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Default Report & Pics: 2015 Cartier Concours d’Elegance, Delhi

Was lucky to make it for this year's event as well, spent lots of time seeing some outstanding cars and meeting great minds. Here are my thoughts, and the entries as per the classes they were listed in.

The venue this time around was once more the Jaipur Polo Grounds in Delhi (not easy to find on Google maps for obvious reasons!). As we enter, right near the reception desk stood this Model A Ford bus (for want of the correct term). It has freshly been restored in the style of an opulent campervan. I clearly remember seeing this rarity in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi doing duty of a Jail van.

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To the left stood an American bike (I think it was an Indian), but I missed pictures.

Now onto the display inside. A description of the class may be added, which is taken from the press release, as is the model years and names (have made corrections where known). So if your opinions differ, please don't shoot the messenger! I admit, not all of the entries were in fact Made for the Maharajas.

Firstly, as is custom, the Best of Show winner from the last event is also on display - the spectacular 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, #80UK, with dramatic Windovers coachwork. With the Jodhpur family from new.

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Class 01 - Exhibition

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Pre-War Classics - Purpose-built cars of the Maharajas (exhibit only): India is one of the few countries that can boost a rich automotive history steeped in history and culture. Religion and social structures governed automotive choices, as did terrain and climate. While the Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance aims to show the very best of the classic cars and motorcycles of India, this special Exhibition Class (non-competitive) aims at showing those special cars from the days of the Maharajas, which were ordered for a singular purpose, include examples of the Shikar car, the Purdah car, long distance travelling vehicles for royal ladies & men, and the ceremonial car.
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1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost #118MG, Coachwork by Windovers (ex Mayurbhanj)

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1930 Stutz Series M, Coachwork by LeBaron (ex Baria)

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1939 Dodge D11, Coachwork by T J Richards of Australia (ex Palitana)

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1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I #76RC, Coachwork by Barker (since rebodied in boat tail style)

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1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I #94RF, Coachwork by Windovers.
A genuine Purdah car, this stunner has been with Jodhpur from new, and was recently sympathetically restored in the UK. We saw her at the 2011 Delhi event as well.

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1934 Steward 1 1/2 ton, Coachwork unknown. This obscure survivor has been with the Udaipur family from new, and even features a wash basin in the rear.
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STEWART ‘ZENANA’ BUS FOR THE MAHARANI OF UDAIPUR
The term ‘Zenana’ means ‘pertaining to women’, and implied the area of the house that was exclusively for the womenfolk. The men, apart from very close relatives, were not allowed in. With the invasion of India by Moslem raiders the concept of ‘Purdah’, or veil/curtain was imported into the subcontinent to shield the women specially the upper class ladies from the prying eyes of foreigners and non-relatives.
When the motorcar became fashionable the ‘Zenana’ concept was extended there as well with various systems, such as tinted/ twin glasses or heavy curtains for the side windows. The Maharana of Udaipur H.H. Bhupal Singhji Mewar commissioned a special Stewart bus for his elder Maharani, who followed the purdah system scrupulously, for long-distance tours.
Stewart was an American commercial vehicle company, who dabbled in making cars as well. The Udaipur Stewart Van is based on a 1928 1˝-ton chassis, with a complete wooden body, specially made for the Maharani in India. The driver’s cab is separate from the main body, which again is divided into two sections accessed by a single door at the back. The rear section before the main compartment has clear glass windows with seats on either side facing each other. It was meant for the attendants. The larger one has darkened windows and is fitted with a bed and a hidden silver sink, this where the Maharani sat. Special vents run all along the vehicle for air to circulate. The van would normally be used by the Maharani on long distance tours. The bus is still with the Royal family and belongs to the present Maharana of Udaipur, H.H. Mahendra Singhji Mewar.
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Class 02 - Pre-war Classic (European)

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1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost #2354. Unfortunately did not show.

1919 Fiat 501 (probably a later 503?)

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1925 Hispano Suiza H6B, Coachwork by Saoutchik
I was really looking forward to seeing this beauty. Originally delivered to Mysore, this car has been with the Naidu museum collection for a while, and now restored and shown for the first time since. The new light two tone colour combination does make the car look a lot smaller than it is. The body construction is noteworthy - all the pillars are hinged and fold away neatly. The woodwork construction is ingenious, and I suppose that is attributed to Saoutchik's origins as a cabinet maker. It is only thanks to events like these that such cars get ready.

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1931 Lanchester 15/18hp, Sports Tourer coachwork by Charlesworth
In the inaugural 2008 event we saw an identical bodied Daimler - would have been great to see both side by side.

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1933 (1935?) Bentley 3 1/2 litre #B197BL, coachwork by Gurney Nutting (ex Rampur).
Featuring a desirable disappearing top bodystyle, this car was styled to perfection.

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1936 Daimler Fifteen, Coachwork by H J Mulliner

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1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Pullman Limousine.
This car has truly been resurrected from nothing. I got to see some pictures of what they started with, and the result is nothing short of amazing.

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1936 Mercedes-Benz A 170S (V?)

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1937 MG VA. Coachwork by Salmons

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Class 02 - Pre-war Classic (European) - contd

1921 Steyr Type 2
Owned by the family since new, this unique Austrian automobile has undergone a meticulous grounds up restoration last year.

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1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, #60AL. Coachwork originally by Barker.
This rakish Sports Tourer was originally ordered by the royal family of Bhavnagar, who at some point discarded the body in favour of a more sober all weather cabriolet. The car was given to the Bhavnagar municipality at some point, I'm told to be used as a fire tender (to be confirmed). The car was lying without its rear portion of the body, but otherwise intact upto the dash (the owner tells me even the spark plugs are still original). The present owner got the a body rebuilt in the original style, and the car looks very striking! A superb job in my books, and faithful to the configuration she was delivered in. She does look quite similar to the Jodhpur/Bikaner/Idar car 9LC as well. The car proudly wears its period SSV registration number, though this is the first time I am hearing that SSV stood for Saurashtra Special Vehicle.

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1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp, upgraded coachwork by Southern Motors.
Now here is an interesting case. In the 1930s you could give your ageing 10 year old Rolls-Royce 20hp to Southern Motors for an upgrade. They would fit a modern looking body, upgrade the brakes etc and you would have an almost new car. This is one such case, and fresh out of a very meticulous rebuild. Practically everything on the car has been made new. Locally.

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I'm told this steering wheel design is unique to Southern Motors Rolls.
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Even the worn out wheel nuts were refabricated locally
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The next day the spirit of ecstacy was discarded for a more eye-catching lalilque mascot
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The full retinue of tools
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To be completely honest everytime Amal restores a car, its his restoration presentation file that excites me the most
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1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp #GXM5, Coachwork by Salmons

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1940 Sunbeam Talbot 3 Litre. Smart streamlined coachwork

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Class 03 - Pre-war Classic (American)

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1920 Moon Model 6-42
This is a real treat - an obscure American marque, and this one rumoured to be one of just 2 RHD survivors. Freshly restored

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1937 Ford V8 Delux, factory Phaeton body
This car has been in the family from new, and boasts a very impressive history file. That includes original bill of sale, instruction manual (for rare right hand controls), spare key and much more - all in perfect condition showing no age. This car is obviously a labour of love.

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1937 Hudson Terraplane

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1938 Plymouth P4 with smart convertible coupe configuration

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1939 Pontiac Deluxe Convertible Coupe

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1939 Dodge D11 Deluxe Convertible Coupe - this car has been in present ownership for decades, and many years ago had an Amby roof grafted on to make for what must have been a rather smart looking hardtop coupe This car must be rare globally, especially in RHD form. The same can be said for all the others in the lineup

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1940 Mercury Deluxe Club Convertible. Looked particularly handsome, and I am sure has some royal connections.

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1940 Chrysler Royal Limousine - again making her debut after a grounds up restoration in Bombay, and looked, well, Royal!

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1938 Cadillac V16 Series 90 Limousine, Coachwork by Fleetwood.
A new import, but restored completely locally. And what a job! This car would certainly not look out of place in any major show internationally. Kudos.

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1941 Cadillac Series 75, Coachwork by Fleetwood.
This stunner made her debut fresh out of a meticulous restoration in Bombay alongside the V16, and presented superbly. Probably owned by Jodhpur from new. Just look at those panel fits and paint finish!

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Class 04 - Vanden Plas coachwork

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Coachbuilders to the Maharajas: Vanden Plas: This class celebrates famous Anglo-Belgian coachbuilder Vanden Plas and its creations for the Indian Maharajas. Started in 1870 making parts for carriages, the firm shifted from Brussels to Antwerp in 1884, where they started manufacturing horse carriages. By the early 1900 the company was flourishing, and has started coach-building automobiles bodies. By 1913, they had a branch in England making bespoke bodies on the chassis of luxury cars such as Rolls Royce, Bentley and Daimler. Vanden Plas bodies spanned from saloons to racing cars, grand tourers and limousines, and quickly grabbed the attention of the Maharajas, who were always looking for best coachbuilders for their cars.
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1933 Minerva AL 40HP Landaulette de Ville (ex Mahmudabad)
A definite show stopper, the Minerva made her debut in new colours, which I think suit the car perfectly. The car presents superbly, and the striking art deco motif interiors may take time to get used to for some, but I loved them.

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1936 Bentley 4 1/4 litre #B185HM Sports Tourer (ex Nilgiris)
Making an appearance after decades, probably thanks to Cartier

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1936 Bentley 4 1/4 litre #B64MR Sports Tourer (ex Darbhanga)
Darbhanga obviously had some of the finest Rolls and Bentleys, and this was a perfect example.

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1936 Bentley 4 1/4 litre (1935 3 1/2 litre?) #B50FB Sports Tourer, ex Bhavanagar
Great to see this car restored and out after a long time, from the legendary Bhogilal collection

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And all three together

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1936 Lanchester Straight 8 DHC.
If there was one car that I was really excited to see, it was this - one of a kind ever built, fantastic provenance, superbly restored (Pebble Beach Winner!) - and finally back home to India after a stint abroad. This car had it all. I am really looking forward to seeing her doing duty on daily office commutes like the others in the collection.

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1949 Austin Sheerline Saloon.

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Class 05 - Post-war Classic

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1947 Chrysler Town & Country
Another one to the long list of cars normally not shown, but out and about thanks to Cartier. One of probably just 3 survivors in India, and maybe the only runner. The car certainly is more eye-catching from the rear, though its possible on this car the taillights are mounted too high.

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1947 Hudson Super Six

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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith #WVA6, Park Ward Limousine

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1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster.

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1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan

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1951 Jaguar Mark V DHC

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1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports DHC

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1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca deVille #WSG29, coachwork by Mulliner

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1953 Chrysler Windsor convertible, fresh out of a restoration for the show

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe
Probably unique in India? Very smart looking.

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Again, another car in the family from new, and recently restored.

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And the trio lined up

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Class 06 - Fabuleux Fin

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Post-War Classics - Fabuleux Fin: The late fifties gave birth to the jet-age of styling, with designers looking to the sky for inspiration. This class celebrates the magnificence of chrome, rockets and wings, the styling cues that age. This was also the period, post-independence, when there was a clear shift towards American luxury cars from European, and more specifically British cars. The fin-age captured the imagination of the masses, and the 1959 Chevrolet Impala became such a cultural icon that all large cars were generically termed ‘Impalas’. No Bollywood movie of the era would be complete without one of these finned wonders enjoying some quality screen time.
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1949 Cadillac Series 62 convertible
Another new import, but expressly and meticulously restored in Bombay.

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1957 Chrysler 300C - unfortunately did not show

1959 Oldsmobile 88

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1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible - the iconic fin model for me

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1960 Ford Starliner Coupe - unfortunately missed shots of the front

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1959 Buick Invicta

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1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible
Recently restored, and looking outstanding. And knowing the company she keeps, has to be a great runner too!

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1959 Cadillac Series 62
The literal peak of the fin tail era, we saw this 59 with the panoramic rear screen at the inaugural 2008 event.

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1961 Imperial Crown Southampton, coachwork by LeBaron
Fresh out of restoration, this car can outright stop you in your tracks - the lines are menacing, and the workmanship without parallel. One has to stand near the car and look around to appreciate the glass like paint finish, completely free of blemishes. The interiors are as impressive, with original silver finish vinyls. Don't miss the 'floating' lights front and rear, and stainless steel roof trims

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1959 Chevrolet Impala Parkwood stationwagon.
If there are any lessons to learn in purist restoration, this is the living example. The efforts and research gone in are too much to list, but I can tell you that the team made dies to get the door panel and seat pressings right, dyed and printed the seat fabric to match the original - the list is too long.
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Original style caps marked Delco for the battery
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Don't miss the cool period AC which came with the car and even the right decal in the door jam.
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A carefully preserved sample of the original upholstry
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1962 Dodge Dart Stationwagon - unfortunately did not show.

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Class 07 - Roadster

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1946 MG TC

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1947 Triumph TR2000

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1951 Morgan Plus 4
I believe this is the same car that was entered in the last Delhi event in white. I have to say this car looks SO much better now, though I also have to confess I always found Morgans of the 50s to be particularly ugly - probably why I forgot to photograph the rear, which is even uglier!

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1951 (?) Jaguar XK 140 (ex Pataudi)

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1955 Triumph TR3

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All in a row

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Class 08 - Piccolo Fiats

A new category introduced this time, I assumed in honour of hosting Lapo Elkan (like last time), though he was absent this time. I have to confess, to my (limited) understanding a Piccolo Fiat class should celebrate Topolinos of all sorts, 500 As, Bs and Cs, Nuova 500s, 600s and the like, and nothing else. A 1100 is a mid-sized sedan, not a small one.

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Piccolo Fiats: India’s love for Fiat cars goes back a long time. The Italian company’s cars were some of the earliest to be imported into India, and its post-independence production in India has led to the marquees long association with the country. This special class celebrates the Italian company’s famous small cars, from the early cars, affectionately nicknamed ‘Mickey Mouse’, to the 500s & 600s which helped post-war revival.
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1919 Fiat 501 Tourer

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1936 Fiat Balilla Saloon

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1938 Fiat Topolino 500A
Expressly completed for the event, and finished to a degree not seen in more expensive cars, this car looks surprisingly pleasing in white - the owner correctly takes pride in his colour selections

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1948 (38?) Fiat Topolino 500

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1950 Fiat Topolino 500C
Also expressly completed for the event - I'm being repetitive, but seeing is really believing on the effort put into a humble little Fiat.

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1954 Fiat 1100 103 Saloon
Our own Jattiji has done a fabulous job on his 1100 - painstakingly locating all original fittings and the car looks terrific. Understandably I was very excited to see this car.

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1961 Fiat Nuova 500
This bright red beauty finished the trio of 500s from Bombay perfectly.

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Class 09 - Preservation

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1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet D
Owned by Rajkot since new, I was looking forward to seeing this car. The state of preservation is remarkable, though I am sure the decision to keep the car unrestored may not have been an easy or quick one. The seats looked to have been redone in period though, maybe the door pads not.

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1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide (ex Jodhpur)
Finally I got to see Awini's Lagonda in the flesh. Thanks to Cartier the car is up and about, and Awini tells me he doesn't plan to touch the cosmetics any time soon. The car really is handsome in person.

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1952 Mercedes 300 Cabriolet
She looked the most presentable of all, though possibly has undergone an overcoat in the past (just a hunch).

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1955 Fiat 1100
If I could take home any one car from the show - me being the nut that I am - it would be this. I have never seen a dukkar Fiat in this state of preservation, and I am very grateful that it wasn't restored.

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1959 Standard Vanguard Phase III
In the Dungarpur stables from new, this Vanguard was probably very sparingly used and stored well to remain this way.

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Class 10 - Indian Heritage

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My favourite and everyone else's least loved category

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Indian Heritage Class – Hindustan Motors: Aimed at preserving independent India’s automobile heritage, this class will feature Hindustan Motors exclusively. The marquee had been at the forefront of the Indian automotive industry, and one of its first cars, the Ambassador, was in production for over 60 years, only ceasing in 2014. The class will showcase examples of early production models, as well as examples of the Studebaker cars that were assembled by them under license.
1948 Hindustan 10 Saloon
Most significant since it was the first car to be badged a Hindustan. And they certainly couldn't have looked this good when new!
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1951 Hindustan 14 - unfortunately did not show

1954 Hindustan Landmaster
I vaguely remember seeing the car featured on a TV show mentioning it as an ex royalty car, probably Bikaner
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1959 Hindustan Ambassador Mark I - unfortunately did not show

1960 Hindustan Ambassador Mark I
Recently acquired from the first owner, the present owner tells me that the car has been all over India multiple times, including two trips to Nepal. I remember seeing this car derelict myself a couple of years back, and am glad to see it with a new lease of life. The car is presented in a two tone scheme with combinations inspired from the Morris Oxford. I am sure the car can only get better with time.

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1951 (1947/48?) Studebaker Champion
Probably the first lot of Studebakers assembled in India? Strangely this car was a LHD.
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1955 Studebaker Champion
I remember this car when she was in Pune and blue - in terrific shape even then.
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1956 Studebaker President
Superbly restored, this is probably the last V8 engine car assembled in India? In this colour scheme looks almost like a Golden Hawk
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Class 11 - Veteran Vintage Motorcycles

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1904 NSU 350

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1911 Triumph

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1914 Triumph Model H

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1922 New Hudson Model 500

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1926 AJS R9

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1926 Harley Davidson 500

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1926 AJS 750

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1926 Sunbeam 500

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1928 BSA Sloper 650

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All in a row

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Class 12 - Pre-war Classic Motorcycles

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1935 Ariel VB600

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1936 BMW R12
This bike looked really stunning!

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1936 Triumph Tiger

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1936 Royal Enfield

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Class 13 - Post-war Classic Motorcycles

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1947 Indian Chief

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1948 Sunbeam S7

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1952 CZ-Jawa 250

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1967 BSA Lightning - probably didn't attend (I didn't see it)

1969 Triumph Trophy - probably didn't attend (I didn't see it)

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Class 14 - Exhibition Motorcycles

A bulk of this category was entries from a single collection, rumoured to have in excess of 200 bikes! They presented superbly, and eclectic in selection. This is obviously his life's work - Kudos!

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1912 FN 285

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1919 Indian Power Plus

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1920 Triumph Model H

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1924 Douglas OB

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1926 Harley Davidson J

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1929 Norton 500

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1930 Douglas S-6

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1934 Rudge Four Ulster

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1942 Harley Davidson - either I missed it or did not show.

1951 Royal Enfield

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1955 Ural

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The Prizes

Honour for Mr. Rakesh Jain – Motorcycles
Presented by: Christine Borgoltz, External Relations, Cartier International
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WINNERS
Motorcycles


Veteran-Vintage
Presented by: Simon le Bon
Winner: no 92 – 1926 AJS R9
Owner: Mr. Ashish Sharma
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Pre-war Classic
Presented by: David McKirdy
Winner: no 100 – 1936 Royal Enfield 500
Owner: Mr. Parvinder Singh
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Post war Classic
Presented by: Giacomo Agostini
Winner: no 101 – 1947 Indian Chief
Owner: Mr. Desh Deepak-Singh
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Runner up: No 103 – 1948 Sunbeam
Owner: Mr. Sandeep Kapoor
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CARS


Pre-War Classics - European
Presented by Professor Peter Stevens
Winner: no 11 – 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom 1
Owner: Mr. Gurpreet Singh
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Runner up: no 9 – 1921 Steyr Type 2
Owner: Mr. Vivek Pittie
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Pre-War Classics American
Presented by: Sandra Button
Winner: no 30 – 1938 Cadillac V16 Series 90
Owner: Mrs. Zita Goenka
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Runner up: no 22 – 1920 Moon 6-42
Owner: Mr. Shrivardhan Kanoria
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Coachbuilders to the Maharajas – VandenPlas
Presented by: Sir Michael Kadoorie
Winner: no 31 - 1933 Minerva AL 40HP
Owner: Mr. Diljeet Titus
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Post-war Classic
Presented by: Simon Kidston
Winner: no 46 – 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
Owner: Mr. Karamjit Jaiswal
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Runner Up: no 47 – 1953 Chrysler Windsor
Owner: Mr. Nitin Dossa
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Post-war Classics – Fabuleux Fin
Presented by: John Walsh
Winner: no 54 – 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Owner: Mr. Dharmaditya Pattanaik
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Runner Up: no 59 – 1961 Chrysler Imperial Crown Southampton
Owner: Mr. Viveck Goenka
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Roadster
Presented by: Yasmin le Bon
Winner: no 63 – 1946 MG TC
Owner: Mr. Tutu Dhawan
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Piccolo Fiat
Presented by: Riccardo Patrese
Winner: no 73 – 1950 Fiat 500cTopolino
Owner: Mr. Viveck Goenka
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Preservation
Presented by: John Fasal
Winner: no 75 – 1935 Mercedes 290
Owner: Yuvraj Mandhatasinh Jadeja of Rajkot
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Indian Heritage
Presented by: Jean Todt
Winner: no 80 – 1948 Hindustan Ten
Owner: Mr. Viveck Goenka
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Cartier Resurrection Cup
Presented by: Professor Gordon Murray
No 22: 1920 Moon 6-42
Owner: Mr. Shrivardhan Kanoria
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Mark Shand Adventurer Trophy
Presented by Manvendra Singh & Patrick Mark
No 104: 1952 CZ-Jawa 250
Owner: Mr. Ashok Naidu
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BEST OF SHOW – MOTORCYCLES
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Presented by: Laurent Gaborit, MD Cartier Middle East, India & Africa & Mr. Giacomo Agostini
No 100: 1936 Royal Enfield 500
Owner: Mr. Parvinder Singh
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BEST OF SHOW – CARS
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Presented by: HRH Prince Michael of Kent & Stanislas de Quercize, President & CEO Cartier International
No 31: 1933 Minverva AL 40HP
Owner: Mr. Diljeet Titus
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