Passion fest for petrolheads
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE:A 1960 Chevrolet Impala will be one of the many cars on display at the Festival of Passion on March 3, 2013.
There’ll be something for the petrolhead of every genre come March 3, 2013 at the Nasrec Expo Centre just south-west of central Johannesburg.
The Classic Car Show will host classic cars and motorcycles such as a mint 1967 Pontiac GTO but also the latest supercars from local showroom floors.
This will be the second show to be hosted by Johannesburg-based muscle-car restoration experts Classic Cars and Rolling Thunder; the first, a year earlier, scored 22 000 spectators.
Organiser Paulo Calisto said: “Already 1500 people have submitted registration forms, making it one of the biggest single-day car events in Africa.
Rolling Thunder’s Mark Groenewald added: “We’ve commissioned Hall 10 at Nasrec to house a 90-car plus display, headed up by the brilliant Pontiac GTO."
Sandton exotic car dealer Daytona will bring two Lamborghinis, some Aston Martins and a McLaren supercar. Ferraris and Porsches will also be on show to admire.
Calisto said the family event would include helicopter rides at R150 a pop, a mini theme park, a mechanical bull, rock band Ballyhoo and Elvis impersonator Charl van Tonder to really make you feel like you’re on a trip down memory lane.
And just to snap you back to reality, Morgan Beat Box will be back to entertain with the strangest noises coming from his throat.
“One of our headline displays will be from the Jaguar Club, whose line-up of British classics will provide an interesting contrast to all the glamour of the muscle-cars and chromed ‘50s classics," Calisto added. “There’s also the Soweto-based Corolla Club with models built before 1980. The Mini and Volvo clubs will also be in full attendance."
The Impala Rally will be run the same weekend so the show will be a priority stop for hundreds of bikers after that event.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Admission will be at Gate 2 from 8am and their drivers and one passenger will be admitted free; others will have to pay. General tickets cost R60 for adults, while children under 12 have free entry.
The Nasrec Expo Centre is located to the east of the N1 Highway, close to Soccer City, on Rand Show Road, Nasrec. (GPS – S26° 14.810’ E27° 58.695’).
For more info call Paulo Calisto on 082 7791679 or visit the website.