|Omar Saleem hosting the event with Uzma Khan and Makhdoom Brothers on stage - StudioBloop Photo|
CineGold Plex celebrated the premiere of Need for Speed in a grand style by organizing a car show featuring the top Pakistani motorsports stars. The event took place on March 28 in Bahria Town, Rawalpindi.
The show featured ace racer Omar Saleem, arguably Pakistan’s top biker Faisal Bacha and the Team Car Craft. Also present at the event was Rx7 owner and semi-professional race driver Khizar Alam.
The show featured contributions from some of the most prolific car collectors in Pakistan. The collection included the Audi A4 of Uzma Khan, the only female car owner in the event and the Cadillacs of the Makhdoom Brothers of Rahim Yar Khan.
Apart from that, the event was decked with some of the most premium car brands including Nissans, GTRs, Rx7, BMW Z4 and the Rolls Royce.
|Motorsports star Faisal Bacha leading the bikers at the show - StudioBloop Photo|
Bikers were also an integral part of the show who made their appearance in a grand fashion with their roaring engines. The crowd was captivated by their amazing display of stunts, and for quite a while they kept their attention away from the irresistible automobiles.
|Omar Saleem - StudioBloop Photo|
At the show, StudioBloop was thrilled to speak to Omar Saleem, who has been dubbed the Godfather of Motor Sports in Pakistan. He is the first FIA licensed international race driver from Pakistan.
Omar was excited to see us approach right away and started explaining the significance of the event. "With such events we are trying to change that mindset and awaken the nation to the fact that motor racing is way bigger than cricket."
He also emphasized probably the most important point the event made. “It’s not just men”, he went on referring to Uzma Khan, “The good thing is that the sportiest car in the show is owned by a lady.” Omar stressed that women were as involved in motorsports and are as interested in fast cars as men. “The women drivers are doing well at the events. They are very competitive.”
We also spoke to the Makhdoom Brothers, agriculturists and businessmen from Rahim Yar Khan, which goes to show the diverse participants in the show. Makhdoom Mihaal said that they love American cars and drive their Cadillacs everyday.
The car show gave way to the red carpet event for the premiere for movie Need for Speed. The event was hosted by both Omar and model Natasha “Natty” Hussain. The event honored the motorsports participants with certificates of merit, which were distributed by CineGold Plex and the organizing sponsors.
CineGold Plex has brought the premiere of Need for Speed to life with some real action on wheels with the car show. And we hope that it would go a long way in creating awareness and enthusiasm about motorsports and sports cars in Pakistan.
The complete photo album of the event will be posted shortly on the StudioBloop facebook page.