Drifting, control and speed will delight motoring enthusiasts once again at the Drift City Motor Show on Sunday, 24 September 2017, at the Grand Parade. In its second year, this show is expected to attract thousands of spectators on the day. The event will kick up a lot of smoke as some of Cape Town’s best drivers compete to drift onto the podium. Read more below:
Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and indications are that this year will be even bigger and better with Cape Town’s best drivers going head to head on an improved technical professional track. There will be only one champion on the day.
‘The City of Cape Town’s support for the show is about creating opportunities where motoring enthusiasts can compete in a controlled, safe and spectator-friendly environment. As a proud sponsor of this event, the City provides services as well as free usage of the Grand Parade. By providing a large space to cater for non-traditional forms of motorsport entertainment, we ensure a safer environment for drifting fanatics and patrons. The City would like to invite all Capetonians and visitors to attend this popular event,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services,’ Alderman Jean-Pierre Smith.
Following on the successful events during the World Cup 2010™, the City has deliberately sought to partner with event organisers in order to continue utilising the Grand Parade as a leading venue.
‘It is essential that this unique space be promoted and used as a contemporary multi-use cultural venue that is embraced by all Capetonians. The Drift City event gives meaning to the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) by building integrated communities and providing a safe environment where all fans can enjoy Heritage Day at one of the City’s oldest gathering places,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Assets and Facilities Management, Councillor Stuart Diamond.
Entertainment on the day will include a Driftkhana competition, skate park, car and bike displays, an exhibitor area and live acts Sound Demonstrations, Spectator Drift Rides. The event also includes a Kids Entertainment Area.
For more information on the Drift City Motor Show and Festival, visit https://www.driftcity.co.za/