By Staff Writer
The festival will feature years that go back almost 100 years
The Emirates Classic Car Festival will reveal 300 vintage vehicles in its biggest edition yet.
Taking place on March 24 to 27 in Downtown Dubai, the annual festival will include events featuring classic cars, motorbikes, and trucks dating back from 1916 to 1986.
It will showcase car brands like Mercedes, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Harley Davidson, and Chevrolet alongside the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. Many of the cars come from private collections of classic car enthusiasts in the UAE, while several others have been flown in from across the region, Europe, and the US.
This year’s edition will include movie screenings on classic cars at the Emaar Pavilion and live restorations of a 1926 Ford Model T Coupe and 1974 Honda CB 550 in front of VIDA Downtown Dubai.
The cars at the show will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including automobile experts, for a number of prizes. These will be based on categories like upkeep, value, originality, uniqueness, finishes, and visual aesthetics.
The Emirates Classic Car Festival is free for all.
It is organised by Emaar Properties in association with the Automobile & Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) and the UAE Ministry of Culture, Youth & Community Development.
Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE, said: “Once again the Emirates Classic Car Festival will provide a wonderful opportunity for UAE enthusiasts and international participants to share their passion for beautiful and historic vehicles.”