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Posted by Irfan on Dec 23, 2013
Calendar 2014 is in final stages of completion... Keep your fingers crossed for Calendar 2014 to be launched in the first week of 2014 :) stay blessed
Posted by Irfan on Jun 12, 2013
The rare 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe in Kuwait now from
12th May until 15th of June,
Kuwait hosted the Reveal of one of the rarest Bugatti Ever!
The 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe – that was a concept car for the Type 57
His Highness Sheikh Nasser AlMohamad
His Excellency Mr. Fabrizio Nicoletti Italian Ambassador in
Kuwait, David Grainger restorer of the car, Mustafa Makhseed director of
committees at museum and Eng. Zakaria Dashti - director of media at museum
revealed this beauty.
1935 Bugatti Aerolithe recreation
Specs: Engine 3257cc straight-eight, DOHC, Stromberg
dual-throat UUR2 up-draught carburettor
Power 135bhp @ 4500rpm | Torque 181lb ft @ 2400rpm |
Transmission Four-speed manual, rear-wheel drive.
I have missed the official reveal but got a chance finally
to visit on 8th June Saturday, I must say it is one of the beautiful cars I
have ever seen. Looks more lively and beautiful than pictures, a must visit
Posted by Irfan on Jun 12, 2013
Alghanim Industries officially announced the start of its partnership with Honda Motor Co. on Tuesday as the Japanese carmaker's sole agent in Kuwait.
"This partnership is based on values that our companies share. Both are ambitious corporations that stress the importance of customer-centricity, as well as diversity, teamwork, meritocracy and respect in the workplace characterized by a professional and empowering environment that considers its employees as its core asset," Alghanim Industries CEO, Omar Alghanim was quoted in a company statement.
"This partnership with Honda has given Alghanim Motors the right to distribute Honda's products including its automobile range, power products, marine products and motorcycles. We both look forward to serving our customers' needs in Kuwait to the highest standards," he added.
For his part, Managing Officer of Honda Motor Company and Chief Operating Officer for Honda's Regional Operations in Europe, CIS, the Middle and Near East and Africa, Manabu Nishimae said that the company, since its establishment in 1948, has grown to become one of the largest providers of automobiles and motorcycles.
In 2012, he said, Honda achieved sales of 15.5 motorcycle units, four million vehicles and 6.1 units of energy providers.The agreement with Honda gives Alghanim Motors full rights in Kuwait for the distribution and servicing of Honda's range of coupes, sedans, SUVs, CUVs, and minivans.Alghanim Industries will also provide and manage Honda facilities in Kuwait, including dedicated service centers, Honda qualified service engineers and new specialist sales outlets.
Posted by Irfan on Jun 06, 2013
Kuwait Historical, Vintage & Classic Car Museum is organizing a third photography contest. The last day of submitting photos is June 13, 2013. Cash price from KD 1000 to KD 50 will be awarded for the best photos.
Posted by Irfan on Apr 15, 2013
visit to museum once or twice in a month to check the latest happenings and to fulfill
my car enthusiasm needs. Before couple of days I had a visit to see the first
Arabian Super car “Lykan” of which I posted earlier, meeting one of the museum
officials Mr. Zakariya Dashti – Director of Media Committee, I came to know
some important facts about The Museum so thought of sharing with my readers.
Historical Vintage and Classic Cars Museum was established in October, 2010. The
establishment of the Museum is vitally important, as it is time to show the
world the rich cultural heritage and historical tradition of Kuwait especially
in the historical automotive sector as Kuwait is considered the richest country
in the world with that field. The main aim of establishing the museum is to
documents all the automotive information and connect the current and future
generation to their past and urges them to complete the journey of our great
The museum is
the centre for car enthusiasts and owners as they get all the information that
they need about the automotive world. It also offers many services to the
community, like the technical sessions about a verity of automotive knowledge,
and will also give advice and guidance to owners wanting to restore their
houses many of the cars of historical, Vintage and Classic cars including a car
for late Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah which was
an Imperial that he was using during his governance of Al-Ahmadi County, it
also includes The Presidential Car of the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah
Al-Salem AlSubah, which was a Lincoln, which was also the presidential car of
the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem AlSubah. The museum also includes
internationally known cars such as the Secret Agent – James Bond 007 Aston
Martin DB5 car that he used in his movies, in addition to many of distinctive
and historical cars.
also has a Library that has many books and references of all the different
types of automotive and as well as magazines, books, periodical and Internet
is open to the public from nine o'clock in the morning to one o'clock noon and
then at five pm to eight o'clock pm, the museum is located in the Shuwaikh
Industrial Area, Block One Street, forty nine street.
Posted by Irfan on Apr 12, 2013
Last year I
came across a special calendar exclusively for muscle cars of Kuwait, it was
designed and photographed professionally but I didn’t know who is the guy
behind this wonderful idea so I searched this calendar again this year and got
it from Historical Vintage and Classic cars museum.
My first impression, amazing calendar and very
well photographed including some of very clean and unique cars when it comes to
classic and muscle cars.
Al Ali is the man behind this idea with the support of Hamed Abu Eidan. Hats-off
to Emad Al Ali, a true muscle car enthusiast and specialized in oldsmobile 442.
Not forgetting the important role of the muscle car owners who have shown their
support toward this great calendar by providing their cars for photography. Last
but not the least our very own Ibrahim Al Awadi with his magical shots, great composition
and true dedication, I must say an important part of the crew of Muscle Car
it up guys and all the best for 2014.
Posted by Irfan on Apr 11, 2013
LYKAN Hyper Sports 2013
“W Motors is a Beirut-based car company that
announced its first car, the Lykan HyperSport, in January 2013. It was
co-founded in Lebanon in July 2012 by Sari El Khalil and its chairman Ralph Debbas. The company is now based in Dubai, UAE”
W Motors unveiled its
first model, the Lykan HyperSport, at the Qatar Motor Show in January 2013. Presently its in
& Classic Cars Museum of Kuwait for 7 days display from 9th
April to 16th April 2013. During my visit to museum I met Mr. Ralph
Debbas Founder & CEO W motors and Sari El Khalil Partners W Motors and offcourse the LYKAN,
truly an amazing car and looks more lively than in pictures.
The First Arab Super Car worth $3.4 Million is
limited to 7 units world wide, has a beautiful carbon fiber body, Holographic
display system, advanced dashboard and most amazingly Diamond LED Lights (15K).
Flat 6 Twin Turbo
750HP – 1000NM Torque
7 Speed Dual Clutch PDK
0-100 km/s 2.8 Sec
From left Mr. Yousaf Fityani - Vice President Prosche Club of Kuwait, Mr.
Ralph Debbas Founder & CEO W motors and Sari El Khalil Partners W motors.
Posted by Irfan on Apr 02, 2013
Kuwait Chopper® KWT, LLC is Kuwait’s premier custom motorcycle company. Kuwait chopper®
is a licensed motorcycle manufacturer specializing in “one of a kind” custom and customized V-Twin motorcycles, an Extreme Motor Sports Company specializing in creating custom Motorcycles.
“We established in 2003, our mission is to produce the highest quality custom motorcycles in the world and in Kuwait, bring motorcycle manufacturing to the utmost level of quality and perfection” said Hussain Salmeen the founder of Kuwait Choppers.
Moreover, they offer performance work, wide tire conversion, custom pipes, stretched forks (building frames), custom paint (airbrush) and much more like MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER, DEALER, CUSTOMIZER, AND REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE.
So, KUWAIT CHOPPERS gives you an opportunity to customize your bike in your own way.
Follow them at instagram, facebook, twitter @kwtchoppers, also visit www.kuwaitchoppers.com
Posted by Irfan on Mar 31, 2013
"Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner."
Saturday Drift 30th March 2013, got a chance to actually sit in a drifting car of non other than Nasser Al Mutairi AKA 1st Arab Drifter in his Toyota AE 86 and mannn it was FUN !!!. Thanks Nasser bro for giving a special protocol and care while drifting, Drive safe, God bless you and all the best for future. Enjoy the video :)
Posted by Irfan on Mar 30, 2013
Back in the days we used to have a website about car lovers & enthusiasts called q8speed.com (our inspiration), I was checking through my archive folders and found a folder of q8speed's old gathering pics which I am going to share here. Remembering the old time, those AUK parking lot gatherings, Thursday night HARD ROCK meets, crazy spotters etc... I miss that time and I really want to gather all friends who were the part of q8speed, don't really know the owner but know most of the old members of it. If you were a member of q8speed and want to have a get together sometime soon please do reply :)Thanks!
Snap Shot - 19 Feb, 2007.
Gathering at AUK Parking lot - April, 2006
Gathering Some time back in 2009..
And then one day suddenly..... :(