Oily Rag Run 2017


One of the country’s most original classic car events, the annual Oily Rag Run, will take place on Sunday 22 October. The brainchild of FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt and co-sponsored by FMM and classic car specialists Crossley & Webb, the run is for pre-1967 unrestored cars and will start at the museum and take in a scenic route of approximately 125 km to C&W’s showrooms in the Gardens. Coffee and croissants will be served at the start and the prizegiving will take place over lunch to the accompaniment of some live, big band melodies.

Then from oily rags to glad rags. To add to the occasion, entrants will be encouraged to dress up in some swing era costumes, clothes that were popular during the big band jazz period from 1935 to 1946. Apart from the FMM prize for the most original car taking part, the C&W Skorokoro Shield will be awarded to the ‘most oily rag car’ (ie, the tattiest…) as voted for by the competitors.

Cost is R300 for the car, driver and navigator, which covers refreshments at FMM and lunch. Additional passengers can take part at R150/head. Non-competitors can also join in the before and after activities. Entries are already open. Contact Brain James on 082 552 0586 or e-mail brian@brabek.co.za for an entry form.

In addition, this year, plans are in progress to have a cruise bus to follow the event. The bus will collect passengers from C&W, travel to FMM for breakfast and watch the start, view the cars in action en route and return to C&W for lunch. Cost for this VIP travel option is R200. Further details to follow.