The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance is the classiest event on the Kenya Motor Sports Federation calendar and is attended by over 10,000 people (Adults and Children). The event which is a social occasion and fun-filled day for family and friends and is scheduled to reach its peak on 24th Sunday 2017.
The spectators of the event are motoring enthusiasts and their families from the middle and upper-income groups. A significant proportion of the crowd is in the 17 to 35 year age bracket and women who enjoy dressing up for Concours day.
The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance Event
Sunday 24th September 2017
Venue: Ngong Racecourse.
The event has over the years attracted competitors as far as from Germany, South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, Malawi, Argentina, Uganda, England, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Namibia, and Mexico.
The overseas participants have generated coverage of the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance outside Kenya and the event has been reported by the Reuters, SABC, EATV, BBC, UTV, AP, and AFP among others.
The main attraction of the event is the judging of 70 classic and vintage cars and 40 motorcycles under regulations approved by the Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF). In addition to the assessment of the classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, there are about 28 motor trade stands and a sale of classic cars.
Additional attractions include; a children’s entertainment center, flypasts, live band music, a parade of all the Concours cars and motorcycles and a grand finale after the prize giving.
The 2017 edition marks the 47th annual Concours organized by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Kenya) and will be held in Nairobi Racecourse on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. The Concours has Africa continental status for cars and motorcycles and has been an FIM. AFRICA recognized and sanctioned event since 2006.
The international reputation of the Concours has brought visitors to Kenya and has helped to publicize this country as a holiday destination. The Kenya Tourist Board uses DVDs of the Concours TV programme as a promotional tool for sports tourism and visits to Kenya by special interest groups.
The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance Entries
The main field is limited to only 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 1926 Fiat, the 1928 Chevrolet, the 1934 Alvis Firefly, the 1928 Ford, the1951 Daimler DB 18 Barker, the 1934 Railton, and finally the 1952 MGTD.
In recent years, the overall motorcycle winners have been the 1941 Indian Scout, the 1937 Moto Guzzi, a 1930 Ivory Calthorpe, a 1925 DKW, a 1922 Douglas 4HP and lastly the 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 CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance Tickets
The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance advance tickets are available online on ticketsasa.com. Adults tickets cost Ksh 900 and children tickets (age 6- 12 years) cost Ksh 450. Adult tickets at the Gate, including 13 years and above will be Ksh 1,000 and Children tickets age 6-12 years will be Ksh 500