Rare 1930s Cadillacs among cars in 21 Gun vintage rally


New Delhi: Two rare models of Cadillac, a 1922 Moon and a 1942 Packard 180 Limo, are among the 100 automobile beauties that will be on parade in the city as part of an international vintage rally later this month, organisers on Tuesday said.

Addressing a press conference here, founder of 21 Gun Salute Heritage and Cultural Trust Madan Mohan said, “The eighth edition will present rare and legendary cars, along with other finest handpicked vintage cars like the 1933 Cadillac V-12 and 1930 Cadillac V-16 (both models being the only ones in India).”

He said that the US, the UK, Australia, Singapore and Italy have confirmed participation, and the event has received a “huge support” from the ministry of tourism. A 1939 Delage D8 120 (the US), 1922 Bentley (Australia), 1908 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn and 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud (the UK), R.R. Phantom James Young Edition (Singapore), 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS ZagatoAprile (Italy) will delight the crowd, Mohan said.

Hundred rare and premium vintage cars will participate in the ‘21 Gun Salute Drive: A drive in the Lutyens’ Delhi’ on 17 February. “The rally will be flagged off from India Gate, and it will end at Ambience Greens Golf Course in Gurgaon. On the way, it will pass by several historic landmarks,” he added.

In Gurgaon, the cars will be on display till 18 February. Four of the cars, which would take part in the event, were showcased on Tuesday at the Tehri Garhwal House here, during the press interaction. 1922 Moon, 1942 Packard 180 Limo, 1948 Buick Super Convertible and 933 Cadillac V-12 were exhibited, organisers said.

“The vision of the event is to bring India forward, as a world-class global motoring tourism destination,” Mohan said. Besides, showcasing the rich automotive heritage to the world, the rally will also take up a social cause of raising funds for children with special needs, he said.livemint