Contestants In Dramatic Rush To Complete Entries for 2022 Africa Concours D’Elegance

Roger Tanner (left) presents his 1952 Rolls Royce for the engine assessment at a previous Africa Concours d’Elegance. He is working against the clock to have this limousine ready for this year’s event to be held on September 25th at the Nairobi Racecourse.PHOTO/ BOB DEWAR

NAIROBI, Kenya- The 50th edition of the Africa Concours d’Elegance will be held by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club at the Nairobi Racecourse on September 25, 2022.

Many competitors are now in a dramatic rush to complete their entries for the classiest continental motorsport event that has already attracted motorsport enthusiasts from around the globe.

Giant beverage company, Kenya Breweries Limited, through their white cap brand, on Tuesday partnered with the Africa Concours d’Elegance as Responsible Drinking Partner.

One of the competitors, Roger Tanner is among the many participant’s working day and night to complete their entries.

Tanner is working against the clock on his 1952 Rolls Royce after completing his listing for his 1949 Bentley.

“If he succeeds in completing the preparation of his Rolls Royce by September 14, the closing

date for entries in the 70 car and 40 motorcycle classes, Tanner will join a number of competitors

who have more than one entry for judging,” Event Director, Bob Dewar told Standard Sports.

Among the already listed entries are Veronica Wroe’s 1934 Rolls Royce Boatail which is expected to give other categories a run for their money.

 “A second Rolls Royce would add to the status and style of the Concours,” Lucy Mungai the Event Secretary, commented.

Harry Thuku also has his hopes with a 1985 Range Rover and a 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser in the Utility class.

Among the other entrants with two entries are Stephen Warui in a 1968 Volkswagen Kombi and a VW Beetle made in 1967.

Paul Chemngorem’s 1960 VW Karman Ghia will be a star entry in the up to 1300 cc Touring Car class.

The Concours participants will share their magnificent cars and motorcycles with the motoring enthusiasts and their families who are bound to flock to the Nairobi Racecourse for the event.

The contestants will compete for the overall awards and the prizes for the top three cars and bikes and the best in the 12 car and 8 motorcycle categories.

They also benefit from an assessment of the standard of their machines from a team of experienced and qualified judges.

This year, the motorcycle judging ring will be packed with 40 machines of which 20 will be ridden from Kampala to Nairobi by the Uganda Bikers Association (UBA).

The UBA will be touring Kenya both before and after the Concours before the long ride back to Uganda.

Former Chief Motorcycle Judge Dominique Antoine will be riding his ancient 1925 Triumph550 SD around for judging.

This old machine clearly illustrates the transition from pedal cycles to machines with engines. The ancient motorcycle has a flat fuel tank suspended under a cross bar.


The 2022 Africa Concours d’Elegance in numbers

-Number of cars to compete 70

-Number of motorcycles to be judged 40

-Number of machines by the Uganda Bikers Association 20

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