As we all are the great fans of the cars, we do love to ride, love for the vintage cars is never out of trend, Yes! The vintage cars, Gurgaon is celebrating the spirit of Heritage Motoring, in 21 Gun International Vintage Car rally and Concours Show 2018, it is the 8th edition of the car rally of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car.
Taking our nation forward on the global heritage motoring map, the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally was flagged off from India Gate and it concluded at the Ambience Greens, Golf Course, Gurgaoun; where the fleet of 125 cars including vintage and classic as well apart from this 35 Vintage Two Wheeler represented the passion of the best international car connoisseurs and national automotive enthusiasts.
The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Honourable Shri. V. Singh, Governor of Punjab, in the presence of many other esteemed personalities – Mr. K.T.S. Tulsi, President, Heritage Motoring Club of India (HMCI) Mr. Luigi Estero, Charge’d Affairs, Embassy of Italy, Shri Suman Billa (IAS), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Mr. Madan Mohan – the man behind the grand rally & show.
On the occasion of the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust, Mr. Madan Mohan said “Celebrating the spirit of motoring, this show narrated the untold legacy & rich cultural heritage of India. An experience, second to none, every year this vintage fable adds a new facet to Indian Motoring Tourism. Each class includes vehices that have made an impact on the automobile industry in one way to another, and it’s not strange to see cars on the show field that you won’t find anywhere else”.
“The occasion also bought along, an imrpressive touch of royalty, so integral to vintage cars, as the descedants of a few erstwhile royal families of India participated in the rally with their prized posessions” added Mr. Madan Mohan.
This year they had a wide range of vintage cars including – the Rolls Royce cars – the 1908 Silver Shost, the 1930 Phantom II, the 1938 Phantom III and the 1965 Silver Cloud III…
The audience had also enjoyed viewing the very few last surviving editions, 1939 Delage D-8 from the USA and the 1965 Silver Cloud from the U.K The 1942 Packard 180 Limo the sole survivor of the pre- world war previously owned by Maharaja of Kapurthala was also among the head turners.Including the 1922, three liter Bentley (Le Mans) and the 1937 4 (1/2)
The show has a very long and strong relationship with the Royal Families of India, the 1935 Chrysler Airstream C-6 owned by Yuvraj Sri Yogiraj Singh JI Chavda, and the 1937 Steyr Daimler 220 owned by Yuvraj Shri Harshvardhan Singh Ji and many are the part of the event. Other vintage cars were participated from Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur,Udaipur, Chennai, Ahemdabad, Mumbai, Pune & Nagpur.