KCDE Kuwait's fourth Concours D'Elegance starts at Marina Crescent

Kuwait Concours D’Elegance 2015

For immediate release
Monday, February 9th, 2015


· Four classes to cover 100+ historic and classic cars built pre-1900 through to 1975
· Leonardo Fioravanti leads panel of illustrious judges for Concours D’Elegance

KUWAIT CITY (KUWAIT): Kuwait’s Historical, Vintage and Classic Car Museum hosts the fourth Concours D’Elegance 2015 from February 11-18.

The historic car bonanza will be held at Marina Crescent under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah.

This year’s event is dedicated to stylish, rare and precious cars manufactured between 1900 and 1975. Cars will be entered in four age classes and there are separate judging sections for the likes of Hollywood movie cars, American sports and muscle cars and Gas Money Garage cars.

“We acknowledge the support of our sponsoring partner Trafalgar Company – Chopard Kuwait, and everyone else who has made the Kuwait Concours D’Elegance 2015 possible,” said Eng. Zakaria Dashti, consultant to the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classic Car Museum, which opened its doors in 2010 and is the permanent home to over 35 historic and classic motor vehicles.

Class A at the Concours is open to vehicles built pre-1900 to 1930 and includes priceless pieces such as the 1924 Bamford & Martin Side-Valve team car and a 1930 Plymouth. Class B is for cars built between 1930 and 1945 and covers entries such as the 1933 Invicta S-Type 4.5 and a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe Electron.

Cars built between 1946 and 1960 are entered in Class C and include the likes of a 1958 Austin Healey 100-Six and a 1953 Bentley R-Type saloon. Class D covers cars manufactured between 1961 and 1975, with the likes of the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P4000S and a Bizzarrini Spyder Targa likely to feature.

Middle East Dodge Challenge Hill cars will also be on display with chassis numbers 002 and 003. They are considered to be the most powerful ever manufactured by Dodge. Owners will also display the first Camaro COPO base No. 001 and 002.

The Concourse has attracted the services of numerous enthusiasts from all over the world and an illustrious panel of judges led by Leonardo Fioravanti, and including the likes of Chris Bangle, Dr. Andrea Zagato, Stephan Winkelmann, Alfieri Maserati and Marella Rivolta-Zagato.

Fioravanti hails from Italy and worked for the Italian car design company Pininfarina for 24 years as a design director. Several of Fioiravanti’s personal projects include the Ferrari 365 GTB 4 ‘Daytona’, the 308 GTB and GTS and the rare and very collectable 1980s and 1990s legends, the 288 GTO and the F40.

Bangle is an American automotive designer, best known for his work with the BMW Group where his designs have been incorporated into the entire 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 series of BMW cars and the X3, X5, X6 and the latest concept design, Gina. Dr. Andrea Zagato is a member of the third generation of the family to head Coachwork Zagato. He is a world renowned expert in exclusive bodywork design.

Winkelmann hails from Berlin and switched his attentions to the automotive world in the 1990s, initially with Mercedes-Benz and then with the Fiat Group. He was appointed CEO of Fiat Auto Austria and Switzerland and then Fiat Auto Germany. In 2005, he joined Lamborghini as President and CEO and has received numerous notable accolades for automotive achievements.

Alifieri Maserati is the son of Ernesto Maserati, a designer of Maserati models between 1932 and 1947. In 2000, Alifieri launched the Fratelli Maserati permanent exhibit in a museum in Bologna and organised the 60th anniversary commemoration of the OSCA Foundation. Rivolta-Zagato is the art director of the Zagato design studio and the wife of Andrea Zagato.

Doors open on Wednesday afternoon and the timetable gets underway with a Governmental classic car event. The Concours D’Elegance runs through to February 18th.

2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance – timetable of events
February 11

13.00– 18.00 Governmental classic cars event
19.00 Official opening of Kuwait Concours d’Elegance 2015
February 12
10.00– 13.00 American Sports Classic Cars judging
12.00-15.00 Gas Monkey Garage Team welcome
11.00-19.00 Kuwait Motorcycle Festival
February 13
10.00– 16.00 Participating Classic Cars judging
11.00-19.00 Super Cars event
February 14
09.00– 13.00 Classic and Sports Festival
11.00-12.0 Grand Tour, parade of classic cars from the Marina Crescent to Kuwait Towers and return
13.00-14.00 Parade of Classic cars and winners’ announcement
15.00-18.00 Ferrari festival
20.00-22.00 Ceremony and awards presentation
February 15
09.00– 15.00 Classic cars and winning cars on display
11.00-19.00 Chevrolet Knights event
February 16
09.00– 21.00 Classic cars and winning cars on display
11.00-19.00 4x4 event
February 17
09.00– 15.00 Classic cars and winning cars on display
11.00-19.00 Japanese cars event
February 18
09.00– 21.00 Classic cars and winning cars on display
11.00-19.00 MOPAR cars event


For further information: Kuwait Historic, Vintage and Classic Car Museum, Shuwaikh Industrial Estate Area, Block 1, Building 48, Street 7 & 11, Tel: + 965 24819186, ext. 101 and 102, Fax: + 965 24824037. E-mail: info@kuwaitcarmuseum.com.kw


Date issued: 09/02/2015

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