From Model T Fords to the latest Ferrari 488 Spiders, there will be a galaxy of motoring delights awaiting entrants and visitors alike when Concours South Africa 2016 is hosted at Sun City on September 9-11. The event is a first for South Africa and interest has been huge since the first media announcement was made in May. just over a fortnight ago. “This is an event that will become the premier specialist car attraction on the annual calendar,” says Ross Crichton, one of the chief organisers. “We plan to see it rival some of the world’s great concours events in the years ahead. The Sun City venue is the perfect backdrop to create a unique blend of garden-party charm and glamour.”

“We are also hosting a special motorsport category, and the cherry on top here will be the appearance of the ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton B193,” says co-organiser Paul Kennard. This car was raced by the seven-time World Champion as he was establishing himself as a Formula One star, and is extremely important in terms of its significance in the history of Formula One as a whole. We will be starting this car up at various times over the weekend to keep crowd interest at a peak.”

Apart from the concours competition there will also be a Show-n-Shine event, run adjacent to the Concours on the spectacular Sun City lawns bordering the golf course and the tennis courts. For the two events, the organisers have catered for approximately 160 entrants. For Car Clubs who wish to make the trip to Sun City as a unique club outing, special parking areas will be allocated for club displays and individual specialist cars outside the hotel in the general parking area. The following categories have been identified for the inaugural Concours South Africa and Show-n-Shine events:

  • Leisure & Utility pre-1980
  • Leisure & Utility post-1980
  • Sports cars pre-1980
  • Sports cars post-1980
  • Luxury saloons pre-1980
  • Luxury saloons post-1980
  • American Muscle
  • Supercars pre-1980
  • Supercars post-1980

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Entries close on 31 July 2016. MM