Preparations for the 8th edition of the upcoming Classic Auto Show in Kampala are in high gear with new partners coming on board.
RwandAir and Liquid Telecom announced Tuesday they would be joining Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Singleton, Events Warehouse and other sponsors to realize a successful event set to take place on July 27, 2019 under the theme, “Love of Machines”.
Speaking to the press at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Mr. Ivan Mugisha, the Country Manager Rwanda Air Uganda, said the airline will provide tickets for the winners.
“As Rwanda Air, we are excited to be part of the most amazing auto show in the country, region and continent. We will offer 2 business class tickets to the winners to test our new route from Entebbe to Gaungzhou in China,” said Mugisha.
In addition to Rwanda Air’s new sponsorship package, Liquid Telecom said it would provide free wifi at the show for revelers to enjoy and share their experience with the rest of the world online.
“Internet today is a right and no longer just a privilege. It enables us connect beyond borders and has now become a big player in tourism promotion which fits right into the purpose of the CBA Vintage and Classic Auto Show,” Dennis Keko Kahindi, CEO of Liquid Telecom Uganda.
“Many people fly in to see and be part of the event and the best we can do is supplement the efforts of the organizers in raising such an amazing and unique show by creating the free connector of worlds which is the internet. We urge all the event participants to use the free services availed to them to spread the word so that come next year, we see more tourists and inevitably contribute to the economic growth of the country,” he added.
Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba, the Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show chairman welcomed the sponsors on board and reassured them and the show revelers of an unforgettable experience larger than those created in the previous shows.
A snail trail of the competing cars will be held on the eve of the event, July 26th, 2019 between 12:00am to 2pm from Shell Bugolobi to the Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gardens.
Officials said the event will be organized in partnership with Uganda Police to ensure security and non-interruption of traffic on the chosen route.
Gates will open at 10:00am with tickets costing Shs 10,000 for Kids and Shs 25,000 for adults.
E-Tickets will be available on sale soon.
Organisers promised more engagement for the show goers including a complete kids play area with video games and movies and a large food court with affordable meals.
The theme dressing for the year will be “Auto inspired wear”.
A band and music performance by renowned vintage band Afrigo Band has been arranged to entertain revelers.
A special Car Owners Enclosure and Sponsors Hospitality Tents will be accessed by invitation only.
New cars and accessories from leading dealerships will be exhibited on the ground.