GEORGE! CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
date: 14 February 2015 | Words: Nicholas Abrahams | Photos: Nishaam
George, Western Cape.
RACEWEB never needs an
excuse for a Road trip and thanks to some handy info from the
last Hobby Show we attended in Cape Town we hit the road in search
of some more cabinet jewels. The occasion was the George Motor
Show and it was our maiden voyage to this very unsuspecting event.
I personally visit the garden route at least once a year and am
always amazed by the number of working classics still cruising
the roads. This in my ignorance was just the tip of the iceberg
as we were to discover the Saturday morning.
Now truth be told myself and Nish really only went for one reason
and that was in search of scale model cars for sale and our informant
guaranteed us massive amounts of rare gems so with very little
twisting of arms we were on the road Friday afternoon. Saturday
morning we fuelled the body and made our way to the show. On arrival
at the school campus we parked closest to the school as we knew
that cars we wanted can only be kept indoors.
I divided and conquered the 4 classrooms in record time and wallets
a lot lighter in just less than 2 hours. All scales were represented
and literally all makes and models of cars and bikes for sale.
The show is supported by people from literally all over the country
and beyond our borders and we saw models that are normally not
Our collections have grown considerably thanks to this fact and
after cleaning ourselves out and all the back and forth negotiating
we decided to “quickly” take a look at the show.
This after stepping out at the back of the school was going to
be an impossible task at the site of the school of cars that we
had to shoot. Nish and I were fortunate to attend SEMA 2013 and
the George Motor show can compare with the mere number of vehicle
We don’t have the exact numbers but I estimate at least
1500 classic almost pristine cars. I saw cars I have never heard
of before and others that are only possible to view via Google
We did our best to get as much as we could on camera but ran out
of time so fast because of the stopping and appreciating the stunning
works of art.
My favorite was the Mercedes Benz club that brought out there
arsenal from all over the country. You name the manufacture and
they had at least one example at the show. Auto union (Audi) also
impressed me with a massive display of all shapes and sizes.
Bottom line is that it’s an awesome show that lasts 2 days
that I will definitely attend again in years to come. They have
something for everybody at this show and you will not be disappointed.
If you not into the scale models and are able to spend some money
on real cars, they have and auction at the show and the possibility
of going home with a classic is possible.
George Motor Show is a motor head must do in SA. Check out the
rest of the gallery below.