Abdo Feghali in Preparations for the Kuwait Red Bull Car Park Drift Qualifier

October 31, 2014

Arabian Motors Group Hamad M. AlWazzan and Partners Welcomes Abdo Feghali in Preparations for the Kuwait Red Bull Car Park Drift Qualifier

Arabian Motors Group continues to strengthen bonds with the drifting community as the much loved Mustang celebrates 50 years in production

Kuwait, October 29, 2014 – As motorsports fans in Kuwait  gear up for the highly acclaimed Red Bull Car Park Drift, Ford and Lincoln importer-dealer in Kuwait, Arabian Motors Group – Hamad M. AlWazzan and Partners hosted  Rally Champion & Guinness World-record Holder Abdo Feghali , “Dado” at their Ford showroom in Al Shuwaikh.

“We are thrilled to welcome Abdo Feghali to our showroom and to see the admiration in the eyes of our customers towards him.” Mr. Ian Partridge Sales Operations Manager at Arabian Motors Group. “Kuwait is a nation whom love and appreciate motorsport, and the muscle car, Ford’s partnership with Red Bull Car Park Drift helps us to continue our involvement with the community of motorsport and Mustang lovers during the unique milestone of the iconic pony car celebrating its 50th birthday this year.”

The MBC Driven presenter, Abdo Feghali, who holds a Guinness World-record for the longest car drift gave his fans and motorsport lovers a chance to snap a ‘selfie’ and receive an autographed poster with him  posing with his new ride and Official Drift car Ford’s 5.0L V8 Mustang. The gathering offered those new to the sport an opportunity to learn more about the sport of drifting and witness the Official Drift car up close, as it was proudly on display in the showroom.

Abdo Feghali commented: “It is my pleasure to be here at AMG’s Ford showroom taking pictures with my fans, watching their eagerness and passion towards drifting and motorsport. The Kuwait qualifier rounds that will happen on October 31 at the Basel Salem Al Sabah Drifting Track are an integral part of the regional drifting series. I am confident that there will be a lot of competitive drifters in Kuwait who will raise the stakes of the competition and present thrilled drifting shows.”

Ford Middle East is the regional sponsor automotive partner for Red Bull Car Park Drift. Through this partnership, the iconic muscle car goes further into Kuwait and the Middle East –even beyond 50 years of continued production – as the Official Car for Red Bull Car Park Drift.

The winner of the Kuwait qualifier round of the Red Bull Car Park Drift will move on to the finale in Dubai on November 28th along with winners from different countries.

Now in its 50th year of production, Mustang’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty cars that has inspired numerous competitors.  Mustang has come to evoke a range of emotions in customers and fans – freedom, independence and being true to one’s self.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 186,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information about Ford and its products worldwide please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Ford’s history in the Middle East goes back more than 60 years. The company’s local importer-dealers operate more than 155 facilities in the region and directly employ more than 7,000 people, the majority of whom are Arab Nationals. For more information on Ford Middle East, please visit www.me.ford.com

Ford Middle East is also a responsible corporate citizen with currently three CSR initiatives running in the region including the Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants, Ford Warriors in Pink® breast cancer awareness campaign and Ford Driving Skills for Life safe driving awareness programme for young drivers and teens.

The Ford Grants is a grass-root level initiative that has offered US$1.3million in grants to more than 150 Middle Eastern environmental projects since 2000. Ford Warriors in Pink® is a breast cancer community-based awareness initiative recognising the strength and courage it takes to deal with the everyday challenges of battling breast cancer throughout the year.  Ford Driving Skills for Life is a free programme designed to impart safe driving practices to students to help improve their road safety record.

Sue Nigoghossian

Ford Middle East Public Affairs

Rasha Ghanem

ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller