Colour and Pomp was the order of the day at the 8th Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show held on 27th July, 2019 at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
The event was a showcase of the ‘old is gold’ cars and motor-bikes, many of which are no longer highly demanded by the current market. It attracted revelers, both young and old and was not short of special moments.
“It is my first time to be here and guess what, these are master pieces. The owners have maintained these machines very well. But again, it proves that things of those days were of better quality than what is on the market today. You purchase a car today and in 2 years, it is crap,” Charlotte Neeza noted.
Dr. John Niwagaba, the chairman of the Vintage Classic auto show noted that 2019 had massive improvements in all aspects including among others “registering of over 100 cars and introducing new categories such as the motor bikes section which had above 10 exhibitors.”
More than 20 awards were given out to winners in different categories with Wolseley 1937 owned by Calvin Kaggwa being crowned the 2019 best vintage car.
The 2019 Uganda Vintage Cars show was supported by Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) , Vivo Energy, Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU), Nairobi`s Concours d`Elegance, Uganda Tourism Board , Liquid Telecom, Singleton, NBS TV, NXT Radio, Events Warehouse, Cocacola, RwandAir and Sheraton Kampala Hotel.