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Annual Burj Classic Car Show Dubai 2010

February 18, 2010

The Rolling Art Emporium and its latest asset  in the form of Mathias Doutreleau in the flesh will be covering the second annual Burj Classic Car Event taking place at the Downtown Burj Boulevard.

It starts today with the parade and display section from 4:30 pm onwards and is open to the public for the next 4 days where it will conclude with an award ceremony for various categories on Saturday the 20th of February at 6:45 pm

Apart from catching us on twitter (just look for RollingArtDubai), you can find us on location, at the event covering every angle possible there is to bring you.

We look forward to seeing you there, with your classic car of course…

The Official Press Release follows:

Dubai Classic Car Launch Parade 2009

Second Downtown Dubai Classic Car Show to feature dazzling displays, colourful parades and competitions

  • Four-day event reiterates appeal of Downtown Dubai as city’s most vibrant lifestyle destination
  • Several classic car collectors bring show-piece vehicles
  • Competitions for participants including public poll

Dubai, UAE; February 15, 2010: The rich heritage and colourful legacy of classic cars is once again on display in Downtown Dubai. The second Downtown Dubai Classic Car Show will be celebrated over four days this year following overwhelming participation from the public and classic car enthusiasts last year.

The second edition of the much-awaited event will be held from February 18 to 21, lending further colours and excitement to the city, already bustling with the Dubai Shopping Festival 2010.

The event also underscores Downtown Dubai, the 500-acre development by Emaar Properties, as the most vibrant lifestyle destination in the city, attracting thousands of visitors and residents to a wide array of activities.

Mr Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director – UAE, Emaar Properties, said: “Downtown Dubai Classic Car Show, this year, has a richer offering including more parades and competitions that will appeal to visitors and automobile lovers. This follows the overwhelming response from the public and classic car collectors last year.”

He added: “The car show also highlights the lifestyle appeal of Downtown Dubai, which is now in global spotlight following the opening of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall. Emaar is committed to offering unique lifestyle experiences to our residents and visitors, and Downtown Dubai Classic Car Show is a fine example of creating events that add to the tourist appeal of Dubai.”

Taking visitors through the history of how modern-day cars evolved, and highlighting awe-inspiring car creations that blend functionality with elegance, the car show will be held on Emaar Boulevard. Running through Downtown Dubai and overlooking Burj Khalifa, Emaar Boulevard, with its mix of art and lifestyle events, is fast evolving as one of the world’s finest boulevards.

Organized by Emaar with the support of the Automobile & Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) – a member of the ‘Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens’ (FIVA), the world-wide authority for historic vehicles, the Downtown Dubai Classic Car Show will feature several showpiece vehicles from the past.

Several private collectors including rally legend Mr Mohammed Ben Sulayem, Vice President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile FIA and President of ATCUAE; Sharjah Museum and others will display their cars. Car collectors from the GCC region and abroad have also confirmed their attendance.

The participants will take the cars on rides through Emaar Boulevard and the Downtown Dubai community at the colourful parades held every day. A detailed description of the cars’ characteristics and ownership lineage will be displayed to inform and educate visitors.

The participants can also enter competitions for the ‘best car’ in eight categories including a Public Choice Award to be voted by the public. Eminent classic car experts will score the cars on the basis of car originality, engine cleanliness, original car colour, historical car value, finishing and aesthetics.

The top prize is the Downtown Dubai Classic Car Show Award. Awards will also be given for the Best of Show in the Public Exhibition and the Classic Car Parade. The judges will also pick winning cars in Pre World War II, Post World War II, European Car and American Car categories.

The event will open with an attractive parade and inaugural ceremony on Feb. 18 at 4.30pm, and will continue through midnight with a classic car parade at 8pm. On Feb. 19 and 20, the car show will be open from 4pm to midnight and on Feb. 21, it will from 10am to 4pm. The award ceremony will be held on Feb. 20 at 6.45pm

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America in recession? I dont think so says Classic Car market…

August 6, 2008

Many are of the opinion that buying classic cars in the US would be the best thing for people outside its four walls at this point in time.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

At a time when many say that the USA is going into recession, the classic car market has not been recorded at a stronger point in the last 12 months, especially with the most recent auction results.

Sure, there may be certain distress sales, but when your talking about pure classics and muscle, you better bring a good bank account with you to the table, as the bidding is going through the roof. Alternatively, if you have been sitting and converting your hard earned cash into Euros – you bet well and can buy more.

SCM and its analysts have a great few things to say about what is and what isn’t hitting the mark in terms of estimates for certain Hemi packed cars or Cobra stinging AC’s  going up on the auction block. Have a look at what they have to say here in an article entitled “Recession Proof Muscle Cars”

http://www.sportscarmarket.com/articles/archives/1429

If you need more convincing, how about a $ 1 Million Ford while youy here? Think I’m joking? Think again. Have a look here:

http://money.cnn.com/video/#/video/fortune/2008/03/13/fortune.callaway.ford.fortune

But to top it all off, a ginger haired ex- Radio DJ from UK has gone and done what no man has done before. That is to buy a 1961 Ferrari California Spyder for over $ 11 Million (previously owned by a certain J Coburn). The Internet still burns with stories covering the event itself. No doubt, the man loves his cars, but paid perhaps a tad too much we think.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/19/1961-ferrari-california-spyder-sells-for-record-10-894-900/

http://uk.reuters.com/article/motoringNews/idUKNOA03787520080520

http://www.luxurylaunches.com/auctions/ferrari_fetches_11_million_at_an_auction.php

There have been numerous records set and many broken this year, in fact so many, I didn’t want to list them just yet.

 We do still have 5 months left in 2008 and I will post the most exciting ones for last.

Till then,

Enjoy.

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The Worlds Largest Car Auction – Kruse 2007

December 22, 2007

This year, the Rolling Art Emporium went to have a look at the worlds largest collector car auction.

 A spectacle that lasted nearly a week, with 6000 cars (those were just the ones for sale….) and 500 acres of other goodies to have a look at.

In what can only be described as an event of a lifetime – RAE brings you all the pictures in this multi-part special that took place a few months back.

PART I on Facebook

PART II on Facebook

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More to come!

Best Regards,

The Rolling Art Emporium

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Maybach Landaulet World Premiere at the Dubai Motorshow 2007

November 13, 2007

We heard the rumors – little did we expect them to be true.

At the Mercedes stand, the press core were ushered into an area prepped and ready for what seemed like a welcome fit for Royalty.

It was easy to spot the Maybach Landaulet under the white sheet that covered it, almost like an elephant looking to hide its booming presence with a thin sheet cloth.

After jostling positions to get the best shots, the cover was finally whisked away to reveal the mighty Landaulet. One couldn’t help but let out a series of “ooohs” and “aahhhs”.But after the effects of a world premiere launch had worn off (5 minutes later) – I cannot help but admit, the Landaulet is a beast of a car.

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When I say beast, I mean the beast out of ‘the Beauty and the Beast’. In all fairness, there could be no better comparison. The car is missing the charm and design that one would expect from a car that would cost you your pension for 5 lifetimes.That said, the point of the Landaulet isn’t its exterior looks. The whole focus is on the interior of the car and the passengers it shuttles from palace to palace. In that context, the Landaulet is leaps and bounds ahead of anything even resembling competition. Just like our Disney ‘Beast’.

Not only does it have the finest materials used in its construction (gold, marble, jet plane style reclining seats etc.) it also is the fastest- boasting a v12, 612BHP, AMG hand assembled power plant – every chauffeurs dream.

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So get in and marvel at what very few of us will be able to experience in one lifetime.

Indeed, the Landaulet is a car fit for the uber rich and wealthy who want to travel in nothing than the best in comfort and style on offer. Or is it?….. I will leave that last bit up to you.

For more, go to http://www.media.daimler.com

Gaurav Dhar

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Exclusive Debut Coverage of the Dubai Motor Show 2007!

November 13, 2007

You heard it here first and only on the Rolling Art Emporium – the day before they throw open the doors to the masses!

We spent an exhausting (but very much worth it) 10 hours or so with about 150 other press delegates to get you the best pictures, video and coverage from the Dubai Motor Show 2007.

Without patting ourselves on the back too much – we are proud to bring to you what we believe to be the first coverage of the event. That means reports, pictures, video before anyone else – anywhere else in the world!

So go ahead and dive into the many posts we have put up for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope you enjoy our presentation of the event – even before it opens to the public tomorrow!

Best Regards,

Gaurav Dhar & Mukund Dhar

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9th Middle East International Motor Show 2007, Dubai

November 5, 2007

The 9th Middle East International Motor Show 2007 set to take pole position from the 14-18 November

The Rolling Art Emporium will be the first place for you to hear the breaking news as it happens – when it happens here in Dubai about the Motor show.

Preview

From what we heard today at the press conference, this show is set to be the best yet.

Visitors can get a glimpse of the record-breaking Shelby Aero, which recently screamed into the Guinness Book of World RecordsTM as the fastest production car in the world.

Shelby Aero

There is the James Bond Aston Martin DBS, as seen in the Casino Royale film in 2006, and a unique display of cars from the private collection of H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, including the black 1978 Rolls Royce, which was used by HH The Queen of England, Elizabeth II during her last visit to the UAE.

Visitors will also be treated to a spectacular live on-stage car conversion by West Coast Customs for the first time in the Middle East.

They will also see the UAE’s first solar-powered car built by UAE national Saqr Bin Saif. There will also the Porsche Kids Driving School, plus exciting features, ensuring that the show will be a fun destination and an experience that the whole family can enjoy.

Preview

All in all we can’t wait to bring you all the interviews, pictures, video and reports from the Motorshow before it even opens to the public or appears anywhere else in the world.

Stay posted to the Rolling Art Emporium for more to come…

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Latest Events

November 3, 2007

Whenever we can, we look to bring you the latest on Events taking place in the Middle East region and Globally that you want to know more about.

Should you have any information about up coming events that you feel should feature here on RAE, feel free to get in touch.