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2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Fersan Haddad – Lebanon

Fersan Haddad was born in Lebanon and graduated in Business Administration. He is fluent in Arabic, French, English, and German. His professional experience includes representing Michelin France in Kuwait and Iraq, and as well as having been a consultant for numerous French companies in the Middle East and for the Al-Masaood Group in UAE, Lebanon […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Horst Bruning – Germany

Horst Brüning is the President of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA). He is a patron, judge, official and sometimes competitor at many of the world’s leading historic vehicle events. He was born in Germany in 1946, raised in Belgium, and has resided in Sweden since the early 1970′s. Several years ago he retired […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Jacques Braneyre – France

– 1979 – present, President of the Antic Auto Club Catalan, Spain – 1978 – present, Organizer of the Salon Perpignan Auto Motoretro, France – Co-Organizer of the international Salon de Barcelona, Spain – Associate Organizer of the Madrid, Valencia, Alcaniz Automobile Salons – Founder of Musee de l’Auto de CANET – FIVA-FFVE accredited Technical […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Mohammed Ben Sulayem – Dubai

Mohammed ben Sulayem is a UAE champion rally driver who lives in Dubai. He has won more FIA regional championships, and more international rallies, than any other racer in history. His premier event was the FIA Middle-East Rally Championship. Since first winning in 1986, he has gone on to win the event 14 times, never […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Shiro Nakamura – Japan

SVP. Chief Creative Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Since he came on board with Nissan in 1999, he immediately exerted leadership in driving the design team to create distinctive and innovative designs based on Japanese traditional aesthetics and contemporary culture. Nissan Cube, Fairlady Z, GT-R, Murano, Juke and LEAF as well as Infiniti M, […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Raja Gargour – Jordan

Mr. Raja Gargour, Director-Royal Automobile Museum, formally owned Classic Car Consultants, an advisory company specializing in antique vehicles. Having received his MBA in 1981, Raja joined his family’s automotive business in Jordan for a few years before he moved to Los Angeles. During that period he restored his first classic car, a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Manvendra Singh – India

His Highness Rana Manvendra Singh belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Barwani in Madhya Pradesh, son of the Late Maharaja of Barwani. He did his schooling and college from Daly College and Christian College and went on to get an automotive marketing degree from Northwood University, U.S.A. An auto sport enthusiast, he became the […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Christian Philippsen – Belgium

Christian Philippsen is a senior specialist in cars of exceptional interest, contemporary and classic, and loves their mechanics and design. Before starting his own consultancy in 1988, he had been employed by Jacques Swaters at Garage / Ecurie Francorchamps (1965-1969, Ferrari importer in Belgium, and racing team with regular participations in long distance racing including […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Rony Karam – Lebanon

I have been collecting Classic Cars for more than 40 years. Since ATCL (Automobile & Touring Club of Lebanon) became the representative of FIVA in Lebanon I have been in charge at the Head of the FIVA Commission in our club and have organized many Classic Cars Events in Lebanon for the past 10 Years. […]

2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Nicolas Marceau – France

Was born in Paris and studied architecture at Ecole des Beaux Arts, as well as fine art in Paris. While at the fine art school I wrote a thesis entitled “The classic car as an art object”. The subject wasn’t considered academic at the time and would not have been accepted had it not been […]