Delhi gears up for 21st Gun Salute vintage car rally next weekend
This year, about 100 rare cars, 85 from India and 10 from foreign countries, and 25 vintage bikes, will be showcased during the Grand Concours Show on February 17 and 18.delhi Updated: Feb 10, 2017 23:34 IST
The 7th edition of the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally will be held in the city from February 17 to 19.
The rally has already got the nod from the National Green Tribunal, which has agreed to make an exception to its order banning all vehicles older than 15 years from plying on Delhi roads. A bench headed by NGT chief Justice Swatanter Kumar granted permission to organise the seventh edition of the rally in the national capital from February 17 to 19 as a “one-time event”.
This year about 100 rare cars, 85 from India and 10 from foreign countries, and 25 vintage bikes, will be showcased during the Grand Concours Show on February 17 and 18, while about 125 cars would be participating in the vintage car race at Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida on February 19.
“For the first time, we will be hosting the car show at India Gate. Newly restored vintage cars 1922 Moon (only car left in the world), 1927 Lanchester (previously owned by Maharaja of Jamnagar) and 1933 Cadillac v12 seven-passenger limousine (only car available in India) would be the key attractions,” Madan Mohan, chairman of 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust, said on Friday.
A 1949 Buick Roadmaster, previously owned by Maharaja of Bhavnagar, a 1936 Alvis Speed 20, a 1938 Buick convertible and a 1911 Silver Ghost from London will also be exhibited in the event.