Singer Lilian Mbabazi and her Sundowners band, will this year headline at The Vintage & Classic Auto Show where it was announced today that, the annual event is expected to attract over 70 vintage and classic cars and 20 motorcycles that will be displayed to car enthusiasts at the Sheraton Gardens come 30th July 2016.
The family showcase now in its 5th edition, is also expected to have many other fun-filled activities, a children’s play area, a food court and hospitality tents with lots of bites and drinks as well as fun games for the revelers whose numbers have grown bigger by the year.
The Organisers of the outing who have dubbed the event as the ‘classiest event’ on the motor and social calendar , also announced competitions where participants are expected to walk away with different prizes in different categories.
Some of the awards for 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 guest judges from the Kenyan Concours d’Elegance car show will do the honors.
The CBA Vintage & Classic Auto Show 2016 that is sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) who also sponsors a similar show in Kenya, will be showcasing some of the fanciest, oldest, showiest cars that Uganda has to offer.
The Chairman of the Uganda Vintage & Classic Auto Show Dr. John B. Niwagaba while speaking at the launch event at the Sheraton Hotel said that this year, the show is attracting some of the biggest names in the vintage car collection arena 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 Farmer’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” He said.
“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 added.
Organisers say cars manufactured less than 25 years ago would not be allowed to enter the competition and that, the car has to be in good decent condition and also be pleasing on the eye.
There will be 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.