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Second Cartier “Travel with Style” exhibition held in the capital
Words: Gasha Aeri
Photography: Cartier

India, as the world knows it, has always been a mystical land with a rich heritage and culture. In order to celebrate that fervour, Cartier recently organised the second “Travel with Style” exhibition at The Polo Grounds, New Delhi. Here cars from different eras, both in terms of design and technology were exhibited. As a pre-requisite for participating in the exhibition, the cars had to be in running order and had  to make one circuit at the event. This year 56 cars were selected to compete in seven categories. A panel of internationally known judges, comprising HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Sir Anthony Bamford, David Clark, William ‘Chip’ Connor II, Sir Michael Kadoorie, Yasmine Le Bon, Olivier Martinez, John McCaw, Gordon Murray, Bryan Ferry and Peter Stevens announced the winners at the awards ceremony. Some special additional awards this year were: A special Children’s Choice award, the judges of which were the children of judges John McCaw and William ‘Chip’ Connor II, and a Lady Judge’s Choice award given by former model Yasmin Le Bon. The Master of Ceremonies was Mr Alain de Cadenet who has made his reputation building and driving his own sports prototypes, taking on the entire factory’s work teams, and at times even beating them.The Best Car of the Show Award was won by the 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Dome Roof Limousine (the Throne Car) owned by HIH Princess Ezra of Hyderabad. Other categories were the best Jaguar class (won by 1947 SS Jaguar), the best Roadster (won by 1959 Daimler SP 250 Dart), the Indian heritage class (won by  1955 Fiat 1100-103 Millecento), the Post-war classic class (won by  1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible-American and 1958 Mercedes 300D-European), and the Resurrection class (won by 1929 Mercedes Nurburg) among many others.

CAPTIONS:
1.Cartier CEO & President Bernard Fornas
2.Princess Ezra of Hyderabad gets the prize winning tropy from CEO Bernard Fornas of Cartier
3.1925 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 owned by Yadupati Singhania

 

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