NMoQ to hold Mal Lawal 3 classic cars expo

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Mal Lawal 3 classic cars expo
Mal Lawal 3 Cars’ presents the private collections of Salem Saeed Al Mohannadi and Omar Hussain Alfardan with  this joint collection providing fascinating insights into the country’s evolving history and passion for cars.
The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) will hold ‘Mal Lawal 3 Cars’, the classic cars edition of the Mal Lawal 3 exhibition. 
Mal Lawal is a unique platform that celebrates collecting and bringing together private collectors from Qatar to showcase their collectibles. The cars edition of the exhibition will feature a selection of cars from two established local car collectors from December 17 to August 2021. The cars on display will be changed every three months. 
CEO of Qatar Museums Ahmad Musa Al Namla said, “Mal Lawal has evolved into a platform that transcends museum walls to record local heritage, enhance collecting practices and promote local collectors and their knowledge among the wider community. Ahead of Mal Lawal 3, Qatar Museums is delighted to present a car exhibition showcasing two of Qatar’s most prominent collectors. This collection provides fascinating insights into the country’s evolving history and passion for cars.” 
The local passion for car collecting can be traced back to the arrival of the first shipments of cars into the State of Qatar in the mid-1950s. During this time, cars were mainly imported and acquired with the intent to facilitate everyday life activities. 
The excitement generated by the new cars ultimately transformed into a passion for collecting cars. Among other reasons, people collect cars to document and preserve pivotal moments in the nation’s social history, evoke a sense of nostalgia, and establish a collection of exclusive classic cars. 
“When collecting, I always consider the vehicles’ relevance in documenting the history of transportation in Qatar. I always try to know the story behind each car and all the previous owners and their uses for the vehicles. I am interested in the history of rare ones, especially those with a distinguished past with previous owners, including princes, sheikhs, and rulers. When it comes to the Gulf and Arab world, or prominent figures in society, particularly those dating back to the beginning of the last century, I always keep the cars in their original condition without any changes to the body or colour,” participating collector Al Mohannadi said. 
Alfardan, another participating car collector, noted, “It is an honour to participate and attend the 3rd Edition of Mal Lawal, one of the most extensive exhibitions on Qatar heritage & collection. This year’s launch of the Classic Car programme, with its extensive focus on history, underlines the evolution of car collectors in the region. Qatar has always been a breeding ground for great ideas carried out by courageous people who have invested in their intuition and passion. I hope that what we have built will inspire generations to come, and this exhibition allows us to do so.”
Mal Lawal’ of the past’ is an exhibition that, since 2012, has showcased an incredible range of local and regional collectors. In its third edition, Mal Lawal has expanded its programmes and will launch with the classic cars collectors exhibition in its first opening phase. In the first quarter of 2021, NMOQ, together with a prominent sponsor, will launch the second phase, providing a platform to present 26 Qatari general collectors’ stories.