In pictures: Vintage collection at the Emirates Classic Car Festival
March 8, 2013
“It’s fantastic to see so many amazing cars on display, I really feel as though I’m in my element,” said Abdullah Al Refaee, an Emirati classic-car collector who has five vehicles on show, including a 1961 Bentley, a Rolls-Royce and a Jaguar.
The festival has been organised by Emaar Properties, the UAE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development and the Automobile Touring Club of the UAE.
Suhail Marar, a Federation Internationale de l’Automobile member from Jordan, is on the judging panel. He said cars would be rated on their rarity, the quality of the restoration and the public appeal of the model.
“It’s hard to explain where this passion has come from but I have about 15 in total at a showroom in Ajman,” he said. “I built up my collection from imports from the US and Japan and hopefully one day would like to take part in a show in Europe or???
Thousands are expected at the event, on Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, which runs until Sunday.
More than 200 eye-catching automobiles from the past 100 years have gone on display in Dubai. Here Bentley from the 1920s dominates the attention of the oogle-eyed visitors at the 5th Emirates Classic Car Festival along Mohammed Bin Rashid boulevard.