Jamboree 4X4 showdown this weekend

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GEARING UP: Vehicles from Algoa Steel, Tiny and Chaos, arrived in Port Alfred last week in preparation for the annual Bathurst 4X4 Challenge and Fun Day to be held this weekend. Picture: BRYAN SMITH
GEARING UP: Vehicles from Algoa Steel, Tiny and Chaos, arrived in Port Alfred last week in preparation for the annual Bathurst 4X4 Challenge and Fun Day to be held this weekend. Picture: BRYAN SMITH

THE Bathurst 4X4 Challenge this weekend is set to tickle the fancy of any boys who like their toys, from young ‘uns to grown men.

The sounds and smells of heavy accelerations, burning clutches and roaring engines are set to fill the air, while spectators have the opportunity to watch from the sideline as standard and modified vehicles line up to tackle treacherous obstacles such as deep dongas, sharp gravel inclines and slippery mud slides, showing off each driver’s tenacity.

The Bathurst 4X4 Challenge is a fun day for the family who can watch the action from the various obstacle courses. The fun starts at 9am on Saturday at the Bathurst Agricultural Museum with a 4X4 gymkhana. The more extreme vehicles will be doing their usual feats at the Bathurst quarry.

Prize-giving, a spit braai and festivities will follow at The Ploughman. The fun continues on Sunday, when, starting at the Ploughman at 9am, 2X4s can join 4X4s in a Ribbon Rally treasure hunt, which will take them to the Bathurst commonage.

Entry fees for the 4X4 event on Saturday are R250 per vehicle; this includes the gymkhana event and spit braai. Entry fees for taking part in only the gymkhana are R100 per vehicle. Scrutineering starts at the museum on Saturday morning between 8 and 8.30am. Refreshments will be on sale.

The Ribbon Rally family event will have an entry fee of R150 per vehicle, and will start and end at the Ploughman next to the museum. “It promises to be a fun-filled weekend for all, hope to see you there,” organiser Difford Keeton said.

For more information contact Keeton on 082-677-7800.

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