(East London) – Sports car fanatics will be in for a rare treat when over a hundred Porsche vehicles roar into Hemingways Mall for the SA Porsche Club showcase on Monday.
The public will be able to see 112 gleaming examples of the iconic motorcar on display at the Pick n Pay rooftop entrance between 10am and 4pm on Workers’ Day.
The display forms part of the bi-annual Porsche Club Parade, which will see 220 members of the South African chapter descending on East London for five days of motoring festivities. It has been 10 years since Buffalo City last hosted this event, which changes host cities every two years.
Hemingways Mall marketing manager Estee Roos said the shopping centre was delighted to welcome aficionados of the famous “prancing horse” marque and to be part of the Porsche Club programme.
“The ‘show and shine’ display fits perfectly with Hemingways’ emphasis on quality and style, and we invite shoppers to come on down and enjoy these classic cars.”
Organiser Dave Kirkman said there would be a variety of cars on display, ranging from the older air-cooled 911 models to the most recent GT3 and GT2 and “turbo rockets”.
The Porsche Club event starts on Friday with registration at the Blue Lagoon Hotel in Bonza Bay. On Saturday, there will be high-speed driving demonstrations at Bulembu Airport in Bhisho, followed by time-trials at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday. The Hemingways Mall showcase brings the event to a close on Monday.