Saturday, February 20, 2010

Old beauties to hit roads today

13 Feb 2010JAIPUR: The vintage cars Mercedes, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Ferrari are all set to hit the city roads on Saturday. The 12th Vintage and Classic Cars rally is being organised by The Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club (RASCC) in association with state department of tourism

The rally will be flagged-off by Bina Kak, tourism minister. It will pass through various historical places like Badi Chauper, Hawa Mahal, Jai Mahal, Amber Fort and proceed to Ramgarh dam.
Dayanidhi Kasliwal, president, Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club, said, "This year, the car rally has been dedicated to late Rajmata Gayatri Devi. "Rajmata always was passionate about the car rallies that even she drove her cars twice in our rallies inspite of her ill health," said Kasliwal.
The prize distribution ceremony will take place at Hotel Clarks Amber by governor Prabha Rao. The trophy will be given to the best participating car in the Classic section. This year the organisers have received over 100 entries, including 10 cars belonging from Heritage Club of India and few cars are expected from Jodhpur. The cars, which will be participating are, Packard, Cadillac, Daimler, Jaguars, Austins, Chrysler, Studebaker, Humber, Erskine, Ford Mustang.
The cars will be displayed for public exhibition at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace, Civil Lines on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. The exhibition will be inaugurated by S Gaurier, chief post master general, Rajasthan Circle, department of post. Some cars were shown in movies like Zubeida, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Gandhi and Queenie.
Avijit Singh, secretary of RASCC informed that a special cover will be released with the co-operation of department of posts, Rajasthan Circle, and Philatelic Society of Rajasthan. "The cover will depict the late Rajmata Gayatri Devi with her vintage Rolls Royce

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