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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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SHARJAH CAR MUSEUM

August 6, 2008

I always thought that we would see either Dubai or Abu Dhabi complete this feat first, but Sharjah has beaten them to the punch.

While many car collections remain in the private residences of owners across the UAE, Sharjah has decided to take one step in the right direction in this rapidly developing market.

If you want to know more about the new RTA law on cars older than 20 years and what you can do to protect your classic car please seach the Latest News Section on a dedicated piece to guide you along your way.

While the Sharjah Car Museum isnt exactly littered with Duesenbergs, Lincon Zyphers or Auburn Boattail Speedsters, it certainly does have its fair share of very nice Rolls Royce’s and other marques you would certainly expect to see out here in the Middle East.

The majority of cars need work, as does the clubs ethos in reaching the correct base it wants to attract to its Membership rota.

With a dedicated clubhouse, pool table, books, magazines and a soon to operate coffee house – it has all the humble beginnings of an organisation that can sprout to much larger proportions in the very near future. Winter occasions will be supported by the large outdoor space with manicured lawns that adorn the entire purpose built facility just next to the Sharjah Airport.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem is a member of the Federally recognized club that aims to protect owners and put them on an equal footing with one another during Member gatherings with specially made historic plates and an individual registration process.

A trip to the Museum is well worth it and I do believe that it will be a template for Dubai and Abu Dhabi to celebrate the mass hoard of trophies and true spectacles of Rolling Art littered throughout the UAE.

Do feel free to get in touch should you need more information at info@rollingartemporium.com