The 2019 Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is one of the biggest attractions in the city, and one of the premier events of its kind in Africa.
CTMS Marketing Director Garth Rhoda believes that the show has succeeded in delivering more than just an exhibition space with cars and bikes on display: “CTMS is a consumer experiential show featuring everything motoring-related, covering cars, bikes, trucks, drifting, 4x4 tracks, test driving, aftermarket products, sound-offs and classic cars.
“We cater for the car collector, the petrol head, the bike nut, the speed demon and your general follower of all things with wheels. It’s a a full motoring experience, and it’s for the entire family. We want to create a show that puts Africa on the map of world motoring events. And in three years I believe we’ve come a long way to achieving that.”
Cape Town and the motor industry has embraced the show with open arms, with several major manufacturers and global brands committing support. Big names like BMW, Shelby, Lexus, Toyota, Suzuki, Mazda, Ford, VW, KIA, Renault, Harper Sports Cars and Lindenberg Racing are key participants this year, amongst others.
Leading car audio brand Soundmatch is an event partner, co-hosting a world-class Show & Shine event called StanceWars, as well as a World Record Sound Off attempt at the show, monitored by IASCA.
Cape Town Motor Show proudly welcomes Capitec as the exclusive banking partner for the 2019 event. Capitec will make payments easier on the day by offering digital banking solutions such as MasterPass, allowing visitors to pay with their phones, as well as card machines for card payments.
Divisional Director of Sun International Mervyn Naidoo is delighted with the growth and success of the CTMS at GrandWest: “The Cape Town Motor Show has grown exponentially over the last three years. Thanks to its success and popularity among Capetonians, this show has become one of the anchor events on GrandWest’s annual entertainment calendar. It is wonderful to have this show in Cape Town, proving again that our city is one of the top destinations in the world to host festivals and events.
"This excellent event is made possible thanks to the dedication and commitment of the CTMS partners and GrandWest is honoured to join these esteemed businesses as one of those key partners. We look forward to seeing you there.”
Major online retailer Gumtree has partnered with the CTMS since inception, and is continuing its support in this, its third year on board. “As a partner from the outset, we are thrilled to see how the event has grown and developed each year,” says Gumtree SA General Manager Claire Cobbledick. “Capetonians are clearly passionate auto enthusiasts, and we at Gumtree Auto are looking forward to an even bigger and better CTMS in 2019.”
Cape Town’s Executive Mayor Dan Plato said: “Events have the capability to bring people from all communities together who share common interests and passions. The Cape Town Motor Show is an event which does just that and also contributes towards job creation and skills development for our communities.”
The CTMS has become a major attraction in what is globally recognised as the ‘World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’(2018 World Travel Awards). Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy believes it shows the way as far as events like these are concerned: “We are thrilled to host the Cape Town Motor Show in the city once more; it’s rapidly becoming a popular big event on Cape Town’s calendar, one that’s encouraging domestic tourism as well as getting locals to explore more.
“It further endorses our reputation after we were named “World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination” in the World Travel Award 2018. Tourism and transport are inextricably linked, and this show promises to showcase fantastic examples of vehicles that take us on those memorable adventures.”
The Cape Town Motor Show takes place at GrandWest, March 2 and 3. Tickets are available at Computicket.
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