Cars in Action publisher, Michele Lupini, announced in Johannesburg today that the publication would sponsor the Festival of Motoring, which will be jointly staged by the Sports Car Club of South Africa (SCC) and the SA Marque Club Association (SAMCA) at AA Kyalami on July 17 and 18.

“The Cars in Action Festival of Motoring, which was last held at AA Kyalami in the mid 1990’s, was one of the premier motoring and motorsport events of its time and we had no hesitation in backing the decision to revive the event, which will feature two days of action packed racing, displays and other entertaining off track attractions,” said Cars in Action publisher, Michele Lupini. “The programme of events will offer something for everybody, be they motorsport fans or simply lovers of beautiful motorcars.”

The SCC and SAMCA have welcomed the involvement of Cars in Action as it provides the event with powerful media support via the magazine, the web site on iAfrica.com and High Octane Motorsport on Supersport.

“The Lupini family has a long and proud history of being involved in historic and classic motoring and motorsport so it is fitting that they should be involved in the event via Michele Lupini and Cars in Action,” said SCC vice-chairman, John Reidy. “The Cars in Action Festival of Motoring gets underway on the Saturday with a full programme of racing including classic motorcycles, single seaters, saloon cars and sports cars and there won’t be a dull moment as more than 200 entries are expected.”

The SAMCA display in the Paddock Club and the pit complex will no doubt have car buffs drooling over a prized collection of some of the most prestigious vehicles in the country, which includes 38 makes ranging from Alfa Romeo to Volvo.

“The SAMCA display brings together under one roof a priceless collection of motor cars that will come under close scrutiny from SAMCA officials and celebrity guests when judging gets underway for the Concours d’Etat, the Concours d’Elegance and the Tops Only Competition,” said Craig Anderson from SAMCA. “One car from each Marque Club will qualify to enter the Concours d’Etat on Saturday, which is for fully restored original vehicles, while the Tops Only Competition is for vehicles that are in regular use and that don’t quite meet d’Etat standards is expected to attract over 60 entries from 38 clubs”.

“On Sunday entries in the glamorous Concours d’Elegance, where the owners will be dressed in period costumes to match their vehicles, come under the scrutiny of the judges.”

The Cars in Action Festival of Motoring will also feature a number of exciting off-track activities including ride and drive opportunities on BMW 4x4 Advanced Training, on the BMW Advanced Driving skidpan and on the Kyalami Kart Circuit where budding Formula 1 drivers will be able to test their skills.