EVENTS | Your Ignition guide to motoring in 2019

Passion for Speed, the Cape Town Motor Show and more: we list all the best events to attend

26 October 2018 - 14:06
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Passion for Speed

  • DATE: February 1–3 2019
  • LOCATION: Zwartkops, off the R55, Laudium, Gauteng
  • DETAILS: www.zwartkops.co.za

Don’t miss the 18th edition of the Passion for Speed Festival taking place at Zwartkops Raceway at the start of February. Racing cars from the 50s and 60s will be blitzing around the circuit, plus big V8 Muscle Cars and super-cars are set to delight fans.


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VDub Camp Fest

  • DATE: February 1–3 2019
  • LOCATION: Warmbaths, Chris Hani Drive, Bela-Bela
  • DETAILS: www.vdubfestival.com

If your taste is more inclined towards the mad and outrageous, VDub Camp Fest is the biggest South African event for enthusiasts of all things German. The pilgrimage attracts thousands of people who love extraordinary cars, adrenaline-inducing entertainment and outdoor adventures. So if you’re a German car fan, this is definitely an event to mark in your calendar!


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Cape Town Motor Show

The Cape Town Motor Show is one the biggest and best motoring shows in the city, and definitely deserves a place in your diary. There will be cars, bikes, trucks, drifting, food stalls and tons more. Early birds will pay just R80 if they book tickets now!  


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Monster Jam

  • DATE: April 20, April 27 and May 4 2019
  • LOCATION: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Cape Town Stadium and FNB Stadium
  • DETAILS: www.monsterjam.com 

Monster Jam, the world’s largest monster truck tour, is heading to SA for the first time. It is said to be one of the biggest action-packed live events on four wheels, featuring 4m-tall, five-ton custom-made monster trucks ripping up a track full of obstacles.

This family-friendly event appeals to the young, and young at heart, as well as lovers of motor and adventure sports.

Monster Jam is headed to Durban on April 20 2019 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Then the whole shindig jets off to Cape Town on Saturday April 27 2019 at the Cape Town Stadium, and it ends in Johannesburg on May 4 2019 at the FNB Stadium.


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Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

The 10th running of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb will certainly build on the record-setting success and international recognition achieved by the 2018 event. Expect outrageous cars blitzing up the snaking hills of Knysna while enjoying the amazing entertainment on offer.


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SA Festival of Motoring

The SA Festival of Motoring is one of the greatest motoring extravaganzas on our local soil, where all you petrolheads get to feed your motoring-adrenaline addiction. From race-track experiences to boat shows, off-road challenges and so much more, it is one of the highlights of the 2019 motoring calendar.


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