The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance is the classiest event on the Kenya Motor Sports Federation calendar and is attended by 11,000 people (10,000 adults and 1,000 children).
The event is also a social occasion and fun filled family day. The centre piece is the judging of 70 classic and vintage cars and 40 motorcycles under regulations approved by the Kenya Motor Sport Federation (KMSF).
Additional attractions include a children’s entertainment centre, live band music, fly pasts, a parade of all the Concours cars and motorcycles and a grand finale after the prize giving.
The spectators are motorists and their families from the middle and upper income groups. A significant proportion of the crowd is in the 17 to 35 year age bracket and women enjoy dressing up for Concours day.
The field is limited to 70 cars and 40 motorcycles on a first come first served basis. The entries in the Concours are of a high standard. Among the past overall car winners are a 1928 Chevrolet, a 1928 Ford, a 1926 Fiat, a 1934 Alvis Firefly, a 1934 Railton, a 1951 Daimler DB 18 Barker and a 1952 MGTD.
In recent years, the overall motorcycle winners have been a 1941 Indian Scout, a 1937 Moto Guzzi, a 1930 Ivory Calthorpe, a 1925 DKW, a 1922 Douglas 4HP and a 1915 Indian Model B