With Gauteng’s biggest classic car show just a couple of days away, organiser Paulo Calisto is expecting the biggest turn-out ever at the huge Nasrec Expo Centre, South-West of Johannesburg.
“The Classic Car Show, in association with Rolling Thunder, has grown from a few hundred cars to become a massive event, and this year I am predicting over 1 200 cars and bikes for the event,” said Calisto.
“One of the huge attractions this year is that we are hosting the Portuguese Prawn and Food Festival in conjunction with the show, and we have also invited all the Harley Owners Groups in Gauteng to participate. But always, the classics will be central to the event.
“I have been monitoring the growth in classic cars for the past half a dozen years and I have been stunned at the amount of interest there is. A lot of custom builders use our show to launch their latest builds to the public, and I am always amazed at the number of cars never seen before that turn up at The Classic Car Show.”
The Nasrec venue will open its gates to classic car owners at 7 am on Sunday, December 4, with the drivers of classic cars admitted free of charge, with one passenger also gaining free entrance. Any additional passengers will have to pay full entrance fees, which this year is, R80 for adults and R20 for children under 12. By booking on-line through Ticketpro, tickets for adults can be obtained at just R60!.