The guys from Summerslam, known for their inventive events, pulled one out of the hat last weekend with what could be called a petrolkop variety show hosted in Strand.
They had the same objective as most park-offs, to get like-minded car enthusiasts together for a kuier and to collect donations for an NGO or individual, but Quinton Moodie and Shahiem Bell had an agenda, to make the event at Broadway Business Centre that’s much more attractive.
The management of the centre were happy to give them full access, considering that The Angel’s Haven Foundation was a primary beneficiary. And having to keep it smaller, as we all do in these times of Covid, these guys managed to bring together a kwaai collection of motoring goodness.
Here’s the rundown, Shahiem says: “Attendees were encouraged to purchase their donations at the Broadway Hyper. We also had a photo booth setup where attendees could have their official Summerslam photo taken in front of one of the centre’s colourful murals inside the mall.
“Also parked inside the mall were plus minus 30 awesome rides on display to make any petrolhead drool as they walked through.”
The guys representing Wadeworks host their new concept called Limbo Outlaws, where measurements were taken and tallied up, and a Top Five lowest cars list was created. The list now stands, and can be challenged by anyone at their next Limbo Outlaws hosted.
To keep the variety theme strong, Drift Trikes SA operated in a section of the mall’s parking area. This was a huge hit with the kids and adults alike.
Bobby Nitro spoke to organiser Quinton about his top moment of the day. He says: “There was this moment, when we looked out from the stage to see this flock of sheep grazing in the near distance, an odd thing at a car show.
“Then, this group of kids with red shirts on comes walking through the sheep, they were the kids from the foundation. It struck me how we at these shows are rather privileged, and these the beneficiaries had to walk to the show. The contrast, for me, was heartbreaking.”
The afternoon’s activities culminated in a handover of the donations collected to the Angel’s Haven Foundation who had arrived with the kids they look after. The organisers say: “Thanks to the Datsun Charity Maniacs, we could give the kids a lunch.”
Summerslam would like to thank the following:
Anthony Crowie and Double O, Zaid and crew from Deafrow Audio, Datsun Charity Maniacs, Jap Aesthetics, BM Squad, Drift Trikes SA, Symonds Sounds, DJ Crispy SA, Rayaan Abrahams, Kyara Skye, Myles Africa, Donovan Fortuin and Marlon Lodewyk, Faheem Meyer, 7stars energy drinks, Raiaaz Pillay, RgR Graffix and AutoStylingCPT, The Broadway Business Centre and every tcar-loving enthusiast that turned up to show their support. Lastly and never the least, the commitment, patience, love and support of the Bell and Moodie families.