THIRTY CLAS­SIC CARS test them­selves on the UAE’S most pic­turesque roads

Esquire Middle East - - EVENT -

FOL­LOW­ING THE SUC­CESS of its in­au­gu­ral event last year the Chopard Clas­sic Rally Dubai re­turned last month in mag­nif­i­cent style.

Or­ga­nized by Chopard, along with part­ner Ahmed Sed­diqi & Sons and Emaar Prop­er­ties, the rally saw 30 clas­sic sports cars, com­ing from around the re­gion and the US, race across the UAE in a chal­leng­ing com­pet­i­tive reg­u­lar­ity rally.

Start­ing from the mag­nif­i­cent Burj Khal­ifa in Dubai on Novem­ber 9, the com­peti­tors drove their clas­sic sport cars to­wards the north­ern emi­rates pass­ing by Shar­jah, Aj­man, Umm Al Quwain and

Hatta. The route that the par­tic­i­pants had to fol­low was filled with ex­cit­ing and chal­leng­ing reg­u­lar­ity tests. Fi­nally, once they reached Hatta, which is nes­tled on the foothills of the beau­ti­ful Ha­jar Moun­tains, they en­joyed a quick stop be­fore head­ing back out to com­plete the route and com­pete for the win­ning ti­tles of the Chopard Clas­sic Rally Dubai.

The awards cer­e­mony and din­ner took place at Ar­mani Ho­tel Dubai where the first place team, driver and co-driver, re­ceived the lim­ited edi­tion of the L.U.C 1937 Clas­sic Rally Dubai Spe­cial Edi­tion. Pro­duced in a 20-piece lim­ited se­ries and ded­i­cated to Mid­dle Eastern clas­sic rac­ing en­thu­si­asts.

Chopard has cre­ated this darkly hand­some chronome­ter; a time­keeper with ex­tra­or­di­nary fin­ish­ing which is an es­sen­tial in­stru­ment for the gen­tle­man who seeks ex­cite­ment and lux­ury.

This com­pe­ti­tion re­served for clas­sic car en­thu­si­asts is en­tirely in keep­ing with the Chopard’s as­pi­ra­tions, which part­ners a num­ber of events ded­i­cated to col­lec­tor’s cars. The brand’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in many fa­mous clas­sic ral­lies em­bod­ies a unique re­la­tion­ship be­tween Chopard and rac­ing.

Teams of two worked their way around the Emi­ratess­pan­ning route in a Pre­ci­sion Rally

The Chopard Clas­sic Rally started at the base of the Burj Khal­ifa

The field was lead by two-time Le Mans win­ner Ro­main Du­mas

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