Cartier announces ‘Travel With Style’ Concours for 2011
February 24, 2011: Luxury watch and jewellery brand Cartier held an elegant press meet to announce the second Cartier ‘Travel With Style’ Concours, which will showcase another extraordinary collection of India’s unique Classic Cars on March 12, 2011 at The New Delhi Jaipur Polo Club.
The guests and the media got to feast their eyes on some vintage beauties owned by Diljeet Titus, Amitabh Adhar, Rajiv Kehr, and Harsh Pati Singhania as they enjoyed champagne and light snacks at the unique Aman New Delhi.
Cartier ‘Travel in Style’ celebrates the remarkable design and craftsmanship which went into creating these most luxurious and distinctive of cars. A panel of hand-chosen international classic car cognoscenti from across the globe will judge the cars in different classifications.
During the time of the Raj, India’s opulent ruling families bought the finest cars in the world in unbelievable quantity and the greatest coach builders and designers were specially commissioned to produce lavish, distinctive and sometimes bizarre specifications to satisfy the whims, taste and eccentricities of their fabulously rich clients.
New Delhi shall experience the second ‘Travel in Style’ exhibition celebrating the automotive design and coach building of India’s belle époque. However, this year, to keep in vein with the mystique and excitement of a ‘true’ Concours, every car has to be in running order and will make one circuit at the event, guaranteeing a truly wondrous spectacle.
Fifty six cars have been selected to compete in seven categories at the Cartier Concours in New Delhi, adding four new exciting classes: the Indian Heritage Class, the Preservation Class, the Classics / Rolls Royce Class and the Jaguar Class. The returning categories this year are - the Classics, the Post-War Classics and Roadsters. While the Preservation Class is an internationally known class, the three new classes have been specially created by the Cartier Concours Curator H.H. Rana Manvendra Singh of Barwani for this show.
The beautiful spectacle of vintage cars vying for attention at the Jaipur Polo Grounds is sure to be magnificent…and absolutely not to be missed!