For the last 47 years, Concours D’Elegance has organized an event each year where classic car owners and lovers alike gather to celebrate their love for classic vehicles. On Sunday 30th September 2018, they will once again gather at the Ngong Racecourse and be part of another historic moment.
Alfa Romeo Owners Club organized this event. It promises a star-studded show that will take the spectators back in time to a spectacular automobile era. Commercial Bank Of Africa remains its biggest sponsors.
This year’s theme will be Aladdin and the Magical Rides. Some of the entrants that will grace this year’s Concours D’Elegance include Paul Bukuru. This first-ever Concours entrant in Rwanda will be showing his 1968 Buick Riviera. Kevit Desai, the patron of Concours D’Elegance, will be showing his 1968 Jaguar. There will also be 8 cars made before 1940. The 3 Rolls Royces entries include 2 limousines and a 1959 Mercedes Benz 300 D belonging to Sachit Shah.
Additionally, Concours D’Elegance has motorcycle entries that are just as breathtaking as the classic cars. Some of the competitors include Johannesburg-based Martin Kaiser. He will be showing his 1964 AJS Café Racer. there will be another entry by Peter Giraudo’s 1966 Triumph and Stephen Musika’s 2015 Yamaha.
There’s also a Heritage Collection which showcases the factory/farm machines. This year, guests will see a 1918 steam engine belonging to Roger Tanner. There will also be an ancient Mercedes truck and an old Ferguson tractor. Toyota will enter an old dispensing machine together with its latest equipment.
In the spirit of integrating old and new, this collection will showcase an electric car that has been built by students from St. Andrews School. Hopefully, such innovations inspire more young people to believe in their dreams.
The show starts at 9 am as attendees make their way to the show stands for the parade. After the parade, car lovers will be able to take pictures and get a closer look at their favourite cars. They will also be treated to ample entertainment and food from various food stands. There will be fly pasts all through the day and free fall parachute before the award show followed by a grand finale.
AA-Kenya will also offer free car check for attendees. Therefore, guests have more reason to bring their vehicles to the show. AA has been a service provider for many of the participants offering towing services for these classic automobiles.
This edition of Concours D’Elegance will be one for the books. There are a notable number of new entries and some of the veterans in the event showing their magnificently reinstated vehicles. You can still get your tickets from ticketsasa and at the gate for Kshs 1,000 for adults and Ksh 500 for kids.