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Cartier ~ Vintage Car Show

The first Cartier Travel With Style Concours D’Elegance to be held in India was huge success. The man behind it ‘Manvendra Singh of the royal house of Barwani’. The vintage and classic car expert, restorer and author was the curator for India’s first concours d’elegance. His job was to put together about 60 fine automobiles for an international-class vintage and classic car event. That’s where knowledge comes in and Manvendra Singh did manage to pull it off. The following video features some of these cars. My father can also be seen in this video along with his dear friend Satish Shah.

Held last month, at the Turf Club in Mumbai, the cars were shipped in from different parts of the country and were judged by an array of international automotive experts and celebrities. Each of the 59 cars that were present had a story to tell, that too, a unique Indian tale. So it would have been pretty difficult for the judges as well to choose a few winners from amongst the thoroughbreds. But they managed and here is the list of winners of the key awards:


Best Of Show: 1939 Delahaye 135 MS owned by Maharaj Duleep Singhji of Jodhpur


Best of Class – Classic
I. 1924 Rolls-Royce 20HP own

ed by Shriji Arvind Singhji of Mewar


II. 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental owned by Amir Ali Jetha of Mumbai


III. 1930 Lancia Dilambda owned by Hemant Kumar Ruia of Mumbai
Post-War Classic – 1946 to 1959: 1952 Cadillac Series 62 owned by Diljeet Titus of New Delhi


Roadster–Convertibles from 1936 to 1946: 1949 Healey-Westland owned by P P Asher of Mumbai


Exotic (Special, unique or rebodied cars): 1923 Rolls-Royce 20HP owned by Dharmaditya Patnaik of Bhubaneshwar

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