Classic Car and Bike Show in Cape Town

Looking for something to do for the whole family? Why not check out this exciting event. The Classic Car and Bike Show will be held at Timour Hall, Timour Hall Road in Plumstead, Cape Town on the 21st and 22nd of January 2012. The Classic Car and Bike Show is hosted every year by the International Police Association. This event has been hosted for more than 10 years and has become one of the  “must do” events on the Mother City’s calendar.  The Classic Car and Bike Show was conceived in 1999 when the Western Cape Region of the Association was looking for a method of fundraising for their various charitable programs.

The first Classic Car and Bike Show show was first held in January 2000 and featured only a handful of clubs, but it became immanent that this was a winning formula and over the next few years the event steadily grew in popularity (both with exhibitors and members of the public). In 2006 the then single day event was changed to a 2 day event. This was done by organizers to include Modern and Future Classics on the Saturday with Vintage Classics remaining on the Sunday. This allowed for the inclusion of more clubs and increased the field of interest to intrigue the younger generation.

On day one of the Show (the 21st of January) the exhibition will consist of vehicles which can be defined as ‘Modern Classics”. This includes Hot Rods, Street Rods, souped up vehicles, racing cars and bikes, custom vehicles and motorcycles – and of course: a few new cars and bikes. This day will appeal to many motoring enthusiasts, but it is important to note that there are usually no really old or “conventional” Classic vehicles on display.

On day two of the Show (the 22nd of January)  the exhibition will consist of vehicles dating from as far back as the late 1890’s to more recent times. These are the kind of classics that invoke an era of elegance, a more relaxed way of life and a time when craftsmanship was an important element of vehicle design and manufacture. This is always a popular display and will appeal to anyone with a love of restored and maintained classic vehicles.

As an International Non-Profit organisation, it is important for the IPA to make a difference in the Cape Town local community and this show has provided an opportunity to not only educate and entertain, but also to effect real changes in people’s lives. Over the years, this event has raised more than R120 000 for various charities – donations totaling more than R18 000 were handed over in 2010 alone.

The Classic Car and Bike show is something that can be enjoyed by the whole family – young and old. There will be plenty of refreshments available, with a number of food stalls to tickle the taste buds, cool drinks to banish thirst and our ever popular, well shaded beer garden. And there is always a jumping castle to entertain the kids.

This is the main IPA Fundraiser for the year. The money raised is not only to their own internal development projects, but as always to a main charity which will be selected by their committee. This will be confirmed by the organizers closer to the time. For all enquiries please contact Jo on 021 7972582 or visit

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