Standard Bank Auto Show in gear

Eugene Junius, Vehicle and Asset Finance New Business Manager during the launch of the Standard Bank Auto Show 2015 (Photograph by Musa Carter)

The Standard Bank Auto Show 2015 in partnership with the Biltongfees will take place on the 3rd and 4th of July at the SKW Sports field in Olympia. As usual, the combination Biltongfees, Auto Show, draws large crowds and vehicle enthusiasts and public spectators are in for a treat as it promises to be even bigger and better.

This was announced on Wednesday evening at Standard Bank head office in Windhoek. This year the show will run under the theme, ‘Childlike wonder comes standard at the Standard Bank Auto Show’.
Mr Junius Mungunda, the Standard Bank Chief Executive said, “Looking back at the previous Standard Bank Auto Shows, this event has definitely gone from strength to strength. Since its inception nine years ago, the show has grown immensely and has become a popular event for motor dealers as well as fanatics.”
Last year the show attracted just under twenty thousand visitors over the two-day period and this year the bank is expecting to receive about 22,000 visitors as well as up to 32 dealers to in support of the bank’s customary special deals.
“Based on last year’s success of the Standard Bank Auto Show with a total revenue value of N$64 million, I am therefore optimistic that this year’s Auto Show will exceed our expectations once again,” Mungunda added
According to Munguda this year’s focus will be mainly on promoting the local car dealers who will also have a grand spectacle of vehicles on display at the fields around the main SKW clubhouse.
“The Standard Bank Auto Show has become a popular event on the Namibian calendar and this year we are expecting quite a number of exhibitors, displaying from the smallest passenger vehicle to the latest expensive cars and trucks,” he added.
Meanwhile visitors at this year’s show can look forward to a number of side attractions that will include entertainment from Namibian and South African artists, display of the latest vehicles on a rotating turn table, ‘Old Wheelers’, large trucks and various other activities that the bank said are still under wraps.