The Cartier Travel With Style Concours d’Elegance was held 9-10 February, 2013 in Mumbai, India. The biennial event saw a select field of 70 automobiles and 30 motorcycles displayed on the grounds of the Taj Lands End Hotel and Resort.
Curated by Indian automotive guru Manvendra Singh of Barwani and organized by Briton Mark Shand, brother to HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, the third edition saw the Cartier Concours grow ever more in stature to one of the top-tier automotive events on the world stage.
Among spectators and participants that included its fair share celebrities, royalty and business titans, the ever-present Sir Stirling Moss stood out, especially when near the 1952 Jaguar C-Type (XKC 005) that he and Norman Dewis took the start in the 1952 Mille Miglia. Moss later drove the same C-Type to victory at Reims to record the very first win for a disc-braked car.
Best of Show at the 2013 Cartier Travel With Style Concours d’Elegance was awarded to the 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II owned by Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, while the Best of Show – Motorcycle went to the 1915 Indian of Subodh Nath.
Additional winners included a 1906 Napier Type L76 owned by Princess Esra of Hyderabad, the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II All Weather Cabriolet entered by Maharaja of Rajkot, a 1926 Chrysler Model C and a 1933 Studebaker Commander, both owned by Viveck Goenka, and the Judge’s Choice for the brilliant 1932 Invicta Model S of Kooverji Gamadia.
Similar to the 2011 Cartier Concours, Anamit Sen was in Bombay for the third edition of the Cartier “Travel with Style” Concours with his camera and came away with a large set of images for Sports Car Digest.
Cartier Travel With Style Concours d’Elegance 2013 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
Cartier Travel With Style Concours d’Elegance 2013 – Award Winners
Best of Show – 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
Best of Show, Motorcycle – 1915 Indian
Edwardian Class – 1906 Napier Type L76
Pre-War Classic – 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
Pre-War Classic, All-Weather Cabriolets – 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
Pre-War Classic Tourers, 1921 Lanchester 40HP
Pre-War Classic Limousine, 1938 Buick 90 Limited
Post War Classic, American – 1954 Cadillac Series 60 Special
Post War Classic, European – 1947 Invicta Black Prince
Roadster, Pre-War – (tie) 1921 Fiat 501 Corsa and 1936 Adler Trumpf Junior Sport
Roadster, Post War – 1959 MG MGA
Indian Heritage – 1949 Fiat 500C
Shikar Cars – 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Half-Ton
Preservation – 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
Resurrection Cup – 1933 Studebaker Commander
Judge’s Choice – 1932 Invicta Model S
Ladies Judges’s Choice – 1926 Chrysler Model C
[Source: Anamit Sen]