Automotive news

Renault Middle East celebrates Saudi women in the driver’s seat with model giveaway


To celebrate the Saudi Royal Decree allowing women to drive, Renault Middle East, together with its distributor, Gulf Advantage Automobiles, is giving away seven brand-new cars to the first seven Saudi females to visit one of Renault’s showrooms in the Kingdom. The seven-lucky new female drivers must present their driving license at one of the seven Renault showrooms in the country for their chance to be handed the keys to a brand-new Renault Captur. This initiative is the first of many expected from Renault as they look to establish a long-term relationship with Saudi female drivers.

The Captur, which currently ranks the highest amongst European female drivers in the B-SUV segment , is Renault’s first urban crossover. The agile, dynamic and elegant model comes equipped with a two-tone colour scheme and offers a number of impressive features including a sliding rear bench, removable seat covers and many clever storage options such as a ‘magic drawer’, which aim to ease the lives of customers.

Commenting on the initiative, Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director Renault Middle East said: “The Renault Captur was the first Renault model to be designed by a gender balanced team, with almost half of the designers being women. Indeed, our entire line-up is well suited to the female audience and will appeal to Saudi Arabia’s new customer base as they get behind the wheel.


“Renault ranks within the top ten consumer brands in Saudi Arabia and holds the number one spot amongst all European automotive brands in the Kingdom. As Saudi Arabia continues its forward strides, we are confident that Renault will continue to grow in the country.”


Muscle Cars

1950 Chevrolet 3100 Truck “Advance-Design”


Image Credit: Talal Al-Omair

Make: Chevrolet
Model: 3100 Truck “Advance-Design”
Year: 1950

Owner: Mohammad AL-Taee
Country: Saudi Arabia
Member of:  Gulf Classic Cars Group (GCCG)

The 1948-1953 Chevrolet Series 3100 half-ton pickups are General Motors first truck production after the World War II.

These trucks benefited from a redesign that took Chevy trucks into a new era of comfort, convenience, and style and were labeled “Advance-Design”.

Chevy’s restyled “Advance-Design” trucks were introduced in 1947, well ahead of its first new postwar cars, and little changed in appearance through 1953. The basic intent was to provide more room and comfort for occupants.

This classic truck, in particular, had a fresh coat of Baby Blue custom paint on its exterior.

The rear end is 10 bolts posi unit taken from Trans Am and the front end comes from a late mustang with dropped spindles.

The truck was lowered to give it a hot rod looks.

On the interior level, it was customized with split bucket seats inspired from the famous Lamborghini Murcielago made from genuine buffalo leather and died with orange color.

The bed has its share of modification too; it was made with red oak Wainscot wood with a glossy finish.

The truck’s mill is a 400 cubic inch V8 Buick engine (6.6 Liter) with Flowmaster mufflers backed by a TH400 transmission producing an estimated 320 hp.


Tuned Cars

RWB “Diablo Nero” Porsche Widebody Kit


Image Credit: Wael Fakhoury

Make : Porsche
Model : 993 Turbo
Year : 1998

Owner : Rami Haddara
Country : Saudi Arabia
Customized by : RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF-Japan
Member of : Porsche Club Jeddah

Engine and Performance Upgrades:

  • 3.6 L Engine Twin Turbo
  • ECU Re-Maping By Protomotive USA
  • Exhaust Bypass
  • 0-100 Km/h: 4 sec
  • Top Speed: 310Km/h Horse Power: 420HP


  • (RAUHWelt BEGRIFF Wide Body Kit)
  • Diablo Nero Custom Body Kit by NakaiRWB Japan
  • RWB Front Bumper
  • RWB Rear Bumper
  • RWB Side Rockers Pair
  • RWB Front Wide Fenders Pair
  • RWB Rear Wide Fenders Pair
  • RWB Wing


  • Full Custom Red Interior
  • RWB Bride Bucket Seats
  • RWB Steering Wheel

Wheels and Tires:

  • SSR Front 10.5J×2SSR Front 10.5J×2
  • SSR Rear 12J×2
  • Wheel Adapter (Rear only)
  • Tire Size 265/35/18 & 335/35/18


  • RWB Aragosta Suspension Package (Front and Rear)

This used to be a Stock Porsche 993 TT Silver color transformed into a beautiful black beast called Diablo Nero by the famous Nakai-RWB Japan

– said Rami Haddara about his RWB “Diablo Nero”.


Events Coverage

East Custom Show Sets a Milestone in Saudi Arabia Custom Car Shows

Photos by: Mohamad Al-Dhafarm and Mohamad Al-Badeen

East Custom Logo

East Custom Show is a one of kind Automotive Exhibition that was held from 13 to 16 September 2017 at Dammam Exhibition Center and organized by Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al Shehri for Exhibitions and Conferences Est.

The Exhibition was inaugurated by H.E. Prince Saud bin Nayef, Ruler of the Eastern Region and attended by more than 62 000 attendees that came from across Saudi Arabia and from neighboring GCC countries to enjoy more than 150 of the most distinguished Saudi Owned Vehicles.


The event included classic, rare and modified cars show display, classic “Pickups” area, customized sedans, hydraulic cars, fully customized motorcycles Zone and an airbrush competition. In addition to an R/C show and competition, Drag Races, and Drift shows and also Car and Motorcycle groups display.

The show ended with great enthusiasm for upcoming events and great success for the organizers and participants who received an appreciation award for all winners in various categories.