GAS IT UP! Dezzi Raceway to host first motor lifestyle festival.
On the weekend May 30 and 31, Gas Magazine, KZN’s only glossy motoring read, teams up with the Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone to present a one-of-a-kind motoring festival. From full circuit drifting and extreme bike stunts, to foot massages and a pop-up cinema – the action packed line-up at the Gas Motorshow will thrill families this May.
The rubber burning action gets underway with SA’s current SupaDrift championship point leader Jim McFarlane. He and a select guest list of Africa’s top drifters will tear up the tar with a high-speed tandem drift show. Their antics will go a leap further by inviting fans to step into the cockpit for a ride on a professional drift track; an experience usually reserved for drivers or VIPs. Not to be outdone, SA’s leading adrenaline motorsports company
XS Promotions and their international stuntmen, will show off their own whiplash brand of spin stunting. And if you’ve never seen or heard of motorised trike drifting, you’ll not want to miss Hooligan Drift Trikes in action all the way from Johannesburg.
While the track boils, the sky will be alight with motorcycles. SA’s own The Le Riche Brothers (currently ranked second and fourth in the US) will show their extreme bike trial and stunt duo skills alongside XDL Stunts’ world-renowned bike performance display.
Off the track the Wicked Dips Show ‘n Shine and IASCA Dyno & Sound Off, presented by The Powerflow Exhaust Zone, allows fans to get up close to hundreds of the most beautiful cars from around the province – all vying for top eye and ear candy honours. Supercar club IBV will provide the connoisseur’s touch with 20 of KZN’s best supercars on display.
The Gas Motorshow is all about family. To keep the young ones more than entertained Epic Go Karting will be laying on a full outdoor karting track alongside mini radio controlled drift cars by RC Drifting and racing simulators by TGN Simulators to give kids (and dads) a feel of what it’s to slide and drive. A massive kids action zone – featuring a climbing wall, gyro, rodeo bull and loads of inflatables – will burn up any extra energy. To complete the family fun, the Gas Motorshow Popup Cinema seats 75 people, were young and old can enjoy blockbusters including Fast n Furious and Gone in 60 Seconds. For Mom (and Dad’s if you like) a unisex spa will be giving foot massages, pedicures and kids pampering such as face painting and glitter tattoos.
Tummies are taken care of by a full food and catering suite, including a Spur pop-up shop and a celebrity visit. Finally, for those most interested in man vs machine, SA’s strongest men will race against the clock to pull 5 tons of cold steel in the Strongman contest.
‘We have a serious passion for motoring at Gas Magazine,’ said event organizer Prethiven Naidoo ‘The Gas Motorshow brings to life the stories we’ve written about on our pages.’