PETALING JAYA: More than 50 families gathered here to enjoy an “old-fashioned” Fathers Day celebration – in their vintage vehicles.
Fathers turned up at the Gurdwara Sahib with their vintage vehicles and their own families in tow.
Over 30 vintage cars, motorcycles, bicycles and four-wheel-drives were on display during the afternoon event.
Among those attending was Datuk Amir Singh Boparai, 65, from Petaling Jaya, who was delighted at being able to show off his 1960 air-cooled Citroen.
“It feels good to be able to gather like this again two years after the pandemic.
“This gurdwara has a lot of sweet memories for me as I used to come here with my parents as a child.
“Now, I am here with my sons and grandson who will be taking over my passion for vintage cars,” he said yesterday.
Also enjoying the celebration was Kuala Lumpur businessman Darshen Singh, 57, who arrived on his 1958 Royal Enfield 500 motorcycle, accompanied by his 19-year-old son Tarendev on a Norton 500.
“The Royal Enfield belonged to my father and I have maintained and kept it as part of my family’s legacy.
“My son is also keen on vintage motorcycles and I decided to get him the Norton five years ago,” he said.
Businessman Keshbinder Singh, 47, came with his family to show off their restored 1968 Volkswagen van.
“We decided to get the Volkswagen as a camping vehicle for my boys but we were unable to go on any road trips due to the pandemic.
“We are now planning a trip to Kuala Kubu Baru next month and it will be our first family road trip with the van,” he said.
Without disclosing the cost of the van and restoration work, Keshbinder, who is from Kuala Lumpur, said his van was now worth about RM90,000.
Jay Lakbir Singh, 56, said he decided to organise the event as it had been two years since such a gathering was held.
“I decided to hold it on Fathers Day so that fathers could gather with their families to show off their masterpieces, which have been kept under wraps at home for the past two years,” he added.
He said he was surprised that the invitation to the event went viral on social media.
“Although it’s being held at the gurdwara, the event is open to the public and not merely to the Sikh community,” he said.