The annual CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance will be going down this September 27th at the Ngong Racecourse. One of the anticipated showstoppers will be a locally built replica of an early 1930s Alfa Romeo 1750 sports racing car. Ms. Silvia Cassini will be showing this unique car which was built by her late grandfather Vittorio, who was a leading coach builder and restorer of rare vintage cars.
The Alfa Romeo 1750 sports racing car replica has appeared at past Concours d’Elegance events and has won awards. After several years of absence, Silvia Cassini is bringing the car back to the Racecourse to contest the class for up to 1,600 cc sports cars. She will be up against Magdi Riad’s 1962 Triumph Herald, Chandan Gidomal’s 1954 MG TF and the 1947 MG TC of Sati Gata Aura which is highly rated as a potential overall winner.
Spectators will be dividing their time between the assessment of 70 cars in front of the Racecourse grandstands and the 40 motorcycles in the parade ring. There will also be 25 big bikes with engines exceeding 900 cc. One of these is the Yamaha VMax of Matthew Wilson who has brought his bike from Kigali to Nairobi for the Concours. His rivals include the 1946 Harley Davidson of Bevan Beckmann who is one of the three competitors representing the Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Africa.
The Nairobi based Cruzin Kings Group has seven entries, while there will be 15 members of the Uganda Association who will be riding from Kampala to Nairobi to be at the Racecourse on September 27th. The oldest motorcycles in the Concours are DKW of Sati Jabbal and the Triumph of Gerald Roelofs both of which were made in 1925.
The tickets are already available on Ticket Sasa. Physical tickets are also available at all CBA branches in Nairobi and Thika, Sarova Panafric and The Stanley. Advance tickets are going for 800/- for adults and 400/- for children. The prices at the gate will be 900/- for adults and 450/- for children.