follows the restoration of a Nissan B140 pick-up by the
apprentices last year.
first attempt to contest the Concours rewarded them with the
runner-up prize in the utility vehicle class.
management and staff of DT Dobie were pleased with this
creditable result and the apprentices have now been
entrusted with the much more difficult task of rebuilding a
highly regarded classic sports car.
Munyua, the DT Dobie Technical Training Instructor, said,
“The 1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL was found derelict in an
open sided shed and requires an extensive rebuild.
by the standard of preparation achieved by the apprentices
last year, we are quietly optimistic that they will achieve
a top ten finish in the classiest event in the motorsport
dismantling, preparation of the engine, running gear,
suspension and body work of the Mercedes will give the
apprentices valuable hands on experience.
they become fully fledged technicians at the end of their
three year course, this will help them to tackle non routine
added, “For over 40 years, DT Dobie Kenya Limited has been
nurturing promising youngsters who have completed high
school education through a three year apprenticeship
“Mechatronics” curriculum is a combination of mechanics
and electronics which will guide the challenging work of
stripping and rebuilding a fine Mercedes sports car.”
are happy that these students are preparing the Mercedes
190SL for the Concours with great enthusiasm.
know that the class for open sports cars is highly
competitive and attracts large numbers of spectators to the
Total Quartz inspection ramp and the judging line in front
of the Racecourse grandstands.
youngsters will be up against experienced and highly
successful entrants, but they hope to score good marks and
take home prizes.” concluded Andrew Munyua.
Bank of Africa Limited, the largest privately owned bank in
the region, has sponsored the 2013 Concours with a prize
fund of two million shillings.