Chief Guest, HH Maharaja Chhatrapati Shahu II Bhonsle, 13th Maharaja of Kolhapur since 1983 flagged of 21 Gun International Vintage Car Rally 2015 in the presence of Dr Lalit K Panwar, IAS, Secretary Tourism, Govt of India, KTS Tulsi, President , HMCI, Nitin Dossa, President VCCCI, Douglas Fox, Secretary Malaysia Singapore Vintage Car Register, Maharana Manavender Singh ji Bahadur of Barwani, and others. Automotive writer Ken Gross from UK, and Klause Muller were in attendance.
Madan Mohan, Managing Director, 21 Gun International Vintage Car Rally 2015 said this edition surpassed all vintage events in India in terms of participation of vintage cars from across the country. The event looks to place India on the global tourism map with high priority on vintage cars and heritage motoring history. 201 vintage cars from a pool of 3500 vintage cars across India began the morning at Red Fort Ground. Besides richness in automotive history, the rally took up a social cause too. This year the theme was ‘Save the Girl Child’ and a portion of event proceeds will be given as a charity for the welfare and education of the girl child.
21 Gun International Vintage Car Rally 2015 entrants included a Motor Wagon by Karl Friedrich Benz, 1929 Rolls Royce tourer, 1939 Buick special series, 1947 Cadillac convertible, 1923 Rover 8, Ford 1921, 1913 Stoewer, 1928 Morris, Lincoln, Bentley mark 6 1948, 1936 Daimler sports coupe, 1952 Daimler DB 18 DHC, 1946 Lincoln continental, 1935 Avon DHC, 1929 and 1930 Packard 733, and others.
Douglas Fox said The 5th edition of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally and Concourse Auto show is probably the first Indian vintage show, where vintage cars arrived across borders. The rally passed Rajghat, Teenmurti Marg, National art Gallery, before culminating at Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29 Gurgaon. On the second day, Sunday 22nd February 2015, rally cars and bikes took a round of Gurgaon.