Vintage safari run to spread awareness about tigers, cars

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Lucknow, Jan 29 (UNI) In an effort to create awareness for the protection of dwindling species of tiger and vintage cars, a three-day-long over 440 kms Vintage Safari Run has been organised here from February 1.

About a dozen vintage cars would participate in this event which will cover 220 kms each way from Lucknow to Dudwa National Park.

Vintage Car and Motorcycle Club of Lucknow, the organisers of the first ever safari run in the state, maintained that the theme to protect tigers as well as Vintage cars would be the motto of this run.

The event would also commemorate the 30th foundation day celebration of the Dudhwa National Park on February 2.

Club's Secretary Sandeep Das told mediapersons that the run will be flagged off from the state capital in the morning of February 1 while in the return journey it will start from Dudha on February 3 morning.

He said the main aim of the event would be to create awareness among the people about the declining population of tigers in the Dudhwa National Park. At present there are about 80 big cats in the National Park.

''Each way the vehicles have to cover around 220kms in eight to nine hours'', he said adding that vehicles like Austin Big 7 (1932 model), Ford(1942), Chevrolet fleetmaster(1947), Ford Perfect(1948) Willy Jeep(1941) and Pontiac Parisienne( 1965) will be displayed in the run.

Mr Das said this was the first time that such a safari run has been organised in the state.

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