The Kalk Bay Veteran Race is back and bigger than ever!

The Kalk Bay Veteran Race will once again hit the streets! Drive to the quiet seaside town of Simon’s Town or the bustling suburb of Wynberg to enjoy a fun-filled day and meet other motor enthusiasts. Superb cars guaranteed!

Each year the streets of Cape Town get a little brighter as we take a trip back in time to enjoy an array of vintage vehicles. Motor enthusiasts have the chance to join in on the action with the event open to all pre-1919 vehicles. Cars, bikes and sometimes bicycles are a few main attractions.

The event starts at the Crankhandle Club clubhouse in Wynberg and winds its way along Cape Town roads ending at Simon’s Town in the main Jubilee Square, with entries from all clubs across the country.

The race commemorates the inaugural race of the Automobile Association of South Africa in September 1901, which was attended by 12 cars and a few motorcycles.

This first race in 1901 saw vehicles travel from Greenmarket Square to St James, and back. Attached is a photograph of this event from the book Our intrepid Cape Motoring pioneers.

This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever.

“We have arranged for Alderman Vos, a member of Mayco, to formally wave all attendees to our clubhouse. And we feature some of the cars at Crossley & Webb. Our own club supporters are seen all along the route and we would like the public to be involved this year as well. It really is a sight to behold with the oldest car being a 1901 Benz,” confirmed a club spokesperson.

When: February 6, 2022

If you can’t wait to take a look at these beautiful vehicles, check out the spectator map below:

Kalk Bay Veterans Race

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