The CBA Vintage & Classic Auto Show today announced the 5th edition of what is billed as the classiest event of the motor and social calendar. The now annual event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on July 30th 2016 where over 70 vintage and classic cars and 20 motorcycles will be on display for car enthusiasts. The CBA Vintage & Classic Auto Show will be showcasing some of the fanciest, oldest, showiest cars that Uganda has to offer.
Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) who also sponsors a similar show in Kenya has come on board as the title sponsor of the CBA Vintage & Classic Auto show 2016.
Speaking at the launch event at the Sheraton Hotel, the Chairman of the Uganda Vintage & Classic Auto Show Dr. John B. Niwagaba said that this year, the show is attracting some of the biggest names in the vintage car collection including Sudhir, Wavamuno and many others.
This year, expect to see some very exciting cars. We have already received entries of cars like Mr. Bill Farmar’s 1951 Citroen 15/6 and Kalvin Kagwa’s 1934 Wolsely and we have some new entries like Kakooza Wazir’s Bimula Limo and Ham Mukasa’s Heritage Car
“We are very excited about the show and we keep growing every year in terms of numbers and the experience at large. This year, we shall be having some Kenyan Vintage car fans showcasing here for the first time. Our intention is to grow this into an international tourism sensation to have vintage car lovers flock in from all parts of the continent and indeed the world to come and have a feat of great vintage cars we have here in Uganda from decades past.” Dr. Niwagaba said.
The Vintage And Classic Auto Show that started under four years ago has become a trendsetter in Uganda in a big way. The last few years have seen more and more people importing vintage cars in an unprecedented way as well as others restoring their old cars. The show will have a good mix of the newly imported vintage and classic cars as well as the perfectly maintained or restored models.
The Vintage car show celebrates people who are passionate about cars, and the history behind these cars and we shall be hearing some of these stories of the exciting times the cars have had to experience through the years.
“Uganda has a very rich history that we cannot tell without including the vehicles that have transported the great men and women and the moments we celebrate today. So these cars in a way lend themselves to our rich history and our passion is to preserve them for generations to come.”
As has been the practice, there will be awards for some of the most outstanding cars on display that day including; Best Car, Car with the most intriguing history and to spice it up a bit, there will also be some social categories like best dressed. “For this edition, we are bringing in guest judges from the Kenyan Concours d’Elegance car show who have also been mentoring us and guiding us on how to continue to make this event successful”
He added that this year the Vintage and Classic Auto Show was observing strict rules, regulations and standards. For example, to qualify for the show, cars manufactured less than 25 years ago would not be allowed to enter the competition. The car has to be in good decent condition and also be pleasing on the eye.
To precede the car show, the Vintage and Classic Auto Show has organized a snail trail drive through town on 29th July where the cars that will be showcased at the Sheraton will drive through town to give people a sneak peak of what they should expect.
The Vintage & Classic Auto Show is a family event with activities for everyone. There will be a performance from Lillian and the Sundowners, children’s play area, a food court and hospitality tents with bites and drinks and so much more fun and games.
The events have year on year attracted big and bigger crowds and this year, the organizers are expecting thousands to turn up for a fun filled day.
Some of the other partners of the event include MOGAS, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Events Warehouse, Sanyu FM, NBS TV and Nile Gold.
The show is endorsed by the Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU.
Entrance fee is 10K for kids and 20K for adults however you can win a ticket by tuning in to 88.2 Sanyu FM and NBS Television programmes respectively.