Classic cars for Knysna show

MINT CONDITION: This 1926 Ford Model T Touring, left,  is one of the vehicles to be auctioned.  Another golden oldie up for auction is this 1937 DKW
MINT CONDITION: This 1926 Ford Model T Touring, left, is one of the vehicles to be auctioned. Another golden oldie up for auction is this 1937 DKW

PREPARATIONS are well under way for the annual Knysna Car Show, a charity event set to grow in status, at the high school fields in Waterfront Drive next Sunday.

The organising Garden Route Motor Club was delighted with the quality and variety of classic and sports cars displayed last year and, judging by positive comments received, the show was a resounding success.

This year’s aim is to build on these accolades with a select display of classic, performance, specialty and featured one-make vehicles and motorcycles, with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

A further attraction will be the MG National Indaba in Knysna over the car show weekend, with more than 150 MGs to gather on the fields.

Other special displays include three 50-year celebrations: the Mini’s first win in the Monte Carlo Rally when Paddy Hopkirk/Henry Liddon drove to victory in a Morris Cooper S; the birth of the V8-powered Sunbeam Tiger; and the start of the Muscle/Pony car revolution – the introduction of the Ford Mustang.

And as a precursor to the following weekend’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, Jaguar will have a stand at the show.

Other hillclimb entrants will also be on view.

Classic & Performance Car Africa is again sponsoring two concours d’elegance competition trophies, the winner of one decided by a judging panel and the other voted for by the public.

A new style et luxe category – with floating trophy – has also been created to celebrate the most elegant and luxurious car.

The character of the show and its location provides an opportunity to exhibit some of South Africa’s best vehicles in scenic surroundings, affording owners and the public a memorable experience.

Proceeds go to local charities: last year R41000 was raised and distributed to Hospice, animal welfare, E-pap and Famsa.

Visitors will see Ferraris, Aston Martins, Jaguars, Porsches, Mustangs, Sunbeam Tigers, MGs and a variety of veteran, vintage road and racing motorcycles.

Also shown will be the Brian Bruce car collection featuring the Jaguar C-Type, D-Type and XK 140, Cobra Daytona, GT 40 and others.

Entry is R30 per adult – children don’t pay. As it will be Mother’s Day, organisers will give away spot prizes like a weekend away, spa treatment with lunch, breakfasts and more to lucky mothers. There will also be a beer garden and food stalls.

Inquiries: contact Peter on 082-321-4724 or visit www.grmc.co.za

 

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