Bigger and better Auto Show

Different activities were on offer during a motor show at the coast.

11 August 2019 | Motors

Dave Hammond; Organiser; "We listened to our dealers who wanted people at their stalls interested in buying vehicles."

Swakopmund - Adolf Kaure

The third edition of the Standard Bank Auto Show, organised by the events company Connect People to People, took place at the Moonlight Resort outside Swakopmund recently.

According to Dave Hammond of Connect People to People this year’s Auto Show was bigger and better than the previous ones.

“We listened to our dealers who wanted people at their stalls interested in buying vehicles. We then decided to took an approach of getting families to attend. The kids came to play while mom and dad shopped around.”

Hammond said the reason for hosting the event at Moonlight Resort was the unique outdoor atmosphere.

"The dealers wanted to display their vehicles outside in the sun and test them on a 4x4 track to see what the cars could do.”

Different sporting activities took place at the event.

These included a netball tournament for the u/8’s, u/9’s, u/11’s and u/13’s. There were also a 5-a-side soccer for the under 11 boys, touch rugby, beach volleyball, a BMX jump track and jam with Eric Garbers (Namibia’s only sponsored Red Bull athlete) to keep the kids occupied.

Garbers demonstrated some tricks and also showed youngsters the right way of moving and controlling their bikes. There was also a trophy up for grabs for young bikers.

Other activities at the 2019 Standard Bank Auto Show included a 4x4 track offering prospective buyers an opportunity to hop into a vehicle with one of the dealers and test drive the vehicles on the track.

"This was done to demonstrate the capability of vehicles on display and for the purposes of hosting a competition where drivers could show of their driving skills. Ten people took part and competed for the ultimate prize of a N$500 recovery kit," said Werner Schapp from Opposite Lock.

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