KNYSNA NEEDS MORE

In June 2017, fires spread across the Garden Route affecting areas from Sedgefield, Knysna and the surrounding areas as far as Plettenberg Bay, leaving over 8 000 people homeless. The devastation resulted in families from formal and informal suburbs seeking urgent relief, supplies and support. Although many private and government institutions have already come to their aid, there is still a great need as the devastated areas are being rebuilt and communities are being supported. With the 2017 Knysna Motor Show achieving record levels, an amount of R150 000 was donated to charities and car and motorcycle enthusiasts who lost everything. The aim of the 2018 Knysna Motor Show is to exceed last year’s amount and to donate a larger amount to the needy charities as Knysna gets rebuilt. To achieve this, we need the support of participants in the form of displaying their beautiful cars and motorcycles, and for the public to attend in great numbers.

Recognised as a premium motor show in SA with sponsorship again from Sanlam Private Wealth, it kicks off on Sunday, 29 April at the Knysna High School sports grounds. With a few public holidays around this weekend, it is the perfect time to take a holiday on the Garden Route. In addition, you could extend your stay to watch the very popular Jaguar Simola Hillclimb taking place the following weekend. It is guaranteed to be a motoring extravaganza week.

In 2017, the Knysna Motor Show attracted more than 400 high-quality and rare cars and motorcycles, with more than 6 000 visitors coming to look. Now in its seventh year, the aim is again to continue the growth and exceed the 450 mark. Categories on display will be all classics, with the emphasis on sports classics, modern classics, veteran and vintage machines built prior to 1945 and, of course, collectable motorcycles of road, racing and off-road orientation. It’s an invitation event for the display vehicles but if you have a car or bike that meets the criteria please make contact. With plenty of top-quality food and drink stalls on hand, it is a great day out for the whole family.
For more information and to register your vehicle please contact Peter Pretorius at peterp@afrihost.co.za or 082 321 4724.

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