Words by The Vintage Sports Car Club / Pics by KZN Car Fanatics
Cars in the Park Pietermaritzburg is the highlight event on the Vintage Sports Car Club calendar. Held annually, late April or early May, at Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, this extremely popular event is a draw card for motoring enthusiasts from all over South Africa. The first Cars in the Park was held in February 1976.
The event is a large gathering of old-timers from numerous clubs and features a wide variety of makes of motor cars, trucks, tractors and simply fascinating vehicles. There are over a thousand various exhibits so there is ample to see and do as you meander around the place. It is certainly an entertaining and fun-filled family outing.
A number of interesting vehicles can be seen at Cars in the Park, and in recent years it has featured antiques such as a 1904 Cadillac, vintage steam vehicles, Ferrari’s and even Formula One racing cars and the latest and greatest motorcars that manufacturers have to offer.
CITP, PMB, attracts a multitude of enthusiasts from clubs favouring such well-known names as Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, MG, Morris, Triumph, Volkswagen and Volvo to name but a few.
Industrial and farm machinery is also displayed as well as a fine selection of veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles.
Members of the public are welcome to enter their vehicle on the morning of the show.
Set in the tranquil garden-like setting of Alexandra Park, just outside of the Midlands Meander, the event features a variety of tempting food and beverage options on sale, allowing visitors to feed their appetite as well as their passion for the old automobiles, many from a bygone era of motoring.
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