The 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally & Concours show, welcomes you to revisit vintage at the most incredible destination of the world – India!
Delhi: 28th January, 2016: 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show is not unheard of in Delhi NCR. The 6th edition of this rally will be a glorious stepping stone as several national & international vintage &classic car owners have expressed their desire to be a part of India’s most prestigious vintage car extravaganza.
Addressing a Press Conference organized at the TehriGarhwal House New Delhi, Mr. Madan Mohan, Founder & Managing Trustee, 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust said “This year the vintage car rally will be organized at a much larger scale, with 125 hand-picked vintage & classic cars and will be grander than all the previous editions. 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”
Vintage & classic beauties, that are carefully selected from a pool of cars across the globe, mesmerizing musical & dance performance by Indian & International tourism boards at Red Fort on 6th February along with presence of royalty and the great Indian food – takes this event beyond being just a rally.
Confirming participation from Germany & U.K. Mr. Madan Mohan said, “The 6th 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 2-day mega event.
Disclosing the details of vintage cars which are going to be showcased exclusively, Mr. Madan Mohan told, “Like every year, the 6th edition of 21 Gun Salute will showcase international beauties like MAYBACH SW 38 1937, Horch 780 Cabriolet, 1959, Lister Costin Jaguar, 1933 Jaguar SS1 Coupe, JAGUAR XK 120, Mercedes 630 Murphy, Rolls Royce – Silver Ghost and many more.” The rally will be flagged off from historic Red Fort Delhi on the 7th February, 2016 and culminate at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, followed by ceremonial drive & category races.
Every year as a tribute to the golden era of the automotive industry, we organize this International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show & this year, on the 6th of February, 2016 – the display of Vintage/Classic Cars & Concours Show at the Red Fort, will be inaugurated by our Chief Guest Shri Manohar Lal Khattar – Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana.
Also, showcasing the vast cultural diversity of the country at a global stage, this event serves to be a holistic platform for the growth of Motoring Tourism in India. We have received great support from International Tourism Boards & the Ministry of Tourism; Hon’ble Minister of State, Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma will be our Chief Guest for 7th February, 2016 for the flag off ceremony at Red Fort.
Besides, showcasing the rich automotive heritage to the world, the rally takes up a social cause too. Previous editions have supported the welfare of spastic 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 & education of Girl Child.
The vintage drive will witness rare cars dating from prewar era of 1886 to the glorious time of 1965, hailing from the exotic lands of Germany, United Kingdom, and other countries of the world. Most of them will be the unfathomed saloons and convertibles from the imperial houses of Rolls Royce, Stutz, Buick, Ford, Chevrolet, Austin Martin and Bentley. One of the precious automobile on display would be the first car invented by Karl Friedrich Benz, pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz followed by a Quadra cycle by Henry Ford.
A brain child of Mr. Madan Mohan – one of the country’s biggest vintage car collector, the 6th edition of the 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show will surely place India as a world-class destination on the global motor tourism map.
This event brings together heritage, vintage, a variety of automobiles along with a multicultural fiesta, which is sure to be very interesting and entertaining. So, we invite you to revisit vintage at The 21 Gun Salute Vintage car rally & Concours Show, 2016.
About 21 Gun Salute:
The name ‘21 Gun Salute’ is derived from a formal Hierarchical system of Imperial Salute. The concept 21 Gun Salute is based on prosperity & Dignity in the eyes of sovereign and it was the highest level of Honor to 5 Princely states ie Hyderabad, Mysore, Jammu & Kashmir, Baroda and Gwalior