Several international vintage
car clubs have expressed their desire to be a part of the 5th
edition of the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally to be held on
February 21 and 22, 2015 in Delhi NCR.
Madan Mohan, Managing
Director, 21 Gun Salute said “This year the vintage car rally will be organised
at a much larger scale and will be grander than the previous editions. The
vision of the event is to place India at the global tourism map as the most
attractive country when it comes to vintage cars and heritage motoring history.
It aims at acquainting the youth to the rich heritage and culture of cars in
He said he would be inviting
several international car clubs and royal families from across the country for
this event. They will be bringing their cars to participate in this. “Great
food, amazing music and lots and lots of vintage cars and bikes will make this
event truly magnificent affair to remember,” said Mohan.
The event is expected to see
around 201 vintage cars, carefully selected from a pool of over 3500 vintage
cars across India.
Confirming the participation
of The Malaysia Singapore Vintage Car club, Madan Mohan noted that this event will be probably the first
vintage show, where vintage cars will be coming across boundaries of Indian
subcontinent. “The Malaysia Singapore Vintage Car club is one of such overseas
vintage club who has confirmed their participation with 7 -8 vintage cars.
Besides, the vintage car clubs in UK, Srilanka, and Paris have expressed their
desire to be a part of this historic vintage rally in India,” he added.
As for the cars taking part in
this vintage rally, there will be a 1936 Daimler Sports Coupe, a 1952 Daimler DB
18 DHC, a 1946 Lincon Continental , 1935 Avon DHC, a 1929 Buick Convertible and
a 1930 Packard 733, among others.
The rally will be flagged off
from historic Red Fort Delhi on the morning of February 21 and pass through
historic monuments like Rajghat, Teen Murti Marg. National Art Gallery etc and
culminate at Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29 Gurgaon. On the second day on
February 22 these vintage cars will take a round of Gurgaon also.
Besides, showcasing the rich
automotive heritage to the world, the rally takes up a social cause too.
Previous editions have supported the welfare of special and blind children.
This year it has added the message of ‘Save the Girl Child’. A percentage of the
proceedings from this event will be given as a charity for the welfare and education
of the girl child.
Organised in association with
Heritage Motoring Club of India (HMCI), this event has been supported by
individuals like Douglas Fox, General Secretary Malaysia Singapore Vintage Car
Club, Ken Gross, Automotive writer from UK, Klause Muller etc.
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