Qatar Classic Cars Contest & Exhibition begins


The Qatar Classic Cars Contest & Exhibition 2022 took off Wednesday under the patronage of Qatar Museums (QM) Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani at The Pearl-Qatar.

The exhibition that alludes to the classic and vintage car collection while throwing lights to Qatar’s long affair with luxury car brands was opened in the presence of Gulf Qatari Classic Cars Association Board Chairman HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani, Vice-Chairman Omar Alfardan, Ibrahim Jassim al-Othman, UDC president and chief executive and member of the board and other dignitaries.

The event, which is being organised by the Gulf Qatari Classic Cars Association in cooperation with United Development Company (UDC), and under the supervision of the International Classic Car Federation (FIVA) is held at Medina Centrale of The Pearl Island. To run until November 31, the exhibition is held this year under the auspices of Qatar Tourism, Qatar Airways and Alfardan Automobiles.

While addressing the inaugural ceremony, Alfardan said that the exhibition lends car owners opportunity to exhibit their cars to the public while provide the car lovers with a platform to view the rich collection and know the specifications. He noted that the exhibition in its previous editions, achieved success with the cooperation of various stakeholders. “Due to this, the International Classic Car Federation joined the exhibition,” he said, explaining that the classic car sector in Qatar is growing remarkably.

QM Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Musa al-Namla praised the efforts of the organisers for organising the annual event noting that the exhibition preserves the rich cultural legacy of Qatar. The exhibition features wide varieties of vintage luxury car brands and these include Ford that was manufactured in 1934 while Rolls Royce Phantom III attracts many with its distinguished features. Among the highlights are Ford Deluxe of 1939 and Cadillac Fleetwood of 1947.

The exhibition aims to bring together the largest number of owners of classic cars that represent different historical eras while helping Qatar attract a large number of visitors who are passionate about such events. Also, it helps cement the importance of hosting such events with the participation of the public, locals and residents alike.

The exhibition and contest 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 to take an interest in this tradition, highlighting its long-standing history and its developmental stages.

Culture .. Hobby .. Heritage