Over 15,000 car and bike buffs throng Sharjah’s Wheelers fest

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More than 800 cars and bikes of various types, both classic and modern, competed in various categories at the ‘Wheelers’ festival.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The second Sharjah Car Festival, Wheelers, hosted by Al Majaz Amphitheatre of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau from February 26 – 27, attracted more than 15,000 motor enthusiasts from across the UAE. The visitors, including families, coming from various emirates of the country were excited to learn about the early and latest models of various global car and bike brands and the fascinating evolution of the automobile industry around the world over the years.

The Sharjah Car Festival, featuring a number of interactive events and competitions with attractive prizes, offered one of its kind and wholesome experience of fun for the whole family.

More than 800 cars and bikes of various types, both classic and modern, competed in various categories at the ‘Wheelers’ festival offering an exciting and unforgettable world of adventures, thrills and wholesome family fun against the stunning picturesque backdrop of Sharjah’s Khalid Lagoon.


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Tariq Saeed Allay, Director General of the SGMB, gave away the prizes to the competition winners in 26 different categories of cars and 14 categories of motorcycles. On the day one of the festival, Allay also feted the sponsors and event partners of the festival.

Speaking on the occasion, SGMB Director General stressed that the two-day Wheelers festival, which saw the participation of 51 car and motorcycle clubs, aims to raise awareness about the importance of safety and security in the world of automobiles.

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“This was an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge between the contestants and visitors,” he added pointing out to the massive turnout and enthusiastic response from car and bike enthusiasts as well as other sections of society to the festival, thanks to its exciting thrills and contests and interactive, fun activities suitable for all age groups and members of society. 

The one of its kind festival provided an opportunity for the car and bike enthusiasts in the country to share with the public the secret of safe driving and loving and pampering their vehicles. The event showcased a rare collection of classic, luxury, sports and modified cars as well as four-wheel drives and motorcycles, not to mention a slew of activities full of fun and games and music.

The winning car categories included the Best American and non-American Car (sports and saloon), the Best SUV, the Best KDM Korean Car, the Best Japanese Car (sports and saloon), the Best off-road Vehicle, and the Best Car with an Audio Entertainment System.

Other categories included the Best Body Modification, Best Car Body Wrapping Design, and Best Hand Drawing on the Car, Best Engine, Best Exterior, Best Interior, Best Classic and Classic Modified Car, Best Classic Truck, Best Innovative Car (Classic and Sports), Best Mini (Mini), Best Car Paint, Best Adventure Car, Best Car and One Classic Fit Both with modified air suspension.

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The winning motorcycle categories included various types of bikes including Best Sport Bike, Best Modified Bike, Best Adventure Bike, Best Homemade Bike, Best Hand-made Scooter, Best Bike Design and Best Tricycle etc.

The cars and motorcycles participating in the competitions within various categories had been governed by a set of criteria and conditions. The motorcycle jury put in place several conditions, the most important of which are vehicle paint, interior modifications, innovation and display method.

The automobile jury also adopted a number of conditions governing the techniques used, tyres, rings and the exterior appearance, modifications, audio equipment used in an automobile and updates made to it.

Earlier, Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council , inaugurated the second edition of the Sharjah Wheelers Festival which is organised by Al Majaz Amphitheater of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau.

Sheikh Sultan toured the festival witnessing what the participants had to show from classic and luxury cars to fast racing cars and motorcycles, discussing details of the mobiles with the participants.

The festival runs till Sunday and features more than 800 cars and motorcycles, gathering car and motorcycles enthusiasts from all around.

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