Concours South Africa 2018, now in its third year, will take place in Johannesburg this weekend (Friday 10 August to Sunday 12 August) as one of the biggest events on the South African motoring calendar.
This year, the event will be hosted at Steyn City in Johannesburg. As has been the case before, several enthusiasts will be exhibiting their cars as they bid to take home a trophy, with some owners even shipping their cars to the event from far-flung corners of the country. Some 80 vehicles have been entered, ranging from vintage machines from the early 1900s to late-model Ferraris.
However, this year the event will also offer an exciting first for South Africa – a full internationally organised auction managed by Coys of Kensington. The Wayne Plit Portfolio (as previously featured in CAR magazine), a collection of 93 cars and motorcycles, will be auctioned at this event on Saturday 11 August.
It's a truly rare and unique collection featuring many cars with fully documented histories, some with very low mileage and a number that have been imported from the United Kingdom (some of which are thus the only of their kind here in South Africa).
The shows starts on Friday at 12:00 (that evening, South African Formula One designer Rory Byrne will be inducted into the South African Hall of Fame) and ends on Sunday at 16:00. The full list of the cars on auction can be viewed here, while the programme is detailed after the click.
If you wish to attend Concours South Africa, take note that no entry tickets will be sold at the gate. Enthusiasts planning to attend as day guests, or those wishing to purchase exclusive hospitality packages, should visit the website linked at the start of this story or contact organiser Paul Kennard on [email protected] or 082 851 3300. To register to attend the auction, you'll have to email [email protected] to book a seat.
CAR magazine will be attending the event, so be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Cars (both new and classic) and motorcycles excite Wilhelm no end. He's usually found searching for a special car to drive or drooling over exotics in the classifieds and on auction websites. He's also currently restoring a motorcycle, with (thankfully) plenty of help from fellow enthusiasts!