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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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The American University of Science and Technology Auto Day 2018

Image Credit : Alain Tawil

On the 25th of April 2018, it was our last stop this year for the University Automotive Days 2018 Tour.

The last stop was at one of the best Universities we have visited since we started the Auto Days tour 5 years ago. The AUST is probably the most vibrant university when it comes to automotive fans and never ceases to impress us.

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The AUST Campus in Achrafieh Beirut came alive on the 25th of April 2018 and was beating all day with amazing music and fuel pumping vibes. An amazing line up of cars partially provided by Auto Fashion with his amazing car collection of more than 7 cars from the best of the best in the market and the 2nd part provided by the students of AUST that brought in their sports cars and even Off-roading and Classics showing the world that the AUST students have taste in every aspect of the auto industry. In addition, and to give the cars’ display even more value, we got the chance to bring part of the classic muscle cars collection of Sheikh Farouk el Khalil with his Camaro SS and 1973 Plymouth Sebring Plus.

The display of more than 20 cars is complemented by the presence of the Hankook Racing Team with their Racing Cars and Hankook Pitstop Challenge, Champion Oil, Mazda with their Play and Win and PlayStation Tournament and ANB Motorcycles with the Photobooth contest and an array of the most beautiful motorcycles in the business.

The event is all about Safety, so we benefited from the presence of the Speed Test and Drift Champion Paul Khawand from Hankook Racing team to give safety advises about Driving techniques, the difference between a regular car not made for road racing and the race car that is made for racing in closed roads and safe conditions followed by a Motorcycle Safety Message from ANB Motorcycles showing the right gear to safely drive on a motorcycle and offering riding techniques sessions for the AUST Students.

The event is insured by Commercial Insurance and technically supported by DomTech.

The 25th of April at AUST came to an end with the highest exhaust sound and the most beautiful Car and popularity contest won by Hovig on his Mustang GT followed by Ali on his Nissan 350Z in addition to several prizes and giveaways by our sponsors for the winners in each activation.

See you NEXT YEAR AUST

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University Automotive Day Tour 2017

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Each year as spring blossoms, Xclusive SARL hits the universities in Lebanon for an Awareness Automotive tour like no other. This year was no different with the Automotive Days taking place at the Lebanese American University and American University of Science and Technology.

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On the 15th of March 2017, and in collaboration with the Safety Awareness Club, LAU Beirut Campus witnessed a one of a kind car show displaying the Old Vs New themed vehicles as students got the chance to see the evolution of the automotive industry from the classic 1960’s era till the latest models.

The awareness campaign focused on Total Liban’s new app for better maintenance and updated  with  the maintenance tips and scheduled checkups, WSP Italy focusing on the importance of having OE alloys and the dangers of installing random alloys on cars, in addition to MAZDA and ANB Motorcycle with their amazing setup and the Fool Gear Vs Full Gear concept for the 2-wheelers riders.

As for the 4th of April, and in collaboration with AUST Sport Club, the AUST Beirut Campus witnessed yet another crazy automotive day with the Old Vs New Theme with a very special addition of AUST Students’ best cars on campus. The Students voted for the best car of their choice and re-lived the Automotive day experience for the 3rd time in a row.

Both events were sponsored by Total Liban, Mazda and ANB Motorcycles and insured by Commercial Insurance with a special IT Support for the PlayStation Setup by DomTech.

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