Tata Steel hosts Jamshedpur’s 3rd Vintage and Classic Car & Bike Rally

    The event saw participation of over 160 vintage cars and bikes from the 1920s to 1980s.

    Published On Mar 02, 2024 09:00:00 AM

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    The third edition of the Tata Steel Vintage and Classic Car & Bike Rally was organised on February 25, with beautiful automobiles lined up at Gopal Maidan, Jamshedpur. The rally was organised as part of the 185th Founder`s Day celebration, honouring the vision and memory of Tata Group’s founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata.

    Over 160 vintage and classic cars and bikes dating from the 1920s to the 1980s registered for the rally, with participation coming from the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Punjab and Odisha.

    This classic Jeep had come all the way from Odisha to participate in the event.

    The rally was flagged off by Chanakya Chaudhary, vice president corporate services, Tata Steel, along with Probal Ghosh, vice president, shared services, Tata Steel and Chaitanya Bhanu, vice president, steel manufacturing, Tata Steel at Gopal Maidan. Landmarks covered during the rally included Bharucha Mansion, Jubilee Park, United Club, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Keenan Stadium and St. George’s Church, traversing a total distance of 23km before culminating at the United Club.

    The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from the citizens of Jamshedpur, who gathered in large numbers to see the vintage vehicles at Gopal Maidan and United Club.

    Mercedes Nurburg, one of only two in India, owned by Tata Steel.

    Addressing the august gathering during the prize distribution ceremony at the United Club, Chaudhary said that signature events such as the Jamshedpur Vintage and Classic Car & Bike Rally are aligned with Tata Steel’s corporate philosophy of supporting initiatives that preserve, protect and promote cultural heritage. He added that the event not only showcases rare and beautiful machines, but also is a testament to the celebration of history and culture.

    The rally ended at United Club with a prize distribution by esteemed guests, Chanakya Chaudhary, vice president, corporate services, Tata Steel; Avneesh Gupta, vice president, TQM and Engineering & Projects; Uttam Singh, vice president, iron making, Tata Steel; Probal Ghosh, vice president, shared services, Tata Steel; Niroop Mahanty; Rupa Mahanty and other senior officials.

    The Mercury 8 sedan of the Roy family of Cossimbazar was the overall winner in the car category. 

    The overall Champion in Best Car category was a Mercury 8, owned by Sourav Roy, while the Overall Champion in Best Bike category was Hermit Singh Bhamra, who owns a Triumph 3HW. (winners list annexed). Judges for the event were Prithvi Nath Tagore, Nitin Sreshtha, Saikat Dutta and Harjit Singh Dhanjal.

    This year, the Super Biker’s club of Jamshedpur also participated in the event displaying 16 bikes including those from Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati and Triumph. The bikers included two women.

    This gorgeos Triumph 3HW was the overall winner the bike category. 

    Started in 2022 as part of its efforts to conserve and nurture India’s sports, arts and culture, Tata Steel expects to make the Jamshedpur Rally not only the most sought after event in Jamshedpur during Founder`s Day celebrations, but in India too. The growing popularity of the rally is already evidenced by the big increase in the number of participating vehicles in every edition.

    The first edition of the rally that was held as part of the 183rd Founder`s Day celebration honouring the vision and memory of the Company’s and Tata Group’s founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata.

    The rare Royal Enfield Fantabulous scooter with a side car of Anand Kumar Sharma. 

    Jamshedpur is not only home to connoisseurs of prized vintage cars and bikes, but also has a rich cultural history and heritage. The rally is aimed at promoting the richness of Jamshedpur’s culture and its history. Increasing number of vehicles every year is testament to the fact that the event in garnering immense response from stakeholders.

    All winners at Jamshedpur vintage classic car rally
    CategoryModelOwners
    Oldest car at the showMercedes Benz NurburgTata Motors Ltd
    Oldest two-wheeler at the showJames 125 CCM A Moin
    Best restored carMercury 8Saurav Roy
    Runner up to best restored carChevy FleetmasterDebdut Roychowdhury
    Best restored bikeTriumph 3HWHermit Singh Bhamra
    Runner up to best restored bikeFrancis BarnettAnand Kumar Sharma
    Judges choice for the most elegant car at the showChevrolet FastbackMamita Jaiswal
    Judges choice for the most elegant two-wheeler at the showRoyal EnfieldGurinder Singh
    Best car built between 1920 -1940Baby Austin / Chevrolet Confederate -Raj Kumar Shah / Col Arup Ratan Basu
    Runner up to best car built between 1920-1940Ford Tourer 10Ranajit Gooptu
    Best car built between 1941-1960Fiat 1100Saurav Roy
    Runner up to the best car built between 1941-1960Fiat MillicentoDeb Kumar Pal
    Best car built between 1961-1985FiatIndrojit Sircar
    Runner up to the best car built between 1961-1985Mahindra FC150Dhananjay Narayan Bhanja Deo
    Best two-wheeler Built till 1940Excelsior WelbikeGurmukh Singh Bhamra
    Runner up to best two-wheeler built till 1940Francis BarnettAnand Kumar Sharma
    Best two-wheeler built between 1941-1960Royal Enfield BulletManmohan Verma
    Runner up to best two wheeler built between 1941-1960BSA C12Rohit Kumar Singh
    Best two-wheeler between 1961-1985Dollar Yezdi RoadkingAaqib Jawed Khan
    Runner up to best two-wheeler between 1961-1985Yamaha RD 350Brigadier PK Jha
    Best Jawa/Yezdi at the showYezdi D250 ClassicDanish Barkati
    Best BSA at the showBSA B31Jasbir Singh
    Best Scooter at the showVespa 150 VBAZaki Anwar
    Runner up to best scooter at the showRoyal Enfield FantabulousAnand Kumar Sharma
    Best Fiat/Premier at the showFiatIndrojit Sircar
    Best Ambassador at the showAmbassador Mark 3Nilanjana Chatterjee
    Best off-roader (all makes)Willys MBDhananjay Narayan Bhanja Deo
    Best paddle cycle at the showRaleigh BicycleB K Jena
    Best road running section (car)Chevy FleetlinerMamita Jaiswal
    Runner up to best road running section (car)Willys JeepBrigadier PK Jha
    Best road running section (two-wheeler)BSA C12Rohit Kumar Singh
    Runner-up to best road running section (two-wheeler)Royal EnfieldManmohan Verma
    Overall Champion (cars)Mercury 8Sourav Roy
    Overall Champion (two-wheelers)Triumph 3HWHermit Singh Bhamra

    Also See:

    95 vintage cars, bikes showcased at Alipore Museum in Kolkata

    VCCCI 2024 Rally image gallery

    Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally celebrates its 10th anniversary

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