15th Vintage & Classic Car Rally
Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, celebrated its association with 15th Vintage & Classic Car Rally in Jaipur. The car rally organized by Rajasthan Tourism & Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club, Jaipur along with Audi India/Audi Jaipur was inaugurated by Mr. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India.
“I am delighted to continue our partnership with the Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club in Jaipur - the capital of royalty and luxury. Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas has been setting the standards for luxury in India for centuries. It is a matter of great joy to see cars after cars that have chalked down automobile history, and each car has a brilliant and glorious story to tell of its own. We at Audi love to celebrate the history and what better than the iconic Audi 100 of cricket legend- Ravi Shastri to be displayed- a car we had restored with Audi Jaipur over the last year,” said Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India.
The pink city of India was painted red by the gloriously resplendent cars of yester years. A host of pre and post-war cars were seen in all their regal beauty on the first day of the rally. The participating cars were exhibited at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur. Attracting its fair share of attention was the Audi 100 which was gifted to the cricket legend Mr. Ravi Shastri for his brilliant performance in the World Series Cricket in 1985. For the spectators to get a sense of Audi’s pioneering automotive advancements from then to now, a lot of new Audi cars were also displayed.
On the second day of the rally, the cars were flagged off from Hotel Jai Mahal Palace Lawns. The historical cars drove through the historical places of Jaipur leaving behind a trail of nostalgia. Spectators witnessed a fusion of past and present which left them wanting for more. Some of these cars have featured in movies like Gandhi, Queenie, Zubeida, Bhool Bhulaiya, Veer and Sher which is under production. They have also featured in various commercials.