Out with the old and in with the new must be the slogan of the day. It’s been revealed that the Johannesburg International Motor Show is no more. It will be replaced by an event inspired by the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, called the SA Festival of Motoring.
On Tuesday the Association of Automobile Manufacturers (NAAMSA) and South African Shows Messe Frankfurt announced that the all-new SA Festival of Motoring would be held at the refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre from 31 August to 4 September 2016. Visitors can expect an array of automotive lifestyle, entertainment, motorsport demonstrations and vehicle drive opportunities. The event will host driving demonstrations, vintage car parades and family events.
NAAMSA president Dr Johan Van Zyl said that the SA Festival of Motoring “represents a new concept, provides new opportunities in an ideal location and will definitely attract motoring enthusiasts and the general public. The event will feature prominently on the agenda of the South African automotive industry and represents a must-attend show.”