Catch the Killarney Motor Show this weekend
The Killarney Motor Show has something for everyone, so bring the entire family
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
“THEN FOR THOSE WHO MAY WANT TO RELAX, THERE ARE SEVEN FOOD COURTS, EIGHT BANDS, BEER GARDENS AND WINE TASTING
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.