Drawcard for motoring enthusiasts

2016-05-11 06:00

THE Sunday Tribune Cars in the Park Pietermaritzburg is the highlight event on the Vintage Sports Car Club calendar.

The 41st edition will be held on 15 May and is an extremely popular event, the largest of its type in KZN, which is a draw card for motoring enthusiasts from all over South Africa.

The first Cars in the Park was held in February 1976.

The event is a large gathering of enthusiasts from numerous clubs and features a wide variety of makes of motor cars, trucks, tractors and simply fascinating vehicles. There are over a thousand different exhibits, so there is ample to see and do as you meander around the Ashburton Training Centre an ideal setting for this event.

Hosted by the Pietermaritzburg Vintage Sports Car Club, the Cars in the Park is set to have even more on offer this year. Fans can look forward to seeing an array of modern and vintage cars, motorcycles, and novelty vehicles (tractors and steam engines). This is not only for those who have a particular penchant for cars and bikes, though. In fact, youngsters love exploring the more than 1 200 car exhibitors.

There will be more than 60 food and beverage vendors with local favourites and sweet delights. The beer garden provides the perfect place in which to relax with friends and a cold brew before heading back out to the show, and the live music performance ensures that the whole day has a fun, entertaining vibe. The fun fair is a hit among the children, and the flea market popular among young and old alike, making this event very special for the whole family.

A number of interesting vehicles can be seen at Cars in the Park, and in recent years it has featured antiques such as a 1904 Cadillac, vintage steam vehicles, Ferraris and even Formula One racing cars and the latest and greatest motorcars that manufacturers have to offer.

Cars in the Park, PMB, attracts a multitude of enthusiasts from clubs favouring such well-known names as Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, MG, Morris, Triumph, Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen and Volvo to name but a few.

Industrial and farm machinery is also displayed as well as a fine selection of veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles. - Supplied.

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