The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance, Kenya’s classiest event on the Kenya Motor sports Federation calendar is going down this Sunday the 24th of September at the Ngong Racecourse Grounds.
The Concours has Africa continental status for cars and motorcycles & has been an FIM Africa recognized and sanctioned event since 2006. With an attendance of over 11,000 people (10,000 adults and 1,000 children), this year’s event will be the 47th in the annual series organized by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the 6th with CBA Africa Group as the main sponsors of the event.
Over the years, the entry has attracted entries from Argentina, Australia, England, Germany, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This year, the event has attracted a full field of over 70 cars and a strong bike entry with a 1974 Laverda with a 1000cc triple cylinder engine and a 1966 Triumph TR6C among the rare bikes which will be seen for the first time at the event.
Also, this year’s youngest entry is from an 18 year old lady and a 19 year old gentleman, we can’t wait to see what they have for us in store!
Among the car pulling entries are Paul Chemgorem’s 1962 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and Main Muthuma’s Morris Minor. The oldest MG sports car at the Nairobi racecourse will be the 1947 TC model of Sati Gara Aura which will be up against Julia Wilcock’s 1952 MG TD in the sports car class.
After an absence of 20 years, Peter Giraudo is making a return to the Nairobi racecourse with his Triumph TR6C. In years gone by, Peter was a top contender and took home major prizes including second place over all. The Triumph was highly popular in America as a quick and reliable machine for desert racing. Peter’s bike will be a potential prize winner in the class for competition motorcycles.
The program for the day includes a spectacular free fall parachute drop at approximately 2:30 p.m and throughout the day spectators will be able to divide their time between watching the judging of the classic, vintage cars and motorcycles, visiting the Auto Expo (the motor trade section) and the Heritage Collection.
This comprises displays of historic vehicles, old machinery and equipment. The earliest exhibit will be the 1911 Ford model T which was used by general Smuts in World War 1. There will also be an ancient Massey Ferguson tractor and a hand operated petrol pump kindly loaned by Total Kenya Limited.
After the competition of judging, there will be a grand parade of all the Concours cars and motorycles which will precede the podium prize giving in front of the main grandstand. After the presentation of awards, spectators will be treated to a fashion show in keeping with the Concours d’Elegance spirit.
The Ngong RaceCourse gates will open to the public from 9:00 am on September 24th. Advance tickets go for Kshs 900 for adults and Kshs 450 for kids at TicketSasa
Tickets at the gate go for Kshs 1,000 for adults and 500 for kids.
See you there!