Preparations are underway for this year’s edition of the Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show, which is scheduled to take place on 28th July 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel Gardens.
The 2018 edition of the annual event will be similar to none before because of the number of additions to the show and meticulous planning that is being undertaken.
This was revealed by the Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show proprietor Dr. John Baptist Nuwagaba during the launch of the event at the Commercial Bank of Africa Uganda Limited (CBAU) Head Office at Twed Towers, Nakasero on Tuesday.
The highlight of the show will be a change from a static show where cars are judged in one place, to a mobile show where cars will move to the judging arena thus offering a lively experience to both car owners and spectators. However, the security can be expected to be strict as everyone involved in the show understands that these cars are extremely valuable and as an owner, you would worry about your vehicle and want to protect your classic car from theft or any kind of damage.
The other new addition is the collectibles category. These shall include old items that anybody would like to exhibit, besides cars and bikes.
“For a while now we have been approached by show enthusiasts to accommodate this categoryand this year, the call has been answered. We expect a lot of household items from decades past and so much more. Whoever would like to be part of this should reach us through the various channels we have availed,” said Dr. Niwagaba.
He further revealed that the show will have a bigger and better fashion show under the same subject and it will also be the dress-code on the day.
“This year is going to be a different experience. And special thanks to our sponsors that indeed make this show possible every year enabling us better the experience of our guests. To CBA Bank, Sheraton Hotel, Castrol oil and Events Warehouse, we are grateful.”
The CBA Bank CEO Anthony Ndegwa, pointed that out that CBA is passionate about the Vintage Car Show because it is a space where the bank interacts with its clients and the public in a fun filled environment. He also acknowledged the tremendous work done by the Uganda Vintage team, pledging to support the event for the foreseeable future.
“As CBA we thank the entire Vintage Uganda team that has kept growing the value of this property, now in its 7th year. And we are proudly part of this journey for the best part of its lifetime. As a bank our drive is always to ensure our customers have more time for their passions. This make the vintage and classic cars a natural fit for us because it is a huge passion that requires a lot of time,” noted Mr. Ndegwa.
Other sponsors of the Vintage and Classic Auto Show include Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Castrol Oil, NBS TV and Events Warehouse.