KAMPALA – When you just thought vintage is not exquisite, and then, boom!!! Guess what vintage is the new cool… The 8th CBA vintage Auto Class Show held on Saturday, July 27 at Sheraton hotel, Kampala has attracted numerous lovers of cars and collectables from all over Uganda and beyond.
Over 27 awards and certificates were handed over to the best participants in a pool of 77 registered cars..vintage/classic cars!!.
This Edition had kids dearly catered for with play area filled with bouncing castles, toys among others.
The Chairman of the Vintage Classic auto show, Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba, urged people to keep collectables as a measure of preserving the history for the future generation.
” We have done it again! It has been one year of planning, and with the theme “love for machines”. We did a snail trail and put Kampala on a standstill. Am very grateful for the partners that have stood us eight years running down the road,” added Dr.Niwagaba.
Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) MD Mr. Anthony Ndegwa, said ;
“We are privileged to be the title sponsors for five years in a row now and intend to continue with this partnership for the next 3 years and more. We are a technology-based finance solution and proud to be apart of Uganda’s history since 1962.”
He also further thanked the car and bike owners for their tireless work and bringing stiff competition and putting the show to world map.
Categories and Award winners
- Touring cars and Station wagons from 4,000c and above( Rolls Royce 1974 Model, Rajiv Ruparelia)
- Best Upcountry car (Mr Lesly Carville, 1971 Kombi)
- Vintage Classic Motorcycle. (Mr.William Blick)
- Vintage Garage. (Wano Engineering)
- Locally restored car(1971 VW, Adam Mayanja)
- The car owner with the most cars. (Dr. Edward Kayondo)
- Touring cars and station wagons from 1,701cc – 2,000cc( 1971 VW Kombi – Lesly Carville)
- Touring cars and Station wagons from 2001cc – 4,000cc (Mr Patrick Muhirwe)
- The vintage mechanic of the year (Mr.Raji Sakaria)
- Vintage pick-up of the year (1971 VW Kombi, Adams Mayanja)
- Touring car & station wagons from 1,301cc – 1,700cc (1971 VW Kombi, Adam Mayanja)
- Car with the most intriguing history (Mr. William Blick)
- Vintage van/minibus of the year 1968 VW Kombi, Steven Waruyi)
- Best international entry (Steven Waruyi)
- Classic Rally cars (Made in 1989, or earlier -1967 Model, Collins Isingoma)
- Collectable of the year (Mr Emmanuel Ssemwanga)
- Veteran, vintage and post vintage cars made up to December 31st 1940(1937, Hosley, Kalvin Kaggwa)
- Most appealing car. (Hajji Kakooza Wasiri)
- “Burst-a-piston” Award. (1968 VW Kombi – Steven Waruyi)
- Touring cars and Station wagons 1,300cc and below. (1970 Peugeot Joseph Igala)
- 3rd Position (1968, Mercedes – Rajiv Ruparelia and 1M)
- 2 nd position (1974, Rolls Royce Rajiv Ruparelia)
- 1st Position( 1937 Hosley, Kalvin Kaggwa)
Uganda’s sensational Afrigo Band delivered an enigmatic performance at the break- session at full – throttle and brought up the true undisputed musical touch with their oldies rendition. In addition, there was also the recognising best dressed-old style and dancer.
The winners of the 1st and 2nd got a trip to travel to Guangzhou in China business class courtesy of RwandAir and will also represent Uganda in the Concours de l’egance vintage auto car show come September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The top three shared bounty sum of UGX 3M, UGX 2M and UGX 1M respectively from Commercial Bank of Africa.
The 8th Edition of the CBA Vintage Class Auto attracted top-notch sponsors that included; Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), Singleton, Sheraton Hotel Kampala, RwandAir, Liquid Telecom, Coca-cola, Events Warehouse, Next Media among others.