Bookings open for Amatola Car Run
Public invited to be part of fun at event
Bookings have opened for the annual Amatola Classic Car Run, which draws motorists and vehicle enthusiasts from Komani to East London annually.
This year, the event will take place on Sunday November 18.
The run has been scheduled for a week earlier than usual, due to other motoring events happening on the last Sunday.
The popular social event was founded in 1991 by three motoring enthusiasts, Frikkie Viljoen, John Small and Clive Morris, to commemorate the gruelling Amatola rallies of the 1950s.
The modern day Amatola has become the largest event on the classic motoring calendar, growing year by year and including entries from as far afield as Komani, Makhanda and King William’s Town.
A large contingent of Komani participants is expected this year. Anyone with an old, classic or exotic vehicle is welcome to attend, and the general public is invited to view the cars and see them off at 10am on the day.
Lunch is in Kei Road, hosted by the farming community, and will consist of steak and vegetables, dessert and coffee.
Booking for the lunch is essential, and this can be done at Tiger Wheel and Tyre, Devereux Avenue.
As in the past, the run will start at the Hub in Beacon Bay.
There will be the traditional coffee and doughnuts for participants at the start.
Registration opens at 8am on the day. Clubs interested in group bookings are welcome to contact organiser Joyce Hattingh on 084-798-6248 or on 043-741-2577.
Tiger Wheel and Tyre and Plastic Arts and Signs are the main sponsors of the event.
Additional attractions are a flea market, a touch farm and stalls selling fresh farm produce. The pub will be open to cater for the thirsty.
There will be a lucky draw for participants.
Meal tickets are on sale at Tiger Wheel and Tyre, at a cost of R80 a person. Registration costs R30 a car, which includes indemnity and a numbered commemorative plaque.
These plaques have become collectors’ items with regulars.
Anyone wanting to secure a particular number may contact Hattingh.
LOCAL ALL THE WAY: Sharon Hammond of Komani in their Austin Healey at a previous Amatola Run