The Uganda ‘Vintage Classic auto show’ has returned for the 8th edition with new categories.
This year’s show which will be held on Saturday 27 at Sheraton Hotel will run under the theme “Love of the Machines.”
While addressing journalists at Sheraton Hotel this Tuesday, the event proprietor Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba said that the annual show that aims at celebrating and rewarding the growing love for vintage restoration not only in Uganda, but the rest of East Africa, will for the first time, reward the best collectibles among others.
Niwagaba said that the show this time around, will see garages and mechanics who keep these cars on the road rewarded, unlike in the past editions where only winning cars were rewarded.
“This year, we will not only reward the winning cars, but also garages and mechanics who keep these gems on the road.”
Niwagaba also revealed that “this year’s show will see new categories and awards introduced including;Best pick up and van, Vintage Van of the Year,collectible of the year and best Upcountry car among others.”
Mr.Anthony Ndegwa,the CEO cba bank,the tittle sponsor of the event,said that the show will provide an opportunity for the bank to interact freely with its customers while having fun.
Below are the 2019 Vintage auto show Categories;
This category comprises of Utility vehicles (including old style 4 wheel drive vehicles, double cabins, mini buses, pick-ups, trucks and light trucks).
Vintage Van or mini Bus of the Year
Vintage Pick up or truck of the Year
Touring cars and station wagons 1,300cc and below
Touring cars and station wagons 1,301cc to 1,700cc
Touring cars and station wagons from 1,701cc to 2,000cc
Touring cars and station wagons from 2,001cc to 4,000cc
Touring cars and station wagons from 4,000cc and above
Classic Rally Cars (made in 1989 or earlier)
Veteran, Vintage and post vintage cars made up to December 31st 1940
Most appealing Car (to be chosen by the social judges)
Car with the most intriguing History
Best International Entry
Best Locally Restored Car
Vintage Mechanic of the Year
Vintage Garage of the Year
Best Upcountry Car
Collectible of the Year
Burst a piston Award
Car Owner with the Most Cars
Best dressed Male
Best dressed Female
Best Vintage or Classic Motorcycle
Best Cars Overall; 1st position, 2nd position and the 3rd position.
The show’s partners include NBS TV, Nxt radio, Events Warehouse and Singleton.