The National Heritage Board together with the Singapore & Malaysian Vintage Car Register held their 2012 Motoring Heritage Day at the closed Tanjong Pagar Railway Station over the weekend (8th-9th Sep 2012). It was a fitting location as the two day event not only showcased the cars from days gone by, but at the same time, the now unused train station was opened up for visitors to roam another relic of transportation, as well as breathing a little life back for the historical building.
I found myself intrigued by the beauty of these cars. These cars looked more beautiful to me than modern cars. I had the pleasure to speak with the owners of one of the cars and learnt that his vintage car is of a very durable model.
The olden classics of yesteryear have always attracted attention from the car fanatics whether it is vintage, antique or limited edition models. Very classic and nostalgic!
A vintage bentley.
Cars were alot smaller back then as this rare Triumph Spitfire Coupe shows.
A little James Bond Twang with the Lotus Esprit.
There were a couple of Karmann Ghia convertibles sitting around looking pretty. The Karmann Ghia might have started production in the mid 50s but continued to be made up to the mid-late 70s, so it still falls within range of cars which pique my interest.
Classic cars like these are reminiscent of the good old days when gas was cheap and the economy was thriving. Once restored, these cars would be a vision of beauty and an awesome prospect for avid car collectors out there.
How gangstas used to roll.
Simply elegant back then.
The vintage cars were displayed in a very nice manner against the backdrop of the former Railway Station's platform.
Hip Kombi Type-ii Van.
As i was taking shots of these vintage cars, and seeing all of them together, i just can't help but felt very nostalgic. Especially in this setting, you sort of wonder if any of these cars have ever been here before. Back in the day when they were used as real cars, running around the streets just minding their own business. Would any of these cars have been to the train station back then? Back when the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was still bustling with activity.
I had also attended a similar vintage car showcase at the Orchard Central Mall some time back in June this year. You can browse the photos taken at that event in June via this URL:
Well, I am simply a vintage car fan! Or anything that makes me feel nostalgic! :-)
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