Sun, fun, vibrant colours and the rattle of all the mean and elegant machines that graced the stage stood out as the biggest exports of the Concour d’Elegance Motor Show 2019. This year’s edition was also very significant because there were international entrants from Uganda and South Africa.
The elegance embodied by cars that graced the roads in the yester-years was a thing of beauty for many car enthusiasts to watch. Concour d’Elegance saw Kenyans in their numbers step out to the Ngong Racecourse grounds under an ‘African style’ theme to have a feel of the past.
This year, the annual event showcased close to 100 machines with 72 car entries and 31 motorcycle entries. This served as a clear indication of African enthusiasm for the vintage vehicles.
John Wroe’s 1930 Ford Model A won him a shield, a medal and cash voucher worth Sh 21,000 as the best overall car in its class. The criteria for judgement is age, road-worthiness, engine and engine compartments. In addition, vehicles with four or more wheels are judged on interior and boot and external finishes. Two-wheel vehicles were judged based on trim, road-worthiness, external finish and age.
Concour d’Elegance Afro-motive edition 2019 stage was later graced by Nyashinski who performed alongside DJ Joe Mfalme in a performance that brought the house down. This marked an exuberant end of the 2019 Concour d’Elegance for car enthusiasts. Concour d’Elegance is an important and beloved automotive event on the Kenyan, and Africa, car scene that can only get better from here.
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