Being a “petrol-head” is commonplace for many South Africans. With two particularly stellar race tracks, Killarney in Cape Town and Kyalami in Johannesburg, South Africa is able to keep car enthusiasts enthralled. There are many different motor shows in and around the country and no matter whether you’re into technologically advanced, exotic, luxury rides or vintage rebuilds you can find something to interest and inspire you.
If you are a car enthusiast who is interested in building or modifying vehicles to resell, then attending these events will see you becoming well connected to the right people. The very people who can assist you with the sale of your vehicle. Preparing to privately sell any car is an admin-heavy task. With your run-of-the-mill vehicles, a private sale is a simple albeit laborious task. But, selling a vintage car or a one-of-a-kind vehicle can prove trickier. You won’t be able to simply look online to ascertain a going rate. You won’t be able to use a regular car book value calculator for pricing or have any old mechanic do safety checks or give it the roadworthiness stamp of approval. You will need advice and guidance from those who have some real “know-how” about moving vintage or luxury vehicles. By attending car shows you are able to form a community who have that important knowledge. You will have exposure to both buyers and sellers and essentially a marketplace for you to make some real money off your hobby.
If your passion is cars then you are likely looking for incredible events to attend. You could show off your prized possession and join a club full of members with a similar interest by checking out these events and clubs. They will also offer you a couple of friendly races with your speedster or a scenic drive with your vintage comfort ride.
Scottsburgh Classic Car Show
This classic car show one is for those of you who appreciate the golden oldies. The power machines of yesteryear will all be on display at this show. The vehicles are true classics as all vehicles on display must be pre-1975. This show includes motorcycles too but they are also only allowed on the showgrounds if they are pre-1975. This show takes place at Scottsburgh High School and you are encouraged to dress up in any era pre-1975 if you so wish.
Pretoria Old Motor Club
The Pretoria Old Motor Club (POMC) was started in 1966. It was started by a couple of car enthusiasts who wanted to have a community with which they could share skills and information. As well as a group of people who could assist with parts if and when necessary. If you’re looking for an informative group of people who can plough you with knowledge about motor vehicles both old and new then POMC is your go-to group. They run an active calendar that offers monthly meetings at their clubhouse as well as formal rallies, social runs and socials.
Southern Cape Old Car Club
The Southern Cape Old Car Club (SCOCC) are an organisation that represents the owners of vintage vehicles. It has been created specifically for the old-car enthusiast and with it being based in the beautiful Southern Cape, members can enjoy long, scenic drives showing off their old school rides.
The Knysna Motor Show
The 2017 Knysna Motor Show will take place on Sunday April 30 2017 and registration to take part in the show is now open. It is hosted and organised by the Garden Route Motor Club. This year the event will be sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth. Knysna is situated along the Garden Route in the Western Cape and this region of the Cape has long since become one of the most important centres for vintage car enthusiasts. By attending this show you will be completely fascinated, enthused, inspired and entertained by the incredible rebuild and preserved vehicles on display.
The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb
This year it will be the eighth year that the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb will be taking place. This event is part of the Knysna Speed Festival which began in 2009 which it’s very first Simola Hillclimb. The event has grown substantially over the years and is now one of the most popular events on the South African motorsports calendar. In fact, it has been touted as the South African equivalent to the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed held in the U.K. which is a world-renowned event.