Century Classic car run 2017

The Century Classic car Run is the Cape Town Triumph Sports Car Club’s main event of the year and is our opportunity to do something good for the community. The CCCR is not intended to compete with any other club’s events – it is a run open to all classic car enthusiasts whether a member of a club or not. The theme is go out and enjoy driving your car with your friends and like minded people, and all the money that you hand over is going to a good cause – the Children’s Hospital Trust.

We are proud of the fact that although we are one of the smaller clubs in the Cape we have now run the biggest non-static classic car event in the Cape.

This year we couldn’t have wished for better weather or a better turnout. There were more than 90 cars entered including a few late comers and 87 cars started and completed the routes. Entrants gathered at Century City for registration and receipt of number stickers and of course, a good chat. We don’t analyse how many entrants there are from any club but the event was well supported by friends from most of the clubs. Naturally Triumphs were quite prominent – a TR3, three TR3A’s, aTR5, five TR6’s and two Spitfires.

There were two routes to choose from, the long route 86m and a shorter route 43km for older cars – having said that the oldest car comfortably completed the longer route. Happily there were none of the now frequently encountered road works and everyone arrived at Killarney raceway for a simple and tasty lunch.

This was followed by a draw for several raffle prizes and announcement of the winners of the two main categories. Overall winner, where the score is calculated by simply adding the age of the car to the driver’s age, was Peter Hyslop with a score of 178.  A truly meritorious effort in a 1928 Falcon Knight which he restored himself. The other main prize was also won by a CHC member – Megan Woodward. She scored the biggest difference ( 52 ) between her age and her 1939 Packard’s age.

After the event R20,000 was handed over to the Children’s Hospital Trust. 

Graham Goetze

Chairman of the TSCC Cape Town

  

 

Upload a copy of the report on the 2016 at :  Century Classic Car Run