1935 Chev Phaeton – 27 years to complete restoration
George – The 2018 George Old Car Show, proudly driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company Ltd, will take place on 10 – 11 February.
The special exhibition of this 22nd show presented by the Southern Cape Old Car Club will be vehicles manufactured in Great Britain.
Volkswagen’s museum, the AutoPavilion, will display five famous Beetles under the title “Meet the Beetles”. These Beetles hark back to the British Officer, Major Ivan Hirst, who saved the Beetle from destruction after the 2nd World War, and pays homage to the George Old Car Show’s theme of British manufactured.
The largest collection of Ford vehicles manufactured before 1930 will also be on display. In addition, there will be a large number of other veteran and vintage vehicles, veteran tractors and farming implements, static engines, more than 5000 miniature model cars motorcycles and vehicles displayed by new car dealers.
Japie Beyers’s 1935 Chevrolet Phaeton, is one such veteran vehicle to be displayed at the 2018 show a whole 27 years after he received the vehicle as a gift.
“In 1986, we camped at Herolds Bay, where I met Japie Louw, a farmer from Williston,” recalls Japie. They became friends and during the 1987 Easter Weekend, Japie and his family visited the Louws at Williston.