On Sunday Morning, a Rolls Royce silver Ghost 1912, a Buick 1940, a Bentley 1947, a Rolls Royce Phantom 1925 were among the 125 vintage beauties that were spotted south of the city in a rally that went all the way to Gurgaon.
The third “21 Gun Salute Vintage Rally” was flagged off by Army Chief General Bikram Singh at the Panchsheel Club. The rally then passed through Indian Institute of Technology, Vasant Vihar, National Highway 8, Huda City Centre, MG Road and Golf Course Road before reaching its final destination - Leisure Valley Park, Sector 29 of Gurgaon. The cars were then joined by 45 vintage bikes and scooters.
The oldest car was the Willys Overland 1909 in the rally which had Buicks, Fords, Rolls Royce, Plymouths, Austins, Willys and many other restored classics dating from 1920 to the 1960’s. There was the Willys Overland 1909, Rolls Royce 1912, Fiat 501 1919, Wolsley Ten Roadster 1920, Rolls Royce Phantom-1 1925, Rolls Royce, Twenty Series K, Barker Tourer 1927, Dodge Brothers – WW Armed Carrier 1942, Ford Jeep 1942, and vintage bikes such as Sunbeam 500 cc 1926, BSA M 20 500 cc 1940, Triumph 3 HW 1942, Norton 1942, Norton 1940 Corgi 1948 and Lambretta Deluxe 1959 among many others.
When the rally finally ended, the cars were put on exhibit while the participants were facilitated at a reception attended by several other guests.
The rally was organised jointly by the Heritage Motoring Club of India and Managing Director of the restaurant “21 Gun Salute -- Royal Dining Experience.”