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 8 December.
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 on presentation of your membership book if 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 1960s 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.
That’s what the Killarney Motor Show is all about: It’s for real – and you’re invited!