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| | 5th Cartier 'Travel With Style' Concours d'Elegance - Hyderabad, February 2017
We are nearing that time of year again, arguably India's most important vintage and classic car event - the fifth edition of the Cartier “Travel With Style” Concours d’Elegance comes to Hyderabad in February 2017.
Some highlights from the Press Release
Cartier hosted the first ever international Concours d’Elegance – titled Cartier ‘Travel with Style’- in India at the Royal Western India Turf Club Mumbai in 2008 followed by the second and third edition in Delhi and Mumbai and the fourth edition in 2015 in Delhi.
- Cartier Travel with Style now a FIVA UNESCO WMHY event
- Ranks amongst the top eight classic car events in the world
- The prestigious FIVA Preservation Award will be awarded to the Best Preserved Car
- Renowned classic cars authority, commentator and adviser at Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza and Mille Miglia, Simon Kidston appointed chief judge.
- Last date for entry: September 30. Apply on:firstname.lastname@example.org
The 5th edition will be held in Hyderabad at the sprawling Falaknuma Palace grounds, in February 2017.
The Cartier Travel with Style Concours is now part of the FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) World Motoring Heritage Year programme (WMHY) with patronage from UNESCO. The Concours is listed as a Type 1 event, and the prestigious FIVA Preservation Award will be awarded to the Best Preserved Car. Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ New Delhi 2011 first introduced the Preservation Class, that showcases original unrestored cars, as well as the Indian Heritage Class, that highlights early Indian built cars.
Manvendra Singh, Curator- Cartier Travel With Style, says “It is nice to have international recognition for the Cartier Concours, not only from FIVA but also from our distinguished panel of Judges, who love to return to the event. We are proud to organize a uniquely Indian event promoting Indian automotive heritage.”
The growing interest and success of the Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance in India, has led to an excessive demand for participation in this prestigious and internationally recognized event. The growth of the Concours has also lead to the increase in vehicle restoration standards. Vehicles restored in India can now easily match exacting international standards.
We invite prospective entrants to send in complete details including model details, chassis numbers and specific history of their vehicle/s, with recent photographs, to email@example.com by 30th September 2016.
In keeping with Cartier’s commitment to promote and preserve Indian automotive heritage, only cars and motorcycles with Indian histories, or recent imports restored in India, with documented proof, will be eligible for entry. Owing to the 2017 event being the first ‘Travel with Style’ Concours being held in South India, entries from the region will be given preference. Only the finest examples in each class will be accepted. Rarity, history, condition and provenance will be taken into account when entries are being selected.
About Chief Judge for Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance February 2017, Hyderabad India – Simon Kidston
Simon Kidston, is one of the most familiar names at the top end of the international classic car market. The nephew of 1920’s ‘Bentley Boy’ Commander Glen Kidston, he started his career in the auction department at Coys in London and was running it three years later. In 1996 he left to co-found Brooks (now Bonhams) Europe in Geneva and over the next decade developed high profile auctions around the globe. Early in 2006 Simon announced he was branching out on his own to create Kidston SA, a consultancy to aspiring and high level collectors which has become synonymous with Private Treaty sales of the world's rarest motor cars. Simon judges at Pebble Beach, is the multilingual commentator of the Mille Miglia and the Villa d’Este Concours, writes various columns and is currently filming a new motoring series for US television.
The class list for 2017 is as follows:
Pre War Classics – up to and including 1945
Post War Classics – From 1946 up to and including 1965
Indian Heritage – Indian made or assembled from 1947 up to and including 1965
Preservation – up to and including 1965
Roadsters – from 1946 up to and including 1965
Veteran - Vintage - up to and including 1930
Pre War - from 1931 up to and including 1945
Post War - from 1946 up to and including 1969
E-mail id for entries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last date for application submission: September 30
If accepted, participants will be notified by an official letter from Cartier.
About Cartier ‘Travel in Style’ Concours d’Elegance
Cartier ‘Travel With Style’ Concours d’Elegance celebrates the remarkable design and craftsmanship which went into creating these most luxurious and distinctive of cars. A panel of hand-chosen international classic car cognoscenti from across the globe judges the cars in different classifications. Owned by Indian royalty and private collectors, the most rare and historically significant automobiles were on display in public for the first time ever, bringing alive the eccentricities and uniqueness of the Indian automobile industry. It is curated by Manvendra Singh of Barwani.
A 1933 Minerva AL 40HP owned by Mr. Diljeet Titus was awarded the “Best of Show”, and the 1936 Royal Enfield 500cc owned by Mr. Parvinder Singh was awarded “Best of Show - Motorcycle” at the last edition of Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ New Delhi 2015.
82 rarest classic automobiles and 32 best preserved motorcycles were selected to compete in over 10 categories at the Cartier Concours in. A panel of internationally famous judges – comprising of HRH Prince Michael of Kent as the chief judge; Simon Kidston; Sandra Button; Sir Michael Kadoorie; Jean Todt; Simon & Yasmin Le Bon; John Walsh announced the winners in the awards ceremony.
About FIVA UNESCO World Motoring Heritage Year programme
FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is a world body aimed at ‘Protecting, Preserving, Promoting World Motoring Heritage’, under the patronage of UNESCO. It is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.
The “Type 1” event includes eight major shows at world class venues where a UNESCO-WMHY Preservation award is presented. The other events are Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Villa d’Este Concours d’Elégance, Le Mans Classic, Pebble Beach Concours, Chantilly Arts & Elégance, Classic Days Schloos Dyck & Autoclasica Buenos-Aires
I am really excited and looking forward to seeing some more hidden gems being recommissioned in light of the event. The setting too is quite special, and seeing the cars laid out on the greens will be a treat. As always, this promises to be an event not to be missed.
Some images from previous events, courtesy Cartier.
Last edited by karlosdeville : 7th July 2016 at 11:36.