A book on 50 years of The Statesman vintage car rally titled The Statesman 50 Classic Years of Vintage Glory was launched at the grand event of The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally event here.
The book with a classic feel and look – The Statesman 50 Classic Years of Vintage Glory – was released by Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, International Court of Justice, at the event on Sunday that witnessed an impressive number of participants and visitors.
Photographed and curated by photographer Varun Joshi, the book highlights the age-old charm and glorious 50 years of the vintage car rally. Of heritage and nostalgia, classic and sublime, the book is a delight for all car lovers.
RP Gupta, Chairman, and Ravindra Kumar, Editor and Managing Director of The Statesman were also present at the book release function.
The 51st edition of the rally was graced by Commissioner of Delhi Police Amulya Kumar Patnaik as the chief guest. It was flagged off by Naresh Kumar, NDMC chairman,from Statesman House, Barakhamba Road.
There were over 100 participants this year. John Morris, the 1914 fire engine, was the main centre of attraction at the rally.
The Statesman vintage car rally first began in Delhi in the year 1964, titled: The Statesman Vintage Car Rally. Following its huge success, it was brought to Kolkata in 1968, and later it was renamed The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally. Since then, the event is being held every year in New Delhi and Kolkata around this time of the year. This year's Kolkata edition was held on 28 January.