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|From Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's Humber and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Wanderer to Udaipur Maharaja's Rolls-Royce and exclusive coverage of The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally. Everything that you ever wanted to know about vintage cars and classic cars is here. Read on to find out.|
The Concours of Elegance 2016 held at Windsor Castle between September 2-4 will be showcasing more than 200 years of coachbuilt luxury. From Her Majesty The Queen 1800s Ascot Landau by Hooper and 1842 vory MountedPhaeton by Barker to the 2016 Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spider, visitors can admire the hand-crafted luxury of some of history most legendary coachbuilders.
Exclusive isnt a word that best describes the Mk. I Ford Cortina after sales that crested one million. Nevertheless an early, immaculate, and very original example of the 1500 GT model that comes to sale at Historics at Brooklands major classic car auction near Weybridge on Saturday, August 20 is a wholly different matter, having travelled an average of just one mile a day since it left the Dagenham factory 53 years ago.
A missing Jaguar E-Type, one of the most sought-after early examples of the model, has been recently discovered in the depths of Scotland and will be offered at auction by Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone Classic to be held on July 30-31.
Jaguar Classic today announces that the hotly-anticipated continuation Jaguar XKSS will receive its world debut presentation in November this year in California, North America. The presentation will coincide with the opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
This 1928 Studebaker President 8 State Limousine FA that we are going to read about was custom-built and sent to India on for the purpose of special display to promote the awareness of the high quality, 8 cylinder luxury cars manufactured by the Studebaker Corporation of America during the days of British rule in India.
A 1923 Vauxhall 23/60 made its first long journey after an 18-month mechanical restoration last weekend to be reunited with three generations of the previous owners family at Vauxhall Motors Heritage Centre in Luton.
It seems almost unbelievable that an example of one of the great pre-war cars, a straight eight supercharged Alfa Romeo of the type that won Le Mans four times and the Mille Miglia three times, could be lost from sight for many, many decades only to be discovered about five years ago. Even more amazing the long term owner, who is approaching his personal century, received the car as a 21st birthday present from his father back in 1937. An incredible story but absolutely true!
Car connoisseur and automotive photographer, Sourish Meryson has captured the ageless carriages and timeless beauties on camera. Lets sit back and cherish the mood and moments from The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally 2016 through his lens and witness the glorious legacy of automobile that once was.
February 15, 1936 was an important day for Mercedes-Benz. At the International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition (IAMA) in Berlin, the brand for the first time presented the completely newly developed 170 V (W 136), an extremely modern vehicle in the upper medium class.
JD Classics once again amazed visitors to the prestigious Retromobile show in Paris with a selection of some of its finest cars, including a unique alloy-bodied Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a one-of-nine Ferrari 250 LWB TdF
A Vauxhall Wyvern, which rolled off the Luton production line in 1949, put its wheels back on to British soil for the first time in 66 years last week when it drove from the Netherlands to Vauxhall Heritage Centre, where it will form part of the company ever-growing collection of historic vehicles.
As many as half a million spectators will line the route of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run this November, when the longest running motoring event in the world sets off on its annual adventure from London to Brighton (Sunday, November 1).
Silverstone Auctionsmost prestigious sale of the year at Salon Prive on September 4 features a dream line-up of rare cars and a host of incredible low-mileage models from one unique collection have now bolstered it.
Would you like to spend a day or two in the rolling Chiltern Hills amongst hundreds of outstanding vintage, classic and modern vehicles and motorcycles? Take in the sights and sounds of the Paddock whilst fundraising for the local community? Well you can on September 19 to 20, when Kop Hill Climb returns for the revival of the original event, which takes place annually in Princes Risborough, and is now in its seventh year.
An innovative change to the route taken by the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run last year was a hit with the hundreds of participants in the worlds longest-running motoring event when, rather than taking their traditional mid-run stop in Crawley High Street on their way to the coast, the intrepid drivers benefited from a new stop with the Harrods Stop at Crawley held at Honda Gatwick.
Vintage and classic car connoisseur Pallab Roy hails from the royal family of Cossimbazar, West Bengal. Roy passion for cars dates back to his childhood and his family owns a rare 1928 Studebaker President. Having long cherished the dream of owning a 1960s classic (having being born in the same decade), Roy has recently acquired a 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S.
Patrick Rollet, the President of Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA), is visiting India and will be at the Osianama at Mumbai on February 21, 2015. Coinciding with his visit Osianama has also arranged an exhibition at the Forecourt of the Osianama at Liberty Cinema of the finest classic cars with a focus on the Rolls-Royce with some very special luxury cars which have been competitors, such as the Mercedes Benz, Invicta, Pierce Arrow, among others.
First held in 1966, The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally is not only one of India's most prestigious car events, but unique in the world, combining a oncours d'Elegancewith a ally drawing a variety of cars and motorcycles from all over eastern India. In the earlier days, the event was held at the Calcutta Maidan and later shifted to the Eastern Command Stadium. Over the decades this annual extravaganza has grown to become one of the most sought after events in the city winter calendar.
Car number 983 is back on the road, heralding a revival of Mini production in the Netherlands in the near future. A 54-year-old classic Mini has been fully restored at the VDL Nedcar car manufacturing plant in the town of Born, the precision work lasting around six months.
Come January and its time for Calcutta’s fleet of vintage and classic cars to woo the crowd at The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally. Last Sunday, Calcutta’s morning cuppa and lazy adda took a back seat as the city geared up to witness the grand old Rolls-Royces, cute little Baby Austins, flamboyant Jaguars, stylish Bentleys, and big black Cadillacs.
Having survived ‘the Blitz’ (bombing of the United Kingdom by Germany during the Second World War between September 7, 1940 and May 21, 1941) as well as the addition of ballast in the form of an unexploded bomb, a car thought to be the sole surviving Morris London Taxi will make the journey to Brooklands for Historics’ spring auction on Saturday March 9.
It was on one of those cold winter mornings in the mid-1990s when I first attended The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally. We hopped in our Amby and drove down to the Eastern Command Stadium on Strand Road which played host to that year’s rally.
The Gold Leafing Studio, the Mumbai based flagship store of Shehzad Khan that infuses the ancient art of gold leafing into new-age decor, unveiled the Golden Vintage Fiat Car as a tribute to Mumbai’s much adored classic luxury car of yesteryear - the affectionately called 'Dukkar' Fiat.
Cars have always held her under their spell. Her love affair with cars started when she was a kid and over the decades this passion has only grown deeper. In a candid conversation with autojunction.in, academician and connoisseur Sarika Misra talks about the golden days of Barrackpore race meets and her 1956 MG Magnette ZA.
From a car bought to be cannibalised for spares to keep other Rolls-Royce 20 HP running in the Udaipur royal garage to its glorious resurrection to not just pride of place in the same fleet but also as the flag bearer of great Indian royal automobiles at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a story right out of a fable.
The 1933 Humber was perhaps the only car that Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore ever called his own. He loved the car and used it till his last days. Beside the bard, this historic car has had passengers like Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. autojunction.in uncovers the tale of the Humber.
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose occupies a unique position in the history of modern Indian science. Bose was the pioneer of experimental science in India and devised many instruments for his research both in physics and physiology. And while Bose’s scientific prowess led him to achieve worldwide fame, not many of us are aware of Bose’s love for his 1925 Fiat Tipo 103. autojunction.in unveils the story.
In the late hours of January 16, 1941, one of the most enigmatic leaders of Indian freedom struggle Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose conned the British intelligence and escaped from his Elgin Road residence in Calcutta to wage a war on the Raj. And it was in a car called the Wanderer that the great escape was made possible. autojunction.in turns the pages of history to uncover the chain of events on that historic night that led to “The Great Escape”.
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Vintage and classic car rallies - All information you needIndia has a rich heritage of classic cars and vintage cars. There are numerous royal families and new age connoissuers who possess and maintain these timeless beauties. Several vintage car and classic car rallies are also held across the country regularly. Explore a world of interesting information about these cars and rallies in this section.