The Western Cape has been a buzz the first few months with the Timor Hall Classic Car Show on 25 January and then the very beeegggg George Show held over the weekend of 3o January to 1 February, here are some of the pics of the two get togethers, and a abbreviated version of Peter Ling’s account of the show – you want more? See full details in the next newsletter – how do u get a newsletter? If you aint a member yet, hurry and join up!!
Timor Hall Classic
Plumstead was blessed with a breathtaking day on Sunday, 25 January 2009. The exhibition reached new records in the attendance arena this year. All Volvo delegates arrived in good time except for one ’59 Volvo 544 Sport – GP plates mind you! A very confused looking owner piped up that “if the streets were only properly marked” he would have arrived with plenty of time to spare. Seven Volvo’s showed and the seventh owner showed huge interest in joining the club.The club sported 1x’59 – 544 Sport (Peter Ling), 1x’64 – 1800S (Ashwin West), 3×122’s – Simon Van Der Schans, Leon De Villiers, N Greef, 1x 144 – Pravin Guriah, 1x 164 – Wouter Wentzel.
According to a well known ex Gauteng members wife, the Volvo’s attract a lot more attention at the Cape Town show’s than what they do upcountry – I think that is a compliment and I wish that the rest of our local members will catch onto this idea and join in the fun. The Ferrari club made a detour from a breakfast run and although a number of attendee’s rushed over to catch a blink the crowds soon flocked back to the Volvo display. I couldn’t wait for Peter to finish lunch as his car was such a draw card that we were inundated with attention and questions about his car and Volvo’s in general. We were even offered a 145. It was nice to see a number of new faces and trust we will see even more next year.
We had a turnout of 12 gleaming Volvos , which to my mind was one of the “main crowd pullers” of the show One young 50 something lady got quite emotional upon seeing some exhibits of the 122 and 544 ‘s claiming that those two models she grew up with, being identical to the cars that both her father, late husband and brother owned and must have spent at least 15 minutes walking in circles around the cars , looking at everything. Later during the morning we were honourably graced by the arrival of Oom Tom Campher and Tannie Tiensie who had popped in. Hope all got home safe – see you all there next year and a few more new faces.