heritage – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Mon, 10 May 2021 12:05:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.12 Enthusiasts of Unparalleled Heritage and Design Beauty Help Classic Lincoln Town Car Live Long Beyond its Heyday https://tiresandparts.net/news/enthusiasts-of-unparalleled-heritage-and-design-beauty-help-classic-lincoln-town-car-live-long-beyond-its-heyday/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/enthusiasts-of-unparalleled-heritage-and-design-beauty-help-classic-lincoln-town-car-live-long-beyond-its-heyday/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:14:12 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32242 Despite the last chance Lincoln Town Car saloon rolling off the production line almost a decade ago – and the introduction of Lincoln-exclusive advanced technologies and a modern, luxurious, ‘Quiet Flight’ identity – desire and demand for the American classic has failed to wane. Mohammed Al Abadi has long recognised the Lincoln Town Car’s classic […]

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Despite the last chance Lincoln Town Car saloon rolling off the production line almost a decade ago – and the introduction of Lincoln-exclusive advanced technologies and a modern, luxurious, ‘Quiet Flight’ identity – desire and demand for the American classic has failed to wane.

Mohammed Al Abadi has long recognised the Lincoln Town Car’s classic credentials, though only stumbled upon the need for a UAE Lincoln Club last year. Having made contact with the Saudi Lincoln Club and discovering the lion’s share of modern classic Lincoln owners in the region were based in the Emirates, he set about founding the UAE chapter, replete with social channels and scheduled meets. And from the humble beginnings of three, to a group of more than 90 in less than 12 months, the 1972 Lincoln Mark IV owner has already overseen the entire club’s fraternity contribute to a Guinness World Record: World’s Biggest Car Gathering.

Born of necessity and desire to discuss spare parts, road trips and gatherings, and, crucially, what makes their particular Lincoln so classically special, Al Abadi notes the group’s shared appreciation for classic Lincolns’ unparalleled design beauty and their retention of a golden age-like identity.

“Our passion for Lincoln is derived from the golden age of luxury vehicles that boasted unparalleled beauty and classic design,” said UAE Lincoln Club founder Al Abadi. “The Lincoln brand meant ultimate American luxury back then – comfort, bespoke design, character – and that’s something worth honouring.”

Lincoln’s traditional luxury in contemporary packaging has met the needs of its customers time and time again, but few have captured the imagination in the Middle East quite like the Town Car. Perhaps buoyed by a raft of awards in the ‘Nineties – including the 1990 MotorTrend Car of the Year, and an unrivalled four consecutive years (1996-1999) scooping the RL Polk & Co Automotive Loyalty Award in the Luxury Car class; not to mention JD Power’s Most Appealing Mid-Luxury Car award in 2002 – Lincoln’s Town Car has become somewhat of a cult classic.

For three decades the Lincoln Town Car proved popular with discerning luxury automotive customers; and twenty years before that, dating back to the late ‘Fifties as a trim level. And it’s that fifty-year timeframe that has contributed to such a varied collection of Town Car enthusiasts, resulting in quite a diverse current top three vehicles in the UAE Lincoln Club’s stables; models that straddle decades and iterations, from the Town Car trim of Al Abadi’s Mark IV and his pristine 2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier, to the 1988 Royal Lincoln Town Car Signature Series.

Introduced as a model in its own right in the ‘Eighties, the Lincoln Town Car spent its formative years as a trim level – such as Al Abadi’s stunning 1972 Mark IV. But you can actually go back to Lincoln’s beginnings to find the first Town Car, then more a body style than a model. The various examples of the elegant Town Car in the Roaring ‘Twenties a century ago merely derivatives of the four-door saloon, and one of the few body styles that could be formal and sporty simultaneously. The passenger compartment was enclosed, the driver’s cabin open, and the Town Car was always chauffeur-driven.

Even back then, the Lincoln Town Car owner who really wanted to be noticed could specify one of the designs which incorporated a folding or removable top and  side curtains, or roll-up windows. Arriving in a Lincoln Town Car meant something special, where the experience of driving to your destination was just as meaningful as reaching it.

Though Lincoln ceased production of the Town Car in 2011, it’s not unusual to see one on the region’s roads, with the later models still holding firm as daily drivers. For the real classics, however, the UAE Lincoln Club displays its pride and joy during numerous meets and car festivals.

Lincoln maintains a strong pride in its exceptional heritage, one that dates back more than 100 years, while also delivering an extraordinary portfolio of products for the today’s Lincoln owners. For future classics, visit your local Lincoln showroom to drive one of the luxury marque’s SUVs, which continues that storied brand heritage of beautiful design, while adding the advanced technologies desired by luxury customers.

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Dodge Reveals New Range of Heritage Hues for 2017 https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/dodge-reveals-new-range-heritage-hues-2017/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/dodge-reveals-new-range-heritage-hues-2017/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:21:45 +0000 http://tiresandparts.net/?p=17426 There was a time back in the 60s and 70s when rich and vivid colors for cars were very much in demand. Over the years this has changed with neutral colors like black, silver and gray becoming more popular. Dodge however has dared to buck the trend and has announced that its new range of […]

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There was a time back in the 60s and 70s when rich and vivid colors for cars were very much in demand. Over the years this has changed with neutral colors like black, silver and gray becoming more popular. Dodge however has dared to buck the trend and has announced that its new range of colors for 2017 will echo the bright colors of the golden age of motoring when many muscle cars made their appearance on the motoring scene.

Dodge Unveils Colors for 2017

Inspired by the brand’s colorful heritage, Dodge has announced that shades like Yellow and Green Go will be part of the brand’s palette along with limited edition hues like Go Mango and Plum Crazy. Speaking about the bold move, Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat – FCA North America said that company’s heritage-inspired shades for 2017 highlight the fact that Dodge applies its brand attitude to every small aspect including color names. The new shades are meant to create an emotional connection with customers by inspiring their passion for cars and their love for Dodge.

Some of the popular shades during the muscle-car era were HEMI Orange, Top Banana and Panther Pink. The 2017 shades will have similar “high-impact” shades that will definitely create an impact on the automotive scene, especially when it comes to high performance cars. Dodge lovers are definitely in for a treat next year with shades like Bomber Brown, Blood Orange and Contusion Blue.

The new shades will be available not only for the brand’s popular models like the Viper. The Charger and the Challenger but also for bigger family oriented models like the Journey, the Durango, Journey and the Grand Caravan.

 

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