Guest Contributor | Jul 25, 2017 | 0
Get to the Biltongfees, buy a raffle ticket and see if the Picanto is yours
A perky Kia Picanto must find a new owner on Saturday afternoon at the Biltongfees where 32 auto dealers will be showcasing their latest and their best under the Standard Bank Auto Show banner.
The Picanto is the main prize in the raffle competition for which entry tickets are sold at the Biltongfees for N$50 a piece. There is no limit to the number of tickets any person may buy and enter for the raffle. All tickets sold up to 16:00 on Saturday are entered for the draw which takes place at 17:00. The raffle and the draw is audited by auditing firm SGA.
Standard Bank’s Head of Vehicle and Asset Finance, Mr Willem Lötter said earlier this week all systems are go for the annual winter entertainment partnership between the Biltongfees and the Standard Bank Auto Show. Again, the event will exceed expectations with hundreds of vehicles on display, and the bank’s staff on hand to process applications on the spot. The bank offers special prime less 1.75% financing deals for approved customers with a two-month holiday before installments start.
“I am confident to say that we expect a great spectacle this time around too. We will be having 32 exhibiting motor dealers and besides the latest vehicles on display we will also be showcasing the latest automobiles, trucks and motorbikes. We are hoping to attract over 20,000 visitors to the show and this year our intention is to give exposure to our local dealers because it is always better to support our own. The 2017 Standard Bank Auto Show will once again be held in partnership with the Biltongfees with whom we have had a fruitful long-standing relationship over the past 11 years” said Lötter.
As always, the entertainment is world class with many popular artists from South Africa and from Namibia. A special drawcard is the exhillirating motorbike stunts performed on Friday evening and Saturday morning by the Podmol brother, known as the flying bikers for their incredible midair rolls and turns on a motorbike, and often off the bike.
The Standard Bank Auto Show and the Biltongfees have become a popular combined family event on the automobile industry calendar. Due to the great exposure, it is the ideal venue for prospective owners to meet local dealers and see all the newest models. It is also the perfect event for the whole family with both the Friday and the Saturday promising more fun and entertainment than any one family can consume.
As a parting shot, Lötter said “I encourage the public to turn up in numbers and support the Auto Show and Biltongfees. It is not just a show for vehicle fanatics, but also a fun-filled time for the whole family. The World Champion Podmol motocross freestylers is also a spectacle not to be missed and on a lighter note, what more can you ask for you see the latest automobiles while nibbling on the best biltong and take-aways Windhoek can offer.
The Biltongfees is the premier fund-raising project of the Windhoek congregation of the Dutch Reformed (Hervormde) Church. This year the Biltongfees celebrates its Silver Jubilee.