Save the date! The Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally (MBCCR) is back for its 2020 edition, with this year’s event slated to be held on December 13 at Mumbai’s Taj Lands End. Read on to find out more about this year’s event and how you can participate.
- MBCCR 2020 will take place on December 13
- Rally will be held at Mumbai’s Taj Lands End
- Line-up to showcase some of the finest Mercedes-Benz classic cars in India
- Limited entries
MBCCR 2020 – A Rally of Resilience
2020 has shaped up to be a difficult year for everyone globally, but it has also been a shining example of the resilience of mankind. With that in mind, the seventh edition of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally will run under a very special theme this year – A Rally of Resilience.
Speaking about MBCCR 2020, rally curator Perseus Bandrawalla said: “This is going to be the seventh edition of the MBCCR. This year’s rally will run under a very special theme – A Rally of Resilience – and what better symbols of resilience than the cars that have stood the test of time?”
The line-up of the some of the finest Mercedes-Benz classic cars in the country won’t just show off some exceptional marvels of engineering but will also salute the efforts of the owners who maintain these timeless beauties in their full glory.
MBCCR 2020 entry guidelines
Keeping in mind the situation surrounding COVID-19, the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally 2020 will be held following all the standard government SOPs and social distancing rules. This also means that the number of entries for this year will be limited.
All Mercedes-Benz passenger cars produced up to 1996 have been eligible to participate in the event in the past editions. In addition, the following models produced until the end of their life-cycle are eligible to participate as well:
- R129 SL Class (all years)
- R170 SLK Class (all years)
- C208 CLK Class (all years)
- W140 S Class (all years)
- W124 E Class (all years)
- W202 C Class (all years)
- W461 G Class (all years)
- W163 ML Class (up to 2001)
If you think you have an interesting Mercedes-Benz classic car, then you can write to us at MBCCR@haymarketsac.com. Entries are filling fast, so enter as soon as possible since we have a limited number of slots this year.
MBCCR 2020 star cars
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally has grown to become one of the largest of its kind events in the world. The event has seen a record participation of 140 cars, which has put it on the map of the global classic car movement and helped revitalise India’s classic Merc movement as well.
As has been the norm, MBCCR 2020 will have every generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL, S-class and E-class on display in almost every body style. Additionally, almost every convertible made from 1950-1990s, alongside some specialty models like the rare Nurburg and 170 V models (in various body styles) and a replica Benz Patent Motorwagen, will also be present.
In recent years, the list of attendees has included a 300 SL Roadster, a 500K, a 1914 Benz Runabout – the oldest surviving Benz in the country, different examples of the 300 ‘Adenauer’ limousine and even pre- WW2 limousines like the 230 Pullman. You can head here for all the highlights from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally 2019.
Stay tuned for more details.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally video