Time to show off your wheels

2016-04-13 06:00
A 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Photo: SUPPLIED

A 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Photo: SUPPLIED

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All car and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to show off their wheels while having complimentary coffee and biscuits at the Speedyquip Cars and Coffee show on Saturday, April 16.

One of the cars on show will be the 1955 Chevy Bel Air, owned by Stephen Bothma. Bothma said many happy hours were spent with his friend, rebuilding a custom performance 350 Chevrolet V8 engine.

“The engine is a real ground-thumper. With a dropped front suspension and power front-disc brakes, this ‘55 Chevy handles great,” said Bothma.

The battery is in the trunk, showing its race car heritage and most of the trim and accessories were imported from the USA.

The interior looks great, with the original Bel Air steering wheel and a retro look AM/FM/CD player, for sound.

Bothma said he can remember telling his friends when he was 21 or so, that someday he would own a left hand drive ‘55 hardtop. He purchased his dream car in December, 2006, in Durban. The car had spent most of its years in the Karoo and Bothma is the third proud owner. He repainted the car, to his own custom colour combination.

The Speedyquip Cars and Coffee Show will take place from 8am to 12 at 3 Prince Alfred Road in North End. For more information contact Jerome at 082 652 6579 or Derek at 082 825 0811.

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