The Vintage Bike and Car festival¬†2016 organized by Goa Tourism on 1st October, attracted 83 vintage cars and 40 vintage bikes. Given the positive response it is now slated to be an annual event. The minister for tourism,¬†Dilip Parulekar who flagged off the rally said, ‚ÄúThe Vintage Bike and Car festival will¬†help boost heritage tourism¬†in a big way in Goa.‚ÄĚ
The prize for best restored vintage¬† car went to a 1921 Citroen and best restored¬† vintage¬† bike¬† to a 1942 Norton¬† 16H. The best restored classic car was awarded to a¬†1961 FIAT 500 D and best restored classic bike to¬†a¬†1965 Lambretta¬†LI¬†150 series.¬† The award for the most unique¬†car went to a¬†1941 Ford Artillery Truck and most unique bike to a¬†1962 Escort Runabout.