many more decades.
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Dear KPS,

Thank you for the very detailed and informative article about KVCCC. Learnt a lot of things i did not know! A couple of pictures from my side with the cars waiting outside the PMG's home and in front of our assembly. It was a lovely drive with both my cars. It was a fantastic event with a lot of good cars and good friends coming together just to drive for a common cause.

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