Century Classic car run 2016: The Triumph Sports Car club, Cape Town, will be staging an innovative motoring event, called the Century Classic car run which is open to any owner of a car where the combined age of the car and driver has to equal or exceed 100 years. The event will be sponsored by classic car dealers Crossley and Webb. The Century run will start from Century City and end at Killarney circuit via a scenic and undemanding route- a distance of 100 km and the number of entrants will be limited to 100. Participants will be permitted to enjoy a couple of parade laps of the racing circuit at the end of the run. The Century Classic car run 2016 will be staged on Sunday 23 October. Entry forms are obtainable from The Triumph Sports car club  by email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An entry fee of R100 is required to assist with costs of administration, recovery vehicle and printing.

Here is a summary of the 2015 event:

The organisers were pleased to find that, thanks to good publicity, quite a number of cars were entered by people who do not belong to any motor club, and a really eclectic assortment of classic cars was seen at the Century City start, ranging from a few veterans to 70’s modern classics. Crossley and Webb, purveyors of fine classic cars sponsored the event together with Century City and provided each entrant with a commemorative cap as well as competitor numbers and stickers for the cars.

The run ended at Killarney circuit where the WPMC had opened the circuit for the competitors to do a couple of parade laps and had provided refreshments and an enjoyable lunch in their clubhouse.

The Crankhandle club of Cape Town showed that they were a force to be reckoned with when it came to scooping awards and prizes. The top awards were made to :

Highest combined age of driver and car, John Brewster,  85 years old driving the CHC 1902 Wolseley; total 198 years

Greatest age difference where the driver is younger than the car: Rob Middelmann, 72 years old driving a 1912 EMF 30 Roadster-  31 years

A special award was made to Peter Hyslop, 87 years old driving his beautifully restored  87 year old Falcon-Knight , totalling 174 years.

All competitors received certificates to commemorate the run.  Platinum certificates (175-199 years) were awarded to John Brewster and Rob Middelman, one Gold certificate (150-174 years)to  Peter Hyslop;  28 Silver certificates (125-149 years)were awarded and the remainder of the 96 entries  was in the Bronze category (100-124 years). A raffle was held during lunch to raise money for the Red Cross children’s hospital and some R2,500 was collected for this deserving charity . Chairman’s choice of cars, a subjective choice, was the ex Tromp van Diggelen Jaguar SS100 and a 1964 Mustang convertible.