Entrants in next year’s Rally of Rajasthan have the option of taking part in India’s motoring icon: a Hindustan Ambassador.
Event organiser H&H Classic Rallies has four of these Morris Oxford-derived saloons available for use at no extra cost (apart from an £800 insurance waiver) for entrants to the inaugural Rally of Rajasthan from 23 February to 13 March next year.
H&H is making the Ambis – as they’re affectionately known in India – available as an incentive to sign-up for the 2600km event, which costs £17,300 per two-person team to enter, the fee covering all meals and upmarket accommodation over the three weeks.
Rally organiser John Brigden is confident the cars will appeal: “The Ambis offer entrants a chance to complete the rally in authentic style and we’re also hoping they will appeal to anyone daunted about shipping their classic across the world, or those that may not have a suitable car.”
“If there’s enough demand we will make additional cars available and may even run a dedicated Ambassador class,” adds Brigden.
The rally is open to any pre-1973 classic and will feature four classes. It starts and ends in Delhi and features a route through some of India’s most arduous terrain and spectacular scenery.
Stops in Jaipur and Jodhpur – along with a visit to the Taj Mahal and several time trials will be just a couple of the highlights.
See Rally of Rajasthan for more.