Parx Super Car Show Returns, 20k Expected to Attend
by Maithili Chakravarthy Industry Watch | December 10, 2021 | News
Parx Super Car Show
Super Car Club Garage’s flagship event the ‘Parx Super Car Show’ will be thrown open to visitors at its upcoming edition from 7 to 9 January 2022 in Thane. The 2020 edition was called off due to Covd19 while the 2021 edition was hosted without visitors.
Organisers are trying to ensure that the upcoming edition of the property that started off in 2012 celebrates the occasion with a festive vibe. For the first time, there will be food and beverages including a beer garden, a live band, a DJ and automotive merchandise on offer.
The aim is to showcase nearly 200 super cars in the upcoming edition with nearly 170 cars having already signed up.
The initiative is the brainchild of Raymond Group’s Chairman and Managing Director Gautam Singhania, a collector of super cars, and is a platform for super car clubs in the country to collectively showcase their cars.
Arvaan Joshi, who handles Marketing and Business Development at the Super Car Club Garage, says, “Our first edition had only 20 or 30 cars approximately, and the show evolved year on year thereafter. In 2019, there was a big turnout at BKC, where the show was held. In 2020 we didn’t have a show due to the pandemic and in 2021, we planned the show without an audience. The 2022 edition will however be different with a more festive atmosphere. We are expecting a crowd of around 20,000 people in the upcoming edition.”
Cars showcased at the show come from cities as far as Hyderabad and Chennai, and are often transported to the city on trailers. Those which come from cities closer to Mumbai such as Pune, simply drive down.
Adds Joshi, “We are focussed primarily on cars that have a sports car kind of look such as sedans. Not SUVs or other luxury cars which don’t qualify for the exhibition.”
Past editions of the event have also combined super cars with vintage cars, keeping in mind a more varied target audience. In editions where mainly vintage cars are featured, the feel of the event is more “elegant, and appreciative”, as opposed to this one where the feel will be more festival-like, according to Joshi.
He adds, “Most people are now double vaccinated and it’s time to get back out there. We need a more positive approach to the future.”
Past events of the Super Car Club Garage include off-roading events, drives through palaces in states like Rajasthan and international events at venues in Oman, Sweden and London, bringing together the super car community.
The 2020 edition was called off due to Covd19 while the 2021 edition was hosted without visitors; 170 cars have already signed up for the 2022 edition in January.