Larry Asego en­ters a 42-year old Volk­swa­gen

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports - BY STAR COR­RE­SPON­DENT/

Ra­dio per­son­al­ity Larry Asego is work­ing very hard to re­store his 1974 Volk­swa­gen Camper for this year’s CBA Africa Concours d’El­e­gance. The 2016 edi­tion will be the 46th to be or­gan­ised by the Alfa Romeo Own­ers Club and will be held on Septem­ber 25th at the Nairobi Race­course.

In be­tween his ra­dio pre­sen­ta­tion work, many hours of painstak­ing prepa­ra­tions are be­ing spent by Asego and his me­chanic to pre­pare his Volk­swa­gen which he is en­ter­ing in the Concours for the first time. He said, “I bought this car from a ve­hi­cle yard in Adams Ar­cade area two years ago. Its con­di­tion was so bad that it had to be towed to the garage. The car had a Subaru en­gine and had no roof. It was stripped down com­pletely and we re­built the en­gine, the body and the en­tire up­hol­stery.”

“Af­ter restora­tion I named my Volk­swa­gen Scooby and I have been driv­ing it for the last two years. I en­joy camp­ing and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and this car is a per­fect fit for my hob­bies. This is the first time it will be ap­pear­ing at the CBA Africa Concours and we are work­ing against the clock to achieve the high stan­dards of the event. I am look­ing for­ward to spend­ing the whole Concours day with other clas­sic en­thu­si­asts, ex­change ideas on how to pre­pare these ve­hi­cles for the next event and have a good laugh.”

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Ra­dio per­son­al­ity Larry Asego is work­ing on his 1974 Volk­swa­gen Camper for this year’s CBA Africa Concours d’El­e­gance.

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