The pride of South Africa’s national antique, veteran and vintagecar and motorcycle collection will be on show on Sunday 2 August 2015 at the Pretoria Old Motor Club’s (POMC) 36th annual Cars in the Park exhibition. A number of popular cars from 1950 to 1980 as well as muscle cars will also be displayed. This is the biggest event of its kind in Africa. Collectors from more than a hundred motor clubs across South Africa will display more than two thousand vehicles. The exhibition takes place at the Zwartkops International World of Motoring in Pretoria and will feature, among others, a special display of rare vintage cars and some of the world’s most sought after collectors cars. Members of the POMC will exhibit more than seventy cars while the Buick Club will celebrate the Club’s fifteenth anniversary with a special exhibition. The Deputy Chairman of the Club, Kobus Mostert, says 60 cars manufactured between 1904 and 1985 will be displayed. Mostert, who owns 22 collectors cars (nine Buicks, ten Cadillacs and three Oldsmobiles), will display a number of very rare vehicles from his collection. These include a 1937 Packard 1501 Super 8 Coupe (one of only two in the world), a 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible (one of only 26 on the International Buick Register), a 1964 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible (the only one in Africa) and a 1957 Buick Century Coupe. The latter was named Century as it was one of the first cars able to exceed speeds of a hundred miles per hour (160 km per hour). The producers of the popular SABC 2 travel show, Voetspore, will display the Volkswagen Amaroks that are being used in the programme. An interesting collection of Model T Ford cars will also be on show. More than 15 million of these cars were built between 1913 and 1927 and the Model T Ford which was regarded as the world’s first affordable car was named Car of the Century in 1999.
A flee market with more than a hundred stalls and thirty commercial exhibitors will add colour to the occasion. There will be no shortage of food and refreshments. Visitors are, however, also welcome to bring their own picnic baskets. The gates will be open from 08:00 for spectators. Cars in the Park organiser Frik Kraamwinkel says an additional exit from the public parking area will ensure an improved traffic flow this year.
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One of the main attractions at Cars in the Park this year is a rare 1937 Packard, one of only two in the world.
|1957 Buick Century Coupe
The 1957 Buick Century Coupe was named Century as it was one of the first cars able to exceed speeds of a hundred miles per hour.
Kobus Mostert with Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 The Deputy Chairperson of the Buick Club, Kobus Mostert with an Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible – the only one in Africa. The Club will exhibit 60 cars at Cars in the Park. Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 One of the rare vehicles on show at Cars in the Park is this year is an Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible – the only one in Africa.