Flamingo Casino in Kimberly was recently inundated with an abundance of show cars that pulled through in support of the Pitstop Motor Show 2k17. Although the event was only set to kick off after lunch, the event organizer, Junior and his team had all of the competitors come in from as early as 8AM in order for them to get their cars prepped for this cool event. Given that Kimberly is big on static stance cars, Junior had arranged a prep bay for competitors to turn down their coil overs and do wheel changes as they felt fit, before entering the main show ground…or at least that was the idea. A little before lunch, all of the cars were positioned across the main show area, ready and waiting for the public to make their way through.
I opted to make my way back to the event a little after lunch as the temperature wasn’t kind on any of us. While making my way to the main show area, I stumbled upon a sound off and the reason I say stumbled is because it was really small. I’ve got to admit that I was really taken aback by this as I’ve attended many shows in Kimberly before, none of which had this poor of an attendance.
Nevertheless, I carried on to the main field where I was pleasantly surprized to see a number of really hot rides that pretty much covered every aspect from JDM to old school to VAG. There were a few rides that literally brought me to my knees, one of which was an old school split window Kombi that really stood out from the rest. One of the judges made a comment that if it had an era specific old school wheel to seal the deal, who knows, it might half snatched the best of show prize. Talking of best of show, the title went to Chad Isaacs with his really hot Polo 6R. Yeah there will be those who have their opinions, however when it comes to events like these, one does need to look at the judging criteria, of which, Chad’s Polo has managed to tick all of the right boxes which resulted in him walking away with the title.
Another car that really stood out for me was Raymond Sello’s Conquest. Man, everything about this car was just fresh. The wheels, the fitment, the interior and even that super cool sunroof. On the stance side, it was Gareth Munthri’s Jetta 6 that won the title of best stance of the day. Best Fitment on the day went to Ratchet Garage’s Alron Van Eysen, who drove his Subaru Forester all the way from Cape Town, parked it on the field, and then drove all the way back, without adjusting or changing anything.
All in all, it was a really awesome show; with a really awesome prize giving that was held inside the Casino. Yes it could have been better had more of the locals supported the event, nevertheless, thank you to everyone who did make the effort. We look forward to the next Pitstop Motorshow.
Photos by: Neeresh | Frankys Funky Photos | Zander Visser pictures
SHOW N SHINE COMP:
Exterior- Raymond Sello (Toyota Tazz)
Interior- Marcel Williams (VW Combi)
Wheel- Sashen Lingham (M3 e36 with custom throwing stars)
Engine Bay- Deelan Lala (VW 2door mk3)
Female owned- Renè Basson (Toyota Runx)
Old School- Marcel Williams (VW Combi)
New School- Imran Jacobs (Seat Cupra)
Boot Display- Touseef Van Reenen (Toyota Runx Airwaves install)
Theme/Crew- Jonothan Protoulis from Zociety
Newcomer- Kumi Chetty (E30 Station Wagon)
Race Car- Liam Kruger (Datsun 1200 GX Coupe)
STANCE WARZ COMP:
No Springs attached- Nihesh Rangasamy (Polo 6R)
Cut/Compressed- Teboho (Mercedes 250 SE)
Static- Devan Desai (VW mk1 citi)
Bags- Chris Potgeiter (Polo 6R Oettinger)
Fitment- Alron Van Eysen (Ratchet Garage) (Subaru Forester)
Tuck- Naeem Jardine (VW mk1 CTi)
Poke- Sulaiman Jinnah (Datsun 1200 GX)
BEST STANCE OVERALL:
Gareth Munthri (VW Jetta 6)
BEST OF SHOW:
Chad Isaacs (Polo 6R)