Showcasing India’s Auto Heritage
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Automotive treasures as they were all rightfully called, these were the showcases at the third Cartier Travel with Style Concours d 2013. The event showcased some 70 of the rarest and bestpreserved vintage automobiles sourced from Indian royal patrons and noted Indian private collectors.
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Two new categories were introduced this year the Edwardian Class (the oldest preserved automobiles in India) and the Shikar Class (automobiles used for Royal hunts). These are in addition to the preestablished categories such as PreWar, PostWar, Indian Heritage, Preservation and Roadster classes.
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The distinct exhibit culminated with an award giving ceremony hosted by the Master of Ceremony Mr. Alan de Cadenet. nike superfly sneakers The Best Car of the Show was Rolls Royce 1935 Model No: Phantom II owned by HH Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Jodhpur, and nike superfly sneakers the Best Motorcycle of the show was the Indian 1915 Model owned by Subodh Nath. Amongst others the winner of the Indian Heritage category went to Fiat 1949 Model: 500C owned by Adil Jal Darukhanwala.
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