It’s packed with colour and culture, and the quality of the cars might surprise.
International Vintage Car Rally and Concours d’Elegance 21 Gun Salute
The first 21 Gun Salute took place in 2011, and since then it’s steadily grown in size and quality. It’s just switched to a biennial event, alternating with Cartier’s Indian Concours, with 125 India based collector cars planned for the show field, alongside 15 brought in from overseas and 25 classic motorcycles from around the world. The two-day event starts off with a short rally through Delhi, culminating at the Karma Lakelands Golf Course. It’s packed with colour and culture, and the quality of the cars might surprise anyone unfamiliar with the most recent Indian concours – restoration standards are impressive. Looking for the complete experience? 21 Gun Salute also runs an additional Incredible India Tour – 35 cars, 23 days and 4000km, stopping at a different royal palace every day for meals. The tour ends at the concours, and all 35 cars will be exhibited. If you’ve been to your fair share of UK, European and US concours, perhaps it’s time to see how it’s done in India.