New Delhi, 26th February, 2017: The Statesman, one of India’s oldest media and publication houses, is also the proud flag-bearer of the country’s oldest annual car rally whose journey began in 1964. The 51st edition of The S
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The show ended in the evening with a special prize distribution ceremony for the rally participants. Nearly 50 trophies were awarded in categories such as Most Elegant Car and Best Overall Performance. Among the prestigious trophies presented were The Restoration Trophy, The Statesman Challenge Trophy and the JMAI Trophy. The enthusiastic audience, who loudly cheered the winners, was also treated to melodious tunes played by a BSF band.
Over 90 vintage vehicles and 25 classic motorcycles were displayed in the exhibition area.
About The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally: The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally is the oldest continuously-run vintage car rally in India or the sub-continent. The first edition of the rally took place back in 1964 in Delhi and then in 1968 in Kolkata. The property is owned and managed by The Statesman, a nearly 200-year-old newspaper that organises the event each year.