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From the Chairman...
An invitation to write a message for the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance and Alfa Romeo Owners Club websites has given me the opportunity to reminisce about the early days of this 44 year old event which has become the classiest event on the Kenya motor sport calendar.
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Looking back at 2016
Watched by a large crowd, regular competitors won prizes with cars and motorcycles which had previously not produced podium results at the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance.
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Looking back at 2015
A large crowd thronged the Nairobi Racecourse for the CBA Africa Concours d”Elegance which celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club which organizes the event.
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Looking back at 2014
For the second year running, a 1928 Ford Tudor of Phoenix Aviation has emerged the overall winner of the CBA Africa Concours d'Elegance which folded its curtains at the Nairobi Racecourse..
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A walk through history

The CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance is the classiest event on the Kenya Motor Sports Federation calendar and is attended by 11,000 people (10,000 adults and 1,000 children).

The event is also a social occasion and fun filled family day. The centre piece is the judging of 70 classic and vintage cars and 40 motorcycles under regulations approved by the Kenya Motor Sport Federation (KMSF).

Additional attractions include a children’s entertainment centre, live band music, fly pasts, a parade of all the Concours cars and motorcycles and a grand finale after the prize giving.

The spectators are motorists and their families from the middle and upper income groups. A significant proportion of the crowd is in the 17 to 35 year age bracket and women enjoy dressing up for Concours day.

The 2016 edition will be the 45th annual Concours organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Kenya) and will be held in the grounds of Nairobi Racecourse on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.

The Concours has Africa continental status for cars and motorcycles and has been an FIM.AFRICA recognised and sanctioned event since 2006.

In addition to the assessment of the classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, there are 28 motor trade stands and a sale of classics cars.

In addition to the assessment of the classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, there are 28 motor trade stands and a sale of classics cars.

Over the years, the event has attracted entries from Argentina, Australia, England, Germany, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The overseas competitors have generated coverage of the Concours outside Kenya and the event has been reported by the BBC, SABC, Reuters, AFP, AP, EATV and UTV. DSTV has used a half hour TV programme of the event.

The international reputation of the Concours has brought visitors to Kenya and has helped to publicize this country as a holiday destination. The Kenya Tourist Board uses DVDs of the Concours TV programme as a promotional tool for sports tourism and visits to Kenya by special interest groups.

The entries

The field is limited to 70 cars and 40 motorcycles on a first come first served basis. The entries in the Concours are of a high standard. Among the past overall car winners are a 1928 Chevrolet, a 1928 Ford, a 1926 Fiat, a 1934 Alvis Firefly, a 1934 Railton, a 1951 Daimler DB 18 Barker and a 1952 MGTD.

In recent years, the overall motorcycle winners have been a 1941 Indian Scout, a 1937 Moto Guzzi, a 1930 Ivory Calthorpe, a 1925 DKW, a 1922 Douglas 4HP and a 1915 Indian Model B.

Method of judging

Judging is based entirely on cleanliness and condition and there are bonus points for age. As the Concours is open to all makes and types of cars and motorcycles, it is not possible to assess originality and this characteristic is not taken into consideration.


The regulations and information about the event are also available on the website:, or from the office listed below.

Bob Dewar Publicity,
Second Floor, Block G, Norfolk Towers,
Kijabe Street,
P.O. Box 41305 – 00100 Nairobi GPO

Jane Njoroge, Lucy Mungai, Elizabeth Omondi, or Bob Dewar
Tel: +254 20 2229793, or +254 20 3316160
Mobile: +254 (0) 733 732 032