The CBA Concours d’ Elegance 2017 had a lot to look out for. This is worked out given the high turnout. This being my 2nd Concours d’ Elegance event , I had in mind what to expect. The event organisers yet again outdid themselves. Honestly, the event planners should get more tenders. Lol! I was at Ngong Racecourse by 12 pm and the place was already packed!! Attendees were there pretty early that day. As early as 10 am. The security detail was in place as everything was checked thoroughly at the gate. Also, the security personnel were on the ground as even one of them came over to our table at the food court to caution us over our bag safety.
There were plenty of games to keep everyone busy and happy. The kids could move around in rented hoover boards as the adults admired the cars. There were also so many activities in the brand stands. For instance, Dairyland had a disco-themed stand where a jig earned you an ice cream. In addition, you could cycle against a friend at the CBA stand. Personally, I got to participate in a quiz at the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) stand. You can watch that on my Youtube channel.
*Chakula ni muhimu* When you get tired of the looking at cars, do your body a favour and get food. The food court had plenty of options for the palate. The delicacy included chicken, chips, bhajia, shawarma with a juice bar for fresh natural juice and a coffee kiosk. Food is affordable as it cost as low as Ksh.200 and that is chips and chicken thigh. Also, it is served round the clock until the event ends.
The Beauty and the Beast at the Concours d’ Elegance 2017
I’m going to biased about this as I didn’t walk around so much to see all the cars. Either way, I feel like the ones I saw that day are satisfactory. The yellow Pirate car is one of the unique cars I have ever seen. The car belongs to the parents of the car patrons. The car was put together by linking the car body with a boat. Apparently, that was a trend at those times. The white car is also a winner in my point: the design is very outstanding. There were so many unique cars around and you can check them out on the #ConcoursdeElegance hashtag on Instagram. I enjoyed the car eye candy. The owner of the red car was pleasant to let us on his car for a few minutes. We also could not help ourselves but pose in front of the Ford Mustang and Cadillac Escalade- see the photos on my Instagram.
Entertainment at the Concours d’ Elegance 2017
This year the weather was pleasant enough and we had a skydive show. It was epic and unexpected. On the music stage, we had Dj Mfalme on the decks for a sundowner as the winners were announced. Nyashinki got on stage with a live band and got everyone on their feet and singing along. In fact, electricity had to be cut off so that the show could end.
The winners of the CBA Concours d’ Elegance 2017 : Beauty and the Beast Edition. The Pirate car, of course, made the cut!
Concours d’ Elegance Kenya is an event that you have to attend at least once in a lifetime. One of the judges even stated that he has been to such car events all over the world but the energy at Nairobi was overwhelming. It is an event is fun with a new experience and most importantly does not break the bank.