Day of the Old Wheeler takes audience back
The event had to have been one of the major events of the year on the motoring calendar as over 220 vehicles and at least ten times more motor vehicle fanatics thronged this year’s event.
Brigitte Reissner from Old Wheelers said, “The day was an unqualified success far out performing the expectations of the organizers and sponsors alike. We hereby would like to thank our main sponsor Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset finance for their generous support for the last 12 years.”
“Old Wheeler’s Club of Namibia (OWC) members and the public joined forces and brought along their old vehicles, cars, motor cycles, trucks and tractors of all shapes and sizes,” she added. While the oldest vehicle, which also came the furthest distance, was a 1928 Model A Ford bakkie belonging to Gerd Museler of Otavi. Jorg Engelhard drove his Chevrolet bakkie from Kalkveld and two members drove from Omaruru to attend on the day. John Weppenar’s tractor, complete with plough kept the children and adults amused with its start-ups all day long.
Reissner said, “various automobile and motorcycle distributors from Windhoek played their role by ‘adopting a car’ whereby an appropriate oldie was selected and parked alongside the latest models.” “Mercedes Benz, Jeep, Chrysler, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, BMW and Opel to mention a few, were all there as shining and new as their 50+ year newer counterparts. OWC affiliate motorcycle clubs BMW MCC and Harley Davidson Owners Group were well represented which added to the attractions for the public open day,” she added. Meanwhile the second prize of a Lamb Spit braai went to Lesley Cloete courtesy of Big D Catering and the third prize of a ghd Styler went to P.C du Plessis courtesy of Figaro.
Other sponsors that participated in rewarding the raffle ticket winners included Darryl Phillips, Windhoek Tool Centre, Clutch& Break Supply, Neo Paint and Omnitel Namibia who provided prizes from 4 Seater Picnic Bench, cash, Chamfering Saw and even Siemens Gigaset. Brigitte Reissner then thanked all the members, sponsors and the public for their participation to the successful day.