Cape Classic Car Show in pictures

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  1. Undisputed queen of the show was this 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with hand-made replica body, framed in South Africa, skinned in England. Picture: Dave Abrahams.
  2. A line-up of nearly a dozen veteran motorcycles, all made before the First World War, each more than 100 years old and all in running condition. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  3. If there is such a thing as an everyday classic, it is this 1949 Mercedes-Benz S170 Cabriolet. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  4. 1910 Bradbury had no clutch, used pedals to get started. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  5. 1934 Packard 120 Business Coupe has had only four owners from new. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  6. A century ago this 1913 Royal Enfield was state of the art with V-twin engine and chain final drive, when belt-drive singles were the norm. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  7. The engine in this hand-built Rover Special is a 1952, 27-litre Rolls-Royce Meteor V12 tank engine, the naturally-aspirated version of the Merlin. It revs to 2550rpm, delivers 485kW and 2000Nm. When complete, the car is expected to reach 340km/h. Picture:Dave Abrahams
  8. This 1969 Laverda 750S once went bundu-bashing in the hands of a previous lady owner, while the Norton single, right, regularly competes in time trials. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  9. There were a few cars that needed a little help from a friend to make it to the show. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  10. Triumph 650 Bonneville was the coolest thing on wheels in the early 1960s. Picture: Dave Abrahams.
  11. Only 16 Fisher-bodied 1934 Buick 46S Sports Coupes with rumble seat were built in right-hand drive. Motorvation is provided by a 3850cc straight-eight. Picture: Dave Abrahams.
  12. Like the poet Lord Byron, the 1971 Kawasaki 350 two-stroke triple was mad, bad and dangerous to know. Picture: Dave Abrahams.
  13. Other than the exposed valve-gear, the engine of the 1905 de Dietrich could be a modern truck engine. Picture: Dave Abrahams.
  14. A rare shot of the two legendary Big Sixes together. On the left, a Honda CBX1000. On the right, a Kawasaki Z1300. Picture: Dave Abrahams.
  15. Greg Bjorkman shows his 1916 Model T flat-bed little respect. He just gets on and drives it. Often. Picture: Dave Abrahams.
  16. No, this is not a Second World War despatch bike, it is a brand-new Royal Enfield 500. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  17. Exquisite 1928 Hooper-bodied Roll-Royce 20hp Sedanca de Ville belongs to Alan Lindhorst of the Crankhandle Club. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  18. Early-1930s Rolls-Royce town car has all the aerodynamic efficiency of a gothic cathedral. But, in those days, air molecules knew their place; they simply got out of the way. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  19. Nimble little two-seaters like this 1250cc 1947 MG TC taught an entire generation of Americans what sports cars were all about. Picture: Dave Abrahams
  20. Interior of the 1921 Silver Ghost harks back to a day when motoring was still an adventure. Picture: Dave Abrahams
 

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