PHOTOS: Rare vintage cars at Concours d’Elegance


Eyes could not have enough of this yellow kid Photo/Yvonne Patock
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The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance went down Sunday afternoon at the Nairobi Racecourse along Ngong Road.

As expected, the event attracted spectators in their hundreds who braved the hot afternoon sun to appreciate some of the best cars in the region.

The fete, which is one of Kenya’s best day-out for family, saw fashion statements made – bold, ornate and trendy.

The prime focus of the programme was to showcase the classic, well maintained and pimped-up cars and motorcycles. The competition registered 77 entrants.

However, it should be noted that it was the car owners who were up in arms against one another as they had spent huge fortunes on rebuilding, repainting, polishing and titivating their cars.

The event that begun in 1970 has seen a steady increase in the number of Kenyan and African participants over the years as compared to previous years when Kenyan-European and Asians dominated the scene.

The 2015 edition saw a record of 24 African participants, who are non-Kenyan, register for the fete.

These entrants came from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.

The day was charged up with activities – ranging from parachuting, exhibition of vintage farming machines and much more.

The two overall winners of the competition were:

  1. Overall winner of the car classes: Phoenix Aviation’ 1928 Ford Model A Tudor
  2. Overall winner of the motorcycle classes: Sati Classics’ 1925 DKW
Vintage grey and maroon car on display Photo/Yvonne Pantock
Vintage grey and maroon car on display Photo/Yvonne Pantock
Open roof car model, with canvas roof cover Photo/Yvonne Pantock
Open roof car model, with canvas roof cover Photo/Yvonne Patock
Vintage red Photo/Yvonne Patock
Vintage red Photo/Yvonne Patock
White old-skool Bentley on display Photo/Yvonne Patock
Grey old-skool Bentley on display Photo/Yvonne Patock
Do you remember Kenya's first president being driven in such a car? Photo/Yvonne Patock
Do you remember Kenya’s first president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, being driven in such a car? Photo/Yvonne Patock
Simple and elegant Photo/Yvonne Patock
Simple and elegant Photo/Yvonne Patock
This car gleams Photo/Yvonne Patock
This car gleams Photo/Yvonne Patock
Despite its years of service, the engine is still as new Photo/Yvonne Patock
Despite its years of service, the engine is still as new Photo/Yvonne Patock
Not very many cars' bonnets open this other way Photo/Yvonne Patock
Not very many cars’ bonnets open this other way Photo/Yvonne Patock
The paint blend of this car is classic Photo/Yvonne Patock
The paint blend of this car is classic Photo/Yvonne Patock
What an open roof vintage car model! Photo/Yvonne Patock
What an open roof vintage car model! Photo/Yvonne Patock
Very classy and appropriate for a perfect vintage wedding Photo/Yvonne Patock
Very classy and appropriate for a perfect vintage wedding Photo/Yvonne Patock
Very lovely Photo/Yvonne Patock
Very lovely Photo/Yvonne Patock
Blue, white is the colour for me Photo/Yvonne Patock
Blue, white is the colour for me Photo/Yvonne Patock
Eyes could not have enough of this yellow kid Photo/Yvonne Patock
Eyes could not have enough of this yellow kid Photo/Yvonne Patock
Clean old-skool Mercedes Benz Photo/Yvonne Patock
Clean old-skool Mercedes Benz Photo/Yvonne Patock
Polished green body Photo/Yvonne Patock
Polished green body Photo/Yvonne Patock
Navy blue, a colour of authority represented Photo/Yvonne Patock
Navy blue, a colour of authority represented Photo/Yvonne Patock
Photo/Yvonne Patock
Photo/Yvonne Patock
A perfect vintage Photo/Yvonne Pantock
A perfect vintage for a drive in the woods Photo/Yvonne Pantock

 

 

 

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