The 5th edition of the Cartier Concours d’Elegance is all set to make a comeback in February next year. The venue has been decided in Hyderabad at the Falaknuma Palace grounds.
It’s time for vintage car and bike enthusiasts to rejoice with the 5th Cartier Concours d’Elegance about to be held in February 2017. With the aim to highlight India’s rich motoring heritage and its many facets, the Cartier Concours d’Elegance is a showcase of some of the finest and most lavishly built cars. Most of these purebred cars were shipped to India on the request of some or the other Maharaja, and they normally had their cars built with specially commissioned lavish bodies designed by coach builders from across the globe. The result being these wonderful cars that are a throwback to Indian history as much as they are to motoring history.
Now in its 5th avatar, the prestigious event is now also a part of the FIVA (Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens) World Motoring Heritage Year programme (WMHY). The Concourse has been listed as a Type 1 event under FIVA and the Best Preserved Car will receive the prestigious FIVA Preservation Award. Cars and motorcycles that were imported to India and restored, and supported by valid proofs in the form of documents will be allowed to participate in the event. Owners will have to send vehicular details like model year, chassis number, recent photographs and specific history by 30th September to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various categories for automobiles include Pre-war classics (upto 1946), Post-war classics (1947-1965), Indian Heritage (India made/assembled 1947-1965), Preservation (upto 1965) and Roadster (1946-1965). Motorcycle categories include Veteran (upto 1930), Pre-war (1931-1946) and Post-war (1947-1969). Renowned classic cars authority, commentator and adviser at Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza and Mille Miglia, Simon Kidston has been appointed chief judge for the event.