75 cars from around the world participating in Vintage Car Exhibition in VadodaraJanuary 05, 2023
Vadodara: The 75 vintage beauties wheeled from Lukshmi Vilas Palace in the morning of 5th January which was flagged off by Dr. Shamsher Singh. Commissioner of Police, Vadodara in presence of HH Maharaja Samarjitsinh Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda and the man behind the drive and show Madan Mohan, Chairman & Trustee of the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust.
The historic drive showcased a parade 75 vintage cars which are most unique, rare and exceptional motoring recherché from all over in India. 1922 Daimler, 1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30, 1911 Napier, 1933 Packard v12, Rolls Royce Phantom II, 1947 Lincoln Cosmopolitan, 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL Benz motorwagon, 1948 Buick Super, 1936 Dodge D2 Convertible Sedan, 1948 Humber, 1936 Austin 10/4 Tourer and 1931 Ford A Roadster are a few of the show stealers of the drive. The drive has followed the around 90Kms route to reach the magnificent Statue of Unity. This historic drive uplifts the Incredible India campaign to promote the extraordinary gems of India on a global level. The rich heritage, history and culture of India are proudly flaunted as the 21 Gun Salute attracts audiences and participants from around the world. The cars later cruised back to Lakshmi Vilas Palace in the evening for the grand celebration of 21 Gun Salute Concours d’ Elegance.
HH Maharaja Samarjitsinh Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda said, “This event is another opportunity for the world to know the heritage and tourist attractions of Gujarat. The state is blessed with beautiful ghats, beaches, unique flora and fauna along with historical and heritage sites. Further, Vadodara has its own unique standing in the world for its history and heritage. We are working towards further boosting tourism in the city exhibiting the beautiful traditions, culture and monuments. The tenth edition of globally recognized 21 Gun Salute of the Concours in Lukshmi Vilas Palace would be another major step in making Vadodara shine brighter on the global tourism map. Lukshmi Vilas Palace, the very venue for the event has a heritage and legacy of its own and is like the crown of the city.”
Madan Mohan, Chairman & Trustee of the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust, “The tenth edition of this world renowned annual event comes at a crucial time when India is entering the ‘Amrit Kaal’. The car drive towards the Statue of Unity is being held as part of the 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance 2023. It was planned to hold this edition of the annual event in Vadodara as the country celebrates, ‘Azaadi the Amrit Mahotsav’, completion of 75 years of independence. As the automobile industry is going through a transition with shift towards electric mobility and new technologies, this event is the opportunity to know about the glory of vintage cars and our country’s rich heritage motoring background.”
Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara is hosting the prestigious Concours starting from 6th to the 8th January. The three-day royal motor extravaganza is also open to the public as their goal is to flaunt the extraordinary motoring heritage. Along with highlighting the world’s rich automotive legacy, the rally will focus on a charitable endeavour by raising money for kids with special needs. The three-day event would include a vibrant cultural festival that will symbolise the pride, glory, and cultural refinement of India.
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