Celebrating splendour and class at the ‘21 Gun Salute’ vintage car rally

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Classical dancers take a selfie in front of vintage cars during the media preview for the upcoming 21 Gun Salute vintage car rally in New Delhi, India. The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show will commence on February 17 at the India Gate. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Classical dancers take a selfie in front of vintage cars during the media preview for the upcoming 21 Gun Salute vintage car rally in New Delhi, India. The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show will commence on February 17 at the India Gate. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The front interior of a Buik Road Master, 1949 model with 4500 CC. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The front interior of a Buik Road Master, 1949 model with 4500 CC. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The front headlight of the Buik Convertible, 1938 model, with 4500 CC. The previous editions of the car rally have seen impressive worldwide participation and enthusiasm. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The front headlight of the Buik Convertible, 1938 model, with 4500 CC. The previous editions of the car rally have seen impressive worldwide participation and enthusiasm. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The front of the Buik Road Master, 1949 model, with 4500 CC. The 7th edition of the show has planned a royal affair, with hand-picked, rare and premium and classic, Indian and International cars and motorcycles. USA, France, Germany, Italy and UK are also participating in the show. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The front of the Buik Road Master, 1949 model, with 4500 CC. The 7th edition of the show has planned a royal affair, with hand-picked, rare and premium and classic, Indian and International cars and motorcycles. USA, France, Germany, Italy and UK are also participating in the show. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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Along with a sensational display of vintage beauties from venerated collectors and car enthusiasts, the audience will also experience the classic and vintage car race on Sunday, February 19 at the Buddh International F1 track. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Along with a sensational display of vintage beauties from venerated collectors and car enthusiasts, the audience will also experience the classic and vintage car race on Sunday, February 19 at the Buddh International F1 track. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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A wheel of an Alvis Speed 20, 1936 model, with 4800 CC. With nearly 100 hand-picked and classic cars, this year’s rally is expected to be grander than its previous editions. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

A wheel of an Alvis Speed 20, 1936 model, with 4800 CC. With nearly 100 hand-picked and classic cars, this year’s rally is expected to be grander than its previous editions. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The monogram of the Buik Road Master, 1949 model, with 4500 CC. The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours show also boasts of being the first vintage show in a series, where car owners from across the Indian subcontinent participate. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The monogram of the Buik Road Master, 1949 model, with 4500 CC. The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours show also boasts of being the first vintage show in a series, where car owners from across the Indian subcontinent participate. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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Apart from showcasing India’s rich automotive heritage to the world, the rally also takes up a social cause every year. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Apart from showcasing India’s rich automotive heritage to the world, the rally also takes up a social cause every year. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The meter assembly of the Alvis Speed 20, 1936 model, with 4800 CC. Previous editions of the car show have supported the welfare of spastic and blind children and ‘Save the Girl Child’, among other causes . The 7th edition will support the welfare of spastic children. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The meter assembly of the Alvis Speed 20, 1936 model, with 4800 CC. Previous editions of the car show have supported the welfare of spastic and blind children and ‘Save the Girl Child’, among other causes . The 7th edition will support the welfare of spastic children. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The vintage drive will witness rare cars dating from the pre-war era to 1965. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The vintage drive will witness rare cars dating from the pre-war era to 1965. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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One of the very precious and exclusive cars on display will be the 1911 Silver Ghost from London. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

One of the very precious and exclusive cars on display will be the 1911 Silver Ghost from London. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The name ‘21 Gun Salute’ is derived from a formal hierarchical system of imperial salutes. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The name ‘21 Gun Salute’ is derived from a formal hierarchical system of imperial salutes. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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The ‘21 Gun Salute’ was the highest level of honour accorded to the five Indian princely states: Hyderabad, Mysore, Jammu & Kashmir, Baroda and Gwalior. (Anmol Wahi/HT PHOTO)

The ‘21 Gun Salute’ was the highest level of honour accorded to the five Indian princely states: Hyderabad, Mysore, Jammu & Kashmir, Baroda and Gwalior. (Anmol Wahi/HT PHOTO)

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