This year’s Concours d’Elegance that will be held at the Ngong Race Course on September 28th has attracted 10 international entries.
The entrants include Arusha based Tor Allan who has entered a 1966 Peugeot 404, the Uganda Bikers Association who will be showing eight magnificent motorcycles and the Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Africa contesting the event with three outstanding bikes. The oldest machine on the entry list at present is the 1926 Douglas, entered by Johannesburg based Piet Maas. This ancient bike had the distinction of winning most of the Durban to Johannesburg races until 1936. Steve Bakewell the South African team leader will be riding around the judging line on a 250cc Raleigh made in 1927. Raleigh is best known for its bicycles and quality motorcycles.
Event sponsors, Commercial Bank of Africa say they expect additional international entrants before closing date of September 12th 2014.
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club has this year introduced a display of old equipment and machinery called “The Heritage Collection.” Entries already received for this mini exhibition include a 1919 steam engine which will be working during the day.
The annual event, now in its 44th years has grown to become the classiest event on the Kenya Motor sport calendar. It also doubles up as a grand social occasion.
While the judging of the gleaming highly prepared cars and motorcycles is the centrepiece of the event, additional attractions like live band music, fly pasts, model aircraft and parachute displays and the opportunity to socialize make the event a great family outing, said CBA Head SME Bankin James Kiago.