Nearly 100 antique cars and motorbikes took to the streets in Ho Chi Minh City late last week to raise cash for disadvantaged children and celebrate the first edition of an annual antique vehicle festival in the southern hub.
This Mobylette scooter was auctioned off at the show
Photo courtesy of Lao Dong newspaper
The October 18 parade was a highlight of the first “Antique Vehicle Meeting”, attracting 500 vehicles from 12 antique vehicle clubs and collectors across the country, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported.
The two-day event, from October 17 to 18, provided a playground for antique vehicle fans while raising money for disadvantaged, disabled children and those in disaster-hit areas.
Tran Ngoc Duong, director of the Van Phong Trading and Tourism Co., Ltd, organizer of the event, said 100 drivers had given hundreds of gifts to local children during their trip from the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden in District 1 to the Educational Center for Disabled Children in District 4 on October 18.
The even also featured a charity concert and an auction of an antique Mobylette scooter, which was printed with 400 fingerprints of children suffering from fatal diseases.