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Extreme Festival, the Cape Town Motor Show and more: we list all the best events to attend

26 October 2018 - 14:06
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National Extreme Festival

  • DATE: April 6
  • LOCATION: Zwartkops Raceway, Quagga Rd, Lekkerhoekie 450-Jr, Centurion

Zwartkops will play host to another installment of one of the most exciting racing series in the country. The Extreme Festival gathers huge crowds for a day of adrenaline filled action. Classes competing are the Global Touring Cars, Falken Polo Cup, SA Superbikes and many more.

With a kiddies area, stalls and live music, this is not a day to be missed. Adults pay R120 whilst students pay just R90.

Cars & Coffee

  • DATE: April 6
  • LOCATION: Speedyquip, 3 Prince Alfred Road, North End, Port Elizabeth 
  • DETAILS: Jerome: 082 653 6579; Derek: 082 825 0811

Speedyquip is back with their ever so popular Cars and Coffee Show. You can expect a variety of cars from old to new, street rods, exotics, classics, vintage and super cars, motorcycles and trikes  - all are welcome.

This is a show, for the whole family, with  coffee and biscuits for everyone, it's sure to be an awesome day.

And here is the best bit: all this for free!

Brunch Cruise

  • DATE: April 7
  • LOCATION: Zwartkops Raceway, Quagga Rd, Lekkerhoekie 450-Jr, Centurion

Brunch Cruise days are for bikes only. These days are available to the public to test their bikes performance and handling on Zwartkops Race Track. This also allows the rider to grow his riding skill and will ensure a safer rider on public roads. Gates open at 07:00 and registration starts at 07:30.

Streetrod Nationals

  • DATE: April 20
  • LOCATION: Durbanville Racecourse, Bowlers Ave, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7551
  • DETAILS: Michelle 0842673488

Every second year, you will see hot rods, muscle cars, custom, rat rods, bikes and car clubs on display at Streetrod Nationals. Tyreplus will be giving prizes away to the public. Peter Mohr will be doing some entertainment and there is a Miss Streetrod Nationals. Fun things for kids to do, flea market, food stalls, beer garden and corporate companies will be attending.

Nationals in Cape Town only takes place every 10 to 12 years, so tickets are a steal at just R80 for adults and R30 for children  

V-Dubs Harvard Drive 

  • DATE: June 22
  • LOCATION: Grasslands Flying Club, Sesmylspruit Rd, Mooiplaats 355-Jr, Centurion

V-Dubs Harvard Drive will be celebrating the car that changed the world, on the day that it is international recognized. Of course, we are talking about the VW Beetle.

This static car show is welcome to other classic cars, not just the Beetle, so everyone is welcome to attend. There will also be a Harvard aircraft on display where you can grab some memorable photos with your loved ones and friends. With food stalls, entertainment of a ton of memorabilia to purchase, this is guaranteed to be one for the books – especially considering that ticket prices are just R10.