Earlier this month, Team DUB Auto Fest hosted their first charity car show event, always a good reason to get the petrolkoppe out onto a school field and shining.
And in keeping with the theme of a good family day out, organisers arranged a bunch of other entertainment options, something for everybody, as they say.
But first, about the cause.
The Batavia School of Skills, situated in Claremont, has been running for over 50 years, teaching essential skills to laaities from all over the Cape.
Team DUB Auto Fest, comprised of Hoosain and Shamiela Kader, Joe and Faranaaz Klein, Ebrahim Mustapha, Rudiaan Africa and Christopher Kallis, partnered with the school to help realise its long-time vision of hosting such a show.
Joe says: “The Cars 4 Kids Charity Car Show was in aid of raising funds towards repairs and maintenance and daily food expenses for kids meals of Batavia School Of Skills.
The event took place at the school.
“Petrol heads came from as a far as Port Elizabeth, namely Vincent Cekiso, Wikus Nel came from Worcester, and we even had petrol heads coming from Malmesbury and Saldanha to make this event one huge success.”
Hoosain adds: “We had a lekker turnout, the sponsors came on board and we even saw some new clubs on the scene, such as the guys and girls from Toyota for Life Style. Then there was Black Edition, a club that consists only of black Mk1s.”
Bobby Nitro spoke to Jennifer Barnard of Batavia School, who said: “What a day. It was fantastic, a lot of fun and full of surprises, plus the organisers are such genuine people. We would definitely do this with them again.”
When Jennifer says “surprises”, she is referring to the fact that she just happened to bring a 1971 Mini to the show because her other car was in the shop, parked it in the teachers’ parking lot, then was persuaded to get it onto the field and enter into Old School, and ended up going home with second prize.
Jennifer adds: “The school benefited financially and many of the kids came, bringing family and friends. Team DUB Auto Fest brought a lot of things to hand out to children, which always makes it that much more exciting for them. Plus, I never thought a car could do a limbo, but it did!”
Car clubs who supported the event included Polo N9, Cape Polo Crew, Krazy Krew, Sexy Jap Squad, Japmotion, DUBCiti, Toyota for Life Style, AE82, Sexy Jap Squad, KDM Rejects and Black Edition.
As has become quite the tradition in the Show n Shine scene, Krazy Krew put in that extra effort and this time the ladies created a display centred on the theme Baby Shower, and took first place for club display. Polo N9 came in second and Sexy Jap Squad third. The Sexy Japs also managed to secure a second prize in the dance-off with some wild and rather risqué moves.
Joe adds: “Singer Koekie from Mitchells Plain entertained the crowds with hits from her latest CD and the school’s dance groups performed for the crowds.”
The stage was kept busy all day, and there was also a lip sync and dance battle from the Car Clubs.
Paul Erenstzen and Team Boyz Toyz did the sound-offs. Well done to Ardiel Petersen for taking home the loudest Tata award and Eldridge Cupido taking the loudest for the day award with a 151+dB reading.
For the vehicles, there were some outstanding representatives of the Cape car scene there on the day.
Notables include the Team Soundmatch custom Corsa, which took home the “Best Of Show” award.
Steve September’s immaculate Corolla took first place in Straight Street class, with Wikus Nel taking second in his Skyline.
Joe concludes: “To our sponsors, Keizin Automotive [Meguiar’s, Rislone & Little Trees], Team Autopunks, Sound Dynamics, Affordable Signage and Tokai Value Tyre & Fitment group and not forgetting Jive, we as Team DAF simply can’t thank you guys enough for the awesome prizes.”
As always, Bobby Nitro sent a big-up to all involved. The Cape community car scene saw its beginnings on school fields, raising much-needed cash for our kids, and it’s always excellent to see this tradition carried forward.