AFRICA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 TH, 2014
The 44th Concours d’Elegance organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Kenya)
Bob Dewar Publicity, Second Floor, Block G, Norfolk Towers, Kijabe Street, P.O. Box 41305 – 00100 Nairobi GPO
Tel: 2229793, or 3316160, Fax: 2229459. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.concourskenya.com
BULLETIN NUMBER FOUR AUGUST 20TH, 2014
RUSH FOR SLOTS
Car entries heading for 60
Nearly 30 motorcycles
Support from newcomers
Cars from Uganda
Maximum of 70 cars and 40 motorcycles expected before deadline
With the approach of the end of August, the rush for entry slots in the 2014 CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance is well underway. There are clear indications that the maximum of 70 cars and 40 motorcycles will be reached before the entry deadline on Friday September 12th.
The entry list shows a pleasing blend of regulars and newcomers and several staunch supporters preparing cars which will be seen at the Nairobi Racecourse for the first time. Seasoned competitors include Paul Chemngorem with a 1960 Morris Minor, a VW Karman Ghia made in the same year, Aslam Khan with a 1968 Porsche 911 and Arun’s Auto Garage who will be showing a 1968 Jaguar S Type and two fine BMWs.
Among the first time competitors are Nairobi based Francis Kungu who will be driving his 1951 Riley along the judging line and Samman Vohra with a 1986 Mercedes Benz. In addition to his 1934 Alvis Firefly Simon Fisher will be listed in the up to three litre touring car class with a 1959 Rover and Kevit Desai will have both his 1968 Jaguar and a 1979 Mercedes 450 SL which is a new entry.
Car competitors from Uganda include Leslie Carvell with a 1970 VW Beetle and Charles Nsubuga who will be driving his 1979 Peugeot from Kampala to the Nairobi Racecourse.
SAVING KENYA’S CLASSICS
To help saving unwanted classic cars and motorcycles from ‘rusting in peace’ the Alfa Romeo Owners Club is holding a Sale for machines made 25 years ago, or earlier. This will be located in the car competitors paddock.
The Sale is open to the first 30 entries received regardless of their condition on a first come first served basis. The regulations are available on the event website (www.concourskenya.com) or from the Bob Dewar Publicity offices in Block G, Norfolk Towers, Kijabe Street.
For competitors who have already submitted their entries the time has come to think about forming teams. The regulations state that a team will consist of a minimum of three vehicles and a maximum of five with the best three results counting for the score.
Teams may represent clubs, or manufacturers and informal groups. Each vehicle may be entered in not more than two teams.
A list of competitors and an entry form will be enclosed with the next bulletin to help competitors to prepare team entries.
In addition to the substantial prizes provided by the Commercial Bank of Africa for the top three overall cars and motorcycles and the best three in each of the twelve car and eight motorcycle classes the Concours features an extensive list of additional awards which are summarised in the remainder of this newsletter.
The visual impact, lines and styling of cars and motorcycles contesting the Concours are assessed for the awards for the most elegant car and motorcycle without any attention to standards of cleanliness, condition and preparation.
The awards are artefacts created by Frank Hetemier, an artist and craftsman and the winning car and motorcycle will be displayed in front of the main grandstand for the prize giving together with the overall winners.
While you are preparing your car, or motorcycle involve your family and friends in arranging costumes to try to win one of the fancy dress prizes. These are quality wines donated by Domaine Kenya Limited and the points earned for costumes are combined with the score for your machine to calculate the Victor Ludorum awards.
You are welcome to choose a festive, or fun theme for your costume, but you might also like depicting banking to recognise the sponsor of the event, or horse racing as the Concours is held in the grounds of the Jockey Club of Kenya.
Points earned by car, or Points earned
bike in the Concours + for costume = Victor Ludorum Score
TWELVE CAR AND EIGHT MOTORCYCLE CLASSES
Total Kenya Limited has kindly donated prizes for each of the twelve car and eight motorcycle class winners which are in addition to the trophies and cash prizes presented by CBA.
THE BEST ENGINES
The best car and motorcycle engines will earn the vehicle entrants a prize presented by Chloride Exide.
Thanks to support from the motor trade there are prizes for the best results achieved by cars and bikes of various makes which are listed in the regulations.
PEN TO PAPER
The time has come for those competitors who have not already entered the Concours to put pen to paper and submit their completed entry forms and payments to the Concours volunteers in the Bob Dewar Publicity offices at Block G, Norfolk Towers, Kijabe Street. Regulations have been circulated and they can be obtained from the event website (www.concourskenya.com) or by e-mail from the office. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the telephone numbers are 2229793, or 316160 during office hours.
JANE NJOROGE BOB DEWAR LUCY MUNGAI
CO-ORDINATOR CHAIRMAN SECRETARY
CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE