Gathering of cars set to rev collectors’ motors
After the inaugural event in 2016, the Concours SA is set to return with another display of some of the most iconic automobiles, writes Mark Smyth
The motoring media and car enthusiasts get excited when a major concours event takes place. Think about Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este or Goodwood — beautiful locations where some of the world’s most desirable cars emerge from the garages of collectors, allowing the public to gaze at them in awe. These events are true motoring heaven, packed with motoring icon after motoring icon. The inaugural Concours SA took place at Sun City in 2016. Some of the best local and international vehicles were presented on the lawns to be scrutinised by judges in white coats to find the best in class in a range of categories. Exotics There was everything from beautiful Minis and US muscle cars to exotic Europeans and everything in between. Overall honours at the September event went to a true 1980s icon, a De Tomaso Pantera GT5, which was brought in from Botswana. In 2017, the event has moved to August 4-6, which is not ideal because it clashes with what is probably the biggest classic car event on the ca...