CapeTownMagazine.com

(POSTPONED) Drift City Motor Show Is Back

We'll get through this. CapeTownTogether
Follow our social channels for useful news,
daily local champions + find moments of joy
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel - 113 Loop Street
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

(POSTPONED) Drift City Motor Show Is Back

Watch a handful of drivers make turns sharper than Trevor Noah’s wit

NOTE: Due to weather conditions, the event has been postponed to 3 November.

Come and watch the country's top drifters go head-to-head to claim the title of Drift City Champion in the Drift City Motor Show. It’s back this year, sponsored by City of Cape Town, Monster Energy and Sailun Tyres, and it’s all happening on the Grand Parade.


A QUICK LESSON IN DRIFTING
Ever hear the phrases "driftkhana", "gymkhana", and "drifting" and thought you stumbled into a foreign country? Don't worry, here's a crash course:

Gymkhana, known as motorkhana in Australia and New Zealand and autocross in the United Kingdom, is a type of motorsport where the goal is to complete the course in the least amount of time. Drivers often face a series of obstacles meant to test different driving techniques.


Drifting is a driving technique where drivers intentionally oversteer the vehicle. It grew in popularity in 1970s Japan, further promoted in a manga series called Initial D. Driftkhana is a new-ish discipline, combining the techniques of drifting and gymkhana.


ACTION, MUSIC, SHOWCASES AND GEES
Flock to the Grand Parade on Darling Street for a myriad fast-paced activities. You can stand on street level to watch the action, or take a seat on the grandstand. Main driftkhana competition aside, there'll be a skatepark, live acts, spectator drift rides, and car and bike showcases, as well as a kiddies entertainment area. If all the excitement makes you hungry, swing past the various food and drinks vendors and get something that tickles your fancy. Bring the whole family – there's something for everyone and kids under six get in free! If you're driving there, remember that Darling, Castle and Parade streets will be closed.


THE DETAILS
Gates open at 11:00. Golden Acre is offering parking for a flat rate of R20 for the day, or you can park in the areas surrounding the Grand Parade. Tickets are available on Computicket or at the gate (you can buy them from 09:00 on the day). Mark 3 November on your calendar, 'cause it's a day you don't want to miss.


DRIFT CITY IS GOING FOR A SPIN
This year, Drift City is hosting a youth development cup called SPIN. This initiative aims to uplift the up-and-coming teenage drivers of Cape Town, so buy a ticket and show your support.

---



---

Check out why you should hire a car with AroundAboutCars for your next visit.

Not into cars? Take a Historical Heritage walking tour through the city.

Check out our reasons for having your car serviced on a Saturday.

---

Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 422 2444.

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

 

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
April 2021
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature ReserveWolfkop holiday specials: glamp for up ...

Plus 9 activities also at half-price: bodyboard the Olifants, hike, see rock paintings ...

Whale Rock LodgeWhales, wine and a special reader’s ...

Get 10% off your Hermanus holiday plus a complimentary bottle of wine

Gallery 19 high streetFirst Fridays, the social event in ...

Talk to gallerists, art lovers and drink wine from this famous region

Nelson Makamo See world-famous SA artist Nelson ...

Opening night (with Makamo) fully booked. Walk-about in planning

Chard Grill Weekly burger specials plus 2 happy ...

R99 for two burgers and R30 for all wine, beer and gin

Hermanus Guest HouseBook a luxe Hermanus stay on this ...

Colourful, central + opposite a gorgeous (safe) tidal pool

Burgundy RestaurantYour guide to eating at Burgundy ...

Beer-battered hake + chips, seafood pasta and a local delicacy

CoupleWhat to watch at The Galileo open-air ...

Classic movies on Wednesdays to Sundays. Plus picnic screening at Kirstenbosch

Light ArtSpier Light Art Exhibition: it’s ...

Pre-book your space on Dineplan, and consider staying over

Windsor HotelIncredible room specials at Windsor ...

Now and during whale season. Plus one kid under 12 stays free

WSDC BoatSpectacular rates on shark cage diving ...

For R700 less. Plus ask for current readers’ specials

Ficks cocktail 2Ficks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

Riebeek Kasteel EventGallery Riebeek Kasteel shows off the ...

This country village also offers good food, excellent wine + lots of history

Rupert Museum Add Rupert Museum to your Stellenbosch ...

Legendary Sam Nhlengethwa has an exhibition and playing personal vinyl collection

Glen carlouFine art, excellent wine, delicious ...

Take the day and visit this top wine farm to view local art and eat exceptional food

T-Roc PartnerPre-order the T-Roc from Barons Cape ...

The T-Roc is here. Test drive now and pre-order to spec!

GiveawaysTravel Tips