DOHA, Qatar, Mar 31 – A collection of Kuwait’s elite classic cars are currently on display, at the 2016 Qatar Motor Show Luxury and Classic Cars, drawing a large number of visitors at the exhibition ground.

The Kuwaiti participation is distinguished, with display of classic and old cars, considered of great historic value, said Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani, Chairman of the Gulf Qatari Classic Cars Association, in remarks to KUNA, praising presence of the Kuwaiti collection.

A large number of the visitors have been attracted to the Kuwaiti pavilion, he said, hailing Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, for his keenness on ensuring Qatar’s participation in the Kuwaiti contests for luxurious cars, held twice previously.

Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad (an ex-premier of the State of Kuwait) is “one of the founders of this hobby in the Gulf region,” Sheikh Faisal affirmed, alluding to Sheikh Nasser’s possession of a collection of classic cars, some dating back to early times of the past century.

Sheikh Nasser’s collection had been put on display at several exhibitions in Kuwait.

For his part, Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Yassin, the director of the Qatari museum for classic cars, said, the Kuwaitis are aspiring to rank among the top in the show contest.

The contest is held for the first time in Qatar. The first edition at the international level had been hosted by Paris in 1920. Since then, millions of autos’ fans follow up on the annual events.

Up to 100 luxurious cars are taking part in the five-day contest that got started on Tuesday.

Source: Kuwait News Agency