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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!


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”.



Muscle Cars

1980 Trans AM Turbo


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : General Motors Pontiac
Model : Trans AM Turbo
Year : 1980

Owner : Seif Al Ghali
Country : Lebanon
Member of : Al Mafia Muscle Cars Club

The Trans Am that started America’s first production turbocharged V-8

The Trans AM Turbo is part of the 2nd Generation Pontiac Firebird produced from 1970 till 1981. The 1980 Trans AM Turbo marks a milestone in the history of General Motors’ Pontiac Division as it is the first ever produced American V8 Turbocharged engine.

Back in the day, with the new regulations on emissions and fuel consumption in the mid-70s, it seems that the Pontiac engineers didn’t get that memo and decided to opt for a performance engine. They took the emissions-friendly, low-deck, low-performance 301 and crafted an entirely bespoke turbocharger system for it.

This resulted in an outstanding engine at the time and created a paradox between the new US regulations, fuel crisis and the early 80’s inflation however a Trans AM needs to be a Trans AM thus the 1980 Pontiac Trans AM Turbocharged was born.

The particularity of the 1980 Trans AM Turbo comes from the hood design with integrated Turbo indicator.

Afterwards in 1981 and beyond, the Trans AM had a new meaning, with a new chassis, new design and new engine trims.

Seif’s 1980 turbocharged Trans Am comes with all original interior and loaded with options for that period of time including A/C, power windows.


  • Top Speed: 224 Km/h
  • 0-100 Km/h: 8.2 sec
  • Power: 213 bhp & 469 Nm @ 2000 rpm
  • Displacement: 4.9 L
  • Weight: 1596 Kg


Muscle Cars

The Big Red, Camaro SS/RS 1969


Photos By Mohmmad Al-Badeen, The9FiveMedia

Make : Chevrolet
Model : Camaro SS/RS
Year : 1969

Owner : Mr. Fahad Al-Odah
Country : Saudi Arabia
Member of : Gulf Classic Cars Group

My Car is a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS/RS with special order paint trim tag code (- -) that was intended to have frame off restoration original condition. Afterwards I got influenced by the original Big Red Camaro and transformed my project to be customized (the GCCG Big RED)

Mr. Fahad Al-Odah

The Car Awards

  • Big Red Camaro Photo Contest Grand Prize Signed DJ Safety 5-Way Racing Harness Worn by RJ Gottlieb in Big Red (with certificate of authenticity and photo of RJ wearing the belt)
  • Addiriyah Classic Show 2 3rd place in Best Sport Cars Category
  • Batelco Motorshow 2017 3rd Place in Best Classic Stock Category
  • Custom Show Emirates 2017 2nd Place in Best Custom Muscle Category


  • 396 ci. Big Block Mark IV Chevy V8

Performance Upgrades

  • K&N Performance Air Filter
  • K&N Performance Oil Filter
  • MSD Ignition System (8.5mm Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set, Digital 6AL Ignition Controller, Blaster 2 Ignition Coil, Pro-Billet Distributors)
  • NJK V-Power Spark Plugs
  • Powermaster PowerMAX Starter
  • Edelbrock Performer Carburetor
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake Manifold
  • Edelbrock Victor Series Mechanical Water Pump
  • Melling Performance Oil Pump
  • Sealed Power CS-1004R Camshaft
  • Speed-Pro Hypereutectic Pistons
  • Sealed Power Hydraulic Lifters
  • Sealed Power Cam Bearings
  • Sealed Power Intake and Exhaust Valves
  • Be Cool Direct Fit Radiator Module
  • SPAL Automotive USA Electric cooling Fans
  • American Autowire Classic Update Series Wiring Harness Kit
  • Flowmaster Stainless Steel American Thunder Exhaust System

Suspension, Drivetrain and Brakes

  • Energy Suspension Hyperflex Polyurethane Bushing Kit
  • Classic Performance Disc Front Brake Kit
  • GM TH400 3 Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Inland Empire Driveline High-Strength Driveshaft
  • Moser Engineering 12-Bolt GM Housing and Axle Package
  • Richmond Gear 3.55:1 Ratio Ring and Pinion Set
  • Eaton Detroit Truetrac Limited Slip Differential

Wheels and Tires

  • XXR 521 18×8.5” Front Wheels
  • XXR 521 18×10” Rear Wheels
  • Trans-Dapt Performance Universal 5-Lug Wheel Adapter
  • Hankook Ventus V12 Evo Front Tires 265/35ZR18
  • Hankook Ventus V12 Evo Rear Tires 295/30ZR18


  • Torch Red
  • Arctic White Stripes


  • Original Black Standard Bucket Interior
  • Dynamic Control Sound Deadener Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut Kit
  • Vintage Air Gen-IV SureFit Air Conditioning Systems Complete Kit


Performance News


Preparations are in full swing for the highly anticipated fourth consecutive edition of Custom Show Emirates (CSE) 2018, which is set to return from 05 April – 07 April 2018 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, after three thrilling editions, that have cemented its position as one of the most exciting automotive event of the region.

‘’This edition has grown 15% in terms of floor space compared to the previous one, where we welcomed over 30,000 visitors. More than 110 local and 70 international exhibitors from 17 countries will be occupying 47,000 sqm. of indoor & outdoor space, we thank our sponsors, partners, exhibitors and visitors for their participation and look forward to welcoming them all.’’Saeed Al Marzooqui, Chairman, Custom Events, UAE.

There will be considerable presence of custom bike builders from Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Germany with more than 100 unique bikes on display. The show will also feature a dedicated area for custom sand vehicles, which is a hot favourite among the local community.

‘’’Custom Show Emirates seamlessly manages to deliver a combination of “Power-sports” enthusiasts and relevant premium brands, in a package that is both business friendly, effective and above all, delivers concrete, quantifiable results. This year the anticipation is mounting, and we are looking forward to display our range of 2018 Indian Motorcycles and Slingshot for visitors to get acquainted with.’’Karim Kassoul, General Manager, Specialized Sports Equipment L.L.C, Dubai, UAE


The show has registered a major increase in new exhibitors from Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, China, New Zealand, India, Japan and several GCC countries, which will showcase the latest in auto customization products and services and also feature dedicated international pavilions.

‘’Custom Show Emirates is the largest automotive-based show in the Middle East and we are pleased and honoured to be one of the official media partners and photographers. The show has grown massively in the past two years that we have been attending, and 2018 is set to be even bigger. It’s not only the most important date in our calendar, but also for many that are involved with the modified car scene in the Middle East.’’ – Dan Price, Founder,

The show will feature 17 exciting onsite activities, such as; 4×4 and Saloon Drifting, Stunt Driving, Custom Cars & Bikes Competition, Engines Battle, Bikers Build-Off, Dyno Zone, King of Mechanics, Kids Garage and much more to keep the adrenaline pumping for the visitors.

 “Unlike traditional automotive events, which are mostly limited to static vehicle displays, our visitors get to experience several exciting activities LIVE and immerse themselves in motoring euphoria! Stay tuned as we will be announcing our brand new activities for this year and other exciting news soon.’’Nasser Taqi, Partner, Custom Events, UAE.

Custom Show Emirates 2018 will run from 10 AM – 10 PM, 05 April – 07 Aril 2018 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tickets are priced at 50 AED and will be available for sale at the venue.


Feature Coverage Videos Tuned Cars



Photos By K8 Car Photography
Video By Roy Hanna’s Action Crew

Make : Chevrolet
Model : Camaro SS
Year : 2010

Owner : Pierre Nercessian
Country : Lebanon
Customized by : House of Tuners

Winner of Lebanon Motorsport and Tuning Show 2016 Best Tuned Car.


  • MPD 1 Z Force Ram Air Hood
  • Vdi Vertical Doors Kit
  • Dj Grilles Phantom Style Upper & Lower Grilles
  • Seibon Carbon Fiber Front Lip
  • Gm Side Skirts
  • Acs Front Bumper Vents
  • 3D Carbon Front Fender Vents
  • Xenon Rear Side Scoops
  • Anvil Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
  • Havoc Rear Diffuser
  • Custom Fuel Door
  • Custom Roof Fin Antenna

Tires and Alloys

  • 22’’ Giovanna Killis Rims
  • Pirelli P Zero Nero GT Front 265/30/22 – Rear 315/25/22

Lighting Upgrades

  • After Burner Custom Tail Lights
  • Oracle  Custom Concept Led Side Markers
  • Oracle Custom Color Shifting 2 0 Head Light Halos
  • Illuminated Custom Rear Bowtie
  • Oracle High Intensity Reverse Lights
  • Custom Illuminated Front Grille, Under Doors & Side Fender Vents

Performance Upgrades

  • Tvs 2300  Magnuson Supercharger
  • Upgraded Supercharger Pulley Kit
  • Upgraded High Flow Fuel Rails
  • 3 Bar Map Sensor
  • Hennessey Cold Air Intake
  • Injector Dynamics 1025 cc Injectors Kit
  • Custom Stage 3 Ported Cylinder Heads
  • Upgraded 1000 Hp Valve Terrain Kit With Dod Delete
  • Custom Stage 1C Camshaft Package
  • Zl1  Fuel Pump Upgrade & Custom Adm Fuel Pump Module
  • Snow Performance Methanol Kit
  • Custom Transmission Cooling Kit
  • American Racing Competition Headers
  • Corsa Full Catback Exhaust
  • Custom Engine And Transmission Tunes
  • Rx Oil Catch Can
  • Custom Idler Pulley
  • Msd Spark Plug Wiring Kit

Engine Bay Upgrades

  • Custom Illuminated Color Shifting Engine Cover
  • Billet Custom Aluminum Radiator Cap
  • Billet Custom Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap
  • Billet Custom Positive Battery Terminal Cap
  • Billet Custom Abs Module Cap
  • Billet Custom Engine Oil Cap
  • Billet Custom Oil Dip Stick Cover
  • Billet Custom Washer Fluid Reservoir Relocation Kit
  • Billet Custom Ecm Module Cover
  • Billet Custom Hood Piston Cover
  • Billet Custom Fuse Box Connections Cover
  • Billet Custom Full Red Hoses Kit
  • Billet Custom Methanol Reservoir Cap
  • Custom Laser Etched Stainless Car ID Badge

Suspension And Brakes Upgrades

  • Airlift Performance V2 Air Lift Suspension Kit
  • Eibach Sway Bars
  • Zl1 Brake Rotors
  • Brembo 8-Piston Front & 4-Piston Rear Brake Calipers Kit
  • Custom Hydro Dipped Strut Tower Brace

Interior Modifications

  • Grant Custom Steering Wheel
  • Recaro Gm Sports Seats
  • Hurst Shifter Plate & Defender Worx Pistol Grip Shifter Handle
  • Defender Worx E-Brake Cover
  • Custom Illuminated Door Sills
  • Custom Door Kick Plates
  • Custom Aluminum Paddle Shifters
  • Custom Illuminated Dash And Foot Well
  • A Pillar Dual Pod Pillar With evo Afr & Boost Gauges
  • Custom Stitched Floor Matts
  • Scosche Touch Color Screen Dash Kit
  • Custom Painted Interior Dash Trim
  • Custom Hydro Dipped Fire Extinguisher
  • Custom Chrome Knobs Covers


  • Pioneer Double Din Led Touch Color Screen Radio
  • Sound Stream 80W Tweeters
  • Sound Stream 400W Front Kevlar Cone Speakers
  • Sound Stream 300W Rear Kevlar Oval Speakers
  • Sound Stream 4000W Twin 12” Subwoofers
  • Sound Stream 4000W Twin Mono Amplifiers
  • Sound Stream 1600W 4 Channel Amplifier
  • Sound Stream 15 Farad Digital Capacitor
  • Stinger Gold Plated Jacks
  • Shuriken 80amp Battery
  • Raptor Wiring 0 Gauge
  • Wifi Obd 2 Module
  • Mobile Mirror Link
  • Custom Design Audio & Illuminated Laser Etched Plexi



Muscle Cars

1967 Pontiac GTO “The Goat”


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : Pontiac
Model : GTO
Year : 1967

Owner : Mazen Nasr Eldine
Country : Lebanon
Member of : Mafia Car Club

Winner of the Best American Retro Muscle Car at Lebanon Motorsport and Tuning Show 2016

The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was built by Pontiac in generations from 1964 to 1974 model years, and re-appeared again from 2004-2006 by GM’s subsidiary Holden in Australia.

For the 1964 and 1965 model years, the GTO was an optional package. The GTO became its own model from 1966 to 1971. It became an option package again for the 1972 and 1973 intermediate Le Mans.

The Goat as Muscle car fans like to call it, marked the debuted of the Muscle Cars Era in USA in 1964 despite the fact that several fast V8 vehicles were built by other manufacturer since the 1930’s however the GTO had a new distinguished character defining what muscle cars stand for: “attitude” — a bigger V8, hood scoops (phony ones), the rumble of dual exhausts, a Hurst shifter, racy trim and so much more.

To give you a piece of history why it was called “The Goat”, it all starts with the acronym GTO, which stands for Gran Turismo Omologato. The GTO naming was taken from the Ferrari 250 GTO.

The meaning of the letters GTO denotes that this car is eligible to be entered in races like the LeMans and stock car races. This translation leaves little doubt that the Pontiac GTO was created with racing in mind. Surprisingly, the GTO was the idea of a GM advertising agency executive and John DeLorean, one time Pontiac chief engineer and later an automaker himself.

Afterwards and since the Americans have a history of shortening the names of cars with multiple syllables, this likely has influenced the nickname of this Pontiac brand and so the name “Goat” was born. “The Goat” is catchy, easy to remember and was essentially born out of convenience.

The 1967 GTO was built in three different models. There was the 2-door coupe, the two-door hardtop and the 2-door convertible.


  • Big Block Chevy 454 Ci (7.4L) Engine Swap


  • 2.5” Exhaust Pipe


  • Black Paint


  • Original Black Interior

Suspension and Brakes

  • Front and Rear 2” Lowered Springs
  • 4-piston 11” Disc Brakes


  • 19 x 9.5 Rear
  • 19 x 8 Front


Muscle Cars

1978 Camaro Z/28


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : Chevrolet
Model : Camaro Z/28
Year : 1978

Owner : Wadih el Marj
Country : Lebanon
Member of : EL Mafia

When you talk about muscle cars the first name that pops into your head is Camaro then you fill in the blank whether RS/SS/Z-28…

Wadih el Marj himself owner of several muscle cars including 1979 Trans AM and this amazing Camaro Z/28 takes pride in owning this specific machine as it is almost brand new, the paint job is still factory white paint and the interior is bright white leather making this iconic beast deserving the name Snow-white Brutal.

For those of you that are new in the muscle car universe, this baby is a second generation Camaro.

GM introduced for the first time the Camaro in 1966 and lasted till 1969 as first generation, the second generation began in 1970-1981 followed by 3rd, 4th, 5th and nowadays the 6th generation is roaming our streets.

The 2nd generation 1978 Camaro Z/28s has a non-functional hood scoop with outlining decals and featured a 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8 with a four-barrel Quadrajet carburetor that produced 185 hp (138 kW; 188 PS) and 280 lb·ft (380 N·m) of torque coupled to either a 4-speed manual or a TH-350 3-speed automatic.

Another first for 1978 was the introduction of T-Tops option on the Z/28 similar to Wadih’s Camaro.

Also available models included the base Sport Coupe, Type LT, Z28, and the return of the Rally Sport. The Rally Sport (not badged RS as in previous years) featured a standard two-tone paint treatment.


  • Engine: 6-Cylinder 350 ci
  • Turbo Hydromantic Transmission TH 350
  • Snow White Brutal Z/28
  • 175 Horsepower
  • 280 Nm Torque


Muscle Cars

1970 Cuda Vitamin C


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : Playmouth
Model : Cuda
Year : 1970

Owner : Abdullah Hakim
Country : Saudi Arabia
Member of : El Mafia

The muscle cars era defined from 1964-1974 has produced so many powerful and iconic Classic American Sports cars which are known today as Classic Muscle Cars. The competition was severe between the giant automotive manufacturers that created a battle between Mopar and non Mopar.

This time we have selected one of the most legendary Moparian cars ever built which is the 1970 Plymouth Cuda owned by Abdullah Hakim member of El Mafia Group muscle cars.

Here’s a brief history about the progress of Playmouth Barracuda Muscle Cars throughout the years:

The Plymouth Barracuda is a two-door car that was manufactured by Plymouth from the 1964 to 1974 model years.

The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964 to 1966.

The second-generation 1967 to 1969 Barracuda, though still Valiant-based, was heavily redesigned. Second-generation A-body cars were available in fastback, notchback, and convertible versions.

The 1970 to 1974 E-body Barracuda, no longer Valiant-based, was available as a coupe and a convertible, both of which were very different from the previous models. The final model year for the Barracuda was 1974.

Three versions were offered for 1970 and 1971: the base Barracuda (BH), the luxury oriented Gran Coupe (BP), and the sport model ‘Cuda (BS).

So how was the name Cuda born and is it a shortened name for Barracuda?

“Cuda is not slang for Barracuda”. Pre-1970 there was not a Cuda option it was just a nickname. The Cuda term was coined on the street, similar to the “Goat” for GTO’s, and the factory tuned in quickly and made it an option for 69. Also for 69, both the Barracuda and Cuda shared the same first two digits of the VIN with the Model and Price Line “BH” with B for Barracuda and H for High for both Barracuda and Cuda.

1970 brought the introduction of the third generation E-body Barracuda and first generation Challenger. The Cuda option continued with the VIN changing to “BS” (B for Barracuda and S for Special). The option remained until the demise of the model in 1974. On the other hand the Challenger R/T with VIN prefix “JS” with J for Challenger and S for Special ended with the 1971 model year.

“Cuda” is a performance package on a Barracuda as Trans-Am is to a Firebird or S.S. is to a Camaro or GT. is to a Mustang or RT. is to a Challenger.


  • Engine: 6-cylinder 383 ci with Four-Barrel Carburetor and Dual Exhaust
  • Transmission: 727 TorqueFlite
  • Rear-End Differential
  • Posi Transaction 3.55 Gears
  • Hot Orange Twist Cuda
  • 330 Horsepower
  • 380 Nm Torque

Gotta Get Yer Vitamin C, its what gets ya going!

Abdullah Hakim