What made Paul Walker admirable was the fact he lived the life of a proper car guy even when he was not being Brian O’Connor.
There is merely a handful of exotics parked in there. You don’t often see a typical celebrity going for something like an E30 M3, a bunch of Japanese grey imports or a fleet of Fox Body Mustangs but Paul Walker was a true car enthusiast, he had a taste for the finer things in life.
This was probably the largest ever motoring middle east gathering ever. Hundreds of cars from ghetto ricers to rare exotic classics lined up in a huge parking area. It was an awesome but hot & humid day.
I was nice to finally meet our 86cult buddy, Mohammed ST Cyclone, who came all the way from Bahrain to get along with us. We could not line up our 86s due to the fact they ran out of space and many people showed up late but it was great to hang out with all the good guys there like Zlatko, Ahmed Alamiri, Roman Gavin, Naif, Moh’d T, Lionel and many more I cannot remember.
This is an important video to watch, for anybody wanting to make a comparison between the BRZ/ 86 & any other sports cars that are similarly priced in the market. The video did generate lots of discussions and arguments, around the net so I had to share it.
Of course the Subaru BRZ and Ford Mustang V6 (fitted with the $2000 optional Track Pack) both appeal to different tastes and drivers whether on the road or race track. The video does explain the key differences that make each of the two cars unique. Regardless, you can never make a judgement until you drive both cars and see which one is your choice of a driver’s car as they both appeal to a different crowd.
The lighter BRZ did manage to catch up with the heavier yet more powerful Mustang but enough talking, just watch the video and see for yourself. It would be a heated argument but i find them scoring equally in different departments with the ‘stang a slight better timing due to the advantage of power.
This 1978 model now has become a long term project car. Currently the car is parked in the shade at a garage waiting until proper parts arrive for that carburrated push-rod V8 engine whose internals are as dry as dust.
This can be said to be the best Motoring Middle East gathering ever. Bringing together members of the Honda community, Seat Club, JAACK, Mustang Club and various other motoring communities of the UAE & middle east.
We sure do hope an event of such caliber could mean more communication and unity among motoring communities of the region. One thing for sure the community is growing bigger and better than ever.
The below photos do not do any justice to the event but due to the shortage of time, this is what was managed. There was an epic mustang line up which was barely shown here.