The Kalk Bay Veteran’s Run will be revving down the streets once again! Take a drive to the tranquil seaside town of Simon’s Town or the bustling suburb of Wynberg to enjoy a day filled with fun and mingling with fellow motorheads. Gorgeous cars guaranteed!
Every year, the streets of Cape Town become a little brighter as we take a drive 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 begins from the Crankhandle Club clubhouse in Wynberg and meanders along Cape Town’s roads to end in Simon’s Town on the main Jubilee Square, with entries from all clubs from all over the country.
The run commemorates the inaugural run of the Automobile Association of South Africa in September 1901, which had 12 cars and a couple of motorcycles taking part.
This first run in 1901 saw vehicles travelling from Greenmarket Square to St James, and back again. Attached is a photograph of this event taken 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 Mayco member Alderman Vos to officially wave off all the participants from our clubhouse. And we are showcasing some of the cars at Crossley & Webb. Supporters from our own club are seen all along the route and we would love the public to also be involved this year. It really is a sight to behold with the oldest car being a 1901 Benz,” a spokesperson for the club confirmed.
When: 6 February 2022
If you’re eager to have a look at these beautiful vehicles, check out the spectator’s map below: