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Beasts and beauties at 2017 Africa Concours d’Elegance

The 47th edition of the Africa Concours d’Elegance was held at the Nairobi Racecourse over the weekend in a show of power and beauty.

In total, there were 77 competing cars and 41 motorcycles.

The overall winner of the car classes was Diccon Wilcock’s 1934 Railton, while the overall winner of the motorcycle classes was Sati’s Classics 1925 DKW.

Participants were judged for their preparation, cleanliness and elegance. Car owners often spend months of rebuilding, repainting and polishing ahead of the show.

This year there were 13 cars from Uganda and 14 motorcycles – 11 from the Uganda Bikers Association, who once again rode in convoy from Kampala.

There were three cars from Tanzania and three motorcycles from South Africa.

Besides the competition, there were the 28 stands of the Auto Expo, a classic car and motorcycle sale and the heritage collection of old vehicles, equipment and machinery.

This year’s Concours d’Elegance was sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and organised by Kenya’s Alfa Romeo Owners Club.