This August the Festival of Motoring returns to the delight of the motoring public who have been waiting patiently to get into the driving seat of their favourite cars and experience the thrill and excitement that the event provides.
The event takes place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 26-28 August 2022 and will continue to deliver on its mandate as the largest industry- supported motor show in Africa, to unite the automotive community by bringing together key industry players, motoring enthusiasts, and consumers shopping for a new ride.
“This year will mark five editions of evolution of the Festival of Motoring, which will focus on the innovation and product offerings that the South African motor industry has to offer. We have added extensively to the wide range of experiences that will be available to visitors,” said Michael Dehn, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa, the event organiser.
With 50 pit doors available, there has been enthusiastic support from vehicle manufacturers and importers, with more than 20 automotive brands, including Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Citroen, Fiat, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Mopar, Opel, Peugeot and Toyota who will be showcasing their brands and latest models. In addition, over 150 exhibitors will display automotive products and services and lifestyle, outdoor, and customised vehicle offerings to service the need of the visitor.
The Festival of Motoring provides exhilarating experiential platforms for exhibitors and visitors, including the opportunity to drive or be driven in the latest models including EVs and commercial vehicles around the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the self-handling track, or the dedicated Dunlop Grandtrek 4×4 off-road course. “These experiences are core to the Festival of Motoring’s success as they provide a unique way for the consumer to see, touch and feel various and favourite brands on one platform,” added Judy Maharaj, the event Show Director.
The Speed Challenge is an exciting new racing element that will see a few racing legends of South African motorsport driving a variety of cars, including single-seaters, in a race against the clock. In addition, the Sunbet ZX10 Masters Cup will hold an official round at the event, ensuring the motorbike fraternity’s needs are also met. Other entertainment on offer will include drifting and rally driving demonstrations, family fun including a dedicated kids’ play area, junior karting circuit, a gaming zone, and DJ sessions. General access tickets will cost R250 for an adult, R50 for children aged 3-12. Exclusive hospitality packages are also available at the Premium Club Suite, which includes among others a culinary experience with celebrity chef Reuben Riffle, reserved parking, and a luxury supercar hot lap session.