2016 Marks new beginnings for the South African motor show with the launch of the SA Festival of Motoring taking place from 31 August – 4 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
“Audi South Africa is proud to be participating in the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Audi’s presence at the Festival will expose the South African motoring enthusiasts to the Audi Sport range of R & RS high performance vehicles. One of the stars of the show will be the all-new supercar, the Audi R8. The new format of the Festival of Motoring provides us with an exciting platform to showcase our Audi Sport range on an iconic race track and we look forward to participating in the event,” said Paul Sansom, Head of Audi South Africa.
The vibrant, inaugural SA Festival of Motoring is the ideal occasion at which to celebrate motoring in South Africa. From vintage to classic cars to the latest models.
Pit Stop – Fast Facts
The Festival promises to be a crowd pleaser for both car enthusiasts and families looking for an entertaining day out. The event remains South Africa’s only official and premier auto show but has expanded its offering to feature attractions including food, fashion, kids’ entertainment and celebrity moments.
This is South Africa’s next must do on the annual social calendar rivalling events such as the J&B Met and SA Fashion Week.
Test Drive Dreams
Appropriately, the Festival will be staged at the newly reconstructed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand. For aficionados this provides a unique opportunity to experience the new revamped, iconic South African race circuit. Visitors will now be able to experience a test drive in their dream car around the legendary circuit.
Fill Up with Fun
In terms of a lifestyle offering the Festival promises a one-of-a-kind on the social circuit. Local fashionistas and designers are invited to add polish and glamour. Favourite food trucks will be on hand to present premium “padkos” and live music will add to the vibe – how about a playlist of favourite road trip tracks?
Cars are the Stars
People are instinctively attracted and attached to the metal and rubber that transports them. Which is why this world-class event is the perfect platform to engage with car manufacturers.
Add in the emotion of fashion and food, events and adventures and the SA Festival of Motoring promises to be simply unmissable. As always new vehicle models will be unveiled – with sneak previews of the latest introductions to the South African market.
2016 SA Festival of Motoring at a Glance
31 August – 4 September 2016
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre Midrand
Konstantin von Vieregge
Chief Executive Officer
South African Shows Messe Frankfurt (Pty) Ltd
Tel: +27 11 494 5006
Available at Computicket, www.computicket.com
Background information on the SA Festival of Motoring
The SA Festival Motoring is an experiential showcase for the local automotive industry. This industry is one of the country’s largest employers, adding over 7 percent to the GDP. The SA Festival not only demonstrates this contribution, it also reflects the industry’s positive sentiment and commitment to the future of South Africa.
The SA Festival of Motoring is owned by South African Shows Messe Frankfurt and endorsed by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA).
Exhibits at the SA Festival of Motoring fall within the following groups:
Group A: OEM Village, NAAMSA member passenger car displays & hospitality
Group B: Exotic Brands / Super Cars
Group C: Allied Industry: Fuels & Lubricants; Wheels & Tyres; Finance & Insurance & Service Provider Exhibits
Group D: Performance and Motorsport: Tuning & Aftermarket Upgrades & Kits; Motorsport Retailers; Motorsport Engineers, Fabricators & Teams; Motorsport Federations & Formulae Exhibits
Group E: Accessories & Upgrades; Modifications & Styling
Group F: Automotive Tech & Accessories: Communication Systems; Navigation Systems; In-Car Entertainment; Tracking & Recovery Systems
Group G: General Merchandising: Motoring Books & Publications; Memorabilia; Model Cars and more
Group H: Media
Group I: Clubs & Associations: Vintage & Veteran Car Clubs; Classic Car Clubs; Marque Car Clubs