A 1st edition of a new Annual Rally is set to take place
to Madras in set stages over 25 days..
Not only will competitors be aiming for personal honours but, to embrace the spirit of historic competition, they will also compete for the Jewel of Nations trophy. Competitors will be grouped into national teams which they will represent for the honour of their country. Teams are expected from the UK, Australia, USA and India as well as other European countries.
|6857Kms. - 25 days||Day 13||Gwalior|
|Day 1||BOMBAY to Braoda||Day 14||Jabalpur|
|Day 2||Udaipur||Day 15||Kanha National Park|
|Day 3||Jodhpur||Day 16||Nagpur|
|Day 4||Jaisalmer||Day 17||Hyderabad|
|Day 5||Bikaner||Day 18||Rest Day|
|Day 6||Rest Day||Day 19||Night Stage|
|Day 7||Jaipur||Day 20||Banagalore|
|Day 8||Agra||Day 21||Mysore|
|Day 9||Naini Tal||Day 22||Ootacamund|
|Day 10||Mussoorie||Day 23||Triuchchirappall|
|Day 11||Delhi||Day 24||Pondicherry|
|Day 12||Rest Day||Day 25||MADRAS and FINISH|
The 'Jewel of India Classic Rally' will not be a speed event and
won't require crews to have previous rallying experience, but it will call
for driving skills, stamina, determination,
navigational knowledge and competent preparation of the
vehicles. Already vehicles as diverse as a 4½ litre Bentley, a
Jaguar XK l20 and an MG B are on the entry list.
Commenting on 'the Jewel', organiser Conrad Birch, said, "This is a rare opportunity for a driver to represent his or her country, as the Jewel of Nations Trophy will be the pinnacle of achievement for the competitors."
"To ensure that the evenings will be as comfortable as possible after a hard day's driving, we will be staying in some of the most luxurious hotels in India, including Indian Palace Hotels, once the homes of India's maharajas. Where these aren't available the competitors will stay in hotels from the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World club. "
"To ensure the smooth running of the event the rally is supported by the Vintage & Classic Car Club of India and our own professional organisation."
Tel: +44 (0) 181
688 7171 or
Fax: +44 (0) 181 649 9505,
24 hour brochure line: +44 (0) 181 688 6866.
More detail is available on the organizer's web site via the following link Jewel of India
The cost for two persons and vehicle is reported as 15,950 UK Pounds*,
a deposit of 50 UK Pounds is required with a completed entry form.
* N.B. This excludes daily meals apart from Breakfast which is included at all first class overnight Hotel Accommodation and an evening meal at Brooklands. Cost for additional persons can be quoted as required.
Date : Friday the 27th.November 1998
Format : Closed Event
Venue : RAC Club - PALL MALL, LONDON
Itinerary : Evening assembly and Cocktails, will be followed by a Formal Dinner (Black Tie)
The meal will be followed by a talk from a Guest Speaker and Chairman's anecdotes including a summary to round off the 1998 Club activities.
Awards to be announced will include the recipient of the Sir George White Trophy which is presented annually to a person or persons, for their outstanding service rendered to the club.
Limited accomodation is available and naturally Booking Details will be issued in due course via the usual Club channels. RSVP.
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