Fatima’s De Tomaso wins Concours SA


By: IOL Motoring Staff.

Sun City - Supercars trumped the classics at the inaugural Concours SA at the weekend, as Best in Show went to Fatima de Abreu's fire-engine red De Tomaso Pantera GTS from Botswana, with her husband Carlos' 1990 Ferrari Testarossa second. Third was Basil Papagorgio's remarkably understated, mint-original Pontiac GTO.

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Fatima de Abreu's De Tomaso Pantera GTS, restored by her husband Carlos, won Best in Show. Picture: Pure PhotographicConcours SA convenor Ross Crichton with Manana Nhlanhla and her immaculate Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, winner of the Show and Shine category. Picture: Pure PhotographicPontiac GTO - Basil Papagorgio. Picture: Pure PhotographicMercedes-Benz 300B - Dries de Jager. Picture: Pure PhotographicVolkswagen Beetle - Steve Koterba. Picture: Pure photographicToyota FJ40 L/C - Leon Taljaard. Picture: Pure Photographic

Almost 50 cars were entered in six categories, ranging from Manana Nhlanhla's immaculate Mercedes-Benz 'Baby Merc' 190 SL - which she and her husband Albert trailered to the show from Botha's Hill in KwaZulu-Natal to win the Show and Shine trophy - to Guy Patron's BMW M5, which won the category for Sports Cars Post-1980 - there was no category for four-door sledgehammers.

RESULTS - Best in Show

De Tomaso Pantera - Fatima de Abreu

Ferrari Testarossa - Carlos de Abreu

Pontiac GTO - Basil Papagorgio

Supercars Pre-1980

Ferrari Daytona - igel Townsend

Jaguar E-Type - Roger Martin

Jaguar E-Type - Tom Pietrzak

Supercars Post-1980

De Tomaso Pantera - Fatima de Abreu

Ferrari Testarossa - Carlos de Abreu

Lamborghini Diablo - Nigel Townsend

Sports Cars Pre-1980

Pontiac GTO - Basil Papagorgio

Chevrolet Corvette C1 - Basil Papagorgio

Aston Martin DB6 - Vic Campher

Sports Cars Post-1980

BMW M5 - Guy Patron

Porsche 924 Turbo

Leisure and Utility

Mercedes-Benz 300B - Dries de Jager

Lancia Integrale Evo 2 - Nesh Turanjanim

Toyota FJ40 L/C - Leon Taljaard

Show and Shine

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL - Manana Nhlanhla

Volkswagen Beetle - Steve Koterba

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia - Marius Malherbe

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