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Gauteng Motor Show
The Gauteng Motorshow was founded in 2004 at Zwartkops Raceway and was the brain-child of Alan Cawood, the owner of A.C. Local & International Marketing. The show is one of the largest, most action packed motoring events in South Africa and each year it promises to bring you more action packed excitement than the last. The show is now brought to you by Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group, Southern Africas most forward thinking and successful organisers of world-class exhibitions and events (a company that has a world record of successful events behind them such as Decorex, BOFE, the Book Fair and Sports & Events Tourism Exchange to name a few).

A show, which usually takes place at the beginning of June each year, encompasses all aspects of the motoring industry, the Gauteng Motor Show also offers an entertainment line-up unlike any other motoring event in South Africa with drifting, aerobatic airplays, bike stunts, advance driving experiences, track experiences, go-kart rides, simulators, helicopter rides, competitions, a wide range of kiddies entertainment & music! These are only some of the things visitors can expect to find at the Gauteng Motor Show.
The event is a fun family day out, offering something for men, women and children of all ages. Exciting surprises in store for all! Each year the show is different from the previous, pushing its boundaries, and visitors can always expect a few exciting surprises. Of all the motor shows in South Africa the Annual Gauteng Motor Show is the one not to be missed!

The show includes various vehicles from the motoring industry as well as a full range of the latest road and off-road bikes which will be displayed and on sale. The race culture will be entertained as some of the fastest cars a bikes in South Africa will be shown off. Visitors can check out all the goodies they can get for their cars in the aftermarket section. A full range of trucks will be on display and visitors are invited to come meet the ultimate "Big Machines". Their will also be all shapes and sizes of caravans and trailers to choose from as well as a full range of the latest outdoor boating accessories from fishing, skiing, tubing or just boating requirements. You can plan your next trip in South Africa at the show. What would any show be without lots of great grub to eat and drink throughout the day, helping you top up your energy levels. There will also be a festive beer garden for anybody over 18 years.

For those who want to know a little more about the show:
The Gauteng Motorshow was founded in 2004 at Zwartkops Raceway and was kicked off with a bang and by year 2 was already attracting thousands of spectators. The third year saw the show move to Wesbank Raceway where a world record was set with a mass ride of quad-bikes and off-road bikes between Boksburg and the venue. In 2007, new and breathtaking events were introduced. Visitors were witness to drifting illustrations, crazy stunt jumping by Ride Authority. A wide range of exhibitors showcased products ranging from the smallest Racing Cars to the spider like 4X4s, trucks, boats & classics right through to the Extreme racing Cultures. After Wesbank Raceway was closed down, the show moved to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in 2008. Nedbank bought into the concept and sponsored the event for years 2008 and 2009. The 2008 Nedbank Gauteng Motor show was the biggest and most successful show to date, with thousands of spectators attending the show. In 2009 the organizers felt that it was time to push the boundaries of the show and the focus moved to "Action" . Amazing displays such as the Mazda Aerobatics Team, The Auto Trader & XS Promotions Drifters, High Flying Freestyle MX stunts and high speed track events kept spectators dazzled throughout the weekend. But it was moving the Gauteng Motorshow back to its place of origin Zwartkops Raceway in 2010, that gave the team the inspiration needed to recreate some of the ideas surrounding the show. With the support of Top Car Magazine (Media 24) and XS Promotions two entirely new concepts were created. The Top Car Experience and the Auto Trader SupaDrift Series were introduced together with a wide range of other acts. And with Top Car Magazine now the leading sponsor, the 2011 show introduced some incredible flying by the Gabriel Wings, the Cell C Harvard's and Mazda Zoom Zoom pilots. The Top Car Gauteng Motor Show 2012 was a great success, pushing the bar of this spectacular motoring experience to even greater heights.

Directions from Johannesburg
There are a number of ways to get to Zwartkops from the Johannesburg area. The most common way is past Kyalami - travel in a generally Northerly direction along the R55 towards Pretoria West.(It is approximately 21 km from Kyalami to Zwartkops). This road can become congested on big international race days.
From Johannesburg, get onto the N14 (Krugersdorp Highway) and head Eastwards. Take the R55/ Pretoria West off-ramp and turn left towards Pretoria West. Travel in a genrally Northerly direction on the R55 and you will reach Zwartkops Raceway on your left.
To avoid congestion the next best alternative route is through Erasmia.
Travel in a genrally Northerly direction along the R 511 (William Nochol Drive). This is the road that goes past Diepsloot (William Nichol R511) and becoming the M26. As you get to Erasmia turn right at the Zwartkops Raceway signboard and enter through the Drive-In gate.

Directions from East Rand
From the N1 take the Hans Strydom off ramp - travel Westwards on the M10 until the R55. Turn right into the R55 and Zwartkops is on your left + 3 km.
Directions from Pretoria
Take Mitchell Street under the subway past the Old Power Station (on the left). Turn left into Quagga Road and travel Southwards past Laudium until you reach Zwartkops on your right.

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