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The Festival of Motoring – taking place this weekend

Fom 2023

The Festival of Motoring is back for the 6th Edition in 2023, powered by WesBank. Visit the RMI stand: located in the galleria (1st floor of the main pit building). Stand C4. We look forward to seeing you there.

Brace yourselves for the ultimate car experience! The Festival of Motoring, South Africa’s most exciting gathering of automotive enthusiasts and top car manufacturers, is revving up for its sixth edition from 25-27 August 2023. WesBank, who powered four previous editions of the Festival, will return as the naming rights partner. The Festival will also feature FNB and MotoVantage alongside WesBank.


“The Festival of Motoring has become an annual must-attend consumer event for the motoring community. And we’re excited to partner with WesBank once again to bring visitors an even better experience than ever before,” said Michael Dehn, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa, the event organiser.


“The three-day event provides consumers with a unique opportunity to experience new and exciting vehicles, technologies and innovations. It promises to be a lifestyle experiential showcase that puts consumer enjoyment front and center. WesBank is committed to supporting events and experiences that delight and inspire our customers. The Festival of Motoring, powered by WesBank featuring FNB and MotoVantage – key players within the FirstRand group, provide the perfect vehicle to do just that,” says WesBank CEO Ghana Msibi.


Get ready to re-ignite your passion for cars as the Festival of Motoring returns to the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. From the latest supercars and electric vehicles, to regular street cars and performance rides, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the ultimate rush of being behind the wheel or in the passenger seat of the most impressive cars in a controlled high-speed environment.


Leading car manufacturers will showcase their impressive range of cars on various tracks, including the main circuit, the self-handling track, and the 4×4 course. Brands already signed on for the 2023 line-up include BMW, Mini, BMW Motorrad, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Jeep, Mopar, Opel, Peugeot, Suzuki, Haval, BAIC and Isuzu.


The 2023 event will ignite the senses with exclusive lifestyle activity areas. To enhance the overall encounter, Michelin has partnered as the VIP Hospitality Experience provider, offering track package experiences for discerning guests.


Motorbike enthusiasts can gear up for the SunBet ZX10 Masters Cup, while visitors will be wowed by demonstration laps from Formula One-type cars. The family zone will have even more entertainment featuring gaming and simulator adventures. Visitors can enjoy the Dunlop interactive hospitality stand with a showcase of their product range with simulators and give-aways.


“We aim to take the experiences to the next level. The ticket price includes selected track rides, self-handling, and 4×4 experiences at no extra cost. New for 2023, visitors can also pre-purchase performance/supercar experiences at a desired time slot. Drifting and karting rides will also be available on-site at an extra cost,” said Dehn.


Don’t miss out on the automotive event of the year! Early bird ticket sales go live from today until 30 April at R220 per ticket. Visit www.howler.co.za to purchase your ticket. From 1 May onwards, general access tickets cost R265 per adult and R70 for children between 4 and 12 years old. Children 0-3 attend for free. The ticket price includes a complimentary shuttle service to the Festival of Motoring from the Mall of Africa, making it even easier to join in the fun. Premium Suite Michelin VIP Hospitality Experience packages go on sale from June 2023.


For more information, visit the Festival of Motoring’s official website at www.safestivalofmotoring.com
For any show-related queries, contact Show Director, Judy Maharaj on judy.maharaj@za.messefrankfurt.com
For media-related queries, contact Marketing Manager, Alexander Landman on Alexander.Landman@za.messefrankfurt.com

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