Petrolheads delight

August will see the return of the WesBank-backed Festival of Motoring to Kyalami with organisers claiming additional involvement from automakers for this year’s event that starts on August 31.

With additional automotive brands already confirmed, visitors can again expect even more new car launches, latest model displays, supercars on track and an engaging 4 x 4 area. With the focus on interactive experiences, self-drive activities will now be available on each of the show days at the centrally located Kyalami Handling Track.

Various new models can be driven on the 1,1 km test track. Some additional features to look forward to this year include double the amount of OEM pit door displays, improved and varied catering areas, a wine garden, dedicated kid’s area and air displays.

High quality and varied content, both on and off track, will entertain show visitors. National championship motor sport will feature at FoM for the first time.

The Sasol GTC Championship and Investchem Formula 1600 Series will race in official championship rounds.

An interactive pit area, with full public access, will bring cars and drivers closer to race fans. Modern GT race cars and a selection of quality historic race cars will be located in a new pit lane behind the main pit building.

Historic motorsport content will include a tribute to cars of endurance racing, all with iconic liveries. The Pablo Clark Ferrari Challenge will have a dedicated pit and provide action on track with a selection of racing Ferraris.

Motor sport legends will once again be honored at FoM and Sarel van der Merwe will act as the Grand Marshall of the event.

“I am proud to be associated with this prestigious event held at such an iconic venue” said the multiple SA champion.

Fifty modern road going supercars can be seen both in a dedicated pit area and on track during the three show days, while Classic cars will once again be a major drawcard with a focus on a selection of 15 quality cars making up the ‘Best of the Best’ display.

Classic car clubs will also once again feature in a dedicated area. A display of cars celebrating the evolution of the automobile will showcase cars with a unique South African story.

A new focus on future technology will showcase the latest trends and innovations in the motor industry. Two retail areas will exhibit the motoring aftermarket, conversion and other specialist industries. The indoor retail area located in the lower pit complex with the outdoor area located on the upper platform.

General Access tickets for the event are available at www.itickets.co.za. Tickets will be available at the gate.

 

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