Petrolheads revved up
More than 1 000 people flocked to the Ramblers stadium in Olympia throughout the day to witness the action, which included three classes of custom-car competition, a sound-off and a live showcase by owner Ricky Hill who did a complete redo on a Honda Civic.
The latter job took a total of one hour and 45 minutes exactly.
“It was really an opportunity to bring some exposure to the customising scene in Windhoek, and show that the level of my work is up to international standard,” a thrilled Hill told Namibian Sun this week.
He added that, given the success of the event, plans to turn the weekend’s “Show Fest” into an annual affair.
While a gate-count established that around 1 000 paying public members came through, he says a decision to let kids enter free means the numbers were in fact more than that.
“I just really would like to thank all the sponsors who came through, and all our friends and fans who made sure the day was a success,” Hill said.
He was also particularly happy over the presence of active car aficionados, mentioning by name the Honda Boys, a social group of Honda owners who take particular pride in their brand, and were represented in full on the day.
The overall winner of the day was Izinyoka Entertainment CEO Steven Gaeseb, whose metal blue, suicide door fitted blue Nissan Hardbody blew away the competition.
Sponsors of the day included PZN, Coca-Cola Namibia Bottling Company, Windhoek Auto Body Repairs, Sign Shop, Streethouse, Super Tyres, Speedy Tyre Fitment, Novel Ford, Honda Windhoek, GL Audio, D-Club, Xtreme Safety Wear, Izinyoka Entertainment, Friedels Collision Repair Centre, Litolec Mor Accessories, Dragon Energy Drink, Ebinz and Auto Sport Kit.