The Sporting Committee of the Western Province Motor Club hereby gives notice that a General Meeting of the Western Province Motor Club will be held on 30 November 2017 at 20:00 in the Clubhouse at Killarney.
The business to be transacted at this General Meeting shall include:
Welcome & apologies
Review of the FIA World Rallycross event at Killarney
Review of 70 years of racing at Killarney
General, including question time
All members are requested to attend.
Excitement — and of course the thrill of anticipation — is building up amongst the country’s needy youngsters as the time for the annual Toy Run draws nearer. It’s South Africa’s biggest motorcycle ride with thousands of bikers expected to participate in events in all the major cities and it is due to take place this Sunday (November 26).
The Cape’s Toy Run begins when the huge field of motorcycles, a large proportion of them carrying a passenger charged with taking care of the gifts, sets off from either Grand West in the northern suburbs, or the Grand Parade in the city centre.
The Grand West start at 10.30 includes a ride of 22.7 kms. while those at the Grand Parade will probably have to contend with more traffic, because they are due to get under way on their 19.3 km journey a half hour earlier at 10.00. Bikers are urged to adhere to the 60 km/h speed limit and refrain from overtaking during the Run.
The two groups are expected to arrive at the Killarney International Raceway, where the function is being held, at about the same time. Once there, the toys will be unloaded into the Toy Run trucks parked in the pit area, for eventual distribution to economically challenged homes, orphanages, hospitals, places of safety and needy communities.
An interesting coincidence sees the Toy Run that is now in its 35th year, has switched its finish to Killarney for the first time. Steeped in tradition and local culture, the motorsport centre is exactly double that age and is currently celebrating its 70th anniversary.
Offered to the Toy Run charity for no charge, Killarney is expected to provide the ideal finish for an event of this nature.
Once the toys have been dropped off – and you don’t have to be a saddle rider for this – everyone is invited to the main event arena where a variety of entertainment will be available for everyone, with no shortage of seating inside and outside. The arena admission fee there is R30, with children under 14 admitted free of charge.
This area includes the clubhouse with its restaurant, bar and kiddies playground. It will have a VIP area upstairs for which tickets must be obtained beforehand from: http://qkt.io/ToyRunCT.
There is also going to be live music, as well as stalls and Bedouin tents offering food, clothing, souvenirs, motorcycle displays and many other items. Safety, security and a medical facility is also being taken care of. And with the show only due to close at 16.00, it should provide an ideal venue for a relaxed Sunday outing.