And... we're back! The SentiMETAL Gathering returns on Saturday 23 April for the first time in almost two years, proudly sponsored by Liqui Moly. The venue will be the spectacular Lourensford Estate and, more specifically, the Abru Motor Studio, in Somerset West.
"We're thrilled to announce that we will again be hosting the Western Cape's petrolheads at Lourensford," says SentiMETAL project manager, Hannes Oosthuizen. "We've received loads of messages requesting the event to return, and by all accounts it seems like car enthusiasts are hungry to get out and meet up with fellow petrolheads again."
The SentiMETAL Gathering is similar to traditional "cars-'n-coffee" meets but generally attracts a larger and more diverse crowd of vehicles. "What makes SentiMETAL Gatherings so special is the diversity - attendees keep their eyes on the entrance to catch a sight of what type of car might arrive next, because you're never quite sure until the actual day what the line-up will be," explains Oosthuizen. "We expect around 150 cars at this event, and I'd like to emphasise that although this is a classic car meet, we also include recognised modern classics."
Lourensford Estate is perfectly suited to this type of car meet, with two lovely large lawns as the display area, and loads of food and beverage options at the Market next door. The SentiMETAL merchandise store will also be there on the day, allowing enthusiasts to stock up on cool apparel, model cars, limited-edition prints and more. Sponsors Liqui Moly will also be in attendance with samples of their latest wares.
If you have a cool car and would like to be part of the display, then it's necessary to complete a quick online form here. If you are struggling to register, don't have a Google account or require more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that unregistered cars will not be able to park in the display area. Visitors are welcome! Entrance and participation are free. Cars will start arriving at around 9am and owners are free to leave from 12pm onwards, or stay and enjoy the day at Lourensford. A number of enthusiasts will go for a cruise on the beautiful Clarens Drive following the Gathering.
Have a look at the video below to see the "vibe" of the previous Lourensford event.