2017 George Old Car Show - Driven by Oakhurst Insurance
The 21st annual George Old Car Show which was held over the weekend of 11 and 12 February 2017 was once again a huge success. The show was very positively experienced by all attending, making it the biggest and best show to date with more than 12800 people attending over the weekend. This year a total of 1070 cars, tractors, motorcycles and stationary engines were on display.
The special exhibition at the show focussed on cars of German origin and there was a special exhibition in the arena showcasing these cars. The highlight of this exhibition and, in fact of the whole show was the three extremely rare and old Benz cars on display. The oldest was the 1886 Benz Patent Motor-Wagen, which is one of 10 replica’s world-wide belonging to the Mercedes Benz museum. The second oldest Benz was the 1901 Benz Ideal from the Crank Handle Club. The third Benz was the 1913 Benz 8/20PS which belongs to Dr. Waldo Scribante from George. These three cars drew an enormous amount of attention and had a constant stream of visitors trying to get a closer look.
The German theme was also further highlighted with a special display of model cars of German origin among the thousands of other model cars on display.
The large variety of craft stalls as well as motor related stalls also drew large crowds as did the ever popular beer tent and food stalls.
The success of the George Old Car Show is totally dependent on the support of exhibitors that bring their cars from all over the country as well as the support of our sponsors. This year, in addition to several small sponsors, we had Oakhurst Insurance, SAB, Protea Hotel King George and Click on It, as our main sponsors. We wish to thank them all for helping us to host one of the most successful shows to date. As a result the Southern Cape Old Car Club was able to make donations totalling R95 000-00 to deserving local charities.