Taif festival showcases vintage cars

Taif festival showcases vintage cars
BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of the vintage cars on display at the festival. (SPA)
Updated 28 July 2016

Taif festival showcases vintage cars

Taif festival showcases vintage cars

TAIF: Sixteen vintage cars were shown to visitors in the first “Like the Old Days” festival at the Al-Kur Entertainment Resort.
The cars were displayed Saturday for the oldest manufactured cars, in cooperation with the Ali Al-Sherif Museum. They are different model vintage cars, and some are more than 70 years old.
One elderly gentleman was so excited that he inspected the cars one by one, looking inside, opening the hood and inspecting the wheels. One of the oldest cars, with which everyone was impressed, was a model made in 1965 and a 1966 type with its sides and box made from Iraqi wood. Another was a 1960 model made that year, in addition to others, with one from 1977.
The Taif Investment and Tourism Company launched the festival in cooperation with the Tourism Development Council, linking visitors and holidaymakers, showing them the history of Taif, moving away from the traditional summer events and introducing new entertainment activities.
The festival, which continues till next month, has many activities that are of historical nature related to traditional neighborhoods, historical markets, bedouin handicrafts, popular foods, heritage competitions, customs and traditions highlighted by the people of Taif who are interested in historical aspects of society.