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A date with vintage beauties

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A 1914 John Morris is seen during last year’s vintage car rally in New Delhi.— File Photo: V. V. Krishnan
A 1914 John Morris is seen during last year’s vintage car rally in New Delhi.— File Photo: V. V. Krishnan

The prime mover in the mission to preserve old cars, The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally, is back here in the Capital for its 47{+t}{+h}edition this coming Sunday. Over 100 entries have been received this year, the oldest being a 1914 John Morris fire engine currently housed in the Rail Museum at Chanakyapuri.

Several of the cars are participating in The Statesman rally for the first time confirming that the restoration effort remains in top gear. Among the cars that have entered this year’s rally are products from Ford, Austin, Morris, Dodge, Pontiac, Chrysler, Oldsmobile, Buick, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Lagonda.

The rally will begin from Statesman House on Barakhamba Road at 9 a.m. on Sunday and will be flagged off by the Navy Chief, Admiral D. K. Joshi.

The rally will then proceed to Hibiscus in Sector 50 of Gurgaon where a picnic lunch will take place and will then move on to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium where Chitra Joshi, the wife of the Navy Chief, will present the trophies at 4-45 p.m.

The competitions are conducted in three categories: Vintage, Classic and Post-War. Prizes will be awarded for performance, maintenance, originality and restoration.


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