Barbican Turbo Returns to Abu Dhabi With Team Orange

Oct 06, 2010, 04:05 ET from United Business Media (UBM Middle East)

ABU DHABI, UAE, October 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Orange, stars of the "The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift" return to amaze car fans in the Middle East this weekend with their displays of pure drifting action at Barbican Turbo 2010; held in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 7-9 October 2010.

Hailing from Fukushima, Japan, Team Orange, are widely considered to be the world's best drifting team; and are household names across Asia and the United States. A Middle East debut and exclusive, Team Orange is introducing their team mate Sumika Kubokawa, also known as the "Drift Queen" at this year's event.

Team Orange will perform 15 breathtaking demonstrations during the three days of the show with their famous "twin-drift" and new for this year the "triple-drift" sessions, including the Drift Queen in two R33 and one R34 Nissan Skyline.

Matt Tarrant, Show Manager for Barbican Turbo, commented "We're very excited to be back. We have an amazing programme this year and a great line up of cars, not to mention Team Orange's return. This year's show is going to be the best yet."

The show will also include the 'Best in Show' competition (formerly the Top 100) crowning the region's best customized cars across more than 50 different categories such as Best Engine, Best ICE, Best Wheels, Wildest Modification and the Overall Best in Show with cash prizes and trophies for winners. The annual UAE Sound Off competition run by Skematix will decide who has the best and loudest in-car entertainment system. And the 'U.A.E. Power Championship' from Mainline and RSG, which will crown the most powerful engine in the show; a real crowd-pleaser, last year this was won by the Lamborghini Gallardo with twin-turbo raising over 1000 brake horsepower.

And finally Nitto, the Gold Sponsor and Official Tyre Supplier for Barbican Turbo 2010 are holding the 1st Nitto RC Car Competition with prizes up for grabs including PS3's, X-Boxes and a trip to Thailand from the Nitto stand; as well as having some crazy customised cars to check out too.

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Barbican TURBO the Middle East's premier custom car show and includes custom cars, modified cars, car tuning and motorsports. Barbican Turbo is organised by UBM Middle East, and is one of the four founding partners of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company.

Barbican TURBO will cover a range of areas, providing both trade visitors and consumers everything they need to modify either their or their clients' vehicles, including;

    - Tuning and Performance (air intakes, exhausts, turbochargers;
      all aftermarket engine parts)
    - Restyling and Accessories (body kits, carbon fibre bonnets and
      spoilers, graphics, aftermarket front and rear lights, tints, paints,
      suspension, dress-up parts for exterior, interior and the engine-bay)
    - Car Care and Accessories (shampoos and polishes, oils and lubes
    - Mobile Electronics and Technology (I.C.E - In Car Entertainment,
      stereos, TV screens, DVD players, radar detectors, alarms etc)
    - Aftermarket Wheels and Tyres (chrome wheels, racing wheels, SUV
      wheels, and all types of tyres)
    - Tools and Maintenance (all the equipment related to the
      servicing, modifying and maintenance of vehicles)
    - Business Services (such as specialist car and bike insurance
      companies and brokers)

    For images, photographs and further enquiries please contact:
    Abdul Karim Samaan
    Grayling Momentum

SOURCE United Business Media (UBM Middle East)