For car aficionados there’s nothing like seeing rare antique cars in motion—with sights & sounds teleporting them back in time. Now you can enjoy all the nostalgia and thrills, once again, during the third Kuwait Concours d’Elegance classic car competition on February 15-18, 2012 organized by the Historical, Vintage & Classic Car Museum in Kuwait.
Organized by the Kuwait Historical, Vintage & Classic Cars Museum, the third Kuwait Concours d’Elegance, the only event of its kind in the Mideast today, has quickly established itself as a premier event giving Kuwait’s Concours a seat at the table of top-shelf automotive shows worldwide.
Kuwait Concours d’Elegance is fashioned in Italian style. The focal point of the show is hand-made classic cars featuring automobiles produced during the early stages of automotive industrial history to bespoke cars designed into the mid-1970s.
Collectors from Kuwait and the Gulf region, Europe, the United States, Australia and Pakistan will showcase elegant distinguished automobiles at the Kuwait Concours. Nearly 100 automobiles will compete for overall honors grouped together in the following classes: Class A, 1910-1930; Class B, 1931-1945; Class C, 1946-1960; Class D, 1961-1975; Racing Cars; Muscle Cars; Grand Prix; and Hollywood Cars plus other featured cars as every group includes fantastic automobiles.
This year Kuwait Concours d’ Elegance 2012 celebrates the great history of racing cars and their drivers with the slogan ‘Euphoria of Victory’. To celebrate racing history, the Concours features for the first time in the Mideast a special historical racing car stand focusing on some of the great racing cars in the history of racing from all over the world. It will also feature a Hollywood stand with some very special guests. This is a ‘must see’ for all racing car enthusiasts.
No Concours could succeed over time without a strong list of entrants. Fortunately, the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance 2012 has gathered together an impressive array of cars including the 1927 Ford Model T (one of the rarest cars in Kuwait); 1971 Lamborghini miuras (belongs to the Shah of Iran); 1923 Aston Martin Side-Valve (the twelfth Aston Martin ever built and the world’s oldest surviving Aston Martin); Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Chassis DB4GT/0189/R (one of just 19 examples; ‘0189’ was the last Zagato ever built); 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante; Bentley EXP (world’s most important historical Bentley); and 1987 Porsche 959 (belongs to late king Hussein Bin Talal) plus many other famous and rare classic cars, racing cars, grand prix cars, muscle cars and Hollywood cars.
Kuwait Concours d’Elegance 2012 takes place February 15-18, 2012 at the Marina Crescent, Marina World, a prestigious location at the center of the city with access to prime restaurants and shopping centers. All in one place, the Concours’ venue is located near the Marina Hotel; along the Marina Crescent itself where you will discover a variety of cafés and restaurants along the water plus other entertaining activities during your stay.