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Concours South Africa 3 years of Premier Automotive Elegance

Concours South Africa 3 years of Premier Automotive Elegance

Continuing a tradition that now extends 3 years, top classic car collectors in South Africa will make their way to the magnificent setting of the Nelson Mandela Park fields at Steyn City from 10 to 12 August. Enthusiasts will gather to the largest parkland residence in the country to witness a ‘competition of elegance’ where some of the country’s most beautifully restored vehicles will be on display.

The weekend’s proceedings will commence on Friday 10 August with the induction, at a special ceremony, to the South African Hall of Fame of the legendary local F1 designer Rory Byrne.

One of the most successful Formula One car designers of all time, Byrne is renowned for his successful Grand Prix wins with the Benetton and Ferrari Formula One cars and for Michael Schumacher’s five World Formula One Champion wins, for five straight seasons. Rory’s achievements also include seven driver’s championships and six constructor’s championships won in his cars.

Another highlight of the weekend is the Concours South Africa Auction, supported by Coys of London, an auction house specializing in classic exotic racing cars and motorcycles, will take place on day one of the Concours; this being the first International Classic Car Auction to be held in South Africa. Approximately 80 collectables are destined to go under the hammer on Saturday 11 August, 50 of which are from the Plit Portfolio and will headline the auction. The amazing collection of cars being put up by classic enthusiast Wayne Plit represents a small part of his collection that began in the late 1980s. 

Since its inception, in September 2016, Concours South Africa has been involved with the Quadriplegic Association South Africa (QASA) whose function is to serve quadriplegics, paraplegics and the disabled, many of whom are a result of car accidents. The organisers have confirmed that, for the third year, proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Association. Contributions from Concours for 2016 and 2017 exceeded the R300,000  mark through entries and the charity auction.

“This year” states Ross Crichton, Co-Founder of Concours South Africa “we are on track to raise considerably more from the auction than previous years and with the generous contributions from the auction, Concours entrees and classic enthusiasts the funds distributed will help QASA to address a number of issues”.

Numerous car aficionados will enter their vintage, classic and collectable automobiles into a competition which judges will evaluate on rarity, presentation, originality, maintenance and technical merit.

Classic entries into this year’s event will include vehicles such as a 1964 Porsche 356C, a Ford ModelS from 1928 and a 1961 Mercedes Benz 300SL . Also on show will be some of  Douw

Steyn’s vehicles including his 1930 Rolls Royce and the “Douwmobile”, a 2010 custom designed Rolls and the first car ever sold in South Africa, a 1902 Oldsmobile! Visitors to Concours will be treated to the magnificent vision of a McLaren racing car, from the 60’s, being fired up at the event and in addition the Ferrari Daytona will have a strong presence with a “never seen before in SA” display to mark the vehicle’s 50th Anniversary.

This is an event about a lifestyle; meeting different people from the SADC region; networking and above all else, beautiful rare cars.  For those of you who like all things beautiful, who have a taste for the finer things in life, come and enjoy two days of pure charm and excitement.

  • The overall winning car of Concours South Africa 2018 will be announced on Sunday, 12 August, after the judges have made their final decision.
  • The Concours South Africa mobile app, free for Android and Apple users, is available on Google Play or iStore:

IPhone App link: <http:///mobileappco.org/enterprise/app.php?app_id=732719>. 

Android App link: <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_concourscars.layout

Running order Concours South Africa 2018

FRIDAY 10th

12h00 to 13h30 - Registration of entered cars

15h00 - Parade

17h00 - Welcome Function/Judges briefing

18h00 - Hall of Fame Induction

19h30 - Close

SATURDAY 11th

07h00 - Entrants allowed to clean cars

09h30 - Judging commences

10h00 - Hospitality opens

16h00 - Hospitality closes

18h00 - Coys Auction commences

22h00 (Approx) - Coys Auction ends

SUNDAY 12th

07h00 - Entrants allowed to clean cars

09h30 - Judging commences

10h00 - Hospitality opens

12h00 - Judging finishes

14h30 - Prize giving ceremony

16h00 - Hospitality closes – Concours Closes

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