Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours
The Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours showcased an extraordinary collection of India’s unique Classic Cars at the New Delhi Jaipur Polo Club, this weekend.
Owned by Indian royalty and private collectors, some of the most rare and historically significant automobiles were on display in public for the first time.
The relationship between Cartier and India started more than a 100 years ago, when Maharajas of the time commissioned jewellery and watches from Cartier. Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours d’Elegance is an ideal homage to the luxurious history of India.
The highlight of the Classic Rolls-Royce Class was the 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 H.P. One of the most famous cars in the world, this Silver Ghost, known as the ‘Throne Car’, was ordered by the H.H. Mahbub Ali Khan, Nizam VI of Hyderabad, the richest man in the world of that era. It is one of the most legendary, unique and expensive cars that Rolls-Royce ever manufactured.
The Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours d’Elegance was judged by an international panel of celebrities from the automotive, creative, business, media, film, music, fashion and sporting worlds. HRH Prince Michael of Kent, French actor Olivier Martinez, international supermodel Yasmin Le Bon, Simon Kidston former European President of the world-leading collectors and classic car auctioneers Bonhams, Sir Anthony Bamford chairman JCB excavators, Lapo Elkann currently the brand promoter at Fiat, Bryan Ferry singer and songwriter, Prof. Gordon Murray a renowned designer of F1 racing cars and the McLaren F1 road car and Peter Stevens a British freelance car designer for a.o. Lotus Cars and the MG Rover Group.
Set to rank alongside the other world-renowned Concours, such as the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK), the ‘Concorsa d’Eleganza’ at the Villa d’Este (I); and the ‘Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance’ in California (US), the Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours has put New Delhi on the International Classic Car Circuit.
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