Qatar Motor Show opens its doors

Show includes classic cars and motorcycle parades
By Lubna Hamdan
Wed 19 Apr 2017 12:50 PM

The annual Qatar Motor Show 2017 opened its doors yesterday (and will continue until the 22nd of April) at the 12,000 sqm showroom in the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC).

The show will see brand exhibitors showcase 110 automotive vehicles, and includes 8 cars revealed for the first time in the region, as well as 14 local car launches.

Held under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, the show saw the launch of Mercedes’s E-Coupe, E43 and SLC 43 as well as Lexus’s LC 500 and Chevrolet’s Tahoe Midnight Edition.

The show also featured the launch of Ford’s F-150 Raptor, Lincoln’s Continental and Genesis’s G90 and G80.

For classic cars enthusiasts, the show houses some of the rarest vintage pieces presented by the Sheikh Faisal Museum, Mawater classic car and motorcycle club and automobile group Al Fardan. This includes a daily classic car parade that will set off from the VIP parking of DECC at 3pm.

It will comprise a sedan classic cards parade on the 19th of April, a sport muscle cars parade on the 20th of April, a GCC mixed classics on the 21st of April and a pick-up classic trucks parade on the 22nd of April.

In addition, the automotive event will see Batabit, a centre that aims to effectively participate in building a generation of responsible riders equipped with the best riding skills and knowledge, host a speed bikes parade on the 19th of April and will continue to host a series of biking parades including a choppers parade and a spiders parade until the 22nd.

The Qatar Motor Show is jointly organised by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Fira Qatar.

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Last Updated: Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:33 PM GST

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