SOUTHERN CAPE MOTORING NEWS - The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, will take place on 9 and 10 February.
This year's show will focus on rare and exotic cars exhibited by proud owners from all over the country.
At the end of January, between 700 and 800 vehicles - most of them manufactured before 1975 - had already been registered for the exhibition.
All vehicles must be registered in advance to ensure a display bay at the venue at PW Botha College on York Street.
In addition to the veteran and classic cars, new models, fascinating stationary engines and more than 5 000 model cars will also be exhibited. A number of stalls will sell a range of car accessories, spare parts and novelty items, as well as other goods, food and refreshments.
SAB will provide much-needed rehydration in the summer heat. The auction of vintage, classic and sports cars, hosted by House of Classic & Sports Cars in Knysna, promises to be a highlight yet again.
"Around 80 percent of the exhibitors come from outside the George municipal area. We would like to heartily welcome visitors who support the George Old Car Show, whether by exhibiting or just visiting to admire the ageless beauties," said Japie Beyers of the organising committee. "We would also like to thank all our sponsors, without whom the show would not be possible."
Motorists who are on their way to the George Old Car Show are requested to be patient should they encounter a number of old cars between Klaarstroom and George, especially on Friday 8 February when the Veteran Tour takes place.
"We are extremely excited about the vehicles taking part in this year's Veteran Tour," said Philip Kuschke, organiser of the tour on the eve of the George Old Car Show. "For the first time in the history of the Veteran Tour, two veteran motorcycles, namely a 1904 Durkopp and a 1912 Bat, will participate. Also for the first time ever, a 1918 Ford Model T truck will join the tour."
Book in advance
Tickets for this year's George Old Car Show are available online at www.quicket.co.za or under Events on the SCOCC website, www.scocc.co.za.
- Saturday: adults R60 per person, pensioners R45, scholars R30
- Sunday: adults R25 per person, pensioners R20, scholars R15
- Weekend: adults R70 per person, pensioners R50, scholars R35
- Children under 6: free
Gates will be open on Saturday 9 February from 07:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 10 February from 08:00 to 13:00.
Contact Klaus Oellrich on 076 764 0897 for any other general information on the show.
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