It was with excitement that we packed up bags on Friday to get ready to head north up the Arabian Gulf to what ended up being a rather chilly, but pleasant Kuwait City. So, with cameras cleaned and charged, a quick change of clothes sorted out and seats on the plane booked we made our way to a freakishly empty Dubai International Airport.
After landing into Kuwait late, we had the pleasure of meeting up with the G-FORCE AutoWorxs crew to spend a couple of hours zoning out, playing playstation and talking all things car. We then bunked up at the pre-arranged hotel in Al Bida’a, on the outskirts of Kuwait City, so we would be fresh and on the scene for the Mustang Club meet that was planned to kick start at 8am the following morning. Well as fresh as a 3am bed time would allow!
The 6.30am early morning wake up call rang loud across my room reminding me we had a long day in the sunshine ahead of us. As we made our way out of the hotel and just round the corner the cars were already gathering.
After watching the world go buy for an hour or so, sipping coffee (much needed) and chatting to the guys and girls of the Mustang Club we started to get ready for the cruise to the location of the event. We couldn’t quite believe that nigh on 70 cars had made their way over for the cruise! Mustangs obviously hit the spot in Kuwait.
Then the Kuwaiti Police force arrived. Not to shut the event down, rather help in the organisation of the cruise across the city.
So after our slow cruise through the streets of Kuwait we arrived at our destination.
The Kuwait Exhibition centre. Time for some fun then..
James Burnett gave the audience of Mustang Club members, prospects and customers a run through of the days events…what not to do and what they could get up to etc.
There was a handling course setup for the guys and gals…
A good old fashioned brake and acceleration testing area and the ubiquitous slalom course that would keep everyone happy during the day.
So all in all it was a great event and the crowd of owners, club members and customers that filtered through the event during the day all seemed to leave with a large grin across their faces. Now, to sign off the event and get the shot I’d been after all day, I grabbed James “Mr Skidd” Burnett and suggested that he might like to drift around me for the money shot. He thankfully obligied and gladly didn’t take me with him…