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2007-03-19 12:31
Visitors the Standard Bank Durban Motor Show will have plenty to look at besides the large number of new cars and light commercial vehicles that will be on display when they visit the Durban Exhibition Centre, Walnut Street, between March 21st -25th.

There is sure to be plenty of interest in the 'Audio Sound-off' and 'Show 'n Shine' competitions, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday (March 24 and 25). These events will be sponsored jointly by MaxPower magazine and Jay's Auto Care. The same two organisations will also be responsible for another kind of attraction in the 'bikini car wash' at the Jay's Auto Care stand on Saturday.

Jay Singh, of Jay's Auto Care, is the chief organiser of all these activities. He says that for the 'sound-off' and 'show 'n shine' competitions the focus at this year's show will be on quality rather than quantity.

"We will be running to the rules of the Mobile Audio Grand Prix (MAGP) to ensure that we find truly worthy winners of very worthwhile trophies," commented Jay Singh.

"For instance, there will no longer be the quick sound measurement we have used in the past. This time competitors will 'sound-off' for three minutes to enable the judges to get a true feel for the quality of the audio system. We will also have expert judges such as qualified panel beaters and auto electricians to evaluate the standard of paintwork and the electrical wiring," added Mr. Singh.

In addition there will be a variety of events taking place at the 'activity area'.

These will alternate throughout the day and is will include the opportunity to experience the Toyota Advanced Driving's Skid Monster that is used for driver training in a confined area, as well as getting the adrenalin pumping as you powerslide in a Nissan 350Z sports car, besides the amazing spectacle of ace stunt rider Brian Capper tackling a variety of obstacles on his KTM motorcycle.

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