The international car show Concours South Africa 2018 was held in Steyn City, Gauteng, between August 10 and 12 with the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) as its beneficiary. A portion of the proceeds from the Charity Auction of Motoring Memorabilia, along with entry fees, were donated to QASA.
Ari Seirlis, CEO of QASA, notes: “QASA is the very proud beneficiary of the funds generated through the Charity Auction of Motoring Memorabilia at Concours South Africa 2018. A good relationship exists between QASA and the show organisers, which we deeply value.
“The funds from the show are used to support the QASA road safety campaign: Buckle up, QASA does not want new members,” he adds.
At the Charity Auction, South African Formula 1 designer Rory Byrne was inducted into the South African Hall of Fame. Byrne was involved in designing the vehicles that Formula 1 racer Michael Schumacher drove to championship victory seven times between 1994 and 2004.
Concours South Africa has been supporting QASA since its inception in 2016. The show has raised more than R300 000 for QASA. The amount donated from the 2018 event is still to be disclosed.
Some of the vehicles entered into the event were more than a 100 years old, like the 1902 Oldsmobile.
Paul Kennard, organiser of Concours South Africa, says: “It was extremely gratifying to see the diversity of this year’s entries. Cars ranged from the likes of a humble Ford Escort Mk I from the late 1960s to a Ferrari 599 GTO from 2011 – an extremely valuable supercar.”