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Classic car events are becoming more and more popular in the Middle East region. Three classic car events where taking place at the same time in the Middle East region, namely in Egypt, the UAE and Israel. In the same week where two classic car events where taking place in Cairo and Dubai, the BMW Group Classic is expanding its international involvement in show events and rallies ......read more
Three years after launching at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will return to the fairway of the 18th hole at the famous Pebble Beach automotive weekend with unique examples of the McLaren P1™ and the recently launched MSO 650S Spider. The bespoke McLaren Special Operations division was launched in 2011, and offers a full personalisation ......read more
Most of the German and European car companies in the Middle East do not really pay much attention to the heritage of their brand and the history of their classic cars. In Europe and the UK this is completely different, as the car companies there pay huge attention to their heritage and the classic car events, such as Kitzbuehler Alpenrally or the Mille Miglia. Jaguar is one of ......read more
Wir sind es mittlerweile gewohnt dass Volkswagen bei den bekannten Oldtimerrallyes der Welt, wie z.B. bei der Mille Miglia, immer mit einer grossen Klassiksammlung der Volkswagen Konzern-Marken teilnimmt. Bei der bekannten Kitzbüheler Alpenrally ist dies nicht anders. Die 26. Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye weckt bereits vor dem Start hohe Erwartungen und wartet dieses Jahr mit ......read more
Two interesting events are taking place this week in Italy. One of them is a Ferrari event and the other one is a Lamborghini event. But the more important and more impressive one is surely Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary Grand Tour. Setting off from Piazza Castello in Milan starting at 10 a.m. on 8th May, the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour is the largest gathering ever of ......read more
A myth, a legend â€“ the name alone is enough to electrify the fans: the Mille Miglia is one of the finest and most famous historic car races in the world, and is used as an ideal platform for internationally renowned automotive as well as non-automotive brands, such as Chopard and many others. This was reason enough for us at Auto Arabia to travel to Italy and attend this ......read more
The number of classic car enthusiasts is growing and classic car events are becoming more and more popular in the Middle East in general, and the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt in specific. This was reason enough for us to pay a visit to the cr?¨me-de-la-cr?¨me of the classic car events, the world-famous Mille Miglia, to see how important such events became for the major ......read more
Big profile for the legendary BMW 328: This successful model will be represented with twelve cars at the start of the Mille Miglia 2012. Alongside series versions, there will be a number of racing cars competing in the lightning trip from Brescia to Rome. The Bavarian fleet of cars will be led by the BMW 328 Touring Coup?©, the winning car in 1940. Behind the wheel will be Dr. ......read more
Aston Martin Works, renowned worldwide as the official service and restoration division of Aston Martin, has opened a state-of-the-art dealership at the companyâ€™s historic home - Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. An impressive new ten-car showroom is the outward face of a complete redevelopment at the 3.6-acre site on Tickford Street. Aston Martin Works Newport Pagnell ......read more
Munich - Dubai - Cairo / Heritage is extremely important for the car companies in Europe and the USA. In the Middle East and North Africa region we find that automotive heritage hardly plays any role, except in some few countries such as Jordan where they have an impressive Royal Automobile Museum with some of the best cars ever built. Now BMW is also keen on reminding its fans ......read more
30.6.2010 / London - Goodwood / Visitors to this weekâ€™s Goodwood Festival of Speed (01.07.2010 - 04.07.2010) will have some amazing machinery on which to feast their eyes but none more unusual than the exhibit which greets them on the stand of Cummins, the worldâ€™s largest independent maker of diesel engines. The Cummins centrepiece emerged after a previous show when ......read more
Not everything that glitters is gold, but when youâ€™ve invested in a new car - or are just proud of your existing one - then keeping that shiny outer finish is worth more than its weight in gold - especially because maintaining good body work can help keep the value of your car. However, the daily assault of sand, sun and rising temperatures, as well as sometimes tricky ......read more
At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche is proudly presenting the 911 Sport Classic. In creating this unique model Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive series built in very small numbers, for the 911 Sport Classic will be offered in a production run limited to just 250 cars worldwide. The bespoke character of the 911 Sport Classic has been developed over a period of ......read more
Decades ago Mercedes had been the only popular European luxury brand in the Middle East region. One of the best-selling luxury cars was the top-of-the-range Mercedes 450 SEL with the 6.9 litres engine. By 1975 the USA had long mothballed its moon vehicles, as with the Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9, W116 series the Germans unveiled a road rocket, whose thrust felt like it could easily rival a ......read more
RM Auctions, in association with Sothebyâ€™s made history in Maranello as a 1957 Ferrari 250 TR, chassis no. 0714TR sold for â‚¬9,020,000 at the third annual Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event to set a new world record for the most expensive motor car ever to be sold at auction. Returning to its Maranello birthplace for its auction debut, the â‚¬9,020,000 sale price ......read more
A car used by the King of Italy to chauffeur Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and General Franco around Rome on State visits is to be auctioned in Monaco next week. The 1939 Fiat Torpedo, which will be sold by International Auction House, COYS, is expected to fetch more than ?£250,000. It was delivered to the Italian Royal Court in 1939 for the personal use of the Prince of Piemonte ......read more
The greatest number of â€œworks supportedâ€? Jaguars ever will take part in this yearâ€™s Mille Miglia, with a D-type, four C-types and a Mark VII saloon being supported by Jaguar Cars and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. Joining the historic cars and a fleet of XKR and XFR support vehicles will be Norman Dewis, the former Jaguar test development driver who navigated for ......read more
The museum mobile in the Audi Forum Ingolstadt has organised a spectacular exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the Audi brand. For this unique event, which is entitled â€œFrom Horch to Audi â€“ The history of perfection has a new nameâ€?, historic cars have been collected together from all over Europe. From March 11 to July 16, 2009, visitors to the Audi museum mobile ......read more
A lot of Porsche customer, and especially those from the Middle East including members of royal families and other dignitaries, prefer to pick up their new Porsche directly from the factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen or in Leipzig. So, if you will be traveling to Germany around the end of January or if you are close to Stuttgart during this time, then you definitely need to pay a visit to ......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
It has been the definitive cross-country vehicle since 1979. It has won the Paris-Dakar Rally, is deemed a worthy means of transport for the Pope, ranks as an automotive design icon, is a serial winner of readers' polls and constitutes the gene pool for a Mercedes-Benz SUV family that now numbers four model series in all. It is, of course – the G-Class. It has been in production for ......read more
Hannover - Cairo / 21 November 2007 A remarkable milestone has been reached as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has now produced in excess of 10 million examples of the iconic Transporter. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the model. The Volkswagen Transporter is unique. Not only is it one of the most easily recognized vans ever designed, it’s also built up a ......read more
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