Latest News: The next event will take place February 17th - 19th, 2017
The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show took place for the 6th time. Year after year, the event is getting bigger and better; and this year happened to be the grandest so far. It is not only about cars but also about the vast cultural diversity of the country, represented by the event location, the Red Fort, which shows India’s pride, glory, and cultural elegance since 1648. This was the perfect ambience to witness the blending of India’s Motoring heritage with its enormous cultural heritage. Unlike any other vintage car show organized in the USA, France, Germany, or Italy, this one truly is a different experience altogether! Along with the display of 70 exclusive hand-picked Indian vintage cars and 9 international cars, spectators will also get the glimpse of the art and dance forms of all parts of the country.
This year, in true sense, the event was quite International. Collectors from the USA, UK, France, Germany, China, Sri Lanka, and Nepal joined the event. I did my best in adding my knowledge and taking care of 5 out of 7 of the german participants as well as of the Jury. Sandra Button (Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance) as the Chief Judge and Mr. Marco Makaus (Mille Miglia) are part of the board of Judges, just to name a few, and I am proud to be on this list too.
In the coming years, the event will grow and include more and more collectors and car enthusiasts from all over the world. The event will also attract a larger number of foreign tourists, who will get a chance to visit India.
I am proud to be a part of it, helping the event to become more international and promote it as it's Representative Ambassador in Germany.
Everybody has seen them before - the colorfully painted and decorated the Pakistani trucks.
The so called "Truck Art" is indigenene art movement that takes up most floral patterns, which are a tradition in Pakistan since centuries - of course initially as an ornament of interiors, later mainly on donkeys, horse, ox and camel carts. In the 1920s and 1930s, when trucks and buses came to Pakistan, they have been decorated as well. Especially the numerous Bedford trucks that came in the country during the late 1950s gave a major boost to "truck art".
Truck Art is a living art, in which almost everything is allowed today. In addition to traditional paintings, other techniques are used, including calligraphy, ornamental decorations, "Steelwork" and stickers. The "stickers" are also mostly made by hand and individually.
This art of painting and decorating is called "Phool Patti" (Phool = flower / Patti = leaf) and is now widespread in Pakistan, but also in Afghanistan. In a similar way we find the tradition to decorate commercial vehicles in India and Southeast Asia.
Around 20 "Truck Art" artists joined together in a group, trying to keep this tradition alive in Pakistan, but also internationally. They also hope to add a positive image of Pakistan in the media. For closer information please go to my blog or see the process of painting the car on Facebook by clicking here.
If you want to start your own "Truck Art Project" just call me. The artists will come to Germany again in October 2016. To discuss your project please get in contact by sending an Email to email@example.com
Links to media coverage of The Pakistani Truck Art Project:
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