Cars, coffee and stories galore at motoring event

2017-09-07 06:01
=This 1958 Oldsmobile will be one of the many interesting vehicles to be seen at the Speedyquip Cars & Coffee event on Saturday at 3 Prince Alfred Road, PE.    Photo:SUPPLIED

=This 1958 Oldsmobile will be one of the many interesting vehicles to be seen at the Speedyquip Cars & Coffee event on Saturday at 3 Prince Alfred Road, PE. Photo:SUPPLIED

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Old, new, classic, customized or exotic ... these are all the kinds of vehicles that are expected to be seen during Saturday’s Speedyquip Cars & Coffee event in Port Elizabeth.

Motoring enthusiasts from across the Nelson Mandela Bay metropole are invited to, with a complimentary cup of coffee and biscuit in hand, view the cars.

There will also be various lucky draws to win. The event will be held from 08:00 to 12:00 at 3 Prince Alfred Road in North End.

Apart from the free coffee and biscuits, owners of vehicles which they want to show off are most welcome to bring them and enjoy the day together with motoring fans.

One of the vehicles to be seen at Cars & Coffee is a 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88.

It originates from Cradock where it was used most of its life and during 2012 the current owner Cronje Botha bought it.

The Oldsmobile’s engine has been completely overhauled and 90% of the body work is complete.

Most of the Oldsmobile’s parts needed were imported from USA.

The original car was grey in colour, but Cronje changed it to a much more spectacular red and white, being an original factory colour scheme. Colour samples for the body work were also obtained from USA.

The Oldsmobile’s engine is a 371 cubic inch (6079cc) V8. The Super V8 model was powered by a 4 barrel 300hp (220kW) version of the Rocket 88 engine.

The 1958 Oldsmobile model was known as “ChromeMobile”, promoting General Motors’ 50th year of production.

To see and hear more about Cronje’s Olds-mobile, be at the Speedyquip Cars & Coffee on Saturday.

  • For more information contact Jerome 082 653 6579 or Derek 082 825 08111.

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