Bollywood Stars John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff at The India Speed Week 2016



The India Speed Week 2016 (ISW) was a three day extravaganza which was a celebration of speed, adrenaline and glamour. It brought together for the very first time, drag racing teams and speedsters across various automobile segments and categories, to Kolkata. Governed by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and managed by Elite Octane Inc., ISW 2016 put Kolkata on the national and international airstrip racing phenomena.


The citizens of the city witnessed a huge number of speeding cars and bikes at the Behala Flying Club air-strip. The India Speed Week 2016 spread over three days was a splendid speed fest. The fest unveiled a number of thrilling experiences including drag racing, auto-car expo, test drives, adventure sports, glamour and entertainment concoct amongst others.


Self-acclaimed bike fanatic and speed lover John Abraham flagged off the racers on the inaugural day. The event also witnessed Tollywood actress Raima Sen who enthralled the event and interacted with the participants.

Keeping the entertainment quotient intact, bands like Ganesh Talkies and Nucleus kept the audiences hooked. The band performances brought forth rock, pop, indie rock, fusion music and much more to the event. Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, Tollywood actor Parambrata and Baichung Bhutia attended the event in the second day. Vinyl Records and Sukanti & Anushree kept the audience engaged on the second day of the event.


The third day saw another Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor making his appearance at the event. He made the Awards night special for the winners at the event. Nusrat Jahan was also present at the event on the third day. Fossils and Underground Authority kept the audiences engaged with their performances.

A dedicated Auto Expo featuring stalls zone displaying Indian labels as well as premium international, proved to be eye catching for the visitors. The full-fledged auto-car and bike arena included companies like Mahindra, Suzuki, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Maserati, Mini Cooper, Indian, Polaris, Skoda, Chevrolet, Mercedes, Honda, Triumph, Kawasaki, KTM, Hexa, Jaguar and vintage cars.

Priyanka Dutta

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