KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW TAKES MOTORSPORT EXCITEMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The 2019 Killarney Motor Show revs up the excitement meter to the red line with confirmation that the Cape Hell Drivers will be running a full Tar Oval Racing event at Killarney International Raceway during the show on Sunday 27 October.

You’ll get to see them at no extra cost at the biggest, most hands-on motor show in the Western Cape, open from 10:00am to 5:00pm – book at Computicket or pay at the gate, both events for R100 for adults, R50 for scholars under 16 and free if you’re under 12 or you’re a Western Province Motor Club member.

This year’s show will feature no less than four active circuits, starting with the Tar Oval, where the ‘Stockies’ will be in action all day. Next door to that is the Arena section; as its name suggests, that’s where you’ll experience non-stop entertainment including stunts, drifting, burnouts, classic motorcycle and even vintage tractor parades and tug-o-war contests.

There will be public karting on the one-kilometre ‘K’ circuit, to give you a real taste of how Formula One greats Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna started their racing careers, while the new car dealers have their own dedicated test drive circuit for the first time, offering test drives on the latest models all day – including electric cars, another first for the Killarney Motor Show.

Dakar Rally hero Kobus Potgieter will be running a round of the Western Cape Foot-Up Trials championship over all sorts of natural obstacles on the back straight, while international stunt stars the Le Riche brothers will amaze you with impossible stunts on two wheels, including riding almost four metres straight up the side of a truck!

All of this in a new, more accessible layout that includes an entirely new category of exhibitors and fascinating new displays, live music and a fun fair in the pits paddock offering exciting rides for children of all ages and more than 100 stalls selling just about anything you can think of for your car – and your tummy, with a huge variety of watering holes serving ice-cold drinks, sit-down eateries and takeaway vendors.

But it’s really all about the cars, trucks and motorcycles, with close to 1300 vehicles on show, including new models not seen before in the Western Cape (some of which you’ll actually get the chance to drive on the Test Circuit), classic and exotic cars bearing names such as Porsche, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo from 1902 to the 1980s, and powerful racing cars and bikes.

The Streetcar Show on the Porsche Club Straight will feature cars of all types and sizes, customised inside and out and modified as only the Mother City’s petrolheads can do it, into ‘hot rods’, ‘stance cars’ lowered to within centimetres of the road, and American-style muscle-cars.

The entire sweep of Kfm Corner is dedicated to lovingly restored classic motorcycles from the 1950s to the 1980s, with dealers’ stands displaying the latest models and incredible custom machinery from the finest workshops in the Western Cape in the pits paddock.

The Adventure City concept goes (literally) wild this year with a comprehensive display of off-road machinery on two and four wheels, off-road trailers, camping gear, tents and accessories – everything you need for your next safari.

That’s what the Killarney Motor Show is all about: It’s for real – and you’re invited!

MOTOR SHOW 2019 IS UP AND RUNNING – AND YOU’RE INVITED TO DISPLAY!

Registration to display your classic, exotic or custom car (or motorcycle!) at the 2019 Killarney Motor Show on Sunday 27 October is now open on our freshly updated website.

If you’re a member of one of the clubs belonging to the Cape Multi-Motor Club Secretariat it’s free; you just add your vehicle to their online list on the registrations page of this website, so we know how much space to allocate for your club.

Even if you’re not a Cape Multi-Motor Club Secretariat member, it will cost you just R50 to book your spot and show off your pride and joy at the biggest motor show in the Western Cape; that R50 registration fee also gets you and one other person into the show. Entry for visitors to the show is R100 for adults, R50 for scholars under 16 and free for children under 12, so you could save as much as R150.

The only requirement is that your car or bike should be there before 9:00am on the day and stay there until the show closes at 5:00pm – and we have plenty for you to see and experience, to keep you entertained all day.

There’s a new, more accessible layout, an entirely new category of exhibitors and fascinating new displays, with close to 1300 vehicles on show and more than 100 stalls selling just about anything you can think of for your car – and your tummy, with a huge variety of watering holes serving ice-cold drinks, sit-down eateries and takeaway vendors. There’s also live music and a fun fair in the pits paddock offering exciting rides for children of all ages.

This year’s show will feature four active circuits. The new car dealers will have their own dedicated test drive circuit for the first time, offering test drives on the latest models all day – including electric cars, another first for the Killarney Motor Show.

There will be public karting, to give you a real taste of how Formula One greats Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna started their racing careers. And there will also be an arena section dedicated to non-stop entertainment, featuring stunts, drifting, burnouts, classic motorcycles and even vintage tractor parades and tug-o-war contests.

Dakar Rally hero Kobus Potgieter will be running a round of the Western Cape Foot-Up Trials championship over all sorts of natural obstacles on the back straight, while international stunt stars the Le Riche brothers will amaze you with impossible stunts on two wheels, including riding almost four metres straight up the side of a truck – we’ve seen it before and we still don’t know how they do it!

Pride of place on the main straight, however, goes to the Streetcar Show, featuring cars of all types and sizes, customised inside and out and modified as only the Mother City’s petrolheads can do it, into ‘hot rods’, ‘stance cars’ lowered to within centimetres of the road and American-style muscle-cars.

The Crankhandle Club will display a magnificent collection of classic cars from 1902 (no, we’re not kidding) to the 1970s in the covered pits, while the Cape Multi-MotorClub Secretariate brings together hundreds of exotics bearing names such as Porsche, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo in the paddock behind the Clubhouse.

The entire sweep of Kfm Corner is dedicated to lovingly restored classic motorcycles from the 1950s to the 1990s, with dealers’ stands displaying the latest models and incredible custom machinery from the finest workshops in the Western Cape in the pits paddock.

The Adventure City concept goes (literally) wild this year with a comprehensive display of off-road machinery on two and four wheels, off-road trailers, camping gear, tents and accessories – everything you need for your next safari.

Nearly all the vehicles on display, old and new, arrive on their own wheels. You can drive many of the new models on display yourself, on the new ‘dealer test circuit’, the stunts and the racing are genuine. That’s what the Killarney Motor Show is all about: It’s for real – and you’re invited!

KILLARNEY HOSTS THE BIGGEST MOTOR SHOW IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! – For the 2019 Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 at the home of motorsport in the Western Cape on Sunday 27 October.
The biggest motor show in the Western Cape will be open to the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm; entry is R100 for adults, R40 for scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.

It is perhaps the most evocative of its kind in the Western Cape, bringing together as it does the exquisite craftsmanship of the vehicles of the past, the sleek automotive offerings of the early 21st century and the unlimited ways they can be customised to reflect their owners’ personality, as well as a glimpse into the future of motoring.

For the fourth annual Killarney Motor Show we are taking the revs up again with close to 1300 vehicles on show and more than 100 stalls selling just about anything you can think of for your car – and your tummy, with a huge variety of watering holes serving ice-cold drinks, sit-down eateries and takeaway vendors!

There’s a new, more accessible layout, an entirely new category of exhibitors and fascinating new displays to delight spectators and keep them at the show all day, from “Gates open” at 10:00am until the show closes at 5:00pm, including live music and a fun fair in the pits paddock offering exciting rides for children of all ages.

For the first time, there will four active circuits; the ‘Half Main’ circuit from the exit of the Kink to Rose Sweep and back to Kfm Corner, will be dedicated to non-stop entertainment, featuring passenger races with (very brave!) members of the public sitting alongside professional drivers during actual races, stunting, drifting, burnouts, a classic motorcycle parade and even vintage tractor parades and tug-o-war contests.

Trials expert and Dakar Rally hero Kobus Potgieter will show us how to ride over all sorts of natural obstacles, while international stunt stars the Le Riche brothers will amaze you with impossible stunts on two wheels, including riding almost four metres straight up the side of a truck – we’ve seen it before and we still don’t know how they do it!

In addition, the new car dealers will have their own dedicated test drive circuit for the first time, a one-kilometre loop around the banking on Fastron Corner and through the drag-strip paddock, offering test drives on the latest models all day – including electric cars, another first for the Killarney Motor Show.

Despite the popular perception among hard-core petrolheads that electric cars aren’t exciting to drive, don’t knock them until you’ve tried one – you’re in for a pleasant surprise!

There will also be public karting on the newly resurfaced “K” circuit, a demanding layout featuring 14 turns in just one kilometre, to give you a real taste of how Formula One greats Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna started their racing careers.

After dipping a toe into the water in 2018 with an area devoted to dual-purpose biking, the Adventure City concept goes (literally) wild this year with a comprehensive display of off-road machinery on two and four wheels, off-road trailers, camping gear, tents and accessories – everything you need for your next safari.

The static displays at the 2019 Killarney Motor Show will encompass some one thousand vehicles, ranging from classic, custom and brand-new motorcycles to massive eighteen-wheeler trucks.

Pride of place on the main straight, however, goes to the Streetcar Show, featuring cars of all types and sizes, customised inside and out and modified as only the Mother City’s petrolheads can do it, into ‘hot rods’, ‘stance cars’ lowered to within centimetres of the road and American-style muscle-cars.

The Crankhandle Club will display a magnificent collection of classic cars from 1902 (no, we’re not kidding) to the 1970s in the covered pits, while the Cape Multi-MotorClub brings together hundreds of exotics bearing names such as Porsche, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo in the paddock behind the Clubhouse

You’ll also see restored family cars that you can point out to your children, saying, “My grandfather had one of those” – because nothing teaches automotive history to the next generation of petrolheads like getting up close and personal with historic vehicles, taking in their gleaming chrome and the smell of leather polish.

The entire sweep of Kfm Corner is dedicated to lovingly restored classic motorcycles from the 1950s to the 1980s, with dealers’ stands displaying the latest models and incredible custom machinery from the finest workshops in the Western Cape in the pits paddock.

And that’s what the Killarney Motor Show is all about: it’s all for real. Nearly all the vehicles on display, old and new, arrive on their own wheels, the stunts are genuine, the racing on the Half-Main circuit is for real.

You can drive many of the new models on display yourself, on the new ‘dealer test circuit’, marvel at the sheer size of the trucks that populate our national roads (all the trucks on display are working vehicles). The one thing you won’t find at the Killarney Motor Show is anything virtual or simulated.

KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW POWERED BY KFM94.5 A BLOCKBUSTER SUCCESS

KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW POWERED BY KFM94.5 A BLOCKBUSTER SUCCESS
Cape Town – The 2018 Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 at Killarney International Raceway on Sunday, 4 November was a blockbuster in more ways than one, with more exhibitors, more cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles and more visitors than ever before; even the promised rain held off until after the show closed.

At 9.30am, half an hour before the show was due to open to the public, the Porsche Straight was thronged with visitors as the exhibitors, their friends and families took the opportunity to grab a coffee from one of the many food vendors and a preview of their competitors’ displays before the crowds made it impossible.

With its garden party atmosphere, extraordinary diversity of exhibitors and hugely strong streetcar club presence, the Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 could never happen anywhere else. Even the opening ceremony was given an authentic Fairest Cape flavour by the goema music of the Mitchells Plain Outreach String Band and the Du Noon Dance Group, which is based within walking distance of the circuit.

In his opening address Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee member for safety and security, paid tribute to the Killarney International Raceway, not only for its role in promoting road safety by getting illegal street racers off the city’s roads and onto the circuit for Wednesday night Robot Racing but also for the many automotive performance businesses it supports and the hundreds of jobs created for people living in the area.

This was illustrated by the beautifully modified Quantum ‘man cave’, Ligier endurance racer, locally built GSM Dart sports car and two classic motorcycles drawn up on the Porsche Straight to form a mini-amphitheatre for the opening ceremony, none of which would be there without the services of the local automotive industry suppliers.

Further down the Porsche Straight, the dealer stands were full of new cars and motorcycles gleaming in the spring sunshine, while a short walk around the bend (Kfm Corner on race days!) took visitors to the road test circuit, with new models from a variety of makers lined up for them to test drive (albeit at a decorous pace!) around the one-kilometre loop known as the Half Main.

The paddock was shared between the funfair, new and classic motorcycles and exotic race cars – a vivid illustration of the old saying that little boys never grow up, their toys just get more expensive! Nevertheless, the really impressive toys were parked down the length of the back straight, an astonishing variety of customised street cars, each a testimony to the vision and effort put in by its owner and his friends – because it takes a crew to build a serious car.

Meanwhile, the scrutineers’ garage at the end of the back straight reverberated to the rumble of the sound-off, with the loudest cars registering more than 150dB – comparable to standing behind a jet fighter on take-off.

The atmosphere in the New Pits was much more genteel, however, as visitors marveled at some of the oldest cars in South Africa, dating back to the earliest years of the 20th century, stately limousines and imposing golden-era sports cars, as well as the “Do you remember?” row of 18 cars representing 15 models that were only ever available in this country.

Nevertheless, this was no static show; there was action everywhere, from tractors and Mad Max-style AfrikaBurn vehicles ferrying loads of showgoers, to the Fuchs Monster truck kicking up dust with lucky prize-winning passengers aboard, to the new Kfm 94.5 Adventure City off-road area, with dual-purpose motorcycles on the old motocross circuit and new 4×4 models on the Isuzu Reeds test track, which started with an intimidatingly steep climb.

It’s a tribute to today’s SUV’s and leisure bakkies that they were able to run up it, not just once but dozens of times throughout the day, without showing any signs of stress.

Sadly, due to weather conditions beyond the organisers’ control the Monster Energy Freestyle Motocrossers were unable to fly for safety reasons (although they were desperately hoping for a break in the wind) as were the model aircraft and the microlights. Nevertheless, there was live music everywhere, takeaway (and sit down) food of every description, and entertainment of all kinds, especially the astonishing feats of climbing and balance on their trials motorcycles that the Le Riche brothers pulled off while all the time talking to the spectators over their helmet mikes.

After all, however, it was a motor show; Craig Flannery of Century City Motors said he’d given more than a hundred test rides in the new Jeep Compass 2.4 Trailhawk, on public display for the first time in South Africa ahead of its official local release, and several other dealers expressed their satisfaction with the interest shown by show visitors.

They’re looking forward to the 2019 Killarney Motor Show and so are we.

MONSTER ENERGY FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS RIDERS REV UP FOR THE KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW POWERED BY Kfm 94.5

The cars and bikes are rolling in, the vendors are setting up, the funfair is ready to go and the MONSTER ENERGY FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS RIDERS are setting up their Gig Rig and their ramps and test riding their KTMs ready for tomorrow’s #KillarneyMotorShow powered by KFM 94.5 – it’s going to be a blast!

The Cape’s biggest and most hands-on motor show will open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 4 November. Book at Computicket Computicket or pay at the gate; entry is R100 for adults, R50 for Scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.

We don’t know about worms but the early bird gets the best spot at the #KillarneyMotorShow powered by Kfm 94.5!

FREESTYLE MOTOCROSSERS WILL DEFY GRAVITY AT THE KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW POWERED BY Kfm 94.5

Headlining the entertainment at the 2018 Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5, on Sunday 4 November at the Killarney International Raceway, are the incredible Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross riders.
These extraordinarily talented young men – Dallan Goldman, Scotty Billet and Nick de Wit, all from Johannesburg – seem to simply defy gravity as they fly through the air, sometimes on their lightweight single-cylinder motocross machines, sometimes holding one with just one hand and sometimes not holding on at all until it’s time for the landing.
The bikes seem to twist and turn in the air, sometimes seemingly with a life of their own, while their riders get off, change their seating position and then slide back into the saddle just in time for the wheel to come down, apparently immune to the force of gravity.
Freestyle motocross has its roots in the 1970s, when off-road motorcycle racing moved from natural ‘scrambles’ tracks to purpose-built motocross circuits. These often included steeply angled humps, which would cause the faster bikes to leave the ground and ‘fly’ a certain distance before touching down again. Spectators loved it, so the jumps got bigger and bigger, until the fastest riders would spend several seconds in the air, as much as six metres off the ground – enough time to wave to the crowd, twist the bike sideways or kick their legs out like a gannet coming in to land.
The crowds lapped it up and soon riders were going over the jumps between races to see who could pull off the most outrageous stunts. From there it was a short step to purpose-made steel ramps, carefully angled to launch the bike as high as possible into the air and allow a safe landing after a very steep descent. These can be set up anywhere, as long as they are precisely the right distance apart with at least 30 metres of run-up on either side and then, if you’ll forgive the pun, the sky is literally the limit. And that’s what you’ll be seeing on the Porsche Straight at the Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 on Sunday.
Once they leave the launch ramp, bike and rider follow the same trajectory, so the rider is free to move around in the air for a few seconds before dropping his feet back onto the footpegs and pulling gently back on the handlebars to ensure that the back wheel touches down a few milliseconds before the front and the bike runs straight off the ramp and into the run-up area.
One of the oldest and most popular stunts is when the rider kicks his legs back to fly stretched out above the bike with only his hands on the ‘bars – known, unsurprisingly, as the ‘Superman’. The Handstand, as the name suggests, is the same move taken to the vertical. The Hart Attack, named after Carey Hart, the first rider to pull it off successfully, has the rider doing a handstand on the saddle, while the Switchblade has the rider twisting his body to one side and kicking his legs apart like scissor blades.
The most classic stunt, of course, is the backflip, in which the rider pulls back hard on the handlebars while kicking down on the footpegs, causing the bike to rotate backwards. Do it right, and you’ll land on your wheels; do it wrong and you’ll land on your back with the bike on top of you.
The first rider to pull it off in practice was Caleb Wyatt, early in 2002; a few months later Freestyle Motocross legends Mike Metzger and Travis Pastrana both did it in competition at the Gravity Games. Then, on July 2 of that year, Metzger nailed a backflip on live TV at the X Games and changed the sport forever.
Almost all the stunts you’ll see in the Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross arena at the Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 are derivations or combinations of these classic moves. Prepare to be scared, prepare to be amazed as the Monster Energy riders put gravity on hold, at noon and again at 2pm.
The Cape’s biggest and most hands-on motor show offers test drives in new cars, rides on new dual-purpose motorcycles at the Adventure City off-road area (or get down and dirty on your own bike) and rides in new Isuzu vehicles on the Reeds 4×4 Track.
In addition to the Freestyle Motocross display, there will be a breath-taking motorcycle stunts by the Le Riche brothers, a drifting display by SA champion Jason Webb, model aircraft displays, live bands and stalls selling automotive memorabilia, car bling, accessories and scale models, live bands, snake shows, a fun fair and no fewer than five food courts offering a huge variety of food and liquid refreshment.
The Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 will open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 4 November. Book at Computicket or pay at the gate; entry is R100 for adults, R50 for Scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.

UNIQUELY SOUTH AFRICAN CARS ON DISPLAY AT THE KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW POWERED BY Kfm 94.5

Right next to the European and American classics, on parade at the Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5, at the Killarney International Raceway on Sunday, 4 November you’ll find an even more unique display.

It consists of 18 examples representing 15 models that were only ever available in South Africa, from the ultra-rare Protea – the very first South African production car – to the iconic Ford Capri Perana V8 and the ridiculously quick three-litre Alfa GTV V6. You can see both a racing GTV and one of the handful of road-going examples produced to homologate them for Group One racing.

Also on parade will be one example each of the GSM Dart and Flamingo, designed by Capetonians Willie Meissner, Bob van Niekerk and Verster de Wit and built in nearby Paarden Eiland, from 1958 to 1965, – a design so far ahead of its time that, 60 years later, it still doesn’t look dated.

Proudly South African muscle-cars include the Chevy Can-Am, created in 1972 to beat the rival Capri Perana on the racetrack. It had the 228kW five-litre V8 from the 1969 Camaro Z28 shoehorned into the coupé version of the third-generation Vauxhall Viva, which was sold in South Africa as the Chevrolet Firenza.

A decade later, Ford South Africa did exactly the same when they dropped a five-litre Mustang V8 engine into a German-made body and gave South African performance junkies the Sierra XR8.

The Ranger, represented here by an unusual station wagon variant, was mix-and-matched by General Motors in Port Elizabeth, from 1968 to 1973, using an Opel Rekord body, a Vauxhall Viva grille and a range of Chevrolet engines.

It achieved the remarkable distinction of being put into production in Belgium and Switzerland, becoming one of only two South African nameplates to achieve international status – the other being the the GSM Dart, which was produced in Britain as the GSM Delta.

The Cape’s biggest and most hands-on motor show offers test drives in new cars, rides on new dual-purpose motorcycles at the Adventure City off-road area (or get down and dirty on your own bike) and rides in new Isuzu vehicles on the Reeds 4×4 Track.

There will be breath-taking motorcycle stunts and Freestyle Motocross, a drifting display by SA champion Jason Webb, model aircraft displays live bands and stalls selling automotive memorabilia, car bling, accessories and scale models, live bands, snake shows, a fun fair and no fewer than five food courts offering a huge variety of food and liquid refreshment.

The Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 will open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 4 November. Book at Computicket or pay at the gate; entry is R100 for adults, R50 for Scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.

SEE ISUZU’S RENAMED AND UPGRADED ONE-TONNER AT THE KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW POWERED BY Kfm 94.5

One of the more significant new models to be seen at the 2018 Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 on Sunday 4 November at the Killarney International Raceway is actually an old friend, updated and upgraded, under a new name.

Isuzu has given its long-running KB range of one-ton bakkies – in production in South Africa for four decades spanning six generations – a comprehensive makeover and rebadged it as the D-Max in line with international markets, while at the same time adding extra luxury and features in the top-spec derivatives to counter the onslaught of the ‘luxury bakkies’ from Europe.

The new D-Max is available in an impressive line-up of 30 models for South Africa, ranging in price from R256 100 to R606 400, and 13 for export markets.

The most distinctive styling changes, however, are on the range-topping three-Litre LX – in single, extended and double cab body styles – featuring a chunky new chromed grille and tapered chromed accents across new L-shaped headlight clusters. Extended and double cab models come with projector-type Bi-LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, as well as new fog-light bezels with chromed vertical accents.

The LX cabin features new soft-touch panels on the instrument cluster binnacle, more luxurious dashboard and door trims, piano black finish on the air vent grilles and window switches, and chrome trims on the door handles, locking knob, and air vent knobs. A new 20cm colour touchscreen that replaces the 16.5cm version of the previous model and includes the display for the rear-view camera as well as Bluetooth hands-free cellphone use and audio streaming.

The Alpine audio system first seen on the mu-X SUV, with a high-mounted 23cm screen, built-in navigation, USB, Aux and HDMI video inputs, is also available as an extra-cost option.

Baseline models come with Isuzu’s clattery but bullet-proof 2.5-litre turbodiesel four, rated at a conservative 58kW and 176Nm, driving the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. There’s also a high-output 2.5-litre common rail turbodiesel, good for a claimed 100kW and 320Nm, available with manual gears in rear or all-wheel drive. The three-litre turbodiesel, however, quoted at 130kW and 380Nm, now comes with either manual or automatic six-speed transmission, replacing the previous five speed ‘boxes, in either rear or all-wheel drive.

New safety features include hill descent control and trailer sway control, as well as a new brake override system that restricts accelerator input if the brake pedal is applied simultaneously, reducing stopping distances in an emergency and preventing sudden unplanned acceleration.

The new Isuzu D-Max will be available for test drives on the Reeds Isuzu 4×4 Track at the Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5, from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, 4 November, less than week after its South African release. In addition to the wide range of new cars and motorcycles on show, many of which are available for test drives or rides on the circuit or at the off-road Adventure City, there are rides to be had on the Skid Monster, Mad Max-style AfrikaBurn vehicles, Tractors and a Monster Truck.

Check out hundreds of classic and custom cars and bikes – from street sleepers to outrageous stance cars, from vintage roadsters to stately saloons – and feel the bass at the world-class sound-off. You can see motorcycle stunting, Freestyle Motocross, drift demonstrations by SA champion Jason Webb and a V8 tractor tug-o-war, go karting, catch the live bands, refuel your tummy at one of the five food courts, and much, much more.

The Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 will be open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 4 November. Book at Computicket or pay at the gate; entry is R100 for adults, R50 for Scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT AT THE KILLARNEY MOTOR SHOW POWERED BY Kfm 94.5

The sky’s the limit at the 2018 Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5, on Sunday 4 November at the Killarney International Raceway. There will be demo flights throughout the day by radio-controlled model aircraft, flown by Michael and Clinton Basson of Micton Hobbies in Somerset West with Dirk Coetzee as safety officer.

Ultimate is a highly aerobatic semi-scale model of a Pitts S2 biplane with a 2.6 metre wingspan, powered by a twin-cylinder 150cc two-stroke engine with built-in oil injection, so it can make smoke on demand, ‘just like the real thing’. Capable of pulling high G forces, it is an astonishingly agile stunt performer.

By contrast, the semi-scale Eurofighter model is all about speed. It’s 2.2 metres long with a 1.5 metre wingspan and has a jet turbine engine delivering up to 15kg of thrust. The model weighs 15 kilograms with a full load of 5.1 litres of Jet A1 fuel, which means it is very nearly capable of going straight up without stalling.

Top speed is around 300km/h but at full throttle it will burn through five litres of fuel in nine minutes, so it normally ‘cruises’ at about 210km/h and the Bassons fly it for no more than eight minutes, so as to ensure a safe margin of fuel for landing.

The model aircraft are scheduled to fly at 10.10am and again at 1.15pm – another good reason to be there early at Cape Town’s biggest and most hands-on motoring festival, which includes test drives in new cars, rides on new dual-purpose motorcycles at the Adventure City off-road area (or get down and dirty on your own bike) and rides in new Isuzu vehicles on the Reeds 4×4 Track.

There will be breath-taking motorcycle stunts and Freestyle Motocross, drifting displays by SA champion Jason Webb, live bands, a fun fair, snake shows, stalls selling automotive memorabilia, car bling, accessories and scale models and no fewer than five food courts offering a huge variety of food and liquid refreshment.

The Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 will be open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 4 November. Book at CComputicket or pay at the gate; entry is R100 for adults, R50 for Scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.