Doha: Under the patronage of H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of the Qatar Museums Board of Trustees, the latest edition of the Qatar Classic Luxury Cars Contest and Exhibition 2022 will be held from October 26-31 at The Pearl.
It is organised by the Gulf Qatar Classic Car Association in cooperation with the United Development Company (UDC), under the supervision of the International Classic Car Federation (FIVA). The association has joined FIVA to continue its journey towards development and globalisation.
The association recently announced the start of the registration process for the Qatar Classic Luxury Cars Contest and Exhibition. The event will be held under the auspices of Qatar Tourism, Qatar Airways and Alfardan Automobiles.
From left: Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani; Omar Al Fardan; and Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman
The association aims to bring together the largest number of owners of classic cars that represent different historical eras,as there are a bevy of classic car enthusiasts who own classic cars, some of which date back to the 1923.
Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani stressed on the importance of hosting the Qatar Classic Luxury Cars Contest and Exhibition 2022, and pointed out its prestigious position atop the local events calendar, which will help propel its momentum this year, as it is also held under the supervision of the International Classic Car Federation (FIVA).
“Qatar Classic Luxury Cars Contest and Exhibition offers car owners the opportunity to showcase their valuable cars to the public and compete for prestigious titles, and provide a platform through which the interested audience members can view their favourite classes of classic cars.”
Omar Al Fardan, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Gulf Classic Car Association, praised the fruitful partnership between the association and the UDC to host this event over the years, turning the competition into a tourist attraction. And the latest edition will take place on the cusp of the country hosting the most important global sports event.
“We are celebrating Qatar hosting the World Cup, and all the world’s attention is currently on Qatar, and it’s achievements in all fields. The exhibition is an important step towards creating a heritage and tourism forum that showcases historical classic cars that will help Qatar attract a large number of visitors who are passionate about such events, in addition, the exhibition will help cement the importance of hosting and organizing this kind of exhibition in the consciousness of the public, locals and residents, alike, and highlight the importance of hosting it annually,” he said.
Al Fardan added: “The previous editions achieved inspiring successes and that prompts us to keep upgrading them, and that was the catalyst to us joining the International Federation of Classic Cars (FIVA), which this year supervises setting the criteria for selecting the cars participating in the competition, in addition to selecting the winning cars in all categories.”
Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser bin Khalid Al Thani spoke about the importance of the classic car sector and its development since the establishment of the Gulf Qatar Classic Car Association.
“The classic car sector in Qatar is moving forward and growing rapidly and establishing itself as a heritage and cultural forum that must be preserved and championed in order to continue its progress, whether at a local or global level,” he said.
“The exhibition and competition aim to promote collecting and investing in classic cars, which have become part of our society’s heritage, and to encourage young people to collect rare cars in Qatar and take an interest in this tradition, and highlighting its long standing history and its developmental stages. The exhibition also aims to cultivate a culture of interest in collecting and maintaining classic cars and allowing the public to view a collection of the rarest and most luxurious classic cars owned by collectors.”
Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman, UDC President and CEO and Member of the Board, praised the great event, citing its invaluable role in bringing classic car enthusiasts together and its role in shedding a light on the history of this Qatari tradition.
“We are elated to announce that we will continue to support the Qatar Classic Cars Contest and Exhibition 2022 and to host this anticipated edition, which witnessed a great development in its agenda, which shows great efforts to reach a global audience, by hosting the event under the supervision of the International Classic Car Federation (FIVA).”
“Medina Central was chosen to host the exhibition due to its distinguished location and its provision of large spaces that will enable us to display the participating vehicles in a distinctive manner, adding more success to the event.”
Source: The Peninsula