BIG OL' CLASSIC: From September 9-11 2016, Sun City will play host to the inaugural Concourse South Africa classic car show. Image: iStock
Cape Town - The Concours d’Elegance has its roots in 17th century France, when the aristocracy would parade their horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris.
With the advent of the automobile, Concours d’Elegance events evolved into competitions between automobile manufacturers, custom coachbuilders, and owners, whose vehicles were judged on the beauty of their design.
The inaugural Concours South Africa will take place at Sun City from September 9-11 2016 with the main Concours judging taking place on the Sunday (September 11).
Exclusive in South Africa, Concours SA will bring together the finest classic, luxury and sports vehicles from around the country.
For the first time about 150 of the most prized collector cars will roll onto the lawns of Sun City, the home of Africa’s Major (golf tournament). Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most prestigious and competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is Concours SA hosted by Sun City.
In addition to vehicles parading in their finery, car owners and their partners will be encouraged to dress in chic attire appropriate to the nature of their vehicle. Think J&B Met meets the horseless carriage!
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Ross Crichton, organiser of Concours South Africa and a veteran supercar aficionado, said: “We see this as an opportunity for owners of these special cars, their pride and joy, to express themselves to the fullest extent.
“The Sun City venue provides the ideal backdrop to showcase South Africa’s finest cars, and the venue enables participants to enjoy the cars and themselves to the fullest over an unforgettable weekend, surrounded by like-minded people.”
Spectator entrance is free, Concours South Africa providing petrol heads of all persuasions an opportunity to view the country’s most mouth-watering cars even if they are unable to take part in the Concours or Show and Shine.
Entries for the registration of cars has opened and the following categories are available in both Concours and Show and Shine
Leisure & Utility up to 1980
Leisure & Utility post 1980
Sports Cars up to 1980
Sports Cars post 1980
Luxury Saloon up to 1980
Luxury Saloon post 1980
Super Cars up to 1980
Super Cars post 1980
For more information and how to enter your cars, visit Concours SA.
Entries close on 30 June 2016.