Yohan Poonawalla becomes first Indian to feature in the list of ‘Top 100 Classic Car Collectors of the World’

In a historic first, renowned Indian Industrialist Yohan Poonawalla has become the first Indian ever to feature in the global list of ‘Top 100 Classic Car Collectors of the World’. The list was released in ‘The Key’. Now in its fifth year, ‘The Key’ is an annual publication of The Classic Car Trust (TCCT) based in the European city of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. The Top 100 list features the biggest names from the collector car world such as Ralph Lauren, Nicola Bulgari, Jay Leno, Peter Mullin, Jack Nethercutt, Bernie Ecclestone, Evert Louwman, Nick Mason, Fritz Kaiser, Sir Michael Kadoorie, David Sydorick, Bill Lyon, Corrado Lopresto and Andrew Pisker to name a few.

Inducting the leading Indian collector in the elite list, Chief Editor of ‘The Key’ Antonio Ghini stated “Yohan Poonawalla brings India into the top 100 ranking for the first time. He shows historic cars at various events and brings home prestigious awards.”

Commenting on his inclusion, Yohan Poonawalla said, “I am pleased to learn India now features in the Top 100 list. It is nice to see my love for classic cars recognized, and this only strengthens my resolve to continue promoting the rich motoring heritage of India globally.”

Mohammed Luqman Ali Khan, motoring historian and one of the authors of ‘The Key 2022’ remarked, “This is a hugely significant milestone, an extraordinary achievement by an Indian to break into the league of the world’s Top 100 collectors. This is a historic and proud moment for all of India”.

With this incredible feat, Yohan Poonawalla has propelled India into the top league for the very first time. The
multi-award-winning pioneering collector, acknowledged as ‘India’s Motoring Ambassador to the World’, continues to be the standard bearer for India on the international circuit. Crediting his team for all success, over the years he has successfully nurtured talents and has helped in honing the skills of indigenous workers offering them a steady flow of restoration projects. Despite several hurdles and challenges, he has remained dedicated to the cause of furthering the heritage movement of motoring. Yohan Poonawalla’s inclusion in the list of ‘Top 100 Classic Car Collectors of the World’ is a landmark development. Information about the famed car collection can be found on its official Instagram account @YohanPoonawallaCollection