Alfa Romeo Owners Club has been forced to postpone this year’s Africa Concours d’Elegance to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the annual event that usually attract large crowds of motoring enthusiasts at Nairobi’s Ngong Racecourse every last Sunday of September, the event organisers now decry the impossible nature of controlling people and ensuring observation of social distancing rule.
Besides, the Kenyan government already banned all forms of gatherings of more than 15 people, in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
“The throngs of spectators in their thousands make social distancing difficult and consequently health limitations on holding large events make it impossible to have the Concours this year,”said Alpha Romeo Owners Club in a statement sent to the newsrooms.
Accordingly the Alfa Romeo Owners Club anticipates that the postponed Concours will be listed for September 26th 2021.
The lack of the Concours is definitely bad news to the competitors and their helpers who had already spent both money and time preparing their vintage cars and bikes for the event. 24 Ugandans has already submitted their entries.
This year’s event would have been the 50th in the unbroken annual series organized by the Alfa Rome Owners Club as an anniversary celebration and an opportunity for owners of well kept machines to showcase them at the Nairobi Racecourse. They also have the chance to and earn prizes for the overall winners and the top competitors in the 20 different classes.