Caption: Shri Anil Deshmukh, Hon. Dwelling Minister, Maharashtra and Santosh Iyer, vice president, revenue and internet marketing, Mercedes-Benz, India flagging off the rally.
A amazing assortment of traditional Mercedes-Benzes collected at the Taj Lands End seaside garden, each of the cars being of legendary pedigree. From Viveck Goenka’s 1929 W08 Nurburg, the oldest auto at the event, to youngtimers these as the R129 500SL, it was a bedazzling mix of automotive nostalgia, contrasted judiciously by the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV.
- MBCCR 2020 highlighted humanity’s resilience in seeking instances
- Rally saw participation from some of the most immaculately kept Mercedes classics
- Entourage of common Mercs wowed crowds throughout the Sunday early morning travel in Mumbai
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A total of 46 cars participated in the 7th edition of the MBCCR, with enthusiastic individuals driving in to bring collectively the rarest assortment of Mercedes-Benz model families through the a long time. Supercar fanatic Gautam Singhania drove in with his impeccable 190SL, when industrialist Viveck Goenka stunned absolutely everyone present with his scarce and immaculate assortment of Mercedes-Benzes, like icons these as the W111 Fintail. Another noteworthy point out will have to be produced of the W136 170V belonging to Yashvardhan Ruia, and also Zahir Merchant’s W191 170S. Mr. Vikram Bokey from Pune took component in his immaculate 500SEL (W126) that is considered to have run under 25,000 miles because new. Each common technology of the E-Course, SL-Course and S-Class was represented at the event, adding to the prestigious lineage of the Mercedes-Benz Typical Automobile Rally.
The MBCCR was, in a poetic way, symbolic of Mercedes-Benz’s journey by the ages, retaining its timelessness and popularity even in the deal with of adversity – just like the manufacturer has marched ahead by the previous century. A spotlight of this version of the MBCCR was the felicitation of frontline Covid-19 warriors, in particular the women of all ages in the Maharashtra Law enforcement department, who ended up recognised and lauded by the event’s chief visitor, Honorable Household Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh.
“For the very last nine to 10 months, we have all been fighting again versus the pandemic. The Mumbai Law enforcement are not going to give up and the fight will go on for as lengthy as it usually takes. I’m really content to see functions this sort of as these recognising their services to culture in this unparalleled time”, explained Deshmukh in his handle to the contributors.
Mercedes-Benz vice president (gross sales & internet marketing) Santosh Iyer (VP/MD), who flagged off the occasion along with Anil Deshmukh, was hugely amazed by the deep-rooted admirer-subsequent for the 3-pointed star in India. Underlining the present of resilience, he explained, “It’s a satisfaction to see so a lot of ‘car-proud’ participants, adult men and girls who are proud of the heritage and innovation of Mercedes-Benz autos and have taken great pains to continue to keep their cars immaculately preserved. We at Mercedes-Benz have been relentlessly supporting the point out and central governments in the battle towards Covid-19, and we will continue on doing our little bit until eventually the battle is more than.”
Perseus Bandrawalla, curator, MBCCR, took satisfaction in the mind-boggling aid from the members and authorities alike, and summed up the event articulately. “This year’s MBCCR party is a particular 1, not only owing to the automobiles – the legitimate stars of the present – but also due to the fact this Rally for Resilience, rising from a truly making an attempt yr, is best represented by these traditional Mercedes-Benz cars that have remained resilient from the exam of time.” claimed Perseus, in his concluding deal with to the attendees.
The 7th edition of the MBCCR was held subsequent rigid social distancing actions, making sure the protection of the participants, who were awarded certificates, trophies and memorabilia for earning the occasion a genuinely grand affair, however once more.