Saturday, 5 February 2011

Concours d'elegance - car show - Kuwait

photos by "concours d'elegance"
For the second year, Kuwait hosts a "Concours d'elegance" for vintage cars, in the Marina Crescent, Salmiya.
"Some of these cars are sculptures" says a viewer as he took his family to see the beauties on display. Some cars were flown from Japan, from the US, from all over the world. There is a jury of 16 experts on the matter. There must be a grand prize after the show.
But the real pleasure is the idea that Kuwait celebrates history. When it opens up it doors for old machines, labels them with the term "elegance", it gives an opportunity to value historical way or the old way of doing things.
For a country so geared towards the new and the latest in all technologies, it is reassuring to see that there are local oldies, polished, waxed, cleaned in their best attire.

link to the website Concours d'elegance


waleed said...

Very impressive to see cars as art not as toys for big boys

sarah said...

art is first about having fun, and making magic... so these cars must have been toys first, upgraded then to art.
let the big boys enjoy themselves and make art again and again