Concours SA at Sun City this weekend
SUN CITY will host the second annual Concours South Africa this weekend, where some of the continent’s finest classic cars will be on display.
Since the advent of the automobile, Concours d’Elegance events have been competitions where carmakers, coachbuilders and wealthy owners assembled at fancy venues and vied for best in show honours with their meticulous mechanical wares. Modern Concours shows are similarly competitive, but judging is based on historically accurate restorations, or how well a vintage car has been kept over the years.
This weekend’s event has attracted around 80 of the best classic machines from southern Africa, which will park on Sun City’s sprawling lawns outside the main hotel for assessment from a stringent panel of judges. Notable entries include a 1913 Buick, a 1949 Volkswagen Beetle called Jan (the oldest in SA), a late 1980s Ferrari F40, a 1970 Lamborghini Miura, and many other extremely rare classics of all ages and genres.
Last year’s winner, a mid-1980s De Tomaso Pantera GT5 from Botswana, will be back for scrutiny alongside a Ferrari Dino, a 1959 pink Cadillac, a pre-war era SS 100 from 1939 and a host of classic Porsches.
Entry to the Concours is free for spectators but Sun City’s gate fees still apply. The event will run from Friday to Sunday, with final judging set for noon on Sunday. For more information, or to book the deluxe hospitality packages on offer, visit the www.concourssa.co.za website.
Some of the most desirable classics in Africa will be on show.