Catch the Kil­lar­ney Mo­tor Show this week­end

The Kil­lar­ney Mo­tor Show has some­thing for ev­ery­one, so bring the en­tire fam­ily

Cape Argus - - Front Page - Adrian Pheif­fer

WITH Sun­day’s Kil­lar­ney Mo­tor Show now only a day away, this is a fi­nal break­down of what is go­ing to be there – and the best way to see it all. Vis­i­tors are ad­vised to be­gin with a pro­gramme, es­tab­lish where the var­i­ous ex­hibits are and then head for their favourite form of mo­tor­ing first, be­cause the large Kil­lar­ney con­cept is go­ing to be crowded with the greatest va­ri­ety of me­chan­i­cal ex­hibits ever seen in the Cape.

And while there will not be any prob­lem fit­ting ev­ery­thing in, al­lowance should be made to be, at the spec­i­fied times, where all the live ac­tion is due to take place. Of course, lis­ten­ing to the com­men­ta­tors will help bol­ster the pro­gramme information in that re­gard.

The live at­trac­tions in­clude a 7-litre, V8-pow­ered Ti­tan monster truck with its giant, chest-high wheels, which is set to crush a se­lec­tion of de­fence­less cars. This will be ac­com­pa­nied by a mod­i­fied VW Bee­tle that – pro­vid­ing it doesn’t get in the way of the truck – pulls wheel­ies that leave the Volk­sie’s front end high in the air.

Other ac­tion is due to take place at dif­fer­ent al­ti­tudes. In ad­di­tion to a fly-past by a se­lec­tion of jet and pro­pel­ler-driven model planes, there will also be an aerial demon­stra­tion of mi­cro­lites as well as rarely seen, ver­ti­cal take-off and land­ing gy­ro­copters.

Then there are the Le Riche broth­ers with a stunt pre­sen­ta­tion that has them fly­ing through the air on their mo­tor­cy­cles. Those way-out guys from AfrikaBurn, who are for­sak­ing their base in the Ka­roo to show off a se­lec­tion of their wacky, home­built ve­hi­cles, will be pro­vid­ing en­ter­tain­ment of a dif­fer­ent na­ture. There will also be more than 1 000 static wheeled ex­hibits. These in­clude new and vin­tage cars and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles of all kinds. Pro­vid­ing a book­ing is made, many of the lat­est mod­els will also be avail­able for test-runs on a sec­tion of the main track. Pro­vided a reser­va­tion is made, the lat­est mod­els may be tested on a sec­tion of the track.

By con­trast, the Crankhan­dle Club will not be aim­ing to set any new lap records dur­ing their pa­rade of clas­sic and vet­eran cars. Kid­dies can en­joy the me­chan­i­cal and pedal karts, bumper cars, a fun­fair and a num­ber of gim­micky sideshows. Then for those who may want to re­lax, there


are seven food courts, eight bands, beer gar­dens and wine tast­ing.

The show will be open from 10am un­til 5pm on Sun­day. Ad­mis­sion is R80 for adults and R40 for pupils un­der 16. There is no charge for chil­dren un­der 12.

STREET RODDER: The show will in­clude cus­tom cars, as well as new, clas­sic, vin­tage and vet­eran cars, many ap­pear­ing at Kil­lar­ney for the first time.

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