It’s another petrolhead party at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World as the Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) returns on March 2 – with one lucky visitor going home with a custom MG at the 2019 show.
This special project will boast a complete rebuild, some unique Cape Kustoms elements and a 3,9-litre Rover V8 engine.
Now in its third year, the CTMS has grown to become a motor show that rivals some of the best in the world, and this year’s show promises to yet again deliver an even bigger and better spectacle.
The show spans the length and breadth of GrandWest and features a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, bikes and trucks, as well as sport utility vehicles and experimental or concept cars.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars, engine modifications (pimped-up rides), a Sound Off competition, virtual simulations, car wrapping, drifting, a large 4X4 outside area, live music and much more!
Soundmatch will deliver a world class Show & Shine, with a wide range of the finest cars showcasing custom builds, with a few being premiered on the day. The entertainment will include an internationally recognised Sound Off competition in association with IASCA (the standard by which mobile electronics performance is measured). For the passionate entrants of the Sound Off, the louder the sound the greater the chance to win!
After their successful debut at CTMS last year, Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells will be back, offering visitors an experience of the good old days of Rock n Roll.
Be trackside for some wheel spinning, tyre smoking and sideways action brought to you by XS Promotions. The popular drift car displays will run all weekend and spectators are welcome to either watch from the sidelines or, for those brave enough, join the experts as a passenger as they take you for the spin of your life.
The Wildebeest 4×4 Challenge Club will again host 4×4 tracks built for all classes of vehicles to challenge technical skills as well as the different vehicle capabilities. Off-the-showroom floor 4X4s as well as extreme 4X4s will be showcased, and visitors can purchase tickets to try this out for themselves.
The impressive Grand Arena will host the best of the best of the top manufacturers and dealers, showcasing new cars and concepts in South Africa, including some past brands such as Shelby, Road to Race, Audi, BMW, VW, Ford, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Peugeot, Subaru, Jeep and Alfa Romeo to name a few. The Grand Arena will also once again have interactive test driving, following on from the success of this area in the 2018 show.
The Nostalgia Zone will take you back in time to the “Good Ol’ Days’ with vehicles dating as far back as the 1920s. These are among the most rare and unique in the world. Check out the beautifully restored vehicles and the products that make it possible for these classics to be modified back to their original manufactured or showroom conditions.
Due to popular demand these fine cars will be found in their own dedicated area and there will be up to 80 cars on display.