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Cape Speed Show and Shine – Cape Town

7 June 2012 4 Comments

Cape Speed, together with SSJ Concepts and Maxed up Media, hosted a Show and Shine event, at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) at the Bellville campus on 2 June 2012. The car show was in aid of raising funds for the CPUT Formula Student Racing team Cape Speed; competing at Silverstone in the United Kingdom. The Show and Shine was extremely well attended by many Cape Town car clubs and crews as well as individual entrants.

Engineering students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology made history when they unveiled their formula built car on 3 May 2012. This car will compete in an international Formula Student (FS) motorsport competition. The competition will take place in July when the ‘Cape Speed’ team will pit their car against 110 teams from around the world.
The Motor-sport programme has running for three years and it has taken the students one year to design and manufacture the single-seat racing car. CPUT Adaptronics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Laboratory (AMTL) part of the Faculty of Engineering developed the racing car at a cost of half a million rand.  The team consists of 14 students, 9 of whom will be travelling to Silverstone along with the support of 4 additional students and 4 academic staff, totaling 17 team members.
CPUT’s Cape Speed is the 1st South African team to compete in Formula Student UK
Apart from the fact that it was cloudy with a slight drizzle; the day was perfect for all those who had come out to share the day in Bellville with Cape Speed, their fellow petrol heads and car enthusiasts. Car crews and clubs came from far and wide across the Mother City to attend the event which added an extra flair to the event. The clubs who had been present on the day were: JapMotion, Pappi Chullow, Box Boyz, Sexy Jap club, VolkEdition, BM Squad, Autopunks, Boyz Toyz, Frequently Deaf, Bass Masters inc., Mk4, Dub Stance, TSD, Air Cooled, OPCrew, Team FSMDB.

The cars that came out to play were amazing! The judging was conducted by Joe Klien, a very well known Show and Shine participant and judge as well as Marwaan Britow and his wife, Lameez Britow, who is involved within the show and shine fraternity for some time now. Joe, Marwaan and Lameez had the most interesting responsibility as they had to judge a number of clubs and individual entrants on the day.
Many well known legends of the car fraternity namely Ashfaaq Bux, Joe Klien (Judge), Marwaan Britow (Judge), Donovan Le Roux, Nur Kemp, Rafiq Fisher and Neville Varney, to name a few, attended the event.  In South Africa, these legends are well known for their knowledge and customized rides.

The stand out club at the Show and Shine was Jap Motion, who claimed “Best Club” award with an impressive display of what looked like a car without a body. The demonstration consisted of an engine, rims, a car seat and other parts. The only missing element was the body of the car.  Box Boys arrived at the Show and Shine with 35 Toyota’s and was extremely impressive.

As the judges worked hard to calculate the results of the Show and Shine, Achmat Achmat, a very well known mechanic and racing driver from Cape Town, brought his BMW M3 track car to the event. He would race around an outlined area and this drew the attention of the people inside the gates running to see what was happening. Achmat then displayed his skills of drifting, burnouts and spinning and was a highlight to many. Achmat in his impressive BMW M3 track car left the road smoking after an insane burnout. Achmat Achmat then allowed Cape Speed team members, as well as members of the public to ride shotgun with him in the outlined course. The demonstration ended prematurely due to technical gremlins, but other than that the racing vehicle was surrounded by enthusiasts trying to get an opportunity and a sneak peak of what was packed beneath his bonnet and inside the vehicle.

After this display, the judges were ready to begin the award ceremony. Donovan Le Roux claimed the top spot as the best show car with his very impressive Toyota Tazz and Nur Kemp, with his Ford Sierra, followed in second place. The best mini truck award went to Scott Wyness, with his impressive Volkswagen Caddy which featured an unusual sight of a role cage in the loading bay. Many others claimed top spots which was an awesome sight.

Follow: CPUTFormulaStudent on Facebook or @CPUTFormulaStud on Twitter to keep up to date with the progress of Cape Speed. Good luck guys and girls!
Junaid Samodien


  • Vishal (Jay) said:

    This was my first show and shine and vehicle show ever, and Grant from Club Autpunks, encouraged me to participate and enter my corsa bakkie that he loyally worked on. Surprisingly I got second place, which is a happy note for me, but even if I did not take home a prize, the atmosphere and moral was good enough for me.


    Blair Reply:

    Congrats Jay, glad to hear you enjoyed the event hope to see you at the next one!


    Joe Klein Reply:

    Boet that Utility of yours looked clean and neat…Awesome stuff Grant


  • Vishal (Jay) said:

    Thanks guys. It’s a part time hobbie just to build up the bakkie, just for myself, so don’t really do it for shows, hence this was my first ever. But being at such venues and speaking to experienced people in the motoring industry, you tend to get more ideas and new perpective on things. Great way to share and expand on social networking as well. Count me in on the next show!


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