Motor fair show rides into town

THE day has almost arrived for the best and biggest motoring show to be held in the metro. Tomorrow, The Herald, World of Wheels Nelson Mandela Bay Motor Fair, hosted by the Eastern Province Veteran Car Club, opens at 9am.

The venue at the Newton Technical High School playing fields between Westview Drive and Mowbray Street in Westview, Port Elizabeth promises to be a day of fun for the whole family.

Visitors can expect to see more than 600 cars and bikes on display, and in excess of 50 stalls that will cater for all tastes.

One of the highlights will be the auction of vehicles at 1pm.

The Knysna-based House of Classic & Sports Cars will have approximately 20 vintage, classic and sports cars that will go under the hammer at the show.

Sellers are asked to provide realistic reserves and, it is also preferable that the vehicles be in running condition. Owners must also be in possession of registration papers, although exceptions can be made in the case of rare and desirable cars, where some sort of paper trail exists.

There is no cost to the sellers, but purchasers are required to pay a 6% bidders premium, all of which is given to the Eastern Province Veteran Car Club which will donate it to a charity or charities of its choice. Viewing and registration to bid starts at 9am and continues until 1pm, by which time bidders must have registered.

There is a strict “no bidder’s card, no bidding” policy. A R3000 refundable deposit is payable by credit card; the card is swiped and the counterfoil retained until after the auction.

If no purchase is made, the counterfoil is handed back to the bidder.

No cash deposits will be accepted and, to comply with Fica regulations, an ID and proof of residential address is required. For more information or to enter your car on the auction, e-mail

Alternatively, contact House of Classic & Sports Cars on (044) 382-1000 / 082-566-7897/ 082-921-4156/ 081-325-1507 or go to

The aim of the fair is to provide the exhibitor with an event in which he or she can promote his products and services, whether they are home industries, or commercial businesses.

For clubs, it is a means of showcasing their vehicles and interests to a wide range of people in order to grow interest as well as providing them with a means of fundraising.

This year motorsport commentator and journalist Roger McCleery will provide a running report on what’s happening at the fair. A show and shine, as well as a sound competition, will take place towards the end of the day.

Last year, this was a very popular attraction and was well supported.

For further information, contact Llewellyn Faifer on e-mail: autohotbiodiesel@telkomsa.netor 082-555-4981.

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