November 14, 2019 Heather Wilson

GLOBAL AUTO SALON RIYADH TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

The Global Auto Salon Riyadh will run from November 21-26, 2019 and feature American automotive celebrities, world-famous custom car builders and a collector car auction that includes some of the rarest and most coveted classic, exotic and custom cars in the world.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (November, 14 2019) – Global Auto Salon Riyadh, part of the first-ever Riyadh Car Show featuring world-class cars and specialty vehicles, top performance parts manufacturers and celebrities, will be officially opening its doors on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Visitors to the six-day automotive event will have access to hundreds of exhibitors from around the world showcasing their brands and newest products, dozens of industry experts and celebrities, a collector car auction, multiple custom vehicle unveils and an in-depth introduction to Saudi car culture. 

The Global Auto Salon Riyadh is held as part of the Saudi Seasons, an initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to increase tourism in the area. The show will host over 450 exhibitor vehicles, 250 exhibiting companies and is expecting over 250,000 attendees.  In addition to parts manufacturers, a large group of custom vehicles builders will be making their way to Riyadh for the show along with some of their most notable vehicles, including some that have yet to be seen by the public. 

The event will also host a large number of American automotive celebrities including Overhaulin’s Chip Foose, Chris Jacobs and Adrienne Janic; Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage; Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.; West Coast Customs’ Ryan Friedlinghaus; Hoonigan’s Brian Scotto; and pro wrestler and TV host Bill Goldberg will be in attendance. Designated areas like the Hoonigan Burnyard and the OPTIMA Batteries Autocross Championship Course will also allow fans to see their favorite celebrities in action. 

An exclusive classic car auction will be held as part of the event on November 23, 2019 with a number of pre-war classics and contemporary exotics crossing the block. Some of the more notable cars that will be going up for auction are expected to bring heavy bidding from local buyers include the 1957 Chevy “Imagine” show car that won Best of Show at SEMA and the Ridler Award at The Detroit Autorama in 2018; the 1958 Lincoln Continental Convertible “Maybellene” built by Bitchin’ Rides star Dave Kindig and powered by a 9.8L Falconer V12; a 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona; Chip Foose’s 1932 Ford “P-32” highboy roadster; a 1981 BMW M1, and dozens of other high profile show cars, rare muscle cars and celebrity builds.

Ringbrothers, the world-renowned custom car coachbuilder and billet parts manufacturer from Wisconsin, will have six of its custom cars at the show – the most ever on display in one location. All six of those cars will also be available for sale and, three have never been seen before and will be making their worldwide public debuts at the show.

For more information on the Global Auto Show Riyadh, please visit https://globalautosalon.com/.


About Riyadh Car Show
The Riyadh Car Show will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from November 21, 2019 to November 26, 2019. The Riyadh Car Show’s goal is to open up the region to world-class brands and suppliers in the automotive aftermarket industry.

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