Automechanika and Turbo UAE tuner shows
If you are into aftermarket automotive equipment shows, there is the Automechanika Middle East trade show in Dubai, already running from June 1 to 3 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi, events are taken to the next level by the Turbo tuner show in Abu Dhabi, to be held from November 13 to 15 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The Automechanika event is one of 12 Automechanika trade fairs organized across the globe by Messe Frankfurt. This year, as many as 950 exhibitors are participating from 45 countries. It is more of a formal trade show, and their star attraction is apparently the crashed Ferrari you see above, displayed by one of the body-shop participants as a means to show how profitable the accident-repair business is in this country. Imagine what that says about drivers here.
The upcoming TURBO: For A Custom Nation show, organised by CMPi in November, will be more of an entertainment event, which will features many of the nation’s tuner cars and companies, along with dyno competitions, drifting demos, drag racing, stereo showdowns, show-car contests and indoor kart-racing, in the style of events in the West. But hopefully the show floor won’t be littered with hired whores.