Rev up for Amatole Classic

DON BRYCE

Bookings are now open for the annual Amatola Classic Car Run, which this year will be held on Sunday November 24.

The popular event, sponsored by Tiger Wheel and Tyre, was founded in 1991 by three motoring enthusiasts — Frikkie Viljoen, John Small and Clive Morris — to commemorate the gruelling Amatola rallies of the 1950s.

CRUISE CONTROL: The Amatola Classic Car Run has become the largest event on the classic motoring calendar
Picture: DON BRYCE

The modern-day “Amatola” has become the largest event on the classic motoring calendar, growing year by year, including entries from as far afield as Komani, Makhanda and King William’s Town.

Anyone with an old, classic or exotic vehicle is welcome, and the public is invited to view the cars and see them off at 10am at The Hub on the day.

Lunch is in Kei Road, hosted by the farming community and consisting of a steak meal and dessert. The children’s menu consists of a burger and cooldrink. Booking for the lunch is essential, and this can be done at Tiger Wheel and Tyre on Devereux Avenue.

As in the past, the run will start at The Hub in Beacon Bay and there will be the traditional coffee and doughnuts for participants at the start.

Registration opens at 8am. Clubs interested in group bookings are welcome to contact the organiser Joyce Hattingh.

Additional attractions are a flea market and stalls selling fresh farm produce. The pub will be open to cater for the thirsty and there will be a lucky draw for participants. Photographs of the cars will be available for purchase and may be ordered at registration.

Meal tickets are on sale at Tiger Wheel and Tyre, at a cost of R100 per adult and R50 per child. Registration costs R40 per car, which includes indemnity and numbered commemorative plaques for the first 120 takers.

These plaques have become collectors’ items with regulars.

Anyone wanting to secure a particular number or needing further information can phone Hattingh at 081-270-9612 or 043-741-2577

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