CHATSWORTH GETS FAST AND FURIOUS FEVER
By: Chanelle Lutchman
The weather was pleasant last Sunday as car fanatics from all areas gathered at the Chatsworth Center to showcase their “beasts” (vehicles) at the 10th Annual Car Show.
“The theme this year, Fast and Furious, was inspired by the recent debut of the much anticipated Fast and Furious 6 movie, also around the hype that Top Gear brought to Durbanites,” said one of the major organiser, Rahim Mahomed.
The show, which compensated for all cars ranging from classics to new cars, got underway at 10 a.m. and immediately cars gradually drove in and waited to be signed up for their respective categories. The categories were Shine and Show (best looking car in each division) and a Sound Off (the vehicle with the best sound). In the previous show held in March, close to 300 cars were entered and the organizer was expecting to see much more of an audience this time around.
Umkomaas resident and first timer, Mark Victor Margold, received third place for his 325i convertible in the 90’s modified category. “It’s an amazing event; the crowd is positive, there’s no restrictions on our cars and I’m looking forward to more events of this kind,” said Margold.
Another first timer, Daryll Subroyen said that he purchased his car recently in November and has spent R70 000 in total to import extras to add on his car. In previous events, Subroyen received two first places and one second in the shine and show category.
The cars amazed audience member, Genelle Chetty, and the effort put in by sponsors for the event. “This is the first [time] I attended something like this and it really blew me away, I did not expect to enjoy myself this much,” she said.
In the afternoon, the judges announced the winners of each category. One of the main sponsors of the event, Genser Marketing, said that they received a lot of positive feedback from the crowd who cannot wait to come back for their 11th installment in 2014.