1934 Rolls Royce wins Concours d’elegance
Veronica Wroe's immaculate 1934 Rolls Royce Boatail yesterday won the 2018 CBA Africa Concours d'elegance at Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi.
The 34-year-old becomes the first woman in history to clinch the Concours d'elegance.
The glamorous, bright yellow Rolls won the hearts of the enthusiastic crowd, many showing their appreciation by taking selfies with the pre-world War Two built machine.
Rolls Royce Boatail beat her closest rival, a 1977 Nissan 160J of Sati Gata-aura by a single point.
“Last year I emerged third overall, promising myself to improve my Rolls. With new paintwork, varnish, a chrome upgrade and an exquisite interior, I was sure to impress the judges,” said Veronica. The bikers category produced a new champion, the 1966 Triumph TR 6C owned by Peter Giraudu that garnered 175 points, beating the 1925 Triumph 550 SD of Dominiqie Antoine to second position.
Thousands of spectators cheered the vintage, classic cars and motorcycles as they rolled by while the judges inquisitively checked the engines, interior decor, chromes, colour and varnish before awarding points.
The overall winner of the 48th CBA Africa Concours d’elegance Veronica Wroe holding her trophy besides her immaculate Rolls Royce 1934 Boatail at the Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi yesterday.
The 48th CBA Africa Concour d’elegance motorbike cartegory overall winner Peter Giraudo hoists his trophy alongside first runners up (left) Dominique Antoine and second runners up Martin Kaiser at Ngong Racecourse.
Bridget Bahati (left), Jason Anjichi (centre) and Akinyi Clara enjoy the atmosphere at Ngong Racecourse.
Motor car fans at Ngong Racecourse, from left, Faith Ng’ang’a, Carol Kamau and Tracy Kamau.
Biker Kelvin Rombosa with his 1985 Goldwing Honda during the 48th CBA Africa Concour d’elegance at the Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi yesterday.
A spectator Sidney Nyokabi mingles with the cars at the Concours d’elegance yesterday.
A judge inspects the the headlights of a 1984 Kalister Panther during the motor show event in Nairobi.
College student Summzzy Hussein has time for a photograph next to one of the competing vehicles.
An enthusiatic crowd watches a 1928 Fiat 109A roll by during the show.
A vintage car passes in front of an admiring crowd at the Ngong Racecourse.
A competitor cruises on his bike so everybody can see him.