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MBCCR 2021: India’s hottest basic automotive occasion is again | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Nov 25, 2021 07:18:00 PM

The eighth version of the Mercedes-Benz Basic Automobile Rally will probably be held on December 5 in Mumbai, and it’s higher than ever earlier than.

The celebs will probably be out within the daytime, as a part of the eighth version of the Mercedes-Benz Basic Automobile Rally (MBCCR). Organised by Autocar India, in affiliation with Mercedes-Benz, the rally will probably be held on December 5 on the Taj Lands Finish, in Mumbai. 

The rally, first organised by Autocar India in 2014, is the nation’s premier basic automotive occasion and has catalysed the creation of a group of proud Mercedes-Benz basic automotive house owners and restorers. This yr’s rally will see a constellation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles from numerous many years, together with each technology of the Mercedes-Benz SL, S-Class, E-Class and even the C-Class in virtually each physique fashion. These vehicles will probably be accompanied by uncommon fashions such because the Adenauer limousines in a minimum of two variants, the 170V vary and a few S-Class coupes and cabriolets. The occasion can even see some trendy classics such because the SLS Gullwing and Roadster and the Maybach 62, alongside some SLs and S-Class fashions from the ’80s and ’90s. Over 50 vehicles are scheduled to participate within the MBCCR 2021, together with a Unimog motor house and a duplicate of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the corporate’s — and the world’s — first-ever vehicle.

Individuals and their vehicles will drive in a convoy from Taj Lands Finish to Worli Sea Face and again. MBCCR 2021 can even see contributors from a number of components of the nation. The Jam Sahib of Nawanagar’s 1955 300 Adenauer, painstakingly and lovingly restored by Mayur Khasrani, is one in all them and giving it firm will probably be Abbas Jasdanwalla’s 300 Adenauer Limousine from Pune, Pradeep Naik‘s V123 Limousine from Goa, and Althaf A M‘s W123 240D from Kochi.

“Our household has owned a number of Mercedes-Benz automobiles during the last six many years, and we nonetheless have many of those vehicles in our storage. I look ahead to taking part within the rally and studying extra about different equally — and impeccably — maintained Mercedes that also run in addition to they did after they have been new,” stated hotelier Samit Hede. Hede, who owns each successive technology of the S-Class since 1950, will probably be taking part on the rally together with his Mercedes 280SEL (W108).

“The MBCCR performed an instrumental function in rekindling my fascination with classics. I reacquired my S123 240TD some 20 years after I’d offered it and count on to have a good time with it on the rally,” stated businessman Jagdish Thackersey.

Martin Schwenk, Mercedes-Benz India MD and CEO, stated that the MBCCR had advanced into one in all India’s most awaited motoring occasions, that includes a number of the rarest Mercedes-Benzes within the nation. “The immense satisfaction and the unequalled zeal with which our prospects current their Three-Pointed Stars on the rally and drive them on Mumbai roads strongly underlines the love, respect and the impeccable buyer loyalty for Mercedes-Benz. Furthermore, it offers us a platform to share the fervour of basic automotive house owners and reiterates but once more Mercedes-Benz’s unparalleled heritage that has impressed generations of engineers and designers to make modern-day luxurious vehicles for our prospects that set new benchmarks in design, luxurious quotient and technological innovation, every time,” stated Schwenk. 

The rally has additionally created an ecosystem of its personal, which incorporates collectors, restorers and components suppliers, stated Perseus Bandrawalla. “And that’s one thing only a few such occasions the world over have managed to do. I wish to thank Mercedes-Benz India for his or her continued assist,” stated Bandrawalla who has been curating the rally since 2014.

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