2017 Knysna Motor Show

Wayne Harley was joined by Classic Car Africa editor Stuart Grant as concours judges at the 2017 Knysna Motor Show held on the High School sports fields on Waterfront Drive on Sunday 30 April. After a hectic morning reviewing all of the eligible vehicles, the pair awarded the following prizes:
  • The Meilleur Voeux Voiture trophy for the most appealing and beautiful Vintage and Veteran car: pre-1940 went to Rudi Greyvensteyn’s magnificent, one-of-a-kind 1926 Hispano-Suiza.
  • The Concours d’Elegance trophy for best classic car in terms of appearance, cleanliness and originality was won by Krige Bolton’s 1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1600.
  • The Style et Lux Trophy for the best featured one-make car club went to Rose and Peanuts Fouche on behalf of the GSM (Dart and Flamingo) Club.
  • The final trophy was for the most beautiful motorcycle on display as voted for by the public, and this went to Steven Helm’s 1914 Clyno with sidecar.


“In its sixth year, the motor show has grown exponentially in quality and the sponsorship of Sanlam Private Wealth has brought a different dimension, enabling the organisers to further raise the standard of the motor show,” says chief organiser Peter Pretorius.

Among the many displays there were 18 MG MMM cars manufactured between 1929 and 1936, 15 microcars from the 1950s, Morgans dating from 1928 to 2016 and the usual the magnificent selection of cars from the Parnell Bruce car collection and the special Porsches of Franz Pretorius. The show also celebrated 60-year anniversaries of GSM and the Lotus 7. In addition, there were more than 50 motorcycles dating from 1914 through to the 1980s.

The Garden Route Motor Club is elated with the overall result of the Knysna Motor Show and a record attendance resulted in the event’s nominated charities benefitting substantially from the proceeds of the event.

Knysna motor Show 2017  2017 Knysna Motor Show