Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! – For the 2019 Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 at the home of motorsport in the Western Cape on Sunday 27 October.
It’s open from 10:00am to 5:00pm – book at Computicket or pay at the gate, both events for R100 for adults, R40 for scholars under 16 and free if you’re under 12 or you’re a Western Province Motor Club member.
For the fourth annual Killarney Motor Show – the biggest, most hands-on motor show in the Western Cape – we are taking the revs up again with close to 1300 vehicles on show and more than 100 stalls selling just about anything you can think of for your car – and your tummy, with a huge variety of watering holes serving ice-cold drinks, sit-down eateries and takeaway vendors!
There’s a new, more accessible layout, an entirely new category of exhibitors and fascinating new displays to delight spectators and keep them at the show all day, from “Gates open” at 10:00am until the show closes at 5:00pm, including live music and a fun fair in the pits paddock offering exciting rides for children of all ages.
This year’s show will feature no less than four active circuits, starting with the Tar Oval, where the Cape Hell Drivers will be running a full Tar Oval Racing event at Killarney International Raceway during the show – at no extra cost.
Next door to that is the Arena section; as its name suggests, that’s where you’ll experience non-stop entertainment including stunts, drifting, burnouts, classic motorcycle and even vintage tractor parades and tug-o-war contests.
There will be public karting on the one-kilometre ‘K’ circuit, to give you a real taste of how Formula One greats Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna started their racing careers, while the new car dealers have their own dedicated test drive circuit for the first time, offering test drives on the latest models all day – including electric cars, another first for the Killarney Motor Show.
Trials expert and Dakar Rally hero Kobus Potgieter will show us how to ride over all sorts of natural obstacles, while international stunt stars the Le Riche brothers will amaze you with impossible stunts on two wheels, including riding almost four metres straight up the side of a truck!
In addition, the new car dealers will have their own dedicated test drive circuit for the first time, a one-kilometre loop around the banking on Fastron Corner and through the drag-strip paddock, offering test drives on the latest models all day – including electric cars, another first for the Killarney Motor Show.
The Adventure City area goes (literally) wild this year with a comprehensive display of off-road machinery on two and four wheels, off-road trailers, camping gear, tents and accessories – everything you need for your next safari.
The static displays at the 2019 Killarney Motor Show will encompass some one thousand vehicles, ranging from classic, custom and brand-new motorcycles to massive eighteen-wheeler trucks.
Pride of place on the main straight, however, goes to the Streetcar Show, featuring cars of all types and sizes, customised inside and out and modified as only the Mother City’s petrolheads can do it, into ‘hot rods’, ‘stance cars’ lowered to within centimetres of the road and American-style muscle-cars.
The Crankhandle Club will display a magnificent collection of classic cars from 1902 to the 1970s in the covered pits, while the Cape Multi-MotorClub brings together hundreds of exotics bearing names such as Porsche, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo in the paddock behind the Clubhouse
Kfm Corner is dedicated to lovingly restored classic motorcycles from the 1950s to the 1980s, with dealers’ stands displaying the latest models and incredible custom machinery from the finest workshops in the Western Cape in the pits paddock.
Nearly all the vehicles on display, old and new, arrive on their own wheels, the stunts are genuine, the racing on the Tar Oval is for real. That’s what the Killarney Motor Show is all about: it’s all for real – and you’re invited!
For more information visit the Killarney Motor Show website at http://killarneymotorshow.co.za.