Friday 24th of March 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

How the 50th edition of Concours d’Elegance in Kenya went down at the Ngong Racecourse

The 2022 Africa Golden Concours d’Elegance competition reached its conclusion on Sunday 25th September 2022 at Ngong Racecourse, and Adrian Wroe was declared the champion.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the event made a comeback for the first time in 2019 when Wroe drove the show-stopping convoy in his Ford Tudor Modela 193.

Peter Wanday, the chairman of the Alpha Romeo’s Club, was ecstatic after this year’s competition.

“The level of preparation has improved quite a bit, which is fantastic. Some of the vehicles that previously didn’t reach the podium are now doing so. I believe that during COVID-19, individuals had no choice but to work on their automobiles and bicycles, remarked Wanday.

At the 50th Concours d’Elegance, vehicle enthusiasts of all ages enjoyed themselves among the pomp and circumstance at the Ngong Racecourse grounds.

To defeat 70 enthusiasts who took part in the 2022 Concours d’Elegance held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Ngong Race Course in Nairobi, Wroe, who displayed a 1930 Ford Tudor, got 282 points.

Since its founding in 1971, the Kenyan Concours d’Elégance has been held annually. It is sponsored by the FIM Africa and the Kenya Motorsports Federation, and it is organized by the Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club Kenya. The event now draws an average of 10,000 visitors and has become Kenya’s largest motoring event. The Commercial Bank of Africa is the sponsor (CBA).

EABL Marketing Manager for the Beer Category Catherine Ndung’u stated during the event that the premium occasion was a reflection of the White Cap Crisp brand pillars of luxury, fashion, and gastronomy.

“Consumers are always changing. Through venues like the Concours d’Elegance, as a brand, we aim to provide our customers with experiences of the highest caliber, said Ms. Ndung’u.

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club organized the event, which was open to all types of automobiles and motorcycles.

Argentina, Australia, England, Germany, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe have all sent entries to the competition over the years.

Content courtesy of Concours d’Elegance & NFH

For The Love Of Classic Cars, Vintage Motorcycles & Fashion: Concours D’elegance Kenya 2022.

The Golden Africa Concours d’Elegance in 2022 will commemorate the Alfa Romeo Owners Club’s 50th year of hosting the annual Concours (Kenya).

The most upscale event on the Kenya Motor Sports Federation calendar, it is open to all models of vehicles and motorcycles. Additionally, it is a happy family day and a social occasion. The judging of 40 motorbikes and 70 classic and vintage cars serves as the event’s focal

A children’s amusement area, live music from a band, flyovers, a parade of all the Concours automobiles and motorbikes, and a grand finale following the award ceremony are additional attractions.

Gate Tickets: KES 1,500 for adults and KES 750 for children.

The Entries

The field is limited to 70 cars and 40 motorcycles on a first come first served basis. The entries in the Concours are of a high standard. Among the past overall car winners are a 1928 Chevrolet, a 1928 Ford, a 1926 Fiat, a 1934 Alvis Firefly, a 1934 Railton, a 1951 Daimler DB 18 Barker and a 1952 MGTD.

In recent years, the overall motorcycle winners have been a 1941 Indian Scout, a 1937 Moto Guzzi, a 1930 Ivory Calthorpe, a 1925 DKW, a 1922 Douglas 4HP and a 1915 Indian Model B.

Method of Judging

Judging is based entirely on cleanliness and condition and there are bonus points for age. As the Concours is open to all makes and types of cars and motorcycles, it is not possible to assess originality and this characteristic is not taken into consideration. The detailed method of judging is contained in the Regulations.

Future and the Past
The Africa Concours d’Elegance is a yearly event that takes place on the final Sunday in September at the grounds of Nairobi Racecourse. It is now in its 50th edition in the annual series and has established itself as the most upscale competition on the Kenya Motor Sport calendar.

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Kenya) celebrated its first birthday in 1971, which inspired the committee to organize an event. The anniversary was a source of great pride for the club’s members.

The committee drew design cues from the late 1960s Giulia coupes and Spider sports vehicles as well as Concours d’Elegance competitions held in numerous nations worldwide.

Content courtesy of Alpha Romeo, Capital Lifestyle & NFH

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