A CLASSIC TALE: Classic cars like this Ford Mustang were on show at the annual 'Classic Car Show' held at Nasrec, Gauteng. Image: Instagram / Dries van der Walt
Johannesburg - A variety of classic and custom cars congregated at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, for the annual Classic Car Show earlier in December.
For the 2016 event, the organisers combined an array of American muscle cars, European classics, street rods and custom trucks to cater for just about every taste.
The 2-wheel side of thing was represented by Harley Davidson, with the word having gone out amongst all the Harley Owners Group chapters in twoGauteng to make The Classic Car Show an integral stop-over on their traditional Sunday Run.
However, the real stars of the show were the cars, with row upon row of classic from just about every era forming the outdoor display.
The American muscle car movement has been fueled in recent years by the proliferation of television shows on American car culture, and this was reflected in the number of well-restored or customised Detroit metal on display.
It wasn’t all about American cars: there were enough classic VW Beetles, Kombis and Karmann Ghias to make make any Volkswagen fan drool, and for those with more exotic taste there was even the odd Italian super car to be seen.
As with previous years, the show also sported a mix of British sports cars and sedans and European cars ranging from the earliest days of motoring to the early 1980s.
Something for everyone
To cater for restorers who are looking for those elusive spares, there included the usual stores and stalls selling all manner of goodies for cars, owners and fans. Other features of the show included a car auction, a flea market, beer gardens, entertainment for both adults and kid, as well as helicopter rides for those seeking a bird’s eye view of things.
The Classic Car Show has steadily grown over the past few years and has become a fixture on the Gauteng motoring calendar. If you haven’t paid it a visit yet, make a point of going next year – it will be well worth your while.