Rare Mitsuoka Le-seyde For The CBA Africa Concours D’elegance
Ugandan classic car enthusiast Kakooza Wazzir has entered a very rare 1991 Mitsuoka Le-Seyde two door coupe for the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance which is scheduled for Sept 24th 2017 at the Nairobi Racecourse. This is one of the most unusual entries in the Concours which has been held annually by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club for the past 47 years as a celebration of the Club’s anniversaries.
The Mitsuoka Le-Seyde is one of the nine entries in the Uganda team which will contest the classiest event on the Kenya Motor Sport calendar. Other star cars from Uganda include Laban Mawanda’s stylish 1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL sports car and the 1974 Mercedes Benz saloon of Ronald Walusimbi who was the overall winner of the recent Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show which is a Concours event.
Ronald will also be driving his 1967 Toyota Corolla along the judging line at the Nairobi Racecourse on September 24th. He is no stranger to the Concours having won the up to 2,500 cc touring car class with his Mercedes saloon last year.
The Mitsuoka Le-Seyde is a limited production car and only 500 were made. All were sold within four days after they went on sale. This two door coupe was based on the Nissan Silvia and is equipped with a two litre engine. Kakooza Wassir will be competing in the class for up to 2,000 cc touring cars and will be up against the 1972 Alfa Romeo 2,000 GTV of Kamene Wanday and Micky Bassi’s 1988 Alfa Romeo 75 saloon.
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club organises the Concours to recognise and reward the owners of well kept cars and motorcycles. This gives them the opportunity to have their machines rated by highly experienced judges and share them with the motorists who flock to the Racecourse for the event. The Concours also gives competitors the chance to win the overall prizes and the awards in the 12 car and seven motorcycle classes.
The regulations for the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance, the Classic Car and Motorcycle Sale and Auto Expo (the motor trade section) are available from the event website www.concourskenya.com. In addition they can be obtained from the Bob Dewar Publicity offices on the second floor of Block G in Norfolk Towers, Kijabe Street. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the telephone numbers are 020-3316160, or 020-2229793, or 0733 732 032 during office hours.
Already over 56 car entries have been received and motorcycles are heading for the 30 mark. The regulations limit car entries to 70 and the maximum for the bikes is 40 to ensure the highest possible standards of judging. It is likely that there will be a full field before the final deadline early in September.
Meanwhile there is growing interest in the Classic Car and Motorcycle Sale which is run in conjunction with the Concours. This gives the owners of unwanted machines made in 1992, or earlier, the opportunity to offer them to spectators at the Concours. The sale is limited to 30 entries on a first come first served basis and the vehicles will be displayed on the edge of the Racecourse in the vicinity of the Total Quartz inspection ramp.