MOTORING NEWS - Choosing a headline act at this year's Knynsa Motor Show on 28 April is going to be all but impossible with so many examples of motoring's great marques set to grace the lawns of the Knysna High School Sports fields.
The organisers, the Garden Route Motor Club, are expecting close to 400 cars and classic motorcycles this year, and because this show is by invitation only, each and every one of them will be special.
A feature of this year's show is that there will be a large contingent of supercars sharing turf with classic sports cars, vintage cars that are up to 100 years old and motorcycles.
So, no matter what your age or motoring tastes, there will be something extra special for everyone.
A sniff of what's in store:
- Ferrari, Bentley, McLaren, Lamborghini, Pagani, Maserati, Jaguar Porsche, Aston Martin and more - all the classic marques will be represented as well as some exotic cars rarely seen in South Africa.
- A mouth-watering display of supercars will share the Knysna High School sports field on Waterfront Drive with timeless vintage and veteran classics.
- Special celebrations this year include 100 years of Bentley, 110 years of Morgan, and 60 years of Mini.
- There will be a special Bentley Centenary celebration at Knysna, with some 20 Bentleys ranging from the early 1920s until the 1950s, forming a hugely impressive display.
There will also be a modern presence from Bentley in South Africa, with cars like the current Bentayga SUV and striking Continental with W12 power likely to stop visitors in their tracks.
- Morgan will be celebrating 110 years of this famous British company at Knysna, and expect to see renditions of the very early three-wheeler, as well as the Plus 4, Plus 8 and eye-boggling Aero models.
- Everyone loves a Mini, and the Knysna Motor Show will be celebrating the car that changed the world in 1959 when it ushered in the modern concept of a box-shaped car with a transversely-mounted engine up front, and front wheel drive.
The likes of the Cooper 997 and 998 cc models will on display, as well as the immortal 1275 Cooper S.
That 1959 launch date makes the Mini nameplate 60 years old in 2019!
- The Parnell Bruce Collection, based in Knysna, will this year concentrate on Vintage cars dating from 1910 to 1936 while there will be a large contingent of classic motorcycles once again, dating back to the 1920 and running through to the classic superbike era of the 1970s and '80s.
The 2019 Knysna Motor Show is a one day event that runs from 09:00 to 16:00 on Sunday 28 April at the Knysna High School Sports Grounds.
Admission prices are R50 for adults, children 12-18 will be charged R10, and children under-12 get free admission.
Contact details are: Peter Pretorius, email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cell phone on 082 321 4724.
For more information, go to the Garden Route Motor Club's website.
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