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28.10.2008 – Dubai / Cairo – A few weeks ago the Pharaos Rally 2008 took place in Egypt. Unfortunately no major car manufacturer or famous racing team participated officially or unofficially in this rally, as it is not a round in the 2008 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. Not even JEEP/Chrysler considered participating although they assemble the Jeep Cherokee and ......read more
27.10.2008 - Brentwood/Cairo – Excitement is mounting as film fans await the October 29 world premiere in London of the new James Bond adventure, �Quantum of Solace’, which also features a cameo appearance from the stylish new Ford Ka. In the movie the Ka is driven by Camille, the beautiful but feisty leading lady, played by Olga Kurylenko. To celebrate the cheeky ......read more
27.10.2008 - Maranello / Cairo - The Board of Directors of Ferrari SpA met today under the chairmanship of Luca di Montezemolo, to examine the third quarter results. Ferrari recorded 450 million in revenues (up 22.3% year-over-year), and a trading profit of 79 million (17.6% of revenues), up 41.1% from the 56 million figure (15.2% of revenues) for ......read more
26th October 2008 ï?½ Abu Dhabi: Following the successful launch of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 14th October, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) took the exhibition on the road to the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai last weekend where F1 Supremo, Bernie Ecclestone stopped by to show his support. During the three day exhibition, which featured a selection of images ......read more
The Dakar Rally 2009 promises to be the most demanding test yet for the Volkswagen Motorsport team, as it prepares to take on some of the harshest and most challenging terrain on the planet with four examples of the Race Touareg 2. The four factory-fielded Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 models will be piloted by Spaniard Carlos Sainz and his French navigator Michel Perlin; Giniel de ......read more
23.10.2008 - Riyadh / Cairo - Saudi Arabi is becoming more and more a popular destination for motor-sport events, motor-shows and tourism events. After the huge success of the Rally Hayel last year now we find the Saudi Rally 2008 making some headlines in the Middle East region. Saudi Arabian rally driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi is one of the top names entered for the new Saudi Rally, which will ......read more
22.10.2008 - Modena/Cairo - High-tech design, new materials and the quest for optimum performance are a few of the traits shared by sports cars and sailing. These characteristics, combined with the beautiful Pininfarina design and his love for Italy, explain Paul Cayard's choice of a black Maserati GranTurismo for the streets of San Francisco. Paul Cayard was the first American skipper ......read more
Bernd Schneider is retiring from motor racing. At the age of 44, he will compete in his last DTM race at Hockenheimring this coming Sunday. Schneider won a total of 43 races for Mercedes-Benz out of the 226 races in which he competed in the DTM series and the ITC, which became a DTM offshoot in 1995 and was held as the succeeding series in 1996. He started from pole position 25 ......read more
After undergoing extensive testing, Goodyear’s Assurance tire has received the 2008 "Annual Product of the Year Award" from Auto Magazine, one of China’s most respected automotive publications. Goodyear’s innovative Assurance tire introduced in China in April provides drivers with outstanding traction and performance, and therefore, enhanced confidence. The ......read more
19.10.2008 / Gaydon-Cairo Aston Martin Lagonda Limited today announced that it has appointed Philipp Grosse Kleimann into the newly created position of Director of Business Development based at the company?s headquarters in Gaydon, United Kingdom. Philipp Grosse Kleimann will report to Dr Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin, and will be part of the company?s Executive ......read more
Shanghai, 19th October - Second and third for Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen respectively in the Chinese Grand Prix, but a mountain to climb for the Brazilian driver with one round remaining in the world championship, as the winner today, producing what one has to say was a faultless lights to flag performance, was Lewis Hamilton. This means the Englishman extends his lead over Massa ......read more
18.10.2008 - Dead Sea (Jordan) - Qatarï?½s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Ulster co-driver Chris Patterson benefited from the 11th stage retirement of Lebanonï?½s Roger Feghali and his Italian co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini to seal an emphatic victory in the Jordan Rally, the fifth round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship, at the Dead Sea on Saturday. The win marked the ......read more
18.10.2008 – Dead Sea (Jordan) / Cairo – Three members of the Abu Dhabi Junior Rally Team took part in the gruelling round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship in Jordan on Saturday, with the talented young Majed Al-Shamsi and his Australian co-driver Dale Moscatt leading the way for the Abu Dhabi youngsters at the Dead Sea. After 11 of the event’s 18 timed special stages ......read more
Despite the recent decline in car sales and consumer spending due largely to the world-wide financial crisis, all of the £115,000 plus Caterham-based Levante supercars scheduled for production have been sold. Launched in Spring 2008, the Levante is the most powerful production Caterham ever, with only eight being hand-built by Hertfordshire-based RS Performance in association ......read more
That the Middle East automotive market is becoming more and more important on an international scale was proved again this week by Land Rover. On October 9th 2008 Land Rover confirmed the extension of its industry leading CO2 offset initiative to the company's fast growing Middle East market. The programme, which started on 1 October, will balance emissions from the first 72,000 km ......read more
At INTERMOT Cologne 2008, the largest international trade fair for motorcycles and scooters, exhibitors presented numerous innovations in all segments to the public. Stronger, safer, lighter, more environmentally friendly, easier to handle and the best hi-tech equipment packaged into fascinating designs - this sums up the new products presented by the manufacturers. BMW surprised ......read more
SEAT is this week (10 October 2008) debuting its latest cinema advertising campaign ï?½ created to bring a healthy dose of fun to the big screen. Featuring a host of SEATï?½s top racing drivers from across Europe, including former SEAT Sport UK star Jason Plato, the new advert stars the dynamic Spanish brandï?½s newest offering in the supermini sector ï?½ the stunning ......read more
Unlike the other Japanese car manufacturers, Nissan has a very special relation to the Paris Motor Show due to the close ties with its French partner Renault. At the recent Paris Motor Show, Carlos Tavares, Executive Vice President Nissan Motor Company unveiled to the international media, Nissanï?½s new green initiatives in the companyï?½s near and medium term product ......read more
BMW Sauber finally took their long overdue maiden victory in Montreal on Sunday, as Robert Kubica led Nick Heidfeld home in a fabulous one-two when early overzealous leader Lewis Hamilton crashed his McLaren into Ferrari?´s Kimi Raikkonen in a pit-lane collision on lap 20 during the first round of refuelling stops. Once the race started, Lewis Hamilton sprinted away from pole ......read more
Leading model Eva Padberg and the new Mercedes sports coupe CLC share top billing in the key visual for the second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, which takes place from 27 - 31 January 2008. The new CLC will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the fashion event. The purpose of the key visual is twofold: it will be used as a motif on adverts, posters and event ......read more
There are a lot of classic car lovers and collectors In Egypt and the Middle East region. But unfortunately most of their cars stay in their garages due to the extreme heat, the bad road conditions and chaotic driving behavior of the other drivers, especially in Cairo. For those collectors who would like to drive their fine cars in a safe and secure environment, we recommend that they book ......read more
Dubai-Cairo-Berlin / A few days ago Volkswagen AG launched the new Scirocco in its third generation during an event in Portugal. So, will the new Scirocco III be more successful in the Middle East than its predecessors the Scirocco I and the Scirocco II, which did not have any fans in our region? Well, we canï?½t predict that now as the main Arab media were not invited to this event ......read more
04.08.2008 / Dubai-Cairo-Bonn The Nissan X-Trail is surely one of the most successful locally assembled SUVs in Egypt. But besides his popularity in Egypt, the X-Trail now also proved that it has some racing genes in it, especially since the X-Trail FCV (which is based on the first-generation X-Trail) went to the famous Nuerburgring racing circuit a few days ago for some fast laps on ......read more
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