5 must attend car events in Kenya

DJ Adrian with his 1961 VW Karmann Ghia which won in the 1300 cc touring car class category in the 2016 Concours D'Elegance
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There are a host of events for car lovers in Kenya where they can interact with beautiful machines and also other car enthusiasts.

The events range from racing events to exhibitions of new cars, spare parts and also classic car competitions. We have listed a few events that you should definitely attend if you are a car enthusiast.

1. Concours D’Elegance

The Kenyan Concours d’Elégance was founded in 1971 and has been held every year since. It is organized by the Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club Kenya and is sanctioned by the Kenya Motorsports Federation and FIM Africa. CBA Group serve as the title sponsors of the Concours D’Elegance.

The event features a competition for various classes of classic cars. In 2018, Veronica Wroe’s Rolls Royce Boatail emerged as the overall the winner.

The 2019 edition of the event will be on Sunday September 29th 2019 at the Ngong Racecourse.

2. Athi Time Attack

The Athi Time Attack is a time trial event on a track and it is organized by Club TT Motorsports. Drivers will compete to set the best time on a race track.

The event will be on December 7th-8th 2019 at Whistling Moran Race track in Athi River. Tickets are Ksh. 1,000 in advance and Ksh. 2,000 at the gate. There will be camping facilities available and they and an after party on Saturday.

3. Auto Expo Africa

The Auto Expo Africa 2019 is set to take place from 18th July to 20th July 2019. The event is an exhibition of cars, spares and accessories. Exhibitors at the event will be from from over 28 countries and will include global manufacturers and exporters.

The event will be at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

4. Total Motor Show

The Total Motor Show is the biggest motor show event in East and Central Africa. The event brings together all major automotive dealers (from construction, agricultural, mining, trucks, mass transport and passenger cars segments), auto accessory dealers, ancillary service providers and customers under one roof to show case, demonstrate sample the latest offerings in the automotive market.

The Total Motor Show is a bi-annual event that was started in 1994 by the Kenya Motor Industry Association with TOTAL as the title sponsor. The venue for the show is the Kenyatta International Conference Centre. The next edition will be in 2020.

5. Masinga TT

Masinga TT is two day racing event with the first day being a race on a track and second day being a drag race. It will be at Masinga Airstrip and the organizers are expecting drivers from all over Africa. Competitors are expected to arrive on Friday to test their cars.

Tickets are Ksh. 1,000 in advance and Ksh. 2,000 at the gate. There will be camping facilities available and an after party on Saturday.

The event is also organized by Club TT Motorsports. The dates will be announced at a later date.

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