The Cape Town Motor Show will bring the best of motoring to the Mother City in March 2019. The third annual Cape Town Motor Show will feature everything and anything that has to do with motoring; from motorbikes and fast cars to family activities and food stands, the event will provide entertainment for everyone.

The Cape Town Motor will take place at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2 to 3 March 2019. The event will take over the entire complex and is set to be a world-class motoring spectacle. New cars, bikes, trucks and SUVs will be showcased, including concept cars and experimental vehicles. Vintage vehicles and competition racers will also be a prominent feature of the show.

Attendees will be able to browse and buy various vehicle accessories, enter competitions and get the lowdown on the newest cars coming to South Africa. The event will also host a sound-off competition for the loudest speaker system in a vehicle. Additional spectacles include a drifting showcase, an outdoor 4x4 course, car wrapping services and virtual simulation experiences.

Highlights at the 2019 Cape Town Motor Show

A range of fully-customised cars will be showcased by Soundmatch, along with a show and shine event and the sound-off competition, hosted in partnership with IASCA – the world leaders in audio competitions and sound judgement. The loudest car will drive away with some fantastic prizes.

XS Promotions will host the drifting event. Smell the burning rubber and absorb the sound of the screaming engines as these highly-modified drifters slide around the track. Brave spectators can even take the opportunity to strap into the passenger seat of one of these cars and go for a spin around the track.

The outdoor 4x4 course will feature a range of off-road vehicles. Hosted by the Wildebeest 4x4 Challenge Club, the course will test the capabilities and skills of the 4x4 vehicles and their drivers. Brand new 4x4 models will also be showcased and attendees can test out the latest SUVs coming to the South African market.

Vintage cars and collectors’ dreams will be on display in the Nostalgia Zone, with some models dating back to the 1920s. Some of the world’s oldest, rarest and most-unique motors will be at the Cape Town Motor Show this year. Fully-restored classics in mint condition are bound to have guests reminiscing about the good ol’ days of motoring.

Inside the Grand Arena, vehicle brands will show their latest offerings. Companies such as Audi, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Shelby, Subaru and Volkswagen will highlight their new models and concept cars. Visitors can also take part in interactive test driving simulations.

More exciting features of this year’s show

One incredibly lucky attendee will be able to drive away from the 2019 Cape Town Motor Show in a custom MG. This special project was a complete rebuild by Cape Kustoms and includes a 3.9l Rover V8 engine – giving an almighty roar for the fortunate winner who will claim the keys to this beautiful car.

Tickets to the 2019 Cape Town Motor Show can be booked online via Computicket. Tickets cost R120 for adults and R60 for pensioners and children (between the ages of 12 and 17). Kids under the age of 12 get in for free.


Formex Industries is a metal forming and assembly company that supplies a variety of complex products to the local automotive industry and 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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