1934 Rolls Royce wins Con­cours d’el­e­gance

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - SPORT - BY KANYIRI WAHITO

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.

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