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Coming soon: India’s first-ever rally for modern classics

19th Feb 2021 6:10 pm

Due to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines the event has been postponed. New date will be announced soon. Stay tuned.


The event has been postponed for now.  New date will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

The country’s first ever rally dedicated to modern classics will be held on March 7. The Young Classics Car Rally is being presented by car care brand Turtle Wax in association with Autocar India. The cars will be showcased at the Sofitel, in the Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, and the rally is expected roll along the Bandra Reclamation Promenade and Bandra Bandstand.

  • Cars to be showcased at the Sofitel in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
  • Will showcase cars from the 1970s to early 2000s
  • Interested participants can share contact and car details on classics@autocarindia.com

The Young Classics Car Rally will partner with Shaman Youngtimers and showcase motoring icons launched between the 1970s and the early 2000s. This is a class of cars that has been heating up the collector market and is popular among the younger generation of enthusiasts. These cars are expected to carry forward the heritage car movement in India and globally in coming years. The event will also coincide with Turtle Wax’s diamond jubilee celebrations in March.

Young Classics Car Rally: expected cars

Young and modern classics expected to participate in the rally include several models from Ferrari and Maserati, alongside American sportscars such as Mustangs and Corvettes and rarer cars (for India) such as the Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am. British brands, too, will make their presence felt at the rally, and a fair few Jaguar E-Types, Land Rovers and Range Rovers — along with a Lotus Elise — are expected to join in. Other highlights will include popular modern classics from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, as well as some JDM stars, including Toyota Supras, Mazda Miatas and the legendary Honda S2000.

There will be no judging at the Young Classics Car Rally 2021. “Young Classics or modern classics have been gaining popularity as they resonate with today’s new generation of enthusiasts,” said Perseus Bandrawalla, show curator and Autocar India classic car expert.

“Turtle Wax has been a pioneer in helping cars shine across the globe, and it is our privilege to be part of a first-of-its-kind rally for young classics in India. We have proudly and passionately launched many firsts in car care, including liquid car wax, and we hope to bring that expertise to cater to the changing needs of the Indian car consumers as well,” said Sajan Puravangara, Executive Director and Country Manager - India and South Asia, Turtle Wax India.

Young Classics Car Rally: registration details

The Young Classics Car Rally, which will be held in accordance with COVID-19 protocol, will have limited entries. If you own a young classic and are interested in participating, write to classics@autocarindia.com with your contact details, and your car’s manufacturer and model name, registration number, and year of manufacture.

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