En­tries for Con­cours SA 2018 now open

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING - — Wheels Re­porter.

OWN­ERS of clas­sic, vin­tage and vet­eran cars can now en­ter their cars for this year’s Con­cours South Africa, to be held this year from Au­gust 10-12.

This year’s event will be the third an­nual Con­cours South Africa, and as in the pre­vi­ous two events, will be held at the Sun City Venue, on the lawns ad­ja­cent to the Gary Player Coun­try Club.

Last year’s event was won by the 1989 Fer­rari F40 be­long­ing to Jo­han­nes­burg’s Keith Rivers, while the very first Con­cours South Africa win­ner was a 1985 De To­maso Pan­tera GT5, owned by the De Abreu fam­ily in Gaborone, Botswana.

Last year over 80 cars en­tered in the var­i­ous cat­e­gories, and this year it is ex­pected the en­try will swell to some 100 cars, all built be­fore the cut-off pe­riod of 1990.

The old­est car en­tered last year was a 1913 Buick en­tered by Jo­han­nes­burg vin­tage and vet­eran spe­cial­ist Brian Noik.

The or­gan­is­ers ask 2018 en­trants to in­clude pho­to­graphs and a de­tailed prove­nance of their cars, as well as a con­cise his­tory of the car model. More in­for­ma­tion on con­courssouthafrica.com.

PHOTO: ZELECTRIC

A 1969 Kar­mann Ghia with fully elec­tric pow­er­train, re­stored by ZLek­tric. This eGhia has a 36-kWh Tesla-based bat­tery pack with a range of 225 km and a two speed trans­mis­son.

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