Royal Senchi, partners support Korle-Bu cardio unit
The second edition of the Royal Senchi Car Show has been held with th eaim of promoting cardiovascular health.
The social event was also used to raise funds for the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The automobile show was curated by the hotel, in collaboration with the Gold Coast Classics Club, and was supported by GOIL, Alliance Motors, First Atlantic Bank and UMB Investments.
Classic car enthusiasts, as well as health-conscious individuals and families, were drawn to the event which took place at Akosombo.
In a statement to the Daily Graphic, the event aimed at raising public awareness of cardiovascular health.
The programme included activities such as a talk on preventive heart medicine and was delivered by a cardiac surgeon, Dr Innocent Adzamli.
A Deputy Information Minister, Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, noted that the show was a step in the right direction, saying longevity of the cars was exemplary of adherence to a culture of maintenance, for which the President had constantly advocated.
For her part, Ms Jenny Adade, who represented the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, linked maintenance of cars to the need for preservation of Ghana’s tourism sites to ensure their sustainability.
Aside from reliving old memories, attendees ceased the opportunity to network and take in the view of the unspoiled landscape and atmosphere of the environment, with old-school themed music in the background.
On display was a remarkable collection of 20 luxury and sports cars from the 1930s and 1970s owned by Ghanaians. The cars included a Daimler Limousine DS420, which was used by a late Okyenhene.
Other vintage vehicles exhibited were the 1935 Mercedes Benz 170 V, the 1959 Ponton Mercedes-Benz, the 1964 Plymouth Special Deluxe and the first model of the Toyota Land Cruiser, among others.
The Jaguar XJ and E-type models produced between 1967 and 1976 were also featured.
Some owners of the rare automobiles shared stories about their vehicles, with the most outstanding being a Citroen 2CV6 that was driven by its owner, Mr Yahya Alpha Suberu, from Accra to Sweden.
BMW Club Ghana and Bikers Association of Ghana, along with a clique of Harley Davidson riders in the country, joined the show on the last day to lend their support.
The three-day show ended with a convoy drive to Akwamufie, where the organisers and patrons paid a courtesy call on the Akwamuhene, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto II.