Classic car festival to be held on March 28 and 29

Classic car lineup at the Oman Motor Show in December 2012.(Muscat Daily)

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More than 50 classic cars will be displayed at Oman Classic Car Club’s (OCCC) festival, to be held in the parking lot of Lulu Hypermarket in Bausher on March 28 and 29

At the festival, people can expect to see classics like 1949 make Dodge Fargo, 1963 Cadillac Eldarado, 1958 make Fiat 500, 1965 Ford Mustang and 1954 Buick Riviera, 1974 Rover 3500 and many other similar cars.

Ahmed al Saqri, chairman, OCCC, said that this will be the club's fourth gathering this year and probably the last before summer begins. “The weather during the past few days has given us an incentive to organise one more show for classic car aficionados before the onset of summer.”


Ahmed al Saqri


Saqri said that about 50 participants have confirmed their presence and there could be more joining in at the last minute. “Since the club was formed in 2012, there is an increase in awareness about worthiness of old cars that might be lying as junk in garages, untouched for ages,” he said.

He added that the club has come up as an entity where anyone looking to restore their antique cars can get all the help he wants.

“The club also ends people's worry of what they are going to do once the restoration is done as it provides ample opportunities for them to mix with like-minded people with similar passion, along with options to take part in festivals and rallies.”

Saqri said that currently the club is not offering membership as internal restructuring is going on. “But we have more than 70 enthusiasts who are waiting to get enlisted.” OCCC in association with Al Sayyarat newspaper is holding the event.

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