Qatar Auto Museum (QAM) is participating in the Geneva International Motor Show in Qatar – GIMS Qatar 2023, ongoing at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) until 14 October. GIMS Qatar 2023 is a spectacular festival experience showcasing the best of the automotive industry. 

As part of the international show, QAM has put on display the concept design for the new museum that will bring Qatar’s expanding car community under one roof, featuring a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB and a 1965 Mercer-Cobra Roadster. These unique cars are from the future collection of the upcoming Qatar Auto Museum.

QAM also have a cars-in-containers display, in collaboration with the Sealine Sport Club (Mawater), on display in two locations, the 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing and 1972 Chevrolet Corvette outside DECC and the 1990 Ford Bronco XLT and a 1995 Toyota Celica GT-4 at the Urban Hub in Lusail. The cars are loaned from the Advisory Board Members and Mawater.

Future Design Forum

Qatar Auto Museum has partnered with GIMS Qatar, Car Design News and Qatar Tourism, to host the Future Design Forum at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) this Monday, 9 October.

The Forum will bring global visionaries to discuss the future of automotive design and will present the exclusive unveiling of the Qatar Auto Museum and the VCUArts Qatar project with Marcello Gandini, one of the world’s most influential automotive designers.

Gandini has designed the automobiles that defined the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and even the 1990s. His portfolio includes iconic cars like the Lamborghini Miura, Maserati Quattroporte IV, Innocenti Mini, Cizeta V16T, first-generation BMW 5 Series, Audi 50/VW Polo, Fiat X1/9, Lamborghini Countach and Diablo, Lancia Stratos, and many others.

Qatar Auto Museum President Dr Hessa Sultan Al Jaber said they are very happy to support the first edition of the Geneva International Motor Show in Qatar.

The future QAM will be located along Lusail Express Way between the 5/6 Park and Katara Cultural Village, at the former exhibition centre building that hosted the first Qatar Motor Show in 2011.

Qatar Museums is working with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) on designs to transform the building, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas.

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