Narrating a legacy which just couldn’t be ignored, the motive force in the mission to uphold quaint old cars, Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club enamoured the Pink City of Jaipur with historical and exotic cars from the past, all at one place for display on 23rd and 24th January, at the 18th Vintage and Classic Car Rally 2016.
Organized in association with Department of Tourism, Rajasthan, the two days’ event brought together the aristocratic car collectors and owners in Jaipur. The 18th Vintage and Classic Cars Rally is an annual event which takes place in the capital city of Rajasthan having participation of iconic cars that dates back to the early century. Sparkling bright in their full glory, the Royal and Vintage Cars in Jaipur was a feast for eyes of the common people on weekend.
With 102 participating cars from Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai, the Vintage and Classic Car exhibition was inaugurated for display and judging by Hon’ble Minister of Public Works Department & Transport, Government of Rajasthan, Mr. Yunus Khan at Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur .
Hundreds of entries had been received this time, the oldest machine on wheels being n Austin Chami from the year 1922, while Veteran cricketer Ravi Shastri’s Audi, Mr. Ashok Gupta’s Rolls Royce and Hollywood’s Mountbatten were other major highlights. Many of the cars participated in the Rally for the first time, confirming that their restoration effort remains in top gear. Among the listed entries were products from, Austin, Dodge, Pontiac, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Buick, Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
On Sunday, 24th January, the rally started from Jai Mahal Palace, Jacob Road, Jaipur, at 10.30 am after it was flagged off by the MLA, President of BJP Rajasthan, Mr Ashok Parnami. The vintage beauties then cavalcaded through Albert Hall and major streets of jaipur reaching back to the venue. The event was concluded by prize distribution on the basis of maintenance, originality, performance and restoration. Princess Diya Kumari’s 1956 model Wonderbird won the “Conquers elegance the classics” award and Businessman Mr. Vivel Goenka’s Packard from the year 1934 won the title of most original car in the Rally.