StreetFest at Killarney International Raceway is exactly what its name says: A celebration of car culture featuring National drag racing, an IASCA Sound-Off, Show ‘n Shine, music from the Coca-Cola Gig Rig and a host of stalls offering a huge variety of motoring-related merchandise, and good stuff to eat and drink.
Gates open at 6:30am on Saturday 28 December (with Sunday 29 December pencilled in as rain date). There will be on-track action from 9:00am, as well as the Sound-Off and displays from 10:00am to around 5:00pm. Book through Computicket at https://tickets.computicket.com/event/street_fest_2019/7120896/7120915/69693 or pay at the gate: R90 for adults, R40 for scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.
The eighth edition of Killarney’s StreetFest promises to be the biggest and wildest yet, with some of South Africa and Namibia’s fastest street cars and motorcycles burning rubber on the drag-strip in their attempts to show the Cape crews how it’s done.
They’ll be facing off against the cream of Cape Town’s straight-line hotshots in what promises to be an epic showdown.
Obviously, entries for this popular and prestigious event are limited, and a special selection process has been put in place to ensure that the Cape’s hottest and most spectacular cars will be on track to take on the upcountry and foreign visitors.
If you think your car has what it takes, email Club Secretary Terri Philander at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an “Application to Enter”, which you then complete and submit to her, without any payment, before close of business on Wednesday 11 December. After the close of applications those entries will be evaluated, with preference being given to regular competitors, and thereafter to cars and motorcycles with known entertainment value – the wilder the better!
The selected entrants will be contacted individually and invited to attend a special pre-event meeting race from 5:00 – 7:00pm on Thursday 19 December, to pay their entry fees and collect their documentation.
The New Pits will again play host to the Sound-Off, held under the auspices of the International Auto Sound Challenge Association. The event is sanctioned by the world body and any records set here will be recognised worldwide. In addition to a full entry of local competitors, there will be cars from all around South Africa taking part in this prestigious competition. More details from IASCA representative for South Africa, Riaz Ahmed, on 079 677 8861.
At the same time, proud owners of custom, modified and ‘stance’ cars will be lining up their creations and giving them a final polish for the Show ‘n Shine awards. Here you’ll see just what can be done in the backyards and workshops of Cape Towns car culture without the help of the massive aftermarket available to their counterparts in Gauteng. Almost completely locally sourced, these unique vehicles truly reflect the personalities of their owners. More details from Shiraz Bowa on 082 305 7257.
There will also be a fully-equipped children’s play area just below the New Pits Lounge on the balcony above the IASCA Sounbd-Off, as well as row upon row of food stalls and vendors offering motoring-related merchandise.
While the food court already has its full complement of vendors, there is still room for a few more merchandise stalls. If you have something interesting and automotive to show, contact Paul Simon at email@example.com.
For more information about StreetFest in general, contact the WPMC admin office at (021) 557-1639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.