GALLERY: Engines roar for charity in the east

 

The sound of roaring engines filled the air at this year’s annual Dreams on Wheels car show at Hoërskool Waterkloof on Thursday.

Young and old gathered to spend their Freedom day, admiring motor vehicles of yesteryear as well as the newest models. The car show was held to raise funds for the Turke Club.

André Gernandt has been a member of Turke for 21 years, which makes him the longest standing member. He explained that Turke was started in 1989 when a group of young men from the military decided that they wanted to give back to the community. Turke aims to enable disabled sports, and support disabled sportsmen and women to further their careers.

Initially only young people within the army could be part of Turke, but in 1997 it was expanded to admit anybody.

Member and organiser, Deon Greeff said that about 200 vehicles were on show.

And many people were attracted to Heyn Prinsloo’s yellow 1938 replica of an Alfa Romeo. “I built it up myself. I started in October of 2010 and it ran for the first time in April of 2015. I am retired so I had plenty of time to put a lot of work into this car.”

Greeff said that his sister was disabled and this washis reason for joining the effort to raise funds for Turke.

He also said he had 25 years of experience in the motor vehicle industry, which made his the prime candidate for organising a car show.

“It is so wonderful that Deon would raise money for Turke. He could’ve raised this money for himself,” said chairman of Turke, Marius Bezuidenhout.

Some of the cars on display. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

A classic beauty. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Some vintage vehicles. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

The Turke team. From behind left: Marius Bezuidenhout, André Gernandt, Robert Emslie, Jarus Bosman and Chris van der Berg. Front from left: Eddie Moore, James Neethling and Deon Greeff. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

About 200 vehicles were on display. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Heyn Prinsloo. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

The 1958 MG receives some attention. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Deon Greeff draws on a Volkswagen Beatle. People could get arty to raise more funds for Turke. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

The Turke team. Back rown: Marius Bezuidenhout, André Gernandt, Robert Emslie, Jarus Bosman and Chris van der Berg. Front from left: Eddie Moore and James Neethling. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Another classic beauty. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Some of the vehicles on display. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Some vintage Volkswagens. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Heyn Prinsloo and his 1938 Alfa Rameo replica. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Classic beauties. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

Herby Thomas and his vintage Volkswagen Beatle. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

A classic Corvettte. Photo: Mari Rheeder.

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