2021 Festival of Motoring to focus on 'car buying aspirations for the youth'

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 • The 2020 Festival of Motoring was postponed and will take place in August 2021. 

 • The organisers say the four-day festival will 'focus on the celebration and achievements of the automotive industry'. 

 • The Festival of Motoring is the largest OEM-supported car show in Africa.


This year's Festival of Motoring (FoM) like many events was postponed due to the effect of the coronavirus. Thankfully the organisers announced it would make a return from 26 - 29 August 2021 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

It will be the fifth edition of the event that draws vehicle manufacturers to to display and demonstrate their latest models, products and services. With an extended day for the second year running, the festival promises to be a highlight on the annual events calendar once again.

The four-day festival will focus on the celebration and achievements of the automotive industry while highlighting innovation and the car buying aspirations for the youth of South Africa, the organisers say. 

What more can we expect?

Other attractions on offer include five national motorsport events, an electric vehicle village, a revamped 4X4 village and a high-tech gaming arcade.  The four-day festival is also jam-packed with interactive and fun activations including the kids' zone and braai area.

Social responsibility

The 2021 edition will debut a social investment program, The FoM Charity Drive, which encourages involvement from all festival-goers.

Visitors will experience an interactive showcase of both dynamic and static content including supercars, classic cars, vintage and modern motorsport 

The leading industry-related aftermarket and accessories companies will be exhibiting during the event.

"Our involvement in this annual motoring festival enables us to contribute to an event that stimulates interest and creates excitement in an ecosystem which we are passionate about. We create one massive showroom to showcase the vehicles, new technologies and innovations. Consumers can also can browse a variety of brands and speak to the experts," says WesBank CEO, Chris de Kock.

Largest OEM-supported car show in Africa

The Festival of Motoring is considered to be the largest national industry-supported car show on the continent. It is also supported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).

The event appeals to petrol heads, consumers considering buying their first vehicle and those looking to upgrade their current model says the organisers.

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