Car Shows: Where Classic Cars Are The Stars!
You may have heard of auctions where unrestored cars get sold at very high prices. The love for unrestored cars is at its peak now. The cars which looked old and were declared useless a few years ago are now being taken out from barns. Old models of the famous and costly brands of cars; in their purely original form, without any changes are the most desirable ones among the car lovers. Such cars are owned as a proud possession by them. The increasing demand amongst the people has increased the value of these vintage beauties.
As people are becoming more and more interested in unrestored cars, a lot of organisations are coming up with exhibitions and shows where a variety of classic cars are displayed.
Here is a list of some of such events around the world which are conducted.
Emirates Classic Car Festival
This is a premier show in the Middle East. A lot of classic cars are showcased here. The organiser of this event is Emaar Properties in collaboration with the Automobile and Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE). Ministry of culture, Roads and Transport Authority, Youth and Community Development are the other supporters of this event. The show is a very popular one with massive participation every year.
Pebble Beach Car Show
This show, last year witnessed an extensive collection of restored and unrestored cars. Car collector Wayne Carini’s extremely rare 1921 Stutz Model K Bearcat; with its original paint, body and engine, in original condition, was the stealer of the show. Only two cars are known to exist in Stutz without restoration and Carini’s is one among them. As most of the popular and historical cars have already been restored, this car of his can be considered as the rarest.
Scott Gauthier’s unrestored 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta was another eye catcher in the event. Gauthier had thought of restoration once, but then he decided not to go for it thinking of the historical importance of the car.
The UAE Car Exhibition, 2016 was unique by all means. The main speciality of this show was that the cars were showcased in recreated containers. Many classic cars were displayed in the containers which were recreated perfectly to match with the vintage look of the cars. The show attracted lots of car enthusiasts and was a grand success. The show was in collaboration with Supertech Industries, who had provided the entire recreated containers for the show.
The events listed here are just a few examples. A lot of such shows are happening all over the world, and the passion for original models are increasing day by day.
According to the latest reports about various automobile auctions by www.nytimes.com,
The value of the unrestored cars in auctions have gone beyond all estimations. Unrestored or original cars are getting auctioned for rates which are double and triple the amount of the restored ones. It is great that car enthusiasts are welcoming such historical models with so much love. This trend of preserving history is very inspiring. Let it go on strong!
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