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Old 20th May 2021, 10:35   #76
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Listed on Ebay, this shows Chateau Honnemont, Versailles, owned by Maharaja Holkar.

Wonder if the car was also owned by the Maharaja ?

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Here is an outstanding shot of a Holkar Ford being attended to in period at Karfule. (Karfule turns 80! Bombay's stunning art deco petrol pump)

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Experts have pointed out that it looks to be coachbuilt for shikaar, maybe locally too, similar to the Bikaner Railway workshop cars.

Besides the shikaar lights, note the Lucas headlights and blacked out chrome.
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What a fantastic picture, Karl. Such an exciting picture, reflecting so much history

Thanks for sharing

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Here is an outstanding shot of a Holkar Ford being attended to in period
In "Automobiles of the Maharajas" (page 285), Barwani talks of a special Swiss bodied 1937 Ford V-8 for Tukojirao Holkar. This car looks like a 1938, but could very well be it!

Meanwhile, below is Maharaja Yeshwant Rao and Maharani Sanyogita Raje in a car with very similar Shikar" lamps.

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Nice find!

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In "Automobiles of the Maharajas" (page 285), Barwani talks of a special Swiss bodied 1937 Ford V-8 for Tukojirao Holkar. This car looks like a 1938, but could very well be it!
That is another car, that survives, though probably still unrestored. It is a handsome convertible.
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Dr. Ravi Prakash and his fabulous Ex-Holkar Delage participated over the week in two events in France.

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Dear Friends 😊

Many thanks for all your good wishes.

Yes, we have been travelling around France and have taken part in two events ;

1. Club De L’Auto from Chantilly to Reims.

It was a lovely gathering and a 6 hour drive from Chantilly through Champagne to Reims.

The organisers had done lot of research on our car and it’s previous owner His Highness Maharaja Yeswanth Rao Holkar of Indore, it was unbelievable

Recently they had a Holkar art exhibition and found out the reason behind his affinity with the color, Ochre (yellowish orange). He not only patronised one of the finest Champagne’s - Veuve Clicquot for personal use and entertaining his guests but also loved the colors so much that it was the choice for his cars.

The colours were composed during the early 19th century. Now the company is owned by Louis Vuitton

The organisers arranged a tour of the vineyards, the magnificent cellars and also a lavish 5 course Champagne dinner on Saturday the 11th evening.

The car was displayed in the Auto museum at Reims for public viewing.

Both Chantilly and Reims are beautiful places. We met both old and new friends and thoroughly enjoyed their camaraderie.

We also took part in Art Automobile at Chateau de Groussay, Montfort-l’Amaury.

There were nearly 100 cars. We had a show on the 18th and 19th and had a lovely drive of nearly 100 kms early morning on Sunday to a Auto Restoration Centre and back for the display at the Chateau.

Our own member and FIVA VP Gautam Sen was also one of the judges.

There was a very close competition between 3 cars including ours. We received a special prize, the Mayor’s choice award, which we were thrilled with.

It was a great moment for our lovely 1930 Delage D8, Figoni bodied sports tourer and us to be together

Few photographs of the event

Thanx once again for all your wishes and support

Doc Prakash family
Some pictures shared by Dr. Ravi Prakash on this trip.

The inspiration for the choice of colour for the fabulous Holkar cars
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Some fantastic settings for the fabulous car
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We received a special prize, the Mayor’s choice award, which we were thrilled with.
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Many many congratulations to Doc and his family.

Cheers

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The inspiration for the choice of colour for the fabulous Holkar cars
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Would you please ask Doc if any pictures exist of the car when it was with the Holkar ? Thanks
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