A royal rendezvous with hand-picked Vintage and Classic Cars and Motorcycles is all set to rule the roads of Gurugram and take us down the memory lane as the 8th edition of the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally and Concours Show is back. This magnificent vintage car rally of country poised to be on Global Vintage Rallies map is geared to create a weekend of nostalgia and excitement with National & International rare & premium Vintage Cars participating in the ‘21 Gun Salute Drive’ – A drive from the Lutyens’ Delhi to Ambience Greens Golf Course, Gurugram on February 17th & 18th, 2018.
The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally will be a platform wherein both the Indian and foreign guests would get an opportunity to witness Vintage & Classic cars on Gurugram and Delhi roads, in the backdrop of India’s heritage and culture.
Addressing a Press Conference Mr. Madan Mohan, Founder & Managing Trustee, 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust said “the 8th edition will present rare and legendary 1939 Delage D8 120- USA, 1922 Bentley– Australia, 1908 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn & 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud –UK, RR Phantom James Young Edition– Singapore, 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS ZagatoAprile – Italy; on the show field this year, along with other finest handpicked vintage Cars like the 1933 Cadillac V-12, the rare 1930 Cadillac V-16 (only one in India), 1922 Moon, 1949 Buick Roadmaster, 1942 Packard 180 Limo and many more vintage beauties.
This year, the ‘21 Gun Salute Concours Show’ will welcome 100 of history’s finest and rarest vintage & classic cars, renowned automotive celebrities from the global motoring fraternity along with thousands of private collectors and connoisseurs to Gurugram; the place from where we started our journey with the 1st edition of the 21 Gun Salute Rally; the place that has offered us so much love, success and support.
Confirming participation from USA, Australia, Singapore, Italy & U.K. Mr. Madan Mohan said, “The 8th edition of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours show is probably the only event, where cars will be coming across boundaries of the Indian subcontinent.” We welcome you to experience majestic status, power, identity and incomparable beauty amidst many vintage & classic cars, through this mega event”.
“The vision of the event is to bring India forward, as a world-class global motoring tourism destination. We have on board several Indian & International vintage & classic car owners along with esteemed royal families, who will be bringing their prized possessions, to participate in this milestone event. Great food, amazing music and lots and lots of vintage & classic cars/bikes will make this event – a truly magnificent affair to remember. The scope and reach of this year’s event will be unparalleled.” Mr. Madan Mohan added.
The Vintage vehicles that participate in the rally are much more than just automobiles; these cars are not just for rides anymore, instead, they are a chapter of our regal history.
Our jury panel for this year includes the likes of Christian H. (Chris) Kramer – F.I.V.A. Scrutineer & collection advisor, Quirina Louwman, who has been a judge at Chantilly, since its inception; Rolls-Royce expert par excellence Paul Wood; Peter Larsen, a chronic gear head; Shin IchiEkko, founder of Maserati Club of Japan; Richard Adatto, one of the world’s experts on French aerodynamic cars; Siegfried Linke, Master Judge at Classic Car Club of America, Jeremy Jackson-Sytner an award-winning ex-advertising creative director, David Cooper; Adolfo Orsi, known for owning the Maserati automobile maker; Matt Stone; Nigel Matthews; Ben Erickson; Dominik Fischlin; Christoph Grohe; Dr. Mark Moskowitz; Sam Movizio; J. Philip Rathgen; James Wood; Christian Philippsen; H Otto Ferdinand Wachs; Sandra Button; Martin Button; Nic Waller; Lord Earl March; Hon. Sir Michael Khandoree; Ron Fiamma; Patrick Peter; Claus Mueller; Filip Bourgoo; Mathias Doutreleau; Gordon Murray; Francois Melcion; Eva Vorfeld; Florian Seidl; Paul Russell and many other automotive luminaries.
“Every year, as a tribute to the golden era of the automotive industry, we organize this 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show & this year, the rally of Vintage/Classic Cars will rules the roads of Delhi and Gurugram, in the presence of stalwarts of the corporate world, Vintage Car aficionados from across the globe and erstwhile Maharajas. We have received great support from International Tourism Boards & the Ministry of Tourism.” Says Mr. Mohan
The spectacular vintage & classic cars will be accompanied by rare bikes from all over the world and the exclusive Maharaja Cars, gripping musical & dance performances along with the presence of royalty and great Indian food – certainly takes this occasion to the hilt.
Besides, showcasing the rich automotive heritage to the world, the rally has taken up a social cause every year. Previous editions have supported for causes like the welfare of spastic and blind children, ‘Save the Girl Child’ etc. Keeping with this tradition, the 8th edition will support the welfare of spastic children.
The third edition of ‘ERA’ – Vintage Car Year Book, will also be unveiled along with the event. This book will take you through the rich heritage of vintage cars, and familiarize you with the idea of seeing these machines as a symbol of pride, beauty, and rare technical excellence, along with deeper insights about automotive museums around the world, global motoring fraternity, celebrated international motoring events and much more!
Conceptualized by Mr. Madan Mohan – one of the country’s biggest vintage car collector, the 8th edition of the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show, apart from being a fun festive and a revolutionary event, is all geared to make its way for India to become a world-class destination on the global motor tourism map!
Blending both Indian heritage and motoring is what exactly makes the ‘21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car/Bike Rally &Concours Show’, a global calendar staple for motoring fans.