Legends, Legacy, and Lakelands!


Elegant and seldom seen automobiles will blazon a new tradition of perfection and grace at the ninth edition of 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance on February 15th and 16th 2020 at the fanciful and quaint Karma Lakelands.

Auto enthusiasts and many automotive greats descend at the national capital of India to attend the biennial 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance during the pleasant midFebruary weekend. This two-day Concours d’Elegance attracts rare cars and special guests from all over the world. This year, the extraordinary Karma Lakelands Golf Course will play host to a rich assortment of historic automobiles, distinguished guests, and eminent personalities for another extravagant edition of 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance.


Rare vintage masterpieces, numerous motoring enthusiasts, and grand cultural celebrations are the high points of Asia’s most luxurious motoring show - The 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance. The event is indeed very imposing, and the grand celebration commences with a splendid flag-off from the historic India Gate on the first day. The vintage/classic cars then parade through Lutyens’ Delhi, which is a sight to behold. These beauties gather at the show field, one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce or a long-row of American Muscle cars at the golf course with many other motoring greats make for an unforgettable exhibit.

Vintage and classic automobile owners have been participating with their finely-restored vehicles at the 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance, since 2011, and this is the only Asian motoring event that hosts, a twin-celebration of Indian heritage and motoring; it’s an opportunity for folks who cherish fine automotive design and connoisseurs of culture, to enjoy the most distinctive historic beauties along with vibrant Indian classical and cultural dance performances, all set amidst the grandeur of nature. The 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance is one of the most significant and prestigious events on the motoring events calendar. This year, the iconic Karma Lakelands golf course will showcase some of the most exotic, rare and sought-after classic and vintage cars, from the marques like Bentley, Rolls Royce, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, to name a few. The Concours is popular with people who love elegant designs, classic vehicles, and Indian culture. Nothing short of extraordinary, the event welcomes rare vehicles, some of which have never been seen outside of museums and private collections.


Concours d’Elegance is a French term that denotes a ‘competition of elegance’ that originated in the 17thcentury in France where aristocrats paraded horsedrawn carriages in the parks and boulevards of Paris, during summer weekends and fiestas. Gears changed, and over time, carriages became horseless, and the convivial gatherings became a contest amongst motoring enthusiasts to be judged on the show field. And for the show fields, the parks were replaced with golf courses.
Just like many other world-renowned motoring events and Concours Shows, the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust and Karma Lakelands will continue the tradition of hosting a grand heritage motoring event at a befitting ultra-luxe venue. This blend of a perfect location and a grand motoring extravaganza is one of the things that makes the event bizarre and grandiose in a way that can be described, like a perfect marriage of elegance and luxury, at their best. An awardwinning event and golf course coupled with opulent surroundings and acres of the verdant panoramas create an oasis of experience. It is only reasonable that such a remarkable event would find itself on this remarkably incredible golf course. Another important facet of 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance and Karma Lakelands is that they both offer - an experience!

Each edition, summons only the most-exquisite cars, at the show field, and the spectators can view these beauties parked at the golf course, from mid-morning through the evening on the Concours weekend, and later soak into the glory that these beauties exhibit, as they walk the ramp at the award ceremony, to add a badge of honor to their memoir. What a glorious moment it is, when the category winners, selected by the event’s wonderful jury, finally compete to bag the ‘Best of Show’ trophy. The event is worth a visit for that alone, but the visitors also enjoy the live-cultural extravaganza, sumptuous food, and the vintage glory around! The event is expected to showcase close to 150 drop-dead-gorgeous cars, from various parts of the world. These incredible rides will glitter on the well-manicured Karma Lakelands Golf Course to continue the unmatched tradition of automotive excellence. Many of the priceless automobiles parked on the golf course for the biennial Concours d’Elegance will travel -far and wide- from different parts of the world, to share their automotive brilliance. Many glorious-antique cars, with enough stories and histories of Maharajas attached to it, generate a lot of curiosity among the show-goers. That said, if you have a passion for vintage cars, you have to find a way to see the 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance. It’s an excursion that’ll take you back in time!

Taking place on the award winning Karma Lakelands golf course, the 21 Gun Salute Concours is sure to offer a memorable experience. The cultural celebration held in conjunction with the Concours adds to the list of distinguishing features of this vintage carnival. Overall, the 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance is a gala motoring event that exudes an authentic Indian charm and slots well into the calendar year of renowned motoring events. Described as the Coachella for car collectors, many enthusiasts, automakers, and explorers flock to the grand venue to see and showcase their prized possessions. The 21 Gun Salute, being the only Asian motoring event to be nominated for the Historic Motoring Awards, London, has earned its way to glory and fame. The event continues to dominate the national spotlight, and as the collector car world continues to mature in India, the newly-styled 21 Gun Salute Concours offers every generation a distinctive way to connect with automobiles and Indian heritage. The magnitude and intensity of judging, the absolute spirit of celebration, and the grandeur are what keeps people excited, and you don’t necessarily need to be a gear head to enjoy this event. The calendar year for automotive events has become action-packed, and the 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance continues to march India forward on the world-heritage motoring tourism map. The 21 Gun Salute Concours is the most famous beauty pageant for vintage and classic cars in Asia. Nothing can beat the pristine setting on the Karma Lakelands golf course greens, the incredible atmosphere, and the most desirable cars in attendance.

As the name ‘Concours d’Elegance’ suggests, the Concours is all about finesse, panache, and elegance, hence the venue. The lush green Karma Lakelands golf course is a perfect venue for our Concours, not to forget the shimmering lake and water bodies along with snow-white bunkers that make the panorama, even more luxurious. The visually striking golf course, reminiscent of classic settings will surely hold one’s attention. Adding to the overall beauty is the verdant landscaping