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Classic Car Club steps on the gas to 2018 with gala Christmas parade

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The Classic Car Club of Ceylon (CCCC) held its first Classic Christmas Parade on 10 December 2017, with a total of 55 classic cars consisting of such esteemed marques like Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Volkswagen, MG, Rolls Royce and others. 

A landmark event in the CCCC’s calendar, the 2017 Christmas Parade was hosted with the support of main sponsor Hatton National Bank, together with event partners Mobil, DIMO, Wurth Lanka, and Gold FM. 

CCCC members assembled at the HNB car park on Vinayalankara Mawatha on the day of the parade, where the automotive beauties were on display from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for invitees as well as the general public.

According to the organisers of the event, a colourful parade along with sponsors’ floats travelled from Darley Road passing Dharmapala Mawatha, Independence Square, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Galle Road, and Galle Face, making its way to its final destination at the Kingsbury.

The iconic open-top Colombo Tour double decker bus with Christmas music was a highlight of the parade. A number of member families enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the parade and its surroundings from the open deck. The parade was followed by a Christmas get together at The Kingsbury. The festive atmosphere was made all the more glamorous with the classic cars once again on display for 150 participants that included members, guests and invitees.

Christmas Carols performed by the CCCC’s own choir of talented club members and their spouses was a high point of the evening, which concluded with a Christmas themed high-tea buffet.

CCCC President Ramani Ponnambalam speaking at the event said it was great to see a family atmosphere and close bonding thrive among the club’s membership. The organisers also thanked the main sponsor Hatton National Bank and event partners Mobil, DIMO, Wurth and Gold FM for their co-operation with the event.

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