7th Edition of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show
25 vintage bikes, 100 rare cars among which 85 would be from India and 10 from foreign countries. This is what 7th edition of the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally 2017 has for us this year.
This 2 day extravaganza would showcase cars like 1949 the Buick Roadmaster, previously owned by the Maharaja Bhavnagar, a 1936 Alvis Speed 20, 1911 Silver Ghost from London, the 1922 Moon, which is the only car left in the world in this particular category, and the 1938 Buick convertible. Along with bringing the rich automotive heritage to the world, this rally every year also takes up a social cause. This edition will support the welfare of spastic children.
A yearly event, which takes place at the Red Fort, Delhi, has been in news for fighting against the imposed ban on vehicles plying on road that are older than 15 years. Getting approvals from National Green Tribunal (NGT) for the rally has been a major task for the organiser of the rally every year.
But this year, 21 Gun Salute has received immense support from the Ministry of Tourism and Honourable Minister of state, Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), International Tourism boards. Thus the green body has decided to make an exception for the Vintage Car Rally 2017 without much hassle, giving vintage car connoisseurs and enthusiast a reason to rejoice.
The rally will be flagged off from the Red Fort on 17th February and on 19th February, all 125 cars would participate in the vintage car race at the Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida. The spectacular 3 day event will see classic style and the presence of royal families. Spectators would get to enjoy great food, amazing music and vintage/classic cars and bikes that will make the event the talk of the town.;
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Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.