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Heritage Tour visits Namaqualand

George – The 7th Heritage Tour of the Southern Cape Old Car Club (SCOCC) will be visiting the West Coast from 21 – 25 September. The Heritage Tour celebrates National Heritage Day, and a visit to the Westcoast will provide an opportunity to admire Namaqualand’s flowers that are in full bloom at this time of year.

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The 2018 Heritage Tour is supported by Montego Pet Nutrition. Owners Hannes and Carol-Ann van Jaarsveld are based in Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape. “Although I have always been interested in old cars, my sons and I have only recently started collecting old cars and motorcycles,” said Hannes.

“We support the Heritage Tour because we love old cars. We believe our support can help conserve our rich car heritage for future generations.” They are the proud owners of 42 cars and 9 motorcycles, and they plan to open a new museum, called ReCollection Drives, in the Eastern Cape town.

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Veteran and classic cars generate a lot of interest wherever they go, and residents and visitors to towns along the 2018 Heritage Tour route can look forward to a display of cars, some of which date back to 1915.

The 51 participants in 27 vehicles will arrive at Matroosberg 4x4 near Ceres on 21 September. On 22 September they will leave via Malmesbury, Darling and Yzerfontein to Velddrif, where they will overnight in the Riviera Hotel.

On 23 September they will travel via Piketberg and Leopoldtville to Lambertsbay, where they will overnight in two adjacent guest houses. On 24 September they will return via Clanwilliam, Citrusdal and Porterville to Ceres, where they will again overnight at Matroosberg 4x4, where the gala event signaling the end of another delightful Heritage Tour will take place. On 25 September, most of the participants will return to George via Heidelberg.

Participants

The two oldest vehicles taking part in the 2018 Heritage Tour belongs to Philip Kuschke and Ockert van der Berg, who will both be driving 1915 Ford Model Ts. Phillip and Amanda Rosser will be travelling in the second oldest vehicle, namely their 1926 Ford Model T. These Model Ts have become icons of the tour and excite a lot of enthusiasm wherever they go, with lots of townspeople who want to take their selfies with these grand old cars.

Mike and Susan Alexander will take part in their 1936 Plymouth Sedan, and Kevin and Desmond Casey from Harrismith in the Free State in their 1936 Ford Phaeton.

Most participants live in the Garden Route, but Jan du Randt and Jani Klomp will be travelling from Storms River in their 1962 Consul Capri 215, while Sydney and Daphne Young of Tulbagh only have to travel to neighbouring Ceres in their 1961 Morris Minor 1000 to take part this year.

The popularity of the British Morris Minor 1000 is illustrated by the fact that no less than five of them, manufactured between 1957 and 1962, will take part in the Tour.

The Southern Cape Old Car Club, which was founded in George in 1988, presents the George Old Car Show every year in February. The Show is preceded by a Veteran Tour, which in 2018 for the first time took place over five days. The Heritage Tour offers SCOCC members yet another opportunity to travel in their beautiful old cars, which are often lovingly restored from a bakkie-load of spare parts. They love showing off their collector’s items to a appreciating audience in all the towns they visit.

Contact Pierre Olivier, chairperson of the organizing committee, at 082 872 6456 for more information.

Erfenistoer gaan vanjaar blomme kyk

George - Die sewende Erfenistoer van die Suid-Kaap Oumotorklub vind vanjaar vanaf 21 tot 25 September aan die Weskus plaas. Die Erfenistoer gedenk Nasionale Erfenisdag, en val saam met die Weskus se blommeprag wat jaarliks in die lente duisende besoekers vanoor die hele wêreld lok.

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Die 2018 Erfenistoer word moontlik gemaak deur Montego Pet Nutrition. Hannes en Carol-Ann van Jaarsveld, eienaars van Montego, wat in Graaff-Reinet gesetel is, is self oumotor-entoesiaste. “Ons borg die Erfenistoer omdat ou karre ons as gesin baie na aan die hart lê,” sê Hannes. “Ons voel dat ons met die borgskap kan bydra om ons motorgeskiedenis vir die nageslag te bewaar.”

Die oumotors lok gewoonlik groot belangstelling uit waar hulle ook al gaan en inwoners van die dorpe waar hulle aandoen en oorbly kan uitsien na ‘n skouspel van motors uit toeka se dae.

Weskusroete

Die 51 deelnemers in 27 voertuie kom op 21 September by Matroosberg 4x4 buite Ceres bymekaar. Op 22 September vertrek hulle oor Malmesbury, Darling en Yzerfontein na Velddrif, waar hulle in die Riviera-hotel oornag.

Op 23 September ry hulle oor Piketberg en Leopoldtville na Lambertsbaai, waar hulle in twee aangrensende gastehuise oornag. Op 24 September ry hulle oor Clanwilliam, Citrusdal en Porterville terug na Ceres, waar hulle weer by Matroosberg 4x4 oorbly en waar die toer op deftige wyse afgesluit word met ‘n gala-aand. Op 25 September vertrek die groep van die Tuinroete oor Heidelberg terug huis toe.

Deelnemers

Die oudste voertuie op vanjaar se toer is Philip Kuschke en Ockert van der Berg se 1915 Ford Model T’s, met Phillip en Amanda Rosser se 1926 Ford Model T die tweede oudste. Die Ford Model T’s is al ikonies van die Erfenistoer en ontlok gewoonlik groot belangstelling van mense wat daarby afgeneem wil word.

Mike en Susan Alexander se 1936 Plymouth Sedan en Kevin en Desmond Casey van Harrismith in die Vrystaat in ‘n 1936 Ford Phaeton is die ander oudste voertuie wat vanjaar deelneem.

Die meeste deelnemers woon in die Tuinroete, maar Jan du Randt en Jani Klomp kom al die pad van Stormsrivier in hul 1962 Consul Capri 315, terwyl Sydney en Daphne Young van Tulbagh in hul 1961 Morris Minor 1000 vanjaar sommer net na die buurdorp Ceres hoef te ry om deel te neem.

Die gewildheid van dié Britse Morris Minor 1000 word onderstreep deur die feit dat vyf van hulle, wat dateer tussen 1957 en 1962, aan vanjaar se Erfenistoer deelneem.

Die Suid-Kaap Oumotorklub, wat in 1988 op George tot stand gekom het, bied die jaarlikse George Oumotorskou in Februarie aan waartydens sowat 900 veteraan- en klassieke motors uitgestal word. Die Oumotorskou word voorafgegaan deur ‘n Veteraantoer, wat vanjaar vyf dae geduur het, en die Erfenistoer bied nog ‘n geleentheid vir oumotor-geesdriftiges om hul mooi ou motors, wat in baie gevalle uit ‘n bakkievrag onderdele opgebou is, te geniet en aan die gemeenskap bekend te stel.

Meer oor Montego

Die Van Jaarsvelds het sowat 18 maande gelede ou voertuie en motorfietse begin versamel en besit nou 42 motors en 9 motorfietse. Hulle beplan om ‘n museum met die naam ReCollection Rides op Graaff-Reinet te open waar hulle hul eie en ander versamelaars se voertuie kan uitstal. “Ons wil hier ook van ons voertuie wat ons wil vervang, te koop aanbied.”

Kontak Pierre Olivier, voorsitter van die komitee wat die Erfenistoer reël, by 082 872 6456 vir meer besonderhede.