The Pretoria Old Motor Club has successfully negotiated an extra access road which will again be in operation for the 2017 edition of South Africa’s biggest car show, the POMC - CARS in the PARK, scheduled for August 6 2017.
“Creating the new access road involved negotiations with a land-owner neighbouring the Zwartkops Raceway, and now that we have been given the go-ahead, we can expect traffic flow to improve by a significant margin “ , said show organiser, Frik Kraamwinkel.
The new exit will see proper exit roads being established on the north-western corner of the Zwartkops venue, giving improved access to the M26, which runs through the suburb of Erasmia, and then ultimately to William Nichol Drive, which traverses Randburg and Sandton, before joining up with Jan Smuts Avenue in Hyde Park Johannesburg. This route has also been massively up-graded over the past two years.
In addition, the usual entry and exit points on the R55 which runs from Kyalami to Laudium, a new entrance with a parking area were created next to the R55 south of the main Zwartkops entrance.
The Cars in the Park 2017 will see the 38th running of the event which was started by the Pretoria Old Motor Club in the early 1980s, and held initially at the old Pioneer Museum in Silverton, east of Pretoria.
Since those early times, where the event was strictly a classic car show, the event has evolved to the point where it attracts some 3 000 special-interest motor cars and motor cycles, over 100 car clubs, associated motoring and apparel store holders and over 15 000 spectators.
It is by far the biggest car show on the South African calendar, and in fact it is the biggest event on the Zwartkops Raceway calendar.
Cars that show up every year range from vintage machines dating back as early as 1904 to classics from the 1950s and 1960s, hot rods, muscle cars, dragsters, customised motorcycles and hot turbocharged street machines. It is this varied mix of motorised adoration that makes the event so special.
For more information on POMC - Cars in the Park 2016,
contact Frik Kraamwinkel
via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone on 082 444 2954.
For exhibition space,
contact Hanlie Delport
or on 082 908 2295.
or on 076 846 1380