Classic Car and Bike Show 2010

Once again held at Timour Hall in Plumstead, the Classic Car and Bike Show again was well worth a visit, even though the bigger show held every two years in Parow is now quite hard to beat. Nevertheless, it is always fun walking between these old stagers in such a beautiful setting.

I wish there were a few more stalls at the jumble sale, though, and that there was more variety. I did however manage to pick up a workshop manual or two, as well as a few smaller items.

Highlights included seeing the only Nordenfelt left in the world, parked next to the well-known old De Dietrich. There was a beautiful old Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 as well. And I got a kick out of seeing a very rare Isuzu Bellett GT and, of course, the rather insane Rothay Rover Special with its 27-litre engine that pumps out 2 000 N.m of torque! Oh, and the ’32 Auburn 8-100A was quite special, too. Not quite classic/vintage, but certainly unique was the locally-made Caracal, the VW-based roadster made by InterMotorMakers (IMM) and displayed at the 1990 Cape Town Motor Show.

The show remains worth visiting even though the cars don’t change that much from year to year. Next time, I’ll have to have a bigger budget to tackle the model car stands, as well as the motorsport artwork stall.

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