Sixth edition of Cartier Concours d’Elegance to be held in Jaipur next year

Sixth edition of Cartier Concours d’Elegance to be held in Jaipur next year

The sixth edition of Cartier ‘Travel With Style’ Concours d’Elegance will be held on February 23 and 24 next year at the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. The event is a platform for vintage car and motorcycle enthusiasts to display their distinctive collections while a panel of experts will pick the best vehicles from each category as winners.

Since its inception 10 years ago, FIVA says that their event has received an overwhelming response at national and international levels, and India is a now a big name in the context of historical automobiles. According to the federation, increasing participation in the competition and its overall success has led to the development in vehicle restoration standards and automobiles now restored in India are capable of matching the international standards. World famous classic car shows like the Pebble Beach Concours in the US and the Salon Retro Automobile in France have featured a category for cars originally sold to erstwhile Indian rulers.

Read about 2017 Concours d’Elegance here

After the introduction of Preservation Class and Indian Heritage Class at the second edition of the ‘Travel With Style’ event in New Delhi in 2011, the categories have seen an increase in popularity. The Preservation class showcases original restored cars and the Heritage Class highlights cars built during India’s early independence days. These vehicles are now seen as genuine collectables and are quite sought after, giving them a new lease of life and saving them from perishing.

Speaking about next year’s Concours D’Elegance, Mr Manvendra Singh, Curator – Cartier Travel With Style, says “With each edition, the response to Cartier Travel with Style has been overwhelming. With the last edition at the land of pearls- Hyderabad, we have gone beyond Delhi and Mumbai. With this edition, we are exploring the Land of the Maharajas – India’s pink city, Jaipur as a uniquely Indian event, promoting Indian automotive heritage.”

For participation and registration, apply to before October 31, 2018.

Here’s the class list for 2019-

Pre War Classics – up to and including 1945Veteran – Vintage – up to and including 1930
Post War Classics – From 1946 up to and including 1965Pre War – from 1931 up to and including 1945
Indian Heritage – Indian made or assembled from 1947 up to and including 1965Post War – from 1946 up to and including 1969
Preservation – up to and including 1965
Roadsters – from 1946 up to and including 1969
Pre War Transportation – up to and including 1945 (special class)

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