For its sixth edition, the biennial Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance will head to the majestic Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
After hosting an immensely successful fifth edition in Hyderabad in 2017, the Cartier Travel is all set to reach the 'Pink City' of India with Style Concours d’Elegance on 24th February 2019. For those unfamiliar with this event, Cartier is known for hosting the first-ever international Concours d’Elegance – titled Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ in India at the Royal Western India Turf Club Mumbai in 2008, and it is considered to be one of the most prestigious automotive heritage events in India. The event showcases a collection of some of the rarest and most preserved vehicles from across India, curated by the highly respected automotive collector and restorer Manvendra Singh Barwani and his son Siddharaj Singh. And it ranked alongside popular international Concours like the Villa D’Este Concorso D’Eleganza of Italy and the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elégance of North America.
After hosting five successful editions in Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad, Cartier will take this prestigious heritage event to the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan, for its sixth edition. Sharing his thoughts as the esteemed curator of Cartier Travel with Style, Mr Manvendra Singh, said, 'With each edition, the response to Cartier Travel with Style has been overwhelming. With the last edition at the land of pearls, Hyderabad, we have gone beyond Delhi and Mumbai. With this edition, we are exploring the Land of the Maharajas – India’s pink city, Jaipur as a uniquely Indian event, promoting Indian automotive heritage.'
The Cartier Travel with Style Concours d'Elégance also boasts of affiliation to FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) World Motoring Heritage Year Program with patronage from UNESCO. Listed as a 'Type 1' event, the Concours also presents a special FIVA Preservation Award, honouring the best preserved classic car in the 'Preservation Class' category. The second edition of the event introduced both the 'Preservation Class' and the 'Indian Heritage Class', the latter of which offers due recognition and a fresh lease of life to cars built in early independent India.
This year, renowned classic car adjudicator Simon Kidston will be the chief judge for Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance. Kidston's impressive portfolio includes judging at Pebble Beach and playing the role of a multilingual commentator of the Mille Miglia and the Villa d’Este Concours, to name a few.
Mentioned below are the categories for the 2019 edition of Cartier Travel with Style Concours d'Elégance:
Pre-War Classics – up to, and including, 1945
Post-War Classics – Open to cars built from 1946 up to, and including, 1965
Roadsters – from 1946 up to, and including, 1969
Indian Heritage – Indian made or assembled from 1947 up to, and including, 1965
Preservation – up to, and including, 1965
Pre War Transportation – up to, and including, 1945 (special class)
Veteran (Vintage) – up to, and including, 1930
Pre-War – from 1931 up to, and including, 1945
Post-War – from 1946 up to, and including, 1969