If the sound of a roaring engine gets your heart racing, the South African Festival of Motoring is the not-to-be-missed car show of the year. Previously known as the Johannesburg International Motor Show, the SA Festival of Motoring is not only about the latest vehicles for sale, giving you a chance to test drive around the Kyalami race track, but food, fun and even a little bit of music as well.
What to expect at the South African Festival of Motoring
The SA Festival of Motoring is going to be held at the renowned Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre and it promises to be four fun-filled days. The location is perfect for all you car lovers and motorheads from Johannesburg and Pretoria to come through and experience the car magic.
Taking place from 31 August to 4 September, this car show promises to showcases the best in local and international motoring, new cars, motorcycles for sale and so much more. It is set to feature a mix of entertainment, driving, lifestyle and various motorsport demonstrations. It is set to be fun for the entire family, with events, food, music, celebrities and much more featured.
You’ll find it all from classic cars to the next big thing, it will showcase motoring in South Africa and the many exciting offerings from brands. One of the most exciting opportunities will be to take advantage of the Kyalami race track, as you are offered the chance to test drive your dream drive, around the well-known circuit. Something you’d like to do? We couldn’t agree more.
While the cars are the main attraction, this motoring show gives you the chance to engage and learn more about your favourite brand and their offerings, as well as sneak peeks and previews galore, you can also experience the fashion and fun side, with designers, food trucks and music to make it extra special.
Exhibitors and more on offer at the SA Festival of Motoring
The South African Festival of Motoring brings you over 150 planned exhibitors over 25 000m² outdoor and 5 000m² indoor space. Across this you can expect to see super cars, exotic brands, exhibits on motorsport and performance, technology, accessories, tracking and recovery, communication systems, as well as memorabilia, vintage and model cars, books and much more.
The latest and newest cars
There will be a daily track opportunity, with test drives of new cars offered, alongside an exciting array of parades, stunts and much more. You can choose to test drive a range of vehicles for sale, from each of the many exhibitors and you can also take the adrenaline pumping drives and high performance races in from the main pit area.
Some of the brands taking part this year include Toyota, BMW, Jaguar, Smart, Datsun, Ford, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, to name but a few.
Get dirty with 4×4 cars
If you are into 4×4 cars, the SA Festival of Motoring will not disappoint. Take advantage of the 4×4 track allowing you to take in up to four vehicles each day. Another outdoor track will be for the non-4×4 models and other cars, where you can experience all the possibilities.
If you have been thinking of finding a 4×4 for sale, stopping by this event at the Kyalami race track might just help you make up your mind. Allowing you to test the performance and capabilities of 4×4 cars, manufacturers that are participating this year includes Toyota, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Ford.
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Not only focussing on new cars, this motoring show also places an emphasis on vintage and classic cars. After all, what would a motoring show be without some golden oldies?
You can also take in the parade of vintage, one-make and other collectible vehicles in the daily parade. A range of motor sports will also be featured.
There will be a classic car show and the competition winner will take home a Best-on-Show award. Along with this, you can expect the finest range of classic cars and motorcycles as well as art, featured in the Galleria area of the Pit Building.
Something for the kids
With a dedicated Kids Zone, the young ones are sure to be entertained while you enjoy the best of what the South African Festival of Motoring has to offer. Here you will find everything from go karting opportunities and activities, to driving stimulators, allowing them to join in on the driving fun.
Zones at the South Africa Festival of Motoring
You’ll find all the car brands, showing their new cars, technology and trends at the OEM Village. At the 2 dedicated VIP Areas, you’ll have the chance to indulge and enjoy fast entry, great parking, food and much more.
If it’s adrenaline you’re after then the adrenaline zone is just for you, this is where all the stunts, tricks and parades will take place. The test-driving opportunities will take place at the revamped Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, and promises to be a delight for many.
If you are a supercar fan then you can take it all in at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and watch records being set, broken, and cars fly by. The revamped Kyalami race track is the perfect place for the Super Car Pits boasting brands like Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and Bentley.
The Vintage and Classic Cars section will be sure to take you back in time, finding the best of the classic, vintage and one-make cars out there. As for the children’s area, the entertainment is set to have them join in on the fun and experience the magic, with art, driving simulators and much more.
All the 4×4 cars and motorcycle fans can also enjoy the dedicated areas, in which they can enjoy exclusive access, and sometimes, the chance to get up close with their favourite ride.
If all this is making you peckish, then the food court options will be sure to hit the spot, from the VIP Hospitality Deck, a beer garden for all the craft beer fans, as well as a range of the most exciting food trucks, with a variety of food on offer, it is set to cater for all tastes.
If all that isn’t enough, other daily events at the South African Festival of Motoring includes fashion highlights, from auctions, presentations, bakeoffs and much more, along with a range of Women’s Month highlights, as August comes to an end.
There will also be a technology lab that will showcase future motoring trends and happenings, with electric and hybrid vehicles, the connected car and much. You can get your hands on a range of accessories and speak to service providers from across the industry.
This motoring show will showcase the best across the industry and with a range of service providers there to offer assistance, the chance to take a car, 4×4 or motorcycle on a test drive, or to see how it performs on the track, you can do it all, knowing that your purchase will be a great one, and all your needs, and questions met.
All of this ensures that the car show is one to be at, whether you are a car, 4×4 or motorcycle and racing fan. It is going to be an action packed couple of days and promises to showcase the best you can buy.
SA Festival of Motoring Tickets
You can choose from a range of options, with adult tickets costing R 175.00 each, children from 10 to 18 getting in for R 95.00 and all those under 10, getting in for R10.00. You can also choose a family package of 2 adults and 2 children for R124.00, or a block booking of 10 or more people at R165.00 each.
You can also choose from a range of special VIP packages, which include helicopter fly ins, limousine transfers and VIP access across the festival. To buy your tickets and learn more about this amazing event, be sure to visit the SA Festival of Motoring website.
The Opening Hours for the motoring show are from 11:00 – 21:00 from Wednesday to Friday and 09:00 – 21:00 on Saturday and Sunday, and gates close at 20:00.
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