The 23rd annual George Old Car Show rumbles into the Western Cape from 9 to 10 February 2019. The vintage car show will feature an array of classics and some of the earliest motors in the country. It will take place at PW Botha College on York Street.
The focus of this year’s car show will be rare and exotic vehicles, driven in from all around South Africa. An estimated 800 vintage cars will be on show, most of which were manufactured before 1975. Motorheads can delight in the display of stationary engines and the good old fashioned engineering of spare parts from yesteryear.
There will be numerous stalls displaying novelty car-related trinkets, vehicle accessories, food and drinks. Children will also be able to stare in awe at a collection of over 5000 model cars. Local vehicle manufacturers will also attend the 2019 George Old Car Show to show off some of their latest cars.
Classic and sports car auction
There will be an auction at this year’s show, hosted by Knysna’s House of Classic & Sports Cars. Vintage vehicles, classics and a few sports cars will be sold at the auction to the highest bidders. A portion of the money raised in the sale of each car will be given to the Southern Cape Old Car Club who will then donate the proceeds to various charities.
The auction will take place from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday 9 February. The cars on auction can be viewed in-person from 9am that morning near the registration tent. Bidders need to register at the tent from 9am to 12:45pm as there is a strict ‘no registration, no bidding’ policy.
Bidders will pay a refundable deposit of R3000 upon registration. If no purchase is made, the deposit will be returned. Unfortunately, no cash deposits will be accepted – only credit card payments. All of the vehicles on sale will be in good working order.
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).