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Timeless classics

Timeless classics
Vintage automobiles including first petrol-fuelled car ‘Motorwagen’ and rare period motorcycles from golden era of Lambretta to BSA, stole the hearts of people here as heritage enthusiasts took the carefully-preserved beauties out on Saturday for a spin. Over 220 rare cars and 7 period two-wheelers were paraded on the 52-km-long route from Delhi to Gurgaon as part of the fifth edition of the two-day ‘21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally’ that kicked off from the historic Red Fort.

Finest automobiles from Ford Galaxy to Studebaker and 1929 Rolls Royce Tourer and 1928 Morris to 1936 Daimler Sports Coupe and 1947 Cadillac, among others, competed. The rally was inaugurated by Chhatrapati Shahu II Bhonsle, the current descendant of the Kolhapur Royal family in Maharashtra.

The royal participants included families of Rajkot, Gondal, Kishangarj, Ajaygarh to name a few. Among the heart-stealing bikes were a red Lambretta, green Indian of American vintage, British BSA and Triumph and Matchless.
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