Once a year the gorgeous Garden Route town of Knysna puts on the spectacular Knysna Motor Show, a not-to-be-missed annual event that is considered one of South Africa’s premier motor shows. Many who attend visit the Garden Route from afar, planning their holiday around this well-loved show whilst also enjoying the last days of summer.
People of all ages can appreciate the show which is very family-orientated; motor enthusiasts mark it on their event calendar early in the year. There is always a beer garden and myriad of attractive food and other refreshment stalls. The fresh air creates a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for all the enjoy.
Expect hundreds of classic, vintage and veteran cars coupled with a captivating display of supercars, sports cars and new-era vehicles for visitors to appreciate. Not forgetting the wide selection of motorcycles!
A lot of thought and planning goes into the Knysna Motor Show with high quality of display vehicles being a top priority. All displays are by invite only and have been personally selected by the event organizers. This alluring motor show is a huge success every year and 2018 will most definitely be no different.
The most highly anticipated feature of the 2018 Knysna Motor Show will be the historical display of production sedans and sports cars. These cars are very rare and are only available in South Africa meaning that international guests will have the opportunity to appreciate them up-close, maybe even for the very first time. These vehicles vary in age, some dating back to the 1950’s and some being newer. Some of these South African production sedans and sports cars include:
The Protea (1956-1958)
The GSM Dart (1958-1965)
The GSM Flamingo (1962-1965)
Renault Alconi (1964-1967)
Marauder Sports (1971-1974)
Ford Capri Perana V8 (1971-1973)
Chevrolet Firenza Can-Am (1972-1973)
Alfa Romeo GTV6 3.0 (1983-1985)
Ford Sierra XR8 (1984-1985)
BMW 333i (1984-1985)
Volkswagen Caracal Prototype (1990)
AC Zagato 378 GT (2012)
The Knysna Motor Show, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth and organized by the Garden Route Motor Club, will take place on Sunday, 29 April 2018 at the Knysna High School fields, transformed into a car-lovers haven, transporting visitors through the exciting history of a diverse range of vehicles. By attending this amazing show, visitors can look forward to meeting like-minded individuals and sharing their passion.
Each year the Knysna Motor Show funds a variety of local Garden Route charities that include the Animal Welfare, Hospice, E-PAP (children feeding scheme), Knysna High School Bursary Fund as well as FAMSA.
Ticket to the Knysna Motor Show 2018
Time: 09h30 – 16h00
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Venue: Knysna High School Sports Field, Waterfront Drive
Entry Fee: R40 per adult, R10 per scholar & under 12’s free
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Enjoy a vacation in the stunning town of Knysna while attending the upcoming Knysna Motor Show. With so many exciting activities to enjoy in Knysna and its surrounding towns, your time spent here is sure to be unforgettable. Allow our team of experts at Hello Garden Route to assist with booking your accommodation in Knysna, car rental or even arrange a customized tour of the Garden Route.
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