2014 Dubai Motor Tuning Show

dubaibisThis show info is for all my readers in the Middle East and those of Europe – mostly from Germany – who attended last year’s inaugural edition of this show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 2nd edition of the Middle East Motor & Tuning Show (MEMTS) for custom motorcycles and cars will take place  in Sharjah, approx. 3 km from Dubai March 13th to 15th. For the 1st time, a biker  live “Build-Off” competition opposing  Reini Servello of Bobber Garage in Liechtenstein against multi-show winner (Sturgis, Daytona, Faak) Mario Kyprianides of Abu Dhabi-based Chopper Kulture.

Both teams have signed international top airbrush artists Austrian Markus Pfeil of Pfeil Design and German Danny Schramm who will perform live artwork front of the crowd.

dubaiterThunder Media’s Frank Sander is the organizer of the bike show featuring both American, European and of course Arabian bike builders. In cooperation with the organizers of the famous Vegas SEMA show, the Dubai event will also feature an exhibition of US car builders, of tuners and custom part vendors. On the program, a Drift Show using Japanese and 4×4 Drifters as seen in the “Fast & Furious” series and a live tuning to entertain attendees. Well, a pretext for many to escape winter temperatures for hot Arabian sands. Visitors, vendors and dealers can find more information at Middle East Motor & Tuning Show.  www.memts.com

25 Responses to “2014 Dubai Motor Tuning Show”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Dec 7th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Sounds better than snow-pack. Looks like Sarjah is on the beach. Good idea.


  2. 2 Shifter Dec 7th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Didn’t know that they were doing shows in this part of the world.

  3. 3 Kirk Perry Dec 7th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Is anyone bringing in a sickle from Syria? A Denver frame from Damascus?

    How about Kabul? Anything you can still kick-start, left in Mazar Sharif?

    What’s the Taliban building besides bombs? Not a lot?

  4. 4 smithncustom Dec 7th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    will they all have sand drag tires on them

  5. 5 Mr Dick Dec 8th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Will that be one hump or two?

  6. 6 Kirk Perry Dec 8th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Actually drag-bikes might be a good idea. Does sand pack as well as salt?

  7. 7 Mia Dec 9th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Oh wow look at this! So many clever guys over here?!
    This is why some americans think the first name
    of Hitler is Heil!
    And buy the way, the Taliban are not arabic!

  8. 8 möto Dec 9th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    hey Kirk, you sweet lil’ princess. one day your very first boyfriend will take you for a ride on his daddy’s moped, and maybe a few years after that you’ll understand what grownups mean when they talk about bikes.

  9. 9 Kirk Perry Dec 9th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    “And by the way, the Taliban are not arabic!”
    Thanks Mia! “Taliban….Schmediban” what do we know? If the Taliban aren’t Arabic…. then what are they? Paki if they eat using their fingers. Indian if they use utensils? That’s what we learned in federal prison.
    Please enlighten us. 🙂

  10. 10 Kirk Perry Dec 9th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Moto whassamadder youse? That’s no way to treat a Triumph!

  11. 11 möto Dec 9th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Kirk, watch that show in march. there’re a lot of talented guys in the middle east when it comes to custom bikes. It may sound weird to you, but you can expect some real good stuff from here.

  12. 12 Kirk Perry Dec 9th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    “It may sound weird to you, but you can expect some real good stuff from here. ”
    No, no my friend !! (the voice of a re-incarnated Kabulie, Gilhem Streeet carpet merchant), It sounds not weird to me at all.

    We just need a big map of the entire continent to look at. We’d like to see the map sectioned-off with heavy black marking pen, like the parts of a cow, so we can tell the Arab population, from the non-Arab nations. Where does the hashish grow?

    That picture of you digging a hole to China? Where is that taken? Where’s the sand man? All this time we’re thinking that you guys are holding this event in a huge tent in the middle of the dunes.
    The area in the picture looks like Baja California…. like Hare n’ Hound country not camel lands. Have a moto-cross Moto.

  13. 13 Kirk Perry Dec 9th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Side note: Many of have lived ex-pat and appreciate the lifetime friendships forged with countrymen – using local resources that are available and most times unused by the locals. Frontier-ism. First, at doing some thing fun. All relate-able and appreciated. 🙂

  14. 14 Nick Dec 9th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Sorry about that twat dude. He’s probably a fat ignorant post employee and rides a Honda CG125 on the weekends, wearing a frilled leather coat and a Sons of Anarchy t-shirt. Besides of talking shit on blogs, where he can hide behind a pseudo name, he jerks off on Justin Beaver pictures and probably has a karate black belt which he bought on eBay.
    Buddy what I’m saying is that WE KNOW what you and many talented builders are doing out here. I appreciate you as a bike doctor, a builder and above all a personal friend. What do I care what some halfwit thinks or brags on a blog. Who is he and WTF does he do??????

  15. 15 Chris Dec 9th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Unreal. A post about the growth of the industry in the Middle East and all we get are xenophobic references to the Taliban? C’mon, fellas. Read a book not written by Bill O’Reilly.

  16. 16 Kirk Perry Dec 9th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    “A post about the growth of the industry in the Middle East”
    This was a tiny little topic that needed to be stretched – blown up like a balloon to get commentary started – but first, the news-topics on everybody’s mind have to be aired and I’m the one to do it. Or what? Nothing gets said
    The event could use some more “pop” doncha’ think? Like a Monster Truck rally. i.e; a 12 cyl. Ferrari powered Fiat with 3 meter tires vs. an Allison-Chambers /Seat (Spain) with similar suspension. All that stuff can be air freighted for zero dollars when you own the airline. You’d need to do it bigger than Texas oil.

    Fill the hotels for a week, with events that blend. Too bad motocross isn’t spectator oriented.

  17. 17 COMBAT Dec 10th, 2013 at 12:36 am

    This atypical American right here knows for a fact that there’s gonna be some way cool shit coming outta Sharjah in March. Good luck to both builders. I can’t wait to see what brother Mario dreams up this time.
    As far as Kirk Perry goes…I put him in the same category as all the other closed-minded American people who can look no further than their own self-righteous, shit infested back yards! In order to earn the right to post comments here or on any other internationally read media, idiots like him should be required to first take a vacation from their TV sets and travel outside the good ol’ U.S. of A. to see what’s really happening in the world around them. My $.02

  18. 18 Terence Tory Dec 10th, 2013 at 7:07 am

    A good excuse to fly out of Europe’s winter and get some sun.I can’t understand why Euro chopper guys have to dress up to look more like So Cal chopper guys than any So Cal chopper guy ever did.

  19. 19 Mia Dec 10th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Kirk, everybody knows what they have written.
    You don’t need to repeat everything again to make you
    Look like an aducated person, because you are totally not!
    And thanx for letting everybody know that you got your aducation from
    The school of federal prison! “lol” this made my day! 😂

  20. 20 Crank Williams Dec 10th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Kirk and all your inbred pals should just stay
    Under the stumps yawl crawled out of .
    You make real Americans with education look
    bad .
    Just keep your peace inside your tiny mind cause
    The last thing you need is real loyal and honest
    Americans purifying ( I’ll wait for you to google
    The bug word ……..) our land of scum like you .
    Now .
    Mario .
    Rock on !
    I can’t wait to see your next masterpiece !

  21. 21 Crank Williams Dec 10th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    * big

  22. 22 Kirk Perry Dec 10th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Racist? You mean the comment I made about Paki’s eating food with their fingers? 🙂

    That’s one of the main rubs between India and Pakistan. India feels the Paki’s should use knifes, forks and spoons. Ask an expert. Any riders out there from Pakistan? Any riders from India/ Any truth to the utensils issue? 🙂

  23. 23 Frank Dec 10th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    What the hell is going on here ??? We talk about motorcycles and not about any shit of taliban or racism. Both builders in the show are well known builders and won a lot of shows in Europe and the US. I know the Arabic shows since a lot of years and i met a lot of nice guys and bikers who ride more than 20.000 miles a year. i also found some nice bikes, for example a bagger with 30″ hubless frontwhell build in Kuwait, a turbocharged E-Glide from Dubai, some cool choppers and a lot more cool bikes. So stop the racism shit and look forward to see two cool guys, who will bulid 2 bikes i an very high international standard. And by the way, the vice president of the FIA (If you know what it is…) and international Rally Champion is also a guy from Dubai.

  24. 24 Heavy Metal Dec 10th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    My day job takes me through Bahrain and Dubai often. I have never seen a custom motorcycle there. I have seen plenty of Big Dogs and Victory’s etc. Guess I’m not looking around enough when away from the hotel. Plenty of Maserati’s and Lambo’s too.

  25. 25 Crank Williams Dec 10th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Research is easy .
    Mario is one of the best .
    Really !
    Why the stupid banter about location and
    Culture .
    God !
    No wonder Americans are so hated globally !
    Either enjoy the events , see the art that comes
    From them or shove your head back up your
    Ass before it’s done for you .
    Yours truly
    – Crank Williams –

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