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Concours South Africa: Eight things you need to know


IT’S been coming for some time, South Africa’s very own premier automotive excellence event. The Concours South Africa will see cars of all sorts taking part in various categories to establish, in essence, who takes the most pride in their own pride and joy. Here are eight things that you need to know about the event.

1.It’s heading for Sun City in September - The event will be taking place on the pristine lawns of the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City between the 9th and 11th of September 2016;

2.It will feature top collectable cars from around South Africa - The three-day event for the top collectible cars in South Africa is a first for South Africa and interest has been huge since the first media announcement was made recently;

3.There will be a Show ‘n Shine event too - Not too keen on having you car judged too heavily? The Show ‘n Shine event will see entrants being judged on the condition of the exterior of their vehicles and not being subject to the rigours of a formal Concours judging process;

4.Organisers are aiming for the top - “This is an event that will become the premier specialist car attraction on the annual calendar and we plan to see it rival some of the world’s great Concours events in the years ahead. The Sun City venue is the perfect backdrop to create a unique blend of garden-party charm and glamour, and spread over three days, it will be a weekend never to be forgotten,” said one of the chief organisers, Ross Crichton.

5.A variety of cars means that the event has something for everyone - “We’ve already secured the appearance of a Ford Model T, a Split-window Volkswagen Kombi and a number of British sports cars. We have a huge modern and classic supercar buy-in as well and negotiations are also underway for the appearance of some special BMWs from the Franschhoek Museum,” said co-organiser, Paul Kennard. “There will be some very rare Porsches and Ferraris, as well as Lamborghinis and Maserati’s and we’re also hosting a special motorsport category. The cherry on top will be the appearance of the ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton B193. This car was raced by the seven times world champion as he was establishing himself as a Formula One star and is extremely important in terms of its significance in the history of Formula One as a whole,” added Kennard;

6.Those attending will be well catered for - For Car Clubs who wish to make the trip to Sun City as a unique club outing, special parking areas will be allocated for club displays and individual specialist cars outside the hotel in the general parking area.

 “Individual car clubs have been running Concours events for decades in South Africa, but there has never been a Concours hosted to encompass multiple makes and all the different genres of specialist cars in South Africa. We will be breaking new ground at Sun City, come the second weekend in September, 2016,” said Crichton.


7.The following categories have been identified for the inaugural Concours South Africa and Show ‘n Shine events:


  • Leisure and Utility up to 1980
  • Leisure and Utility post 1980
  • Sports Cars up to 1980
  • Sports Cars post 1980
  • Luxury Saloon up to 1980
  • Luxury Saloon post 1980
  • American Muscle
  • Super Cars up to 1980Super Cars post 1980

8.How to enter and receive more information - For more information on Concours SA and how to enter your cars go to: Entries close on 30th June 2016.

For further information contact

Ross Crichton

Mobile: 084 988 8888


Paul Kennard.

Mobile: 082 851 3300


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