The Gulf Qatari Classic Cars Association crowned the winners of the Qatar Classic Cars Contest & Exhibition 2022, at the conclusion of its 6-day activities, in the presence of a number of dignitaries, collectors and classic car enthusiasts.
At the closing ceremony, 26 winners of the competition, which was organized under the supervision of the International Classic Car Federation (FIVA), which set criteria for selecting the participating categories and winners, were honored.
The owner of the 1947 Rolls-Royce was awarded the Best Car in the Show, and the winning car owners were crowned in the categories: The most original. And the most attractive. Preserving its local heritage. The most representative and present. and maintain its original specifications. Luxurious and exceptional.
His Excellency Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Qatar Classic Car Association, praised the great turnout witnessed by the exhibition from the first day and the great competition between the owners of classic cars participating in the competition, pointing to the success of the exhibition in attracting visitors from inside and outside the country to represent a great celebration ahead of The most important event in the world is the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
For his part, Omar Hussein Al-Fardan, Vice Chairman of the Association's Board of Directors, confirmed the success of the exhibition and competition in strengthening the position of the Gulf Qatar Classic Car Association in the Qatari community as a sponsor and supporter of classic car owners. In an exclusive statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), he noted the excellence of the exhibition and competition this year, with the participation of a new elite of car owners, who had a brilliant presence and performance.
Al-Fardan drew attention to the unparalleled turnout for the exhibition from all segments of society, including Qataris and residents, stressing that the next session of the exhibition will witness wider participation from the Arab Gulf countries.
In turn, His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser bin Khalid Al Thani, Board Member of the Gulf Qatar Classic Car Association, affirmed the continuation of the association’s distinguished journey and the success that it started and its success in creating an annual platform that brings together owners and enthusiasts to acquire rare models of classic cars and educates the public, citizens and residents, about the importance of this type. One of the exhibitions that chronicles and documents a long and ancient era lived by the people of Qatar with all the legacy and memories of grandparents and fathers.
Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser explained that the cars participating in the competition and exhibition enjoyed unique and different features from others, which made them valuable icons.
For his part, Mr. Rony Karam, the official representative of the International Federation of Classic Cars (FIVA) and head of the jury, praised, in an exclusive statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), the high level of the exhibition, the impressive organization, and the beauty of the site on the Pearl Island, pointing to its continuous development and the quality of the cars participating in it. And the high level of judging in the competition and its criteria, calling on classic car enthusiasts and amateurs to introduce themselves and their car collections to the Gulf Qatar Classic Car Association, which represents strength and support for them and everyone to preserve this heritage.
Eng. Abdullatif Ali Al Yafei, Board Member and Secretary General of the Qatar Gulf Classic Car Association, delivered a speech at the closing ceremony, in which he indicated that this year’s exhibition and competition constituted a turning point in the activities of the association, which, since its launch, has been organizing exhibitions and distinguished events and participating in international events to develop its expertise. and enhance its position in society. And they contributed to highlighting the pivotal role of the private sector in contributing to the promotion of tourism in Qatar.
It is noteworthy that the Gulf Qatar Classic Car Association aspires to shed light on the history and heritage of classic cars in Qatar, and the different stages that this industry has gone through, and to provide a distinct and attractive environment to preserve classic cars as a legacy passed down by generations, and a community heritage owned by a professional and conscious generation with all the skills necessary to preserve and preserve this heritage.
At the end of last year, the General Committee of the International Classic Cars Federation unanimously approved the joining of the Qatar Gulf Classic Car Association to the membership of the Federation in a great step to support this important sector and provide it with various new ideas to support these events and their success, as the Federation is overseeing this year the Qatar Motor Show 2022 competition by setting standards Participating cars and selecting the winning cars in the competition.