Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah Department of Antiquities and Museums organized the second season of the ‘Classic Cars and Motorcycles Forum’, in collaboration with the Emirates Motorsports Organization and under the supervision of Mr. Ibrahim Abdullah bin Shukr, member of the Organization.
The Forum featured 30 rare classic cars and 11 classic motorcycles that had never before been exhibited. The vehicles date from between 1935 and 1990 and were showcased for two days on Thursday, January 28, and Friday, January 29, 2021, in front of the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, attracting crowds of classic vehicle enthusiasts.
The event also included an exhibit of 150 rare vintage car accessories, as well as a public auction for 50 such pieces in partnership with Royal Corner Auctions Management Company.
“Ras Al Khaimah Department of Antiquities and Museums has organized this Forum following the resounding success of the first edition last year, and in parallel with the period of recovery taking place across the UAE at the present moment,” said His Excellency Ahmed Obaid Al Teneiji, Director-General of the RAK Department of Antiquities and Museums. “The event witnessed a tremendous turnout and highlighted the growing demand from classic cars enthusiasts. The Forum offered an opportunity for individuals who share this passion to come together under one roof.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullah bin Shukr, managing partner of the event, noted: “Collecting classic cars and vintage car accessories is a hobby that is increasingly carving a niche for itself in the UAE. There are many enthusiasts who share a passion for this hobby, and we are happy to support them with events like this Forum.”
For her part, Amal Ibrahim Al Nuaimi, Head of Communications at Ras Al Khaimah Department of Antiquities and Museums, said: “The Department is working to diversify its projects, initiatives and activities that target the community. Similarly, we are looking to diversify our partnerships with entities, organizations and individuals, in order to reach the largest possible segment of society. Implementing safety and security standards is also on our agenda, as is executing all precautions necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the Forum’s attendees and visitors.”