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Posted by Irfan on Apr 15, 2013

I often 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.

The Kuwait 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 civilization.

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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 valuable vehicles.

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The museum 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.

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The Museum 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 services.

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The museum 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.

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Posted by Irfan on Apr 11, 2013

WMOTORS
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 DebbasThe 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 Historical, Vintage & 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.

Specs:
Flat 6 Twin Turbo
750HP – 1000NM Torque
7 Speed Dual Clutch PDK
0-100 km/s 2.8 Sec

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).


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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.

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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!

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Gathering at AUK Parking lot - April, 2006

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Gathering Some time back in 2009..



And then one day suddenly..... :(

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Posted by Irfan on Mar 23, 2013
Kuwait International Rally started on Thursday with a press conference held at Safir Internationl Hotel Fintas where Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth & Sports Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah, event organizers Kuwait Quarter Mile Club, Sheikh Ali Fawaz Al Sabah and Sheikh Athbi Naif Al Sabah and FIA vice president Dr Mohammed bin Sulayem were part of the Press conference.

The Rally Kicked off on Friday, 22nd March and ended on Saturday, 23rd March. Participants across the gulf and europe were the part of this event.

Friday, 22nd March visit to Pit Stop.

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Some Rally Action (Thanks to Manoj M. Olikara for sending wonderful shots)

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Congratulations to the winners :)


Posted by Irfan on Mar 16, 2013

It was an awesome night and amazing gathering after a long time, 15+ GTRs, 15 + EVOS & STis, countless Hondas of which mostly were s2000 & EK, Supras, Nissan Zs, infinity Gs  and not forgetting our very own Drifter Nasser Al Mutairi with his Toyota AE86.

There were many eye candies and moded JDMs but most beautiful of all cars according to us was white Subaru Impreza STi which is recently imported from Bahrain which we came to know after have a brief chat with the owner of Sti “Khaled Al Abdullah".

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Picture sent by AlJaraisi Photography, please follow him on instagram @lsxgroup to see more pics or if you have any picture related to JDM gathering last night please send us on contact@ratemyq80ride.com.

Also, check the following video of a JDM gathering from our eyes ;) Enjoy and share….


Thanks everybody for attending and making this gathering a hit. Special thanks to our buddy Evossain the MAN! for working out and playing a major role in making this event successful.



Posted by Irfan on Mar 13, 2013

It has been a while since we had a car gathering, keeping in consideration the enthusiasm level we have decided to gather JDM cars on Thursday night 14-3-2013 outside parking area behind the fuel station at 10:30 PM. Start your engines and refresh your enthusiasm... time to get social again with all the local tuners and JDM lovers in specific.

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RateMyQ80Ride do not promote illegal street racing or drifting, looking forward for decent get-together 



Posted by Irfan on Mar 13, 2013

February was the month of great car gatherings which include Drifting every Saturday by KMRC and we had an awesome JDM meet on 21st Feb, moreover a great gathering organized by GForceAutoWorks on 4th March between Euros and JDMs mainly between GTR'S and Porsche GT2/3's. I was inactive in past couple of weeks but hats-off to Hussain Thiyab AKA EVOSSAIN a true car enthusiast, photographer,  and a very dear friend of mine for taking active part in all gatherings, covering events and acting as a volunteer when needed. Have a look at some of the master pieces by EVOSSAIN.photo (9).JPGphoto (6).JPGphoto (10).JPG485017_10152609222120384_130667813_n.jpg

Follow him on Instagram & Twitter @evossain



Posted by Irfan on Mar 11, 2013
Another day but not just another drift, this time more cars than last week and it was better organized for audience and photographers.

Took lots of pics and ended up making a short video which is a mixture of some drift action and a time lapse, enjoy ;)



Posted by Irfan on Mar 02, 2013

RateMyQ80Ride is all about car gatherings and meets for car enthusiasts, back in 2010 we decided to publish a calendar for year 2011 by gathering all car groups and publish them on one page each of the Calendar 2011, 70x50 cm Calendar faced lots of challenges to gather car groups as this never happened in any of ratemyq80ride’s gathering before.

Calendar 2011 was released on the last week of Jan 2011 due to some sponsor issues as only few agreed to sponsor the Calendar.

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After having a general idea and experience of past gatherings we conducted gathering in September, 2011 for Calendar 2012 to cover the maximum groups keeping in mind the time span as we had some new groups to be published, sponsors this time were a bit more confident as they saw Calendar 2011 a big hit,  couple of new sponsors approached to be part of our Calendar 2012 which was released in the last week of December 2011.

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Calendar 2013, expected lots from it but most of our gatherings got clashed with some major car events like Gulf Run Karting, muscle car show and some due to bad weather. The biggest failure was our super car gathering as only 3 cars showed up, it was funny and embarrassing at the same time as it was the most awaited & anticipated gathering of all times.

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Release date of Calendar 2013 was first week of Jan 2013.

Special Thanks to Kuwait Performance Garage, Boosted Spirits, PWP performance, Apr Kuwait and Kuwait Choppers for participating every year as a sponsor.

Need your suggestion for Calendar 2014 as we are thinking to reduce the size to half and publish 2 Calendars instead.

 





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