Peter Pretorius, Chairman of the Garden Route Motor Club, says to all motoring enthusiasts please mark your calendar for Sunday May 1. It is a long weekend and Knysna is a stunning location to stage the Knysna motor show.
Bring the family and enjoy the spectacular array of cars and motorcycles on display, the educational motoring elements, car dealers’ latest models, Classic Car traders ( local and from Cape Town ), the motor trade stalls , the motoring memorabilia and top it off with delicious food and a beer garden.
All of this is set in a relaxed and country style atmosphere. The event will take place on Sunday, May 1 2016, and will be located on the Knysna High School Sports fields on Waterfront Drive. Gates will be open to the public from 09:30 to 16:00 and the entrance charge is R40 for adults, R10 for scholars 12 to 18 and no charge for children under 12. The event is a fully packed day out for the family , and is guaranteed to get all motoring enthusiasts into gear.
If the revving engines of classic and performance cars and beautifully tuned motorcycles , sets your heart racing and the glint of a Rolls Royce or veteran and vintage cars catches your eye, then the Knysna motor show is the place to be. This fantastic event gives the visitors a chance to get close up to almost 400 veteran, vintage, classic and super cars and an awesome display of motorcycles.
Pretorius says we regard the Knysna motor show as the pedigree of motoring shows and it is always well supported by participants, exhibitors and visitors alike . So much so that the event has been totally oversubscribed for 2016!
Visitors will see a very interesting and heart stopping array of cars which will include super cars (McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes SLS, Jaguars, Porsches, Audi R8), Mercedes, Sunbeam, Morgan, Austin Healey, MG, Triumph, Fords ( Veteran, Vintage and Classic ), American sports cars, Rolls Royce, BMW, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Dart & Flamingo, Lotus and many more…
The Triumph Sports Car Club with around 450 members throughout South Africa, will be holding its biannual National gathering in the resort of Hartenbos, near Mossel Bay, where some 65 triumph cars and 130 people will enjoy a five day gathering from 2-5 May. With the Knysna motor show taking place on May 1, many have taken the opportunity to travel down earlier and 50 magnificent Triumphs, across the range, will be on display. Many of these cars are in concourse condition and will be judged during their stay at Hartenbos. This will be a fantastic display of the Triumph marque .
Well known racing driver, Peter Lindenberg, will be displaying a selection of his race cars under the Shelby South Africa banner which will include a 1972 Capri Perana, 1968 Ford Fairlane , 1968 competition Ford Escort 1600 MK1 , 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe , 2016 Shelby Ranger 600 and a 2016 Shelby Mustang . Some of the cars will be seen participating in the Jaguar Simola Hill Climb the following weekend. The back drop to this awesome display of cars will be the Shelby South Africa car transporter with its livery all in place. This display will definitely be one of the highlights.
In conjunction with the Peter Lindenberg display, Hi-Tech Automotive , from its Port Elizabeth base and under the leadership of Jimmy Price will be a first for the Knysna motor show. Hi-Tech Automotive , which is ranked as the third largest specialised automotive manufacturing plant , turning out MK11 Cobras , 289 FIA’s , 427 Cobras , Cobra Daytona Coupes and GT 40’S for Shelby American, as well as the Superformance MK 111 Cobra , Superformance Daytona Coupe ( built under licence to Carroll Shelby licencing Inc.), and Corvette Gran Sport reproduction ( built under licence to General Motors ). Not to mention the modern show-stopping AC 378 GT Zagato. A selection of these magnificent locally manufactured cars will be on display . It certainly says a lot for “made in SA “. Also present will be Crossley and Webb , who are the official retailer for Shelby Retro cars in South Africa
Leon Booysen from the Cape Town area will be displaying a very rare 1975 Porsche Carrera RS , of which only a handful was built by the German , Kurt Lotterschmidt , a Porsche racing driver and super car builder . The Porsche was restored in 2008 and has a lightweight body, 3.0 litre engine, 10.3 compression ratio with performance of 0 to 100 in 5.2 seconds. This car will be on display with other high performance Porsches, as well as some fine examples of the Porsche 356 & 911 range.
To really get the excitement and heart beat up you will be able to get close to a display of very rarely seen super cars , which will include two McLarens, three Lamborghinis, 12 fantastic Ferrari’s including two 2016 models and F-Type Jaguars. What a feast!
A true “barn find” is the South African made Davdon special coupe convertible that has now been fully restored by Johan Marais . This one off special was neglected for 68 years and is now back on the road . The car is based on a Triumph TR T3 chassis and engine. The body was handcrafted with unique features being electric windows and hard top-roof which folds into the boot . A true piece of South African genius and motoring history brought back to life and a must to see.
If this is not enough there will be a selection of Veteran & Vintage cars ranging from Ford Model T’s dating back to the early 1900’s, a 1912 EMF 30, a 1925 Morris Bullnose, a 1929 Bentley and many more.
Watch out for further exciting news about the display of a fantastic collection of classic and vintage road and racing motorcycles as well as the educational display from the Nelson Mandela Metro University in Port Elizabeth
Pretorius said “I am already excited about this year’s excellent Knysna motor show and a must for any car enthusiast and their families to see. Come and enjoy a motor show with a difference and all set in a country style atmosphere “
For further information contact Peter Pretorius on 082 321 4724 0r firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press release issued by Garden Route Motor Club.