It was that time of the year when Madan Mohan – one of the India’s biggest vintage car collector, and his team organize the highly anticipated 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show. The three-day Vintage Motoring & cultural extravaganza began at India Gate on 17 February 2017 where more than hundred of rare marques were at display. To take the spirit of the show higher, dances, arts and culture performance were also made part of the 7th edition of the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show.
The event had thousands of visitors from around the globe and many eminent guests, royal families and renowned personalities at the India Gate Grounds (August Kranti Park), New Delhi. The venue is a historic war memorial and is located on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi. The Chief Guest for the first day of this 3-day event, Vinod Zutshi, Secrectary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, inaugurated the display of Vintage & Classic cars and the Concours Show on the on 17th February, 2017. Nitin Dossa, President, VCCCI – Vintage & Classic Car Club of India was also present at the show. He along with other VCCCI club members participated with 30 Cars at the Concours Show.
The event was graced by international beauties like the 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and many more saloons and convertibles, from the imperial houses of Rolls Royce, Stutz, Buick, Ford, Chevrolet, Austin Martin and Bentley, like the 1922 Moon, 1927 Lanchester and 1933 Cadillac V12 7 Passenger Limousine, which were fully restored and in excellent mechanical & cosmetic condition were the center of attraction at the show field.
These vintage & classic cars came from Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Tamil Naidu, Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra and various other parts of the country. Besides, showcasing the rich automotive heritage to the world, the rally also took up a social cause of raising funds for children with special needs.
On the occasion, Madan Mohan, Founder & MD, 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Managing Trust said that every year, as a tribute to the golden era of the automotive industry, the International Vintage Car Rally &Concours Show is organized and this year the event has received support from National & International Tourism Boards & the Ministry of Tourism.