Killarney Motor Show

The 2019 Killarney Motor Show powered by Kfm 94.5 on Sunday 8 December from 10 am to 5 pm offers much more than new cars and motorcycles, classics and customs, and food and drink.

The fourth edition of the Western Cape’s biggest, most hands-on motor show features a host of displays, as well as more than 100 stalls offering every kind of automotive-related goodies you can think of and at least a few that you won’t, all-day action in four separate arenas, live music, food courts, and a fun-fair for children of all ages.

The sky’s the limit at the Killarney Motor Show, with radio-controlled model aircraft displays (wind and weather permitting) and a static display of microlight aircraft. It takes a special kind of petrolhead to go flying in something made out of tent-poles and taffeta, and this is your chance to see these amazing machines up close.

In the tradition of the legendary Western Province Motor Club motor shows held at the Goodwood Showgrounds in the 1960s and ’70s, the Cape Helldrivers will be running a full Tar Oval Racing event at Killarney International Raceway during the show – at no extra cost – while Jason Webb and Christopher Long provide a modern twist with drifting displays, and Fielies & Co and Titan Stunts dial up the excitement factor with some old-school stunting.

Dakar hero Kobus Potgieter invites you to watch a genuine Foot-Up Trials contest over an obstacle course laid out on the back straight. This is not a demo – it counts towards their regional championship. And if you think it looks easy, you’re welcome to try the public balancing competition!

For even more of an adrenalin rush, try public karting on the “K” circuit or go all the way down the main straight to Turn 1, where you can book a ride on the Western Province Lubricants Monster Truck, or cross the KFM Straight and put your name down for a seat in one of the BMW E36 Race Cars on the Extreme Arena. The E36 Cup drivers insist that they won’t actually be racing, but you are warned that it is a point of pride among them to be the first to finish their demo laps.

The Extreme Arena will offer non-stop entertainment all day, including motorcycle stunting with KTM and classic bike parades, as well as passenger rides on vintage tractors and modern 4×4 vehicles.

The new car dealers have their own dedicated test drive circuit for the first time, offering test drives on the latest models, in addition to a comprehensive display of off-road machinery on two and four wheels.

Add to that some one thousand vehicles, ranging from classic, custom and brand-new motorcycles to massive American muscle-cars, including a Streetcar Show on the main straight with customised and modified cars, hot rods and stance cars lowered to within centimetres of the road.

Nearly all the vehicles on display, old and new, arrive on their own wheels. The stunts are genuine, the racing on the Tar Oval is real. That’s what the Killarney Motor Show is all about: it’s all for real – and you’re invited!

Book through Computicket or pay at the gate: R100 for adults, R40 for scholars under 16 and free if you’re under 12.

For more information visit the Killarney Motor Show website.