Cape Town Motor Show at Killarney


The second annual Cape Town Motor Show took place at the Killarney International Raceway on Sunday 15 October and was another great success. Heavy early morning rain was threatening to spoil the occasion and when spectator gates opened at 10h00 rain was still pouring down, but thankfully it lasted only an hour before a storm of spectators started to arrive to view one of the biggest exhibitions of motorised machinery ever seen in the Cape. Fortunately, the inclement weather precluded only a few of 1000 registered entries from appearing and did not detract from the very impressive array of exhibits.

Car clubs from all over the Cape supported the event. On display was a diverse mix of new, veteran, vintage, classic, hot rod, street rod, race, customised, heritage and exotic cars as well as motorcycles, tractors and commercial vehicles of all kinds. FMM had a 1934 Ford V8 Phaeton and a 1930 Chevrolet on its stand with a 1939 Buick Series 60 Century and a 1968 Mazda Cosmo 110S Sport displayed on other stands.

A large number of dealerships had new model car and motorcycles on view, some available for test drives on a section of the circuit, while elsewhere more than 60 vendors displayed their wares. Electric scooters and electrically-assisted pedal cycles were also on show, along with electric-powered model cars racing on a mini track, while a radio-controlled model jet whooshed overhead.

Being a family occasion, pedal karts, bumper cars, a funfair and a number of side-shows were on hand to entertain children. Numerous food and refreshment courts around the circuit kept visitors nourished while eight live bands took turns to provide background music.

The 2017 Cape Town Motor Show defeated the weather and gave the thousands of spectators a superb day’s motoring activity.