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A 1914 John Morris fire engine all set to take part in the 47th Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally to be flagged off in New Delhi on Sunday.- Photo: V. V. Krishnan
A 1914 John Morris fire engine all set to take part in the 47th Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally to be flagged off in New Delhi on Sunday.- Photo: V. V. Krishnan

The prime mover in the mission to preserve quaint old cars, The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally is back in the Capital for its 47{+t}{+h}edition this Sunday. Over 100 entries have been received this year, the oldest being a 1914 John Morris fire engine that is 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 the Statesman House on Barakhamba Road at 9 a.m. on Sunday and will be flagged off by the Navy Chief, Admiral D. K. Joshi. It will then proceed to Hibiscus in Sector 50 of Gurgaon where a picnic lunch will take place and then move on to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium where the Navy Chief’s wife, Chitra Joshi, will present the trophies at 4-45 p.m.

The competitions are held in three categories: Vintage, Classic and Post-War. Prizes will be awarded for performance, maintenance, originality and restoration. Pre-event scrutiny will be conducted at Modern School grounds, Barakhamba Road, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday (Classic and Post-War sections) and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday for the Vintage section.

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