In advance of the prestigious vintage car show “21 Gun Salute Concours d’ Elegance” that will be held in the Lukshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara from January 6 to 8, 75 vintage cars travelled to the Statue of Unity at Ekta Nagar (Kevadia) in the Narmada district of Gujarat on Thursday.
75 vintage vehicles are participating in the rally to the Statue of Unity, led by Vadodara City Police Commissioner Shamsher Singh. These vehicles include a 1917 Ford model, a Packard 1107 Coupe Roadster owned by businessman Gautam Singhania, a Sunbeam Rapier by Jamnagar resident DM Jadeja, a 1938 Rolls-Royce, a 1948 Humber, and a 1936 Dodge d2. The rally also included the participation of vintage vehicles owned by Harsh Pati Singhania, Harshvardhan Ruia, Diljit Titus, N K Patel, and Jatin Patel.
The highly coveted 1948 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe, which was built especially for HH the Maharani of Baroda, will be on display as part of the show in Lukshmi Vilas Palace.
Along with Maharaja cars, 120 bikes, and vintage engines from around the world and the United States, Switzerland, Belgium, and France will compete.
In order to support the “Incredible India!” campaign, the event is being organised by the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust in partnership with the Union Ministry of Tourism and Gujarat Tourism. The primary patron and co-host of the occasion is the Vadodara-based Gaekwad royal family, which also includes Samarjitsinh Gaekwad and Radhikaraje Gaekwad.