Jaguar’s delectable E-Type to add British iconic status to The Classic Car Show this Sunday at Nasrec from 8 am!
Petrolheads who have drooled over the latest F-Type Jaguar can see a perfect example of the car that inspired this British classic more than half a century ago.
The Jaguar E-Type will be just one of 1 000 classic cars starring at The Classic Car Show at Nasrec Expo Centre south of Johannesburg this Sunday from 8 am.
The Classic Car show is co-hosted by www.classiccars.co.za and Rolling Thunder, the restoration experts specialising in American muscle cars, in Robertsham, Johannesburg.
The concourse-level example of the Jaguar E-Type to be shown at Nasrec is owned by the Tom Campher Motors Heritage Colelction, one of the most famous Volvo dealerships in Johannesburg. The Campher brothers will also be showing an iconic Volvo P1800 at Nasrec
The Tom Campher Heritage example is a Series Two roadster (convertible) and one of the most collectible of all the E Types, which were produced between 1961 and 1975. Over 70 000 E-Types were built, and an E-Type roadster was the co-star in one of the most famous of the Austin Powers movies, painted in Union Jack flag colours.
The P1800, incidentally, was an icon in the long-running television series The Saint, a white example with Minilite wheels being seen around millions of living rooms every week for close on a decade.
Jaguar launched the F-Type this year to universal acclaim and the 2013 sports car is one of the finalists for the 2014 Car of the Year competition in South Africa.
The Classic Car show will feature over 1 000 classics of all shapes, sizes and countries-of-origin at the fabulous Nasrec venue. There will also be a massive contingent of classic and hot Volkswagens making their appearance, as well as classic motorcycles. Another star will be a 1951 Ford V8 limo.
Rolling Thunder will have a special display that includes dozens of highly collectible muscle cars and street rods, including Mustangs, Camaros and Chargers. The incredible road-going Mercedes-C9 replica of the 1989 Le Mans winner will also be making a rare appearance.
There will be entertainment for the children and rock music to delight all the classic car and bike fans who realise that cars and rock n roll go together like toast and marmalade.
The Classic Car Show will run for the whole of Sunday, December 1, at the Nasrec Expo Centre, south-west of Johannesburg. Entrants in classic cars will be granted free admission for the driver of the car. Admission prices are R60 per adult, while children under 12 will be charged R20.
“Classic cars are a fantastic hobby that the whole family can take part in”, says Paulo Calisto. “My advice to anyone who has an interest in cars is to get into the classic family as soon as possible, because this is where you’ll find people from all walks of life with petrol in their veins.
“In this regard we have been running a website, www.classiccars.co.za, for some years and we offer hundreds of classic cars for sale through our portal.”