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Legendary car run set to roll in to city this month

BOOKINGS are now open for the annual Amatola Classic Car Run, which this year will be held on November 26.

The popular social event was founded in 1991 by three motoring enthusiasts, Frikkie Viljoen, John Small and Clive Morris, to commemorate the gruelling Amatola Rallies of the 1950s.

OLD CLASSIC: This Willys jeep was one of the many vintage cars that took part in the Amatola Classic Car Run last year. This year’s event takes place later this month Picture: DON BRYCE

The modern day “Amatola” has become the largest event on the classic motoring calendar, growing year by year and including entries from as far afield as Queenstown, Grahamstown and King William’s Town. A large contingent of Queenstown participants is expected this year. Anyone with an old, classic or exotic vehicle is welcome to attend.

Lunch is in Kei Road, hosted by the farming community and consisting of a cold buffet of chicken, beef, mutton and pork with salads, dessert and coffee. Children’s menu is a toasted cheese and tomato sandwich followed by ice-cream.

Booking for the lunch is essential, and this can be done at Tiger Wheel and Tyre, Devereux Avenue. As in the past, the run will start at the Hub in Beacon Bay. There will be the traditional coffee and doughnuts for participants at the start. Registration opens at 8am on the day.

Tiger Wheel and Tyre and Plastic Arts and Signs are the main sponsors of the event.

Additional attractions are a flea market, a touch farm and stalls selling fresh farm produce. The pub will be open to cater for the thirsty.

Clubs interested in group bookings are welcome to contact the organiser Joyce Hattingh at the numbers provided below.

Meal tickets are on sale at Tiger Wheel and Tyre, at a cost of R80 per adult and R25 per child. Registration costs R30 per car, which includes indemnity and a numbered commemorative plaque. These plaques have become collectors’ items with regulars. Anyone wanting to secure a particular number may contact Hattingh.

For further information phone Hattingh on 084-798-6248 or (043) 741-2577.

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