Clas­sic cars on dis­play at Knysna show

Cape Times - - METRO - STAFF WRITER

THE most glam­orous pe­riod in mo­tor­ing his­tory be­tween 1925 and 1940 will be given pride of place at this year’s eighth an­nual Knysna Mo­tor Show, with cars from that pe­riod on dis­play.

This is ac­cord­ing to the show’s prin­ci­pal or­gan­iser and Gar­den Route Mo­tor Club chair­per­son Peter Pre­to­rius, who de­scribed that era as the hal­cyon days of el­e­gant cars.

“How­ever, other im­por­tant eras and gen­res in the clas­sic car field will be equally preva­lent,” said Pre­to­rius.

Aimed at en­ter­tain­ing the en­tire fam­ily, the 2019 Knysna Mo­tor Show is a one-day event run­ning from 9am to 4pm on Sun­day, April 28, at the Knysna High School sports grounds.

Last year’s show drew a record num­ber of over 400 vin­tage and vet­eran ma­chines, clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles and mod­ern su­per­cars, as well as more than 8 000 vis­i­tors, said Pre­to­rius.

“It’s never been just about the num­bers. Pri­mar­ily, the fo­cus is to put on the best clas­sic show pos­si­ble. And judg­ing by re­ports from the past two years at least, I think we are work­ing in the right di­rec­tion,” he said.

He said a num­ber of mar­ques will be hon­oured through spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions of their cen­te­nar­ies this year at the show, be­ing held in the heart of some of the best driv­ing roads in South Africa.

With cars on show be­ing by in­vi­ta­tion only, and with the qual­ity of ex­hib­ited cars be­ing very high, Pre­to­rius said the or­gan­is­ers can es­tab­lish a fine mix of ex­hibits from the var­i­ous gen­res of clas­sic, vin­tage and vet­eran.

“The show is or­gan­ised pri­mar­ily for the pure and sim­ple plea­sure of see­ing these won­der­ful cars and mo­tor­cy­cles on dis­play in such con­ge­nial sur­round­ings.

“How­ever, our sec­ondary ob­jec­tive has al­ways been to raise money for lo­cal char­i­ties. We are very proud to an­nounce that over the past years we have raised a to­tal of well over half a mil­lion rand for lo­cal char­i­ties with

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