Concours d’Elegance All Set for Sunday as Event Goes International

By Virginia Mwangi / September 26, 2019




It is all systems go for the Commercial Bank of Africa sponsored Concours d’Elegance which is set to happen this Sunday, 29th September 2019, at the Ngong Racecourse.

Three motorcycles from South Africa and thirteen from Uganda are but a glimpse of what the event will have to offer show revelers.

The show will also include five cars from Uganda which will be participating.

The 2019 CBA Africa event has attracted an international entry with South Africa and Uganda participating which highlights the Africa continental status of the classiest event on the Kenya motorsport calendar.

From as early as 9 on Sunday morning, motoring enthusiasts will be passing through the gates of the Racecourse for the 49th Concours in the series held by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club since the year 1970.

The oldest machine at the Nairobi Racecourse will be the 1916 BSA motorcycle of Bevan Beckman who will be up against the 1925 DKW prepared and entered by Satpal Jabbal, multiple overall winners of the event.

The Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Africa team has been sponsored by the Galleria Shopping Mall and includes newcomer Barend Barnard who will be riding his 1980 BMW Café Racer around the Racecourse parade ring.

Johannesburg based Martin Kaiser will be on his third visit to Kenya and is pinning his hopes on a 1969 Norton Commando.

Among the motorcycle competitors who are making a debut appearance is Stephen Mbuthi who has been painstakingly restoring a 2010 Suzuki TF 125.

His bike will be the first machine to be assessed by the judges and will be followed by the Honda CBR 600R of Morrison Ssenyange who is one of the members of the Uganda Bikers Association team.

The 1927 Dodge of Magdi Riad will be the oldest car to be driven on the Total Excellium ramp and along the judging line in front of the main grandstands.

This historical American saloon is listed in the class for cars made before 1930 and will provide competition for the Ngatia Executives 1928 Ford Tudor and John Wroe’s 1928 Ford Model A pickup.

Regular Concours competitor Paul Chemngorem who has participated in the event for over 30 years is aiming for victory in the up to 1300cc Touring car class with his 1962 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

Other potential class winners are Jinja based Leslie Carvell with a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle and Kakooza Wazzir who has driven his 1996 Mitsuoka Viewt from Kampala to be at the Nairobi Racecourse.

Tumaini Muthiga will be having a busy day with his first appearance in a 1973 Mini Morris in the up to 1000cc Touring class.

Later in the day, he will be rushing to the motorcycle judging to contest the class for big bikes with his 1999 Harley Davidson. He is aiming at achieving a repeat class win against four massive motorcycles from Uganda.

Car judging culminates with the rating of the sports cars and closes with the vintage car classes.

It is likely that the overall winner will emerge from these categories. Among the favorites is Sati Gala Aura with his 1947 MGTC, Veronica Wroe’s 1934 Rolls Royce Boattail and the 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL of Sachit Shah.

To book your tickets, go to the Concours d’Elegance website.





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