Join the Carnival

Written by Lizanne Esplin

August 26, 2019

The great thing about the Maluti Motor Show is the different approach to petrol hedonism, with drive-bys  around the showgrounds including vehicles such as Vaal Japie tractors from the late 1940s and huge US cars that have been gathering dust in barns for decades.

A Defender look-alike: 1958 Auston-Gipsy

BMW Alpina B5, based on a 1985 BMW 525i

Last year the accent was generally on the spectacular, rather than the rustic, and there were some strange sights and sounds, ie the latest renditions of the current pick-up craze: Big Foot–type thingies, and Chevies parked everywhere. Young Time classics are a new trend coming into their own, and these included cars from the mid-1970s, the 1980s… We may again see some of these cars…last year we had  an Alpina B5 version of a 1985 BMW 535i…

Building forth on last year’s show, this year’s show will present vintage-, muscle-, exotic, tuner, and new cars as well as various kinds of rods & unique items, motorcycles, tractors and stationary engines. Apart from displays, you will get the chance to have your vehicle take part in the Spectator Drive on the terrain and interviews will be held with participants.

All collectable, exotic, sport. rods or muscle cars build before 1998 is most welcome.

The event will take place on Saturday the 21′” of September 2019 at Coritas College next to the Bethlehem Airfield, with the gates opening at 07:00.

All classic cars and exhibitors receive 2 admission passes free of charge. Admission for additional adults Is R35 per person and R25 for children.

The Chairman’s Meat & Greet will be held on Friday evening 20 of September starting at 19h00. This is a Bring and Braai event with live entertainment. You will have to provide your own cutlery and drinks. Meat and side dishes will be for sale at the venue.

Entertainment will cater for men, women and children alike with stalls providing food and beverages for sale. The flea market wlll be in the form or a farmers Fresh Produce market with home-made jams and delicacies for sale. Children’s activities include jumping castles, tractor rides and more. Club merchandise will also be for sale.

This year sees the first Auto-Jumble sale. For R50 a stall, you can sell anything that is in your way. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

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