Love classic cars? This year's Concours South Africa promises the perfect blend of elegance and entertainment

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Concours South Africa returns to Steyn City Parkland Residence, from August 30 to September 1, for the second consecutive year.

Showcasing a stunning array of classic cars, together with some of the finest modern luxury motor vehicles, Concours South Africa is the epitome of elegance and style.

Commencing Friday evening with the induction of Graham Duxbury and Basil Green into the SA Hall of Fame, Concours SA will see the sub-continent's best motor cars vying for the cherished Best of Show accolade, awarded at Sunday's prize-giving.

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As a special highlight, the complete Rolls-Royce model range will be on show at the event, while Rolls-Royce Motor Cars entertain their VIP guests - a sign of the esteem with which the industry regards Concours SA.

Marek Letowt, General Manager of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Johannesburg, said: "We are proud to be associated with an event of this calibre. Concours South Africa has fast established itself as the place to engage with the who's who of SA's social and business communities."

In addition to the Dawn, Ghost, Phantom and Wraith, Rolls-Royce's brand new Cullinan will take pride of place on the Concours parklands. Named for the world's largest gem-quality diamond - and the town outside Pretoria where it was found in 1905 - the majestic Cullinan will sit alongside a selection of historic Rolls-Royces, including a 1934 Phantom III barn-find."

McLaren, Aston Martin and Pagani will also be represented, courtesy of the Daytona Group, in the form of a McLaren Senna, a few select Aston Martins, and - celebrating the 20th anniversary of Horacio Pagani's first creation - the Zonda.

The hand-crafted 2003 Zonda C12S will also be on show at Steyn City. One of only two in southern Africa, the Zondas will soon be joined by SA's first Huayra Roadster, which was recently delivered at Pagani's Modena factory.

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Honouring South African Specials - a new Concours category for 2019 - a minimum of three Opel Kadett Superboss from the early 90s will sit alongside some rare BMWs, including a 745i Art Car. The only 7-series in the world that was authorised by BMW Munich for Group II racing, this unique car has recently been "arted-up" by renowned painter, Sam Nglengethwa.

But that's not all. Guests will also have the chance to ogle at least two Ford Peranas honouring 2019 SA Hall of Fame inductee, Basil Green; as well as the iconic Alfa GTV6 3 litre.  

With the finest classic, luxury and sports cars from pre-war vintage to the modern era displayed at Johannesburg's upmarket Steyn City Parkland Residence, it's no wonder that influential corporates such as Nedbank Private Wealth see Concours South Africa as the ideal backdrop for entertaining key clients.

Concours stalwarts Vantage Auto Art and Old School Leather Jackets will be back, too, with Old School sponsoring the Participants' Hospitality Lounge.

"It's a sure-fire opportunity to share our passion for classic style and the cult of the automobile with the SA's passionate car collector community," says Old School's Simon Meyer. 

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"We encourge you to book now, as tickets will not be available at Steyn City on the day," advises organiser Greg Marucchi, "and be sure to don your most stylish attire, as the Concours South Africa Best Dressed Lady contest - held on Sunday - will honour the best turned-out lady present."

Concours South Africa will once again donate proceeds from entry fees to QASA, the Quadriplegic Association of South Africa.Entrance tickets will NOT be available at the entrance to Steyn City but can be purchased on-line at concourssouthafrica.

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