Advanced preparations for the 2018 CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance are
underway with the approved regulations posted on the event website
Rated as the classiest event on the
Kenya Motor Sport Calendar this edition will be the 48th in the
annual series organized by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the seventh to be
sponsored by CBA.
September 30th has been
listed as the date for the Concours by the Kenya Motor Sport Federation (KMSF).
Potential competitors in Kenya, South
Africa, Tanzania and Uganda will soon receive the list of classes and entry
forms by post and email.
Later the printed regulations will be
issued in time for the official launch in March.
Last year 31 competitors from outside
Kenya subjected their cars and motorcycles to the scrutiny of the judging team.
The objective of the Concours is to
reward the owners of well-kept cars and bikes of all makes and types and give
them the opportunity to win the overall awards and the prizes for the top three
places in each of the 20 classes.
Competitors will also benefit from the
results of the analysis carried out by the officials showing which features of
the cars and bikes require upgrading for better results in the future.
Judging for cars commences with an
inspection of the underside using the Total Quartz inspection ramp.
Afterwards the cars are driven in
front of the racecourse grandstands for checks on the external paint work, the
interior and boot and the engine.
Participants wearing costumes are
assessed after the completion of the technical checks. Motorcycles are marked in
a similar way in the racecourse parade ring.
Recognizing the harsh economic
situation in Kenya and the region the entry fee remains the same as last year.
To qualify for the Concours cars must
be made in 1993, or earlier and motorcycle must be three, or more years old.
For many years the final car class to
be judged has been for vehicles made in 1940, or earlier. This is rated as the
most important and prestigious category.
A similar arrangement for motorcycles
has been introduced by a class for machines made not later than 1960. This will
draw two wheeler enthusiasts to the parade ring as the judges check the “Golden
Entries for the event can be made
online, or posted with the alternative of delivery to the Concours office at the
Bob Dewar Publicity suite on the Second Floor of Block G in Norfolk Towers,
The email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone enquires may be
made by calling landline 3316160, or 2229793, or mobile 0733732032.