GARDEN ROUTE MOTORING NEWS - Roll back the clock to an era in which the vehicles and motorcycles your grandparents drove reigned supreme.
See the iconic vehicles used in film classics such as James Bond, Fast and Furious and The Dukes of Hazzard, as well as cars you have never seen before and may never get the opportunity to see again.
Experience the passion their owners have for them and their commitment to painstakingly restoring and maintaining them.
The 24th George Old Car Show, taking place on 8 and 9 February at Eden Technical High School (formerly PW Botha College) in George, is the perfect family outing with lots of entertainment for all ages and will offer a few surprises to boot.
This year's event will feature a special exhibition on bakkies. The Valiant Club will be celebrating 60 years and AutoPavilion's Foxy Lady will again show off her beauty.
There will be an auction by Trader Auctions as well as a special exhibition of muscle cars.
Veteran tour coordinator and Savva chairperson, Philip Kuschke, confirmed that the 2020 Gapp Vettoer tour will be held in the days running up to the main event. Eighteen vehicles will take part in the Tour.
Three cars from the Southern Cape will depart from Cape Town on Tuesday, 4 February. They will stop over at Gansbaai and Witsand, reaching Albertinia on Thursday afternoon. On Friday morning they take the back road to Herbertsdale and on to PetroSA.
The vehicles will be on show at Gapp Café at the Garden Route Mall from 13:00. Drivers will be treated to dinner at the Scrib Benzeum on Friday evening.According to Kobus Harris, it was decided that the centre display for the next George Old Car Show will be focused on LDV's commonly known as BAKKIES.
The story goes that the body style in its most primeval form was the result of a 1932 letter from a farmer's wife in Gippsland, Victoria, to Ford Australia asking for "a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays".
Two 'must-see' entrants at the Bakkie Display will be the Task Force 1957 GMC 100 Half Ton and the Ford Ranchero.
The Scrib Benzeum's involvement with the 2020 George Old Car Show is a passion project for Waldo and Rene, and a way of giving back to a community that has given them so many wonderful memories over the years. The Scrib Benzeum is their personal collection of over 50 Mercedes Benz vehicles. Dr Scribante (now a radiologist) is currently the President of the Mercedes Benz Club of South Africa (MBCSA).
Only vehicles manufactured before 1975 and which have been registered in advance, may be exhibited at the show. Remember, you have until 31 January, at midnight, to register your vehicle for the show.
More than 5 000 model cars were on display at the George Old Car Show last year. These perfect replicas of their real-life counterparts are definitely a must-see! The vast array of model cars will take you on a pleasant trip down memory lane.
For more information on the show, please contact Klaus Oellrich on 076 764 0897, or visit the website. Tickets can be booked online at Computicket.
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