Concours d’Elegance postponed

Nairobi’s classiest motorshow even has been postponed by one year.

The Concours d’Elegance is arguably the classiest event on the Kenya motorsport calendar and has Africa continental status for cars and motorcycles. Each year, a large crowd of motoring enthusiasts gather at the Nairobi Racecourse on the last Sunday of September to admire the work of the competitors. The competitors who spend months and sometimes years to prepare their gleaming and glistening cars and bikes for judging. The throngs of spectators in their thousands make social distancing difficult and consequently health limitations on holding large events make it impossible to have the Concours this year.

The pandemic has had a drastic effect on schedules for major sports events throughout the world and the Concours is the latest to bow to the inevitable. The expectations of competitors, sponsors, spectators and organizers have been bruised by this turn of events but but safe than sorry, right?

This year’s event would have been the 50th in the unbroken annual series organized by the Alfa Rome Owners Club as an anniversary celebration and an opportunity for owners of well kept machines to showcase them at the Nairobi Racecourse. The lack of the Concours this year will be a disappointment felt beyond Kenya’s borders and affects the 24 Ugandans who have already submitted entries.

It is likely that the motor sport calendar for 2021 will be nearly a replica of this year’s calendar. Accordingly the Alfa Romeo Owners Club anticipates that the postponed Concours will be listed for September 26th 2021.



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