Petrolheads rejoice – this annual motoring extravaganza is returning to Cape Town at the end of this month. The 2019 Killarney Motor Show is set to take place at the Killarney Raceway in Table View on Sunday, 27 October. As usual, guests can expect to see anything and everything with an engine.

From vintage cars and modified racers to modern consumer vehicles and futuristic concepts, the Killarney Motor Show will showcase a diverse range of cars and motoring hobbies. This is the fourth year for the show so attendees can expect bigger and better showcases this year. 

Around 1300 vehicles will be on display and over 100 stalls will be selling motoring merchandise and car accessories. There will be a variety of food and drinks stands at the event to keep guests happy while they wander around the venue. Grab an ice-cold drink and snack on a tasty meal while you gawp at the range of rides on show.

What attendees can expect at the 2019 Killarney Motor Show

The showgrounds around the raceway have been redesigned to be more accessible for attendees. This change has also created more space for new exhibitors and live music entertainment. For the first time ever, the 2019 Killarney Motor Show will have four active circuits and now, brave attendees will be able to strap in and ride along with professional drivers and drifters. 

Vehicle manufacturers will be showing off their latest models on a dedicated circuit. Guests will be allowed to test drive these new cars on the track, including some new electric vehicles (EVs) soon to be launched in South Africa.

A third circuit will be dedicated to public karting races. Most Formula 1 racers start their careers on go-karts, so hop into one of these pocket rockets and see how fast you can lap the one-kilometre track.

There will also be car stunt shows, burnout competitions, tug-o-war contests and a vintage tractor parade on the fourth circuit. Demonstrations by skilled motorcyclists will have the crowd on the edge of their seats. Dakar Rally rider, Kobus Potgieter, will show off his skills as he rides his motorcycle over a variety of natural obstacles. International motorcycle stunt legends, the Le Riche brothers, will showcase near-impossible feats, including riding up the side of a lorry trailer. 

Static displays at the motoring event

The static displays at this year’s event will feature over 1300 vehicles. Cast your eyes on some vintage classics or take a look at some heavily-modified streetcars. The static display will also feature motorcycles and eighteen-wheeler lorries. There will be exotic supercars, hot rods, stance cars and American muscle cars too – almost any vehicle you can think of will be on display.

All of the vehicles on display will arrive under their own steam – they are all real and have working engines. The racing and stunts are also genuine. This is what makes the Killarney Motor Show such an exciting showcase for adults and children alike. There are no simulations or virtual displays – attendees can feel and touch every vehicle.

The 2019 Killarney Motor Show takes place on Sunday, 27 October at the Killarney Raceway in Table View. The doors open at 10am and the fun will come to an end at 5pm. Tickets are available online via Computicket; entry is R100 for adults and R40 for children under 16 years old. Kids under 12 years get free entrance.

Formex Industries is a metal forming and assembly company that supplies a variety of complex products to the local automotive industry and the export market. The company is based in the Nelson Mandela Bay metropole, South Africa’s foremost region for automotive manufacturing and export.

Formex specialises in producing components for the catalytic converter industry, as well as metal components and assemblies for the various vehicles. Formex aims to become one of the foremost suppliers for the South African automotive industry by 2035, aligning itself with the South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) which takes effect in 2020.

Formex is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with over 80% black ownership, of which more than 40% are black women. The company is owned by Deneb Investments Limited – a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (HCI) – one of South Africa’s biggest true B-BBEE companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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