KMSF Sets Date for the Golden Jubilee Africa Concours d’Elegance

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This 1972 Austin Mini of Vitafoam Products Limited won > the category for touring cars up to 1000cc last year's event.

Kenya Motor Sports Federation allocates September 27th for the 2020 Golden Jubilee Africa Concours d’Elegance.

20 classes for all makes and types of cars, SUVs, pickups and motorcycles.          

Growing interest from outside Kenya including classic car enthusiasts from South Africa.

The Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) calendar for 2020 lists September 27th as the date for the Golden Jubilee Africa Concours ’Elegance. Rated as the classiest event of the motor sport year the Concours will be the 50th in the annual series held by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. Following established tradition the event will be held in the stately grounds of the Nairobi Racecourse.

The regulations have been approved for both cars and motorcycles and only minor changes have been made since last year’s hotly contested event. Cars made in 1995, or earlier are eligible to compete and motorcycles must be  five years old, or more.

The regulations are available on the event website (www.concourskenya.com) or from the Bob Dewar Publicity offices in Block G of Norfolk Towers, Kijabe street.The email address is info@bobpr.com and the phone numbers are 3316160, 2229793, 2229459, or mobile 0733732032 (during office hours)

The prospect of competing in the landmark Golden Jubilee Concours has already generated queries from car and motorcycle enthusiasts within Kenya and beyond. Roger Pearce, the former head of Motor Sport South Africa (MSA) hopes to gather a convoy of classic car enthusiasts to drive to Nairobi for the event.

Several years ago he was responsible for a group of fifteen Concours fans motoring from Johannesburg to Nairobi under the heading of “The African Odessy”. It is likely that a similar number of South African competitors with MGs, Jaguars and Mercedes will be at the Nairobi Racecourse on September 27th.

Cars competing in the Concours will be judged in front of the main Racecourse grand stand starting with the assessment of the underside by officials using the Total Excellium inspection ramp. After this initial check competitors will drive along a line of check points with pairs of officials marking the external finish, the interior and the engine. Marking ends with a series of safety checks. Motorcycles are judged in a similar way at the Nairobi Racecourse parade ring.