WE promised you the biggest and best motor fair the metro has ever seen and now we are set to deliver the goods. The Herald World of Wheels Nelson Mandela Bay Motor Fair this weekend is going to be bigger and better than last year, when over 3 000 people enjoyed the spectacular event.
The Motor Fair, hosted by the Eastern Province Veteran Car Club, will take place on Saturday at the Newton Tech sports field in Westview Drive.
Nearly 500 cars, bakkies, bikes, exotic cars, campers and motorhomes are lined up for the spectacular event.
The latest new cars from nine dealerships in the metro will be on display as well as many cars dating back to the turn of the century.
The list of entries for the auction being held by the Knysna based House of Classic and Sports Cars is being finalised.
Entries include a 1929 Chev Phaeton, 1964 Renault Dauphine, 1958 Triumph TR3A, 1948 Chev Fleetline, 1972 VW Beetle, 1958 Dodge Kingsway, 1952 Ford, 1958 Austin Healey, 1978 Mini Clubman, 1933 Chev, 1936 Chev, Mercedes 450 SL, 1934 Plymouth, 1948 Nash Ambassador, 1942 Studebaker and 1986 Fiat Bertone X/19.
An interesting addition at the auction is a 1964 Cadillac Convertible.
This was previously owned by Coca-Cola Fortune Mpumalanga where it was the pride and joy. Over the years, it was displayed for the public’s enjoyment at special events.
In March this year, the Cadillac was sold to its present owner who has spent much time and money restoring it to its present pristine condition. It continues to be a real show-stopper and will be a highlight of the auction which starts at 1pm.
Buyer registration for the auction will open at 9am.
Prospective buyers are asked to provide FICA documents including IDs.
The buyer’s premium (auctioneer’s fees) will be donated to charity via the Eastern Province Veteran Car Club.
Dealer principal of House of Classic and Sports Cars Teegns Snijders, has invited all Porsche owners to visit the new workshop/showroom in Knysna to discuss their needs and see how he can be of assistance. Another Knysna-based company that’s bound to be a crowd favourite is a display by the TravelStar Group of Companies, owned by Geert and Dickie Jurgens. Arctic Trucks, one of their companies, are legendary specialists in modifying 4WD vehicles for use in rough environment.
Arctic Trucks are used by military, search and rescue, farmers, explorers and ordinary people in applications ranging from the extreme conditions of the South Pole, to the blistering heat and relentless sand of the Arabian deserts.
Made famous by TV’s Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, who drove a modified Toyota Hilux to the North Pole, they will have a similarly converted Hilux and a Volkswagen Amarok on display.
TravelStar will also have a super luxurious motorhome at the fair.
These motorhomes are built and designed to each client’s specifications and requirements. Each motorhome chassis is carefully tested and selected.
Adding to the excitement will be the Volkswagen and Audi Motorsport team cars which will be on display.
This year parking will be free and on the two adjoining sports fields.
Keeping an eye on things will be security specialists ADT who will have a number of personnel on hand to ensure a crime-free environment.
For more information on the auction and or the services provided by House of Classic and Sports Cars, contact (044) 382-1000/082-566-7897. You can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ( www.hocasc.co.za ).
For more information, contact Garth Todd at (041) 776-1947 ( email@example.com) or Hannes Geyer on 082-900-4464 ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or www.epvcc.co.za