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Launch of the Official Mustang Club Lebanon!

A.N.Boukather launched the official Ford Mustang Club Lebanon in the upcoming Ford Flagship on Jal El Dib Sea Side Road.

More than 120 Ford Mustang cars invaded the road from Dbayeh to the event’s venue creating a parade that can’t pass unnoticed!

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With more than 300 attendees, from owners, VIP guests, Media and Ford Mustang fans, the 55 years of the undeniable Pony Legacy was celebrated with a wide collection of classic, modern and tuned up Mustang cars that people voted for.

With the support of A.N.Boukather, the club president Nabil Moustafa announced its regulations, plans and events, further to the warm welcome of A.N.Boukather’s CEO Anthony Boukather who confirmed the company’s strong support of the official Club with Large After Sales incentives and support  , reinforced by the presence and promising words of Ford Middle East Regional Manager Bilal Jabak.

Within a unique atmosphere, surprises, dances, music, F&B and the signature roars of hundreds of Mustang beauties, the Mustang nation proved to be the benchmark of automotive clubs in Lebanon.

All Mustang owners are invited to register, follow the Instagram and Facebook Accounts of the Official Mustang Club and join the club while enjoying their own groups and current divisions.

Year after year, A.N.Boukather continues to grow closer to the Lebanese community creating unforgettable experiences with their clients. With it being the official distributor of Ford in Lebanon, the brand is definitely set to achieve what it speaks; and that is to “Go Further”.

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Tuning World Bodensee 2019

The right car style and the right drive were what mattered most at the 17th Tuning World Bodensee. 82,300 car fans were drawn to the fairgrounds in Friedrichshafen. With three new areas, a new date and a new schedule, the international trade fair event really put the pedal to the metal once again.

The optimizations and changes to this year’s Tuning World Bodensee concept were well received and reflect current trends in the scene. This attracts a young and trend-conscious audience from the large area around the border triangle and continues to make Tuning World Bodensee the largest pure tuning event in Europe.

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1,300 cars – more than ever before – and 197 exhibitors showed all the popular and trendy innovations in the field of care refinement. The Style Mile, where the tuning trends were shown, the Polo Dome and the eSports Circuit celebrated their premiere. Also extremely popular were the drift shows, the European Tuning
Showdown (ETS) and the crowning of Miss Tuning 2019.

Carbon, gold leaf, airbrushing or LEDs – everything that makes cars more beautiful and special was shown for three days. Tuning World Bodensee celebrates cars in all their facets and all the tuning artists who meet here, exchange ideas and get inspired.

1,300 cars, 156 club stands, 156 participants in the Style Mile, 120 polos, 48 ETS participants and 12 candidates for Miss Tuning is what characterized – the 17th edition of Tuning World Bodensee

Tuning World Bodensee will continue to be successful and will be marked for the future in the calendars of the tuning fan community.

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The American University of Science and Technology Automotive Day 2019

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On March 14th, it was not a normal day for the students of the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut. The AUST University campus was transformed into an exhibition of sports cars and racing cars building up the usual excitement of this annual exhibition, which was characterized this year by the presence of the motorsport world stars.

Despite the rainy weather, the students flocked to the university campus at first engine start. Fans of cars and motorcycles were intrigued to enjoy the roaring motor symphonies of the best motorsport vehicles on display at AUST that day.

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The day started with the presence of one of the youngest drivers in Lebanon, Alex Feghali Son of Lebanon Rally Champion for 14 consecutive years Roger Feghali, Alex engaged with the students and had a nice Q&A session about the difference between Rally cars and ordinary cars and how are these equipped for speeding on closed roads and are fully loaded with safety features to protect the driver and the passenger. Alex displayed his own Speed test and Rally Cars and shared his experience with the students.

Oliver Kick, the Middle East Drift champion, was also present alongside his car and gave the students an opportunity to meet him, share his news and a chance to take some photos with the champ and his car. Oliver also shared his public safety message and informed the student about his special drifting school with the intention of removing drifting from public roads and taking it to the safe closed areas.

The event was also attended by drivers: Richard Ibrahim and the oldest driver in 4×4 Rallying in Lebanon Rashid Nehnehi alongside their vehicles, covering by that all aspects of motorsport activities and educating students about road safety and speeding no matter what type of vehicles you drive or whatever your motorsport passion is.

Lebanon Motorcross academy, led by Joe Salloty the RC Cup racing and motocross champion along with Rafic Eid Lebanon’s motocross champion for several years, were also present on campus to bring excitement and information to the sport of two-wheel motors.

And of course, as the usual annual ritual, Students brought their cars onsite attending the competition of the loudest car on campus and also the most beautiful car on Campus. The students filled the AUST campus with amazing classic, Super and tuned cars creating an unprecedented atmosphere.

The awareness activities don’t stop at safety messages and cars display, Giti tires decided to join the event this year and create the pit stop competition by Giti where students competed for the fastest tire change competition while being educated by Giti Experts on the safety of tires and the importance of having the right tires on your vehicle. In an attempt to break the routine, Automotive influencer and mechanic Rana Hayek joined the competition to incite girls to participate and win with Giti.

Giti Stand also witnessed the presence of International guest from Giti Mother company in China and USA that got the change to interact with the students and engage with them on the importance of having safe tires installed on their vehicles.

Finally, Strive Middle East the leading automotive and lifestyle digital platform wanted to spread a new kind of message, thus created a PlayStation racing game with an aim to show that driving on circuits is more fun that driving on public roads and with the rise of electric motors in Lebanon, Strive Middle East decided to offer 5 winners the chance to go-Kart in the first indoor karting arena using electric Go-Kart vehicles.

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IMPEX launches the First Ever Cadillac XT4 compact SUV

On a festive night held at the impressive Cadillac House in Badaro, IMPEX , the exclusive Cadillac dealer  in Lebanon, launched the Cadillac model: the XT4, in the presence of Cadillac Middle East Executives, VIPs, clients, media representatives and brand’s aficionados.

Featuring Cadillac’s new 2.0L Turbo  237HP engine couple with a responsive 9-speed transmission  and advanced technology, the XT4 delivers expressive design, confident performance and spacious accommodations. Developed on an exclusive compact SUV architecture, the XT4 marks Cadillac’s entry to the industry’s fastest-growing luxury segment. As one of Cadillac’s key regions in the world, Lebanon promises to be an ideal market for the all-new XT4.

Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East said: “Following the regional debut of the 2019 Cadillac XT4 at SOLE DXB, the all-new compact SUV’s arrival in Lebanon sets high standards of innovation in one of the industry’s fastest growing segments.”

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Soemmer continued, “A team of young designers were involved with the development of the XT4, who represent the heart of the target audience. The sophisticated SUV exterior and intelligently designed cabin will no doubt prove a hit amongst regional millennial consumers who expect daring bold designs and cutting-edge technology.” The cabin is exceptionally refined, with segment-leading rear-seat legroom and conveys boldness and strength with youthful athleticism.

Farid Homsi , Impex General Manager added “I am thrilled today to announce the launch of the exciting first ever XT4 which satisfies the needs and wants of the Lebanese roads & consumers. We are confident that we can appeal to a young and dynamic new market of the fast growing compact SUV”

The all-new compact SUV represents Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan and shift in direction. Starting with the first-ever XT4, Cadillac will bring six new models to market in the space of two and a half years.

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The new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé unveiled during a private viewing by T. Gargour & Fils

T. Gargour & Fils, the exclusive and sole agent of Mercedes-Benz in Lebanon, unveiled its flagship model, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé at an exclusive private viewing held at The Mercedes-AMG Performance Center – Dora showroom. AMG owners gathered to experience the reveal of the GT 4-Door, the latest member of the sports car family. Positioned as a true sports car with four doors, it uncompromisingly combines the attributes of an AMG GT sports car with the everyday benefits of a 4-door coupé.

The sports car captured everyone’s attention as it was demonstrated with its most notable features. The event concluded with an exciting draw where one lucky attendee won a trip to the Mercedes-AMG Advanced Experience on ice in Sweden.

On this occasion, Mr. Cesar Aoun, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz at T. Gargour & Fils said: “launching a remarkable sports car like the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé in Lebanon is a proud moment for T. Gargour & Fils, as we work hard to stay on top and we make sure our portfolio expands year after year, providing our customers with an impeccable driving experience that brings together unparalleled luxury and performance.”

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A thrill-ride for all those who seek an adrenalin-filled experience on the road, the latest AMG GT 4-door coupé delivers a staggering top speed of up to 315 km/h and comes as a no-compromise creation that acts as the perfect symbiosis of power and elegance. Following the design philosophy of sensual purity, the model takes on a striking muscular body, sporty genes, and boasts familiar features like extremely slim LED tail lights, confidently placing it within the portfolio of its two-door AMG GT counterpart. When it comes to performance, the 6-cylinder in-line and V8 engines allow for a completely new driving experience. The output of the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine has been enhanced further which allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds, a testament of high driving dynamics at motorsport level.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Craziest Cars

TOKYO AUTO SALON 2019 is one of the largest annual custom cars and car-related products show held on 11, 12 and 13 January at Makuhari Messe Tokyo Japan.

Tokyo Auto Salon this year was a great success with more than 330,666 attendees, 906 vehicles from customized cars, Japanese Classic Cars, crazy tuned cars and customized classics from BMW, Ferrari and more.

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In this year’s show, lots of great customizers were present onsite such as Kuhl bringing in some of his best work on Nissan GT-R, American Muscle Cars and most importantly Japanese Suzuki and more, in addition to the yearly releases of LibertyWalk and other tuners.

this year as well, we were able to see lots of Nissan vehicles such as the snowmobile 370 z, electric cars and more. the show was also characterized by extreme tuning for classic European cars that marked the sportscars era from the ’80s and 90’s such as Lancia, BMW, and Ferraris.

Tokyo Auto Salon is positioning itself as the place to be when it comes to extreme tuning and crazy stuff beyond imagination, the show is a trendsetter for those who love Japanese cars, Japanese culture or even Japanese tuning on European cars.

For those of you who are not familiar with Tokyo Auto Salon here’s a lesson in history: TOKYO AUTO SALON inaugurated in 1983 as “Tokyo Exciting Car Show” in a bid to establish the custom car culture”. TOKYO AUTO SALON, marked the show’s 37th anniversary, now is the annual car extravaganza covering the gamut of custom car related concerns. The show brings the best opportunity to experience an exciting mixture of the latest trends in the powerful custom car scene and colourful lively entertaining content.

TOKYO AUTO SALON 2020 will take place from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 January 2020 at MAKUHARI MESSE International Convention Complex, Tokyo Japan

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