At the ongoing 6th Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show – 8th to 13th January 2013, a white Chevrolet UVA decked in 2kg of gold, 30kg of silver and about 20,000 Swarovski crystals is on display at the gems and jewellery dome. The 2 crore auto extravaganza boasts of a bejeweled extravaganza that has been collaborated by sculptor Rajesh Bajaj, and Rajkot’s Bhindi Jewellers.
The designer Chevrolet UVA was worked upon by 50 craftsmen. Once the trade show concludes, the bejewelled Chevrolet UVA will be put up for auction on 13th February, 2013. The proceeds will be deposited in the chief minister’s relief fund once manufacturers’ basic expenses are claimed. With an estimated base price of Rs 2 crore, one can only imagine how much of an auction price the shiny disco car attracts. Chevrolet UVA image courtesy.
For those who’re passionate about Ferrari, this is an exciting moment. Fans can now participate in the “Snap your Passion and win” contest, by sending in a photo. Participants stand a chance to win a visit to the Ferrari Works in Maranello, and an opportunity to watch F1 tests in Barcelona. The contest page wall allows posters to see all pictures uploaded until now. The competition is on from 10th to 29th January 2013, and will be evaluation by a jury by 10th February 2013. 2 participants will win entry at the F1 Barcelona 2013 test sessions winning a Paddock Pass with travel expenses from and to the winners’ residence. 30 entry tickets for Ferrari factory tours will be presented and are to be used by 30th June 2013.
The Autosport International Show is being hosted at the NEC in Birmingham from 10th to 13th January 2013, and will feature everything to do with Motor Racing, starting from Karting to Formula 1, and caters to professionals and motorsport fans. Autosport International has scheduled two Trade-only days (10 & 11) followed by two Public days (12 & 13). Autosport International 2013 lets visitors have a look at the Motorsport News Richard Burns Rally car, Bentley Continental GT3, Red Bull Racing RB8, Qatar M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS, all-new Radical RXC, Dunlop MSA British Touring Car, new Sin 01 race car, Nissan Deltawing, Group C Racing cars, Mercedes AMG F1 W03, Formula Kart Stars, Sir Jackie Stewart display, a Motion Simulation stand, new MSV F4-013 race car, BRDC Formula 4 Championship car, amongst others.
In India, Super Car Club (SCC) embarked on their track days on 10th & 11th January at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) at Greater Noida. Participation charges were fixed at Rs 40,000 per day per member. Chairman and Managing Director at Raymond Ltd., and founder of the Super Car Club of India, Gautam Singhania was present at the track day with Aditya Patel and other SCC members. He also improved on his best time at BIC to 2.02.08. Mudit Grover and CH Venkata Aditya won ‘The Ferrari 458 contest’ , and were given a chance to ride with Gautam Singhania in the Ferrari 458 at Buddh International Circuit.
Buddh International Circuit also saw Jaypee Punjab Warriors visit before their hockey match with Delhi Waveriders on 14th January in New Delhi. Team members enjoyed the day out at the circuit with some players donning race helmets and hanging out next to the Mercedes Benz course cars.
11th edition of Pune International Film Festival is from 10th – 17th Jan 2013, and mobility partner, Volkswagen India will sponsor VIP Shuttle Service for PIFF. Volkswagen India will provide a fleet of 8 cars to ease commute for delegates/guests at the festival. Concurrently, Volkswagen Group India has partnered with Indo-German Urban Mela as “City Partners” for Pune. The 10 day exhibition will be on from January 11th to 20th, 2013, and is being hosted at the Deccan College Grounds. The German automaker will organise plant tours offering free shuttle services from the venue to the VW plant at Chakan. A fleet of 10 VW vehicles will be used to provide transportation during the Urban Mela. Volkswagen is showcasing the MicroCity and NILS concepts at the VW pavilion, apart from bringing future targets based on innovation, hybrid mobility, responsibility, sustainability, ThinkBlue, eco compatible technologies, recycling concepts, renewable sources of energy to the table.
TIMEX Group India Ltd in association with BMW India, has today unveiled the Marathon Lead Car & Marathon Timer for the 10th edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013 on 20th January, 2013. The event saw actor John Abraham, Vinit Kapahi, Head of Marketing, Timex Group India Limited, and Christian Saffer, Director- Marketing, BMW attend.