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Old 27th August 2018, 14:15   #16
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Do you have any more details about the selection criteria for participating in PB? Is this by Invitation only? Would love to know how they select the participants and what categories do they have? I think the "Cars of the Raj" was a new entrant this year, right?

Hats off to the owner and the team that worked on the restoration. Would love to see this car in person someday
Back in 2012 they had similar category in which few cars fro India participated. Seeing the response (and the grandeur of cars), it was decided to have this category again.

If I get it correct then Manvendra Singh (well known among the circle) was tasked to choose worthy contenders. The criteria is best in every thing. And looking a the cars, you can agree more.

I am happy that most of the cars entered won prizes, this is great achievement for cars, their owners, the promoters for car culture and most importantly the restorers.

A big for the restorers who can better the advanced restoration offered abroad.

And there are number of cars still to be featured, both in India and abroad, I definitely feel that we could have one more category in the coming year. Which would be a very good thing to celebrate our glorious past.
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Cars of Raj (Rolls & Bentley)

1st : 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental ex Jodhpur 62UK
2nd : 1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 HP Gurney Nutting (BRG 1)
3rd :1935 Bentley 3.5-litre ex Talcher

In the other category

1st : 1931 Cadillac 452A Pinin Farina Boattail Roadster
2nd : ex Mayurbhanj 1936 Alvis Speed 25
3rd: ex Baria 1930 Stutz M LeBaron Speedster

Apart from this 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost from the Wankaner won the FIVA Preservation Class Award.
Mr. Manvendra Singh of Barwani was given a special award for his contribution to the automotive movement in India and abroad.

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Thank you for the pics Kartik! Do you have any more details about the selection criteria for participating in PB? Is this by Invitation only? Would love to know how they select the participants and what categories do they have? I think the "Cars of the Raj" was a new entrant this year, right?
Marque, uniqueness, legacy of the car and willingness to spend the money would be the primary criteria for the cars to be picked, in the first place.

More pictures from the famous fairways of PB for the cars from India

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The Pebble event has also crept into the Mumbai Newspapers. Here are some cuttings.

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Cars of The Raj as they went to take their awards

Picture credit: Pebble beach Concours Instagram, Facebook.

1st : 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental ex Jodhpur 62UK

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2nd : 1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 HP Gurney Nutting (BRG 1)

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3rd :1935 Bentley 3.5-litre ex Talcher

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2nd : ex Mayurbhanj 1936 Alvis Speed 25

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1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost from the Wankaner won the FIVA Preservation Class Award.

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Thanks, lovely pictures and coverage.

All the nine cars from India, placed in a special category were judged against each other.

Six out of nine will be returning home with prizes.

The remaining three perhaps should also be given something for their effort.

It is a good beginning to encourage owners from India to participate in international events.

Once sufficient interest is developed, maybe we will see our entries really compete (with international entrants) and not only with each other.

One must appreciate the time effort and expense that went into preparing these entrants. This is bound to raise our restoration efforts to higher levels.

Congratulations to all, and safe passage home.

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That's a really good turnover - 6 out of 9. Were the Maharajah cars only from India? Or was there any participation of ex-Maharajah cars that were exported out of India?
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That's a really good turnover - 6 out of 9. Were the Maharajah cars only from India? Or was there any participation of ex-Maharajah cars that were exported out of India?
I believe that this special class was created only for cars from India, so that they did not have to compete with international entries.

To me that is a bit of a damper, I would like to see our cars hold their own against others, our restorations have really begun to match those in the west.

I had a chance to see the garage in Delhi where BRG1 is housed , many years ago.

That garage had cars restored in The UK, and some in Delhi.


Honestly, it was very very hard to tell the Difference
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True Sir (feels very weird to call you Bulldogji)

The quality of craftsmanship here in Mumbai and other places like Indore, Kolkata etc are truly comparable with international standards.

More than our cars being compared to the exported ones, it would have been a proud moment for us to showcase our heritage to the world.
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That's a really good turnover - 6 out of 9. Were the Maharajah cars only from India? Or was there any participation of ex-Maharajah cars that were exported out of India?
There were at least a couple - I saw them parked at Carmel by the Beach whilst I was there last week.
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True Sir (feels very weird to call you Bulldogji)
You can call him Hormusji Cama. And on another note, he has some pristine cars that are driven hard and almost every day, they way they should be.
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The best which went from India.

Times Auto from the Mumbai Times of 31st August.

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Nice ride Karl........quite befitting the occasion.
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