July 9th, 2019 Kampala, Uganda- The 8th edition of the most coveted classy auto show has received a boost from RwandaAir and Liquid Telecom in addition to the already established partnerships with Commercial Bank of Africa, the title sponsor, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, the show’s venue sponsor, NBS TV and Nxt Radio, the official media partners, Singleton the official beverage partner and Events Warehouse, the official event and production partners, all joining hands for the success of the show set to take place on July 27th, 2019 under the theme, “Love of Machines”.
Speaking to the press at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Mr. Ivan Mugisha, the Country Manager Rwanda Air Uganda, said the airline will provide tickets for the winners. “As Rwanda Air, we are excited to be part of the most amazing auto show in the country, region and continent. We will offer 2 business class tickets to the winners to test our new route from Entebbe to Gaungzhou in China.
In addition to Rwanda Air’s new sponsorship package, Liquid Telecom has also joined the sponsorship board to provide free Wi-Fi at the show for revelers to enjoy and share their experience with the rest of the world online.
“Internet today is a right and no longer just a privilege. It enables us connect beyond borders and has now become a big player in tourism promotion which fits right into the purpose of the CBA Vintage and Classic Auto Show. Many people fly in to see and be part of the event and the best we can do is supplement the efforts of the organizers in raising such an amazing and unique show by creating the free connector of worlds which is the internet. We urge all the event participants to use the free services availed to them to spread the word so that come next year, we see more tourists and inevitably contribute to the economic growth of the country,” Dennis Keko Kahindi, CEO of Liquid Telecom Uganda said.
Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba, the Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show chairman welcomed the sponsors on board and reassured them and the show revelers of an unforgettable experience larger than those created in the previous shows.
“We are very excited about our new sponsors, Rwanda Air and Liquid Telecom in addition to our already existing long time partners. With all this support, we are left with no room for mistakes or doubt that this will be the biggest and best CBA Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show yet and we can promise all our participants and revelers that they will have a great time!”
A snail trail of the competing cars will be held on the eve of the event, July 26th, 2019 between 12:00am to 2:00pm from Shell Bugolobi to the Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gardens. This will be organized in partnership with Uganda Police to ensure security and non-interruption of traffic on the chosen route.
The competition is expected to be tighter this year. Notable entries include a 1953 Mercedes Benz “Ponton”,1965 Mercedes Benz “Fintail” and a 1970 Mercedes Benz “Tight”. These will tussle it out with entries from showman Hajji Kakooza Wazzir who in addition to entering 4 cars including last year’s runner up will also be dressed for the occasion and competing for “Best Dressed Male”. On the hand Mr. Bill Farmer`s 1951 Citroen Avant, the 2015 overall winner will compete again after a 2-year sojourn while Kalvin Kagwa, the youngest winner will shine with his 1938 Wolseley. In the bike category, Mr. Lule will be presenting his 1939 Matchless as he also tussles it out in the Collectibles Category with notable Collectors Tonny Owana and Emmanuel Ssemwanga who own tons of vintage musical and broadcasting equipment.
Our international judges Chris Eden and Anita Rose Eden from Nairobi will join our own legend Sam Ssali to scrutinize each of the entries, while the indefatigable Bob Dewar will provide historic commentary at the show.
The show is endorsed by the Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU), Nairobi`s Concours d`Elegance and Uganda Tourism Board.