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Hot Lambo at Durban Show

2006-03-14 07:08

The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

To be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Walnut Road, Durban, the Standard Bank-sponsored show will be open from 10 am to 9 pm each day, and tickets will cost R40 for adults and R10 for children under 12.

Although perceptually a regional motor show, the Durban event will include a number of new vehicle launches, and Wheels24 will be on hand to record events.

Apart from Lamborghini - which hopes to have the newly-launched Gallardo Spyder on its stand - KwaZulu-Natal visitors will also have their first show opportunity to see vehicles from Malaysian manufacturer Proton.

Additionally support has been received from past exhibitors including Toyota, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai, Fiat and Alfa Romeo, Ford and Mazda, Peugeot, Renault, Tata, Nissan, Land Rover, SsangYong and Daihatsu.

Show zone

The organisers have not lost sight of the roots of the event, which started as a gathering of motoring enthusiasts

A special "Show Zone" will be presented with a daily turnaround of displays granting various motoring organisations an opportunity to display their vehicles.

The opening day, on the Friday, will pay tribute to the origins of the show with a display of vintage and veteran vehicles organised by the founding clubs the Durban Early Car Club and the Veteran Car Club of South Africa.

Saturday sees the presentation of one-make (marque) car displays..

There's a Sound and "Show and Shine" competition on Sunday, while the final day, Tuesday - which is a public holiday - provides an opportunity for the wild at heart to view motor sport and high performance vehicles.

The outdoor exhibit area will be extremely interactive and one of the highlights will be daily performances by leading South African motorcycle display rider, Brian Capper.

Another firm favourite with visitors will be the Sony Playstation rig giving young and old an opportunity to play all of the latest games.

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