Jaipur: The sixth edition of Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours d'Elegance will be hosted at Rambagh Palace
of Jaipur on February 23 and February 24. The event will showcase some of the rarest and best-preserved vintage automobiles from across India.
Cartier has successfully completed its previous five editions in Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. This is the first time that the event will take place in Jaipur. Cartier is curated by automotive historian and expert, Manvendra Singh of Barwani.
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The sixth season of Cartier at Jaipur’s Rambagh will feature exclusive classic automobiles and motorcycles from the historic era. A large number of people from different countries will participate in the two-day long automobile event.
The automobiles and motorcycles will be divided into various classes such as pre-war classics, post-war classics, Indian heritage, roadsters and veteran (Vintage). The automobiles models that went to production after the year 1968 are not eligible for the event.
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The aim of the event is to promote and preserve Indian automotive heritage. It provides a platform for vintage car and motorcycle enthusiasts to display their distinctive collections and win prizes. A panel of experts picks up the best vehicles from each category.
The Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours d'Elegance was introduced 10 years ago by FIVA federation.
According to the federation, the success of the event has led to the development of vehicle restoration standards. The automobiles restored in India are now 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.
First published: February 13, 2019