Annual Mercedes Benz Classic Car Rally 2019 was Organised
News Desk, News Nation 360 : The MBCCR, which was first organized by Autocar India in 2014, is the only one of its kind in the country when it comes to classic car rallies. It is also among the biggest and most prestigious events of its kind in Asia. The blue riband rally also marks two other milestones : Mercedes Benz’ 25th year in the country and Autocar India’s 20th anniversary. The morning started with the burble of massive eight-cylinder engines, a grand excess of chrome, and encounters with automobiles of an era long gone. The best of the sixth edition of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally (MBCCR), was witnessed on November 10 in Mumbai. Over the last six years, participation in the rally has grown multifold despite the limited number of vintage and classic Benzes that were imported into India. What has also grown is the sheer variety of classic
Mercedes on display. The first edition of MBCCR only witnessed two 170V models. This year, there was nearly everybody style (including a rare
roadster) of the 170V in attendance, with a 230L Pullman for company. Also, part of the 2018 edition of the rally were stars such as a 1958 300 SL Roadster, a 1914 Benz Runabout, which is the oldest surviving Benz in India, and a couple of Adenaeurs. A 1929 W08 Nurburg and an extremely rare 500 K roadster were among the immaculately maintained gems that were the part of this event that has revitalized the classic Mercedes scene in the country. Autocar's Perseus Bandrawalla, curator of the MBCCR said that the cars on display range from the Benz Patent-Motorwagen to the Maybach 62 so that's a century of cars from Mercedes-Benz. But, as importantly, the rally also represents the evolution of the motor car over the last 100 years.
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Report : Anustup Kundu