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Fali Dhondy's Rolls Royce 20HP claims honours

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Mumbai, Feb 27 (UNI) Fali Dhondy's 1929 Rolls Royce 20HP claimed top honours in the Vintage category of the Vintage Car and Motorcycle Fiesta here.

In the 'Best performance by a car built between 1911 and 1940', Dhondy's Rolls Royce pushed Riyhad Kundanmal's 1934 Austin to second place, while Dr Vijay Mallya's 1928 Buick and Quresh Karachiwala's 1937 Mercedes-Benz 170V were tied in third place at the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India organised event yesterday.

Dr Mallya's 1946 Jaguar SS and Dr Kali Kapadia's Jaguar MK VII shared the honours in a tight contest in the Classics category for the 'Best performance by a car built between 1941 and 1960.

Jacob Eapen Varghese's 1927 BSA, which was named the 'Best maintained car', bagged the Vintage honours in the 'Best Performance by a motor-cycle built before 1940', while Pervez Patel's 1956 BSA won in the Classics category.

Amirali Jetha's black and off-white 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental, was declared the 'Best maintained' car in the Vintage category, while Mumbai Samachar proprietor Hormusji Cama's gleaming maroon and off-white 1947 Silver Wraith, earned the 'Best maintained' car in the Classics category.

The rally was open to cars and motorcycles manufactured between 1940 and 1980, along with some rare cars till 2006 under the Modern Classics category.

Results: Cars: Vintage (1911-1940): 1. 1929 Rolls Royce 20HP (Fali Dhondy), 2. 1934 Austin (Riyhad Kundanmal), 3. 1928 Buick (Dr. Vijay Mallya) and Quresh Karachiwala (Mercedes 170V) Classics (1941-1960): 1. 194 Jaguar SS (Dr Vijay Mallya) and Jaguar MK VII (Dr Kali Kapadia); 2. 1946 Buick-8 (Dinesh Lal), 3. 1947 Chrysler (Pheroze Mehta) Recent Classics (1961-1980): 1. 1969 Volkswagon (Anand Desai), 2. 1962 Fiat (Pheroze Mehta) Best maintained Vintage car (before 1940): 1. 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental (Amirali Jetha) Best maintained Classic car (1941-1960): 1. 1947 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith (Hormusji Cama) Motor-Cycles: Vintage (before 1940): 1927 BSA (Jacob Eapen) Classics (1941-1960): 1956 BSA (Pervez N Patel) Best maintained (Vintage): 1927 BSA (Jacob Eapen) Classic (upto 1960): 1955 BSA Goldstar (Dnyanesh Samant) UNI XR MAZ PM HS1105

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