Standard Bank Auto show this weekend
Standard Bank will host its 2012 Auto Show this weekend (Friday and Saturday) at the SKW Sports Grounds in Olympia in the Capital. The event is hosted in partnership with the “Biltongfees”.
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, with a total of about 65 exhibitors. Dealers and marques, representing a cross section of the Namibian automotive sector, will have around 250 new vehicles on display. These include cars, bakkies, SUVs, motor cycles, boats, and even front end loaders and earth moving skips. The exhibitors include Audi, VW Autohaus, Mercedes Benz, Jeep and Chrysler, M & Z Commercial Vehicles, Pupkewitz Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Bobcat, Bentley and Lamborghini.
Visitors to the show can also look forward to a number of side attractions such as entertainment by leading South African and Namibian artists, display of trucks; display of “Old Wheelers”, entertainment for the kiddies and various other activities. Standard Bank will use the show as platform to offer customers special finance terms on show deals.
The bank said this week it is expecting 20,000 visitors to the 2012 Auto Show. “The main objective of this event is to provide an ideal opportunity for the viewing of exclusive vehicles by the private, commercial and corporate and investment banking customers as well as to stimulate business opportunities and reward dealers and customers.”
Since its inception in 2006, the show has grown immensely, and has become a popular event on the calendar of motor dealers as well as the public. In 2006 the show attracted 2500 visitors (one-day event), while in 2007 the show attracted 9389 people (two-day event). In 2009 the show attracted 11234 people and last year, 15321 motor enthusiasts streamed through the gates.
“It is an opportunity provided to motor vehicle dealers to show their products under one roof,” said Standard Bank, MD, Mpumzi Pupuma at the launch of the Auto Show.