Veteran and classic car enthusiasts are already exercising their bidding arms to secure some of motoring history’s most iconic vehicles that will come under the hammer at the Midas George Car Show in February 2013.
The auction, which is to be held in association with Protea Hotels, follows on the heels of the House of Classic & Sports Cars auction of Vintage, Classic and Sports Cars at The Herald World of Wheels this month at the Nelson Mandela Bay Motor Show in Port Elizabeth.
The House of Classic & Sports Cars will also be involved at the event at the PW Botha College at 1pm on 9 February, 2013, which is expected to attract even more vehicles to the auction floor.
Hosted by the Southern Cape Old Car Club, the annual Midas George Old Car Show is arguably the best classic car show in South Africa, attracting more than 900 classic, hot rod and modified cars, and thousands of visitors from across the country.
Part of the charm of the show is its location at the PW Botha College on York Street (the main entrance route into George) with the Outeniqua Mountains serving as a backdrop for row upon row of these inspiring machines.
Entries already submitted for inclusion are two 1936 Ford Roadsters, two Austin Healeys, a 1958 MGA Roadster, a 1940 Packard, a 1930 Ford Roadster, a 1929 Chev Phaeton, a 1934 Plymouth 4-door Sedan, a 1958 Triumph Herald Convertible, a 1963 Porsche 356, a 1958 Mercedes 190 SL, a 1933 Chev 2 door Sedan, a 1930 Ford Model A Sedan, a 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton, a 1931 Ford Model A Roadster and a 1964 Cadillac Convertible.
Entries close 25 January, 2013 and no exceptions will be made. Anyone wishing to enter a vehicle in this auction is asked to phone 044-382 1000/082 566 7897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Midas George Old Car Show started in 1997 on Paul Fick’s farm ”Blackwood” near Victoria Bay. The popularity of the show has seen it move to larger venues over the years, where all things motoring are celebrated.
Past shows have included beautifully restored tractors which were demonstrated to the public by driving through the arena with running commentary; a large variety of motorcycles on display; and a model car show. All participating clubs have the opportunity to take part in a drive-past to show off their pride and joys at one of the largest car shows in the country.
For the 2013 auction, viewing is from 8am on the day of the auction and bidders will be registered between 8am and 1pm.
There will be opportunity to pre-register for which more information will soon be available on the House of Classic & Sports Cars website, www.hocasc.co.za.
Once again, various charities will receive the lion's share of the Buyer's Premiums.
Those interested should keep an eye on the motoring specials page of Protea Hotels website www.proteahotels.com/motoring