Dateline Mussoorie: A hotel in the hill-station of Mussoorie is reliving history. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, The Savoy, is gearing up to play the perfect host to those associated with ‘The Nazir Hoosein Memorial Drive,’ which is retracing the Himalayan Car Rally route of 1981, in the memory of the legendary motor sport enthusiast Nazir Hoosein.
A hotel with a history spanning over a hundred years, Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, the Savoy has always been a regular pitstop for the Himalayan Car Rally circuit until the early 1980s. The otherwise sleepy town of Mussoorie would wake up to the roar of vintage beauties on wheels winding their way to or from Mussoorie.
Turning back the clock, the Savoy Mussoorie will welcome over a hundred car rally drivers, enthusiasts, volunteers and try to recreate a part of history for those who congregate at the hotel on the 9th of November. Gautam Valli, General Manager Welcomhotel The Savoy describes the event as, “indeed an honour and a moment of great pride for Welcomhotel The Savoy Mussoorie is hosting this remarkable turnout of Himalayan Rally ex-members, volunteers and dignitaries for the Gala Evening on 9th November 2021 to honour Indian motorsport legend, Nazir Hoosein.”
The cavalcade of rally cars will hit the town running on the evening of 9th of November, just as the ethereal Winterline will spread its magic across the horizon. It marks yet another page in the annals of history of not only just Welcomhotel The Savoy but also the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie too.
Next day, on the 10th of November, the convoy will be flagged off from the hotel by a line-up of state dignitaries as they set off on their way to Kufri in Himanchal Pradesh before arriving at the finishing line in New Delhi, four days later i.e. 14th of November.