Proud owners of classic vintage makes of cars and motorcycles paraded once again at Kenya’s Concours d’Elegance held in capital Nairobi over the weekend. The vintage vehicle and motorcycle beauty contest has also proved too popular and is a crowd puller with thousands of fans turning up each year.
Steve Parkinson was crowned winner of the colourful and graceful Concours d’Elegance held at Ngong Racecourse in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
With his 1958 Jaguar Mark V, Parkinson ended a three-year dominance of the 1928 Phoenix Aviation Ford Tudor in the 46th edition of the classic car extravaganza.
No amount of enhancement and preening could upstage the impeccable exteriors of the white Jaguar Mark V as it beat a total of 75 classic cars with a total of 279 points. John Wroe’s 1990 Ford Model A and Sati Gata Aura’s Nissan 160J finished in the podium positions behind Parkinson.
Despite not winning the competition, 65-year old Rolls Royce Silver Dawn on display stole the show.
Close to 1,000 people from all walks of life were treated to some thrilling exhibition of the annual vintage car spectacle.
76 cars and 35 motocycles and a record 29 competitors from across the region participated in this years event.
Sati Classics dominated the bikes class claiming the top two positions. Their 1958 Norton Race scored a total of 179 points to clinch the motorcycle class.
The 29 competitors from outside Kenya included six cars from Uganda and three from South Africa while the rest were 19 members of the Uganda Bikers Association (UBA) who rode to and fro Uganda to honor the Concours.
Concours remains a premier event on the Nairobi’s social calendar, attracting competitors from as far out as South Africa.