Motoring: Popular car exhibit draws thousands to admire classics and dream cars

2008-05-18 00:00

Over 7 000 people attended the 32nd Cars in the Park show, held yesterday.

Event co-ordinator and member of the Veteran Sports Car Club, Ty Terblanche, told The Witness that 1 000 vintage cars were on show.

He said the event always has something special every year. "This year we had a tent with coupés … including the 1917 Hupmobile, which was last seen 50 years ago," he said .

Johan Viljoen, who brought the Cobra 350 he built himself, said he has been attending since 2006.

He said he likes the feeling of heads turning when he drives around town.

"I was once hired to take a couple to their matric dance and they were very excited.

I can’t drive it as often as I would like to because of its bigger engine," said Viljoen.

Don McCubbin (70) from Howick said he enjoys coming to the event because it brings back good memories for him. "I’m always enthusiastic about coming here, as some of the cars on display are older than me. It’s a remarkable event and I always look forward to the next one," he said.

A teenager from Wartburg, Stefan Pieters, said he has been attending since he was a small child. "My favourite this year was a collection of Lamborghinis — my dream car."

The 1904 Cadillac Model B, the oldest car on show, was very popular.

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