Brian Joss – Now is the time to secure your place at Concours South Africa 2019 – an extravaganza of classic motors, where horsepower meets luxury living.
The finest classic, luxury and sports cars from pre-war vintage to the modern era will be showcased at Johannesburg’s Steyn City lifestyle resort.
Ranging from the oldest car in South Africa, an Oldsmobile Curved Dash, through to what is arguably the most exclusive supercar in the world, the artisan-crafted Pagani Huayra, these beauties are sure to make heads turn.
“Pre-book your attendance as tickets will not be available for sale at Steyn City on the day,” says organiser Paul Kennard.
A bespoke range of hospitality packages are available for the duration of the weekend extravaganza. These range from branded corporate open marquees for up to 100 daily VIP guests through to tailored, individual day passes.
The festivities begin at midday on Friday 30 August, with the 120 classic and super cars moving into their ‘arena’; the dedicated eight-hectare parkland site where the “Best of Show” will be judged.
Friday evening sees Graham Duxbury and Basil Green’s induction into the South African Hall of Fame. This gala event follows last year’s Concours South Africa-hosted induction ceremony where Rory Byrne, Michael Schumacher’s seven-time championship-winning Formula 1 designer, was inducted at Steyn City.
And Saturday sees judging commence. The iToo Classics judging panel comprises eight of the continent’s foremost classic car aficionados who have the formidable undertaking of identifying Southern Africa’s best classic car.
It’s all about originality and provenance; the idea being to showcase a classic car in as close to its original condition as possible. Besides pristine panels and shimmering chrome, the judges are looking for that 70s Lindsay Saker dealer sticker on your VW Beetle 1600, the unblemished cellophane wrapping on the Volvo P1800 S owners’ manual, and maybe even a case of 60s Budweiser in your ’66 Mustang’s Fastback!
Sunday is the finale, with the top ten cars being assessed by all eight discerning judges.
The Concours South Africa Best Dressed Lady contest, taking place on Sunday, will honour the most elegant and glamorously turned-out female.
Tickets will not be available at the gate on the day.
Visit: www.concourssouthafrica.com to book.
To enter your special car in Concours South Africa 2019, visit www.concourssouthafrica.com or download the CONCOURS APP via the App Store or GooglePlay.
The bulk of the entry fee benefits Concours’ preferred charity, QASA, the QuadPara Association of South Africa.
Contact organisers Paul Kennard on 082 851 3300, email: email@example.com
or Greg Marucchi on 082 550 5060, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CAPTION: Eagle eyes: judges examine a Rolls Royce at last year’s event. Picture: Quickpic