--- WHEELS AT THE VAAL--2010
2010. This was our most successful
show to date.
The raffle draw was performed on Sunday at the show.
Click here for the prizewinners names.
Click here for the organisers
Click here for pictures soon (still under construction).
We would like to invite you to visit us at the Vaal
Triangle Campus of the North-West University, Vanderbijlpark on the 4th & 5th September
2010. Vaal Old Wheel’s annual WHEELS AT THE VAAL will take
place for the 6th time. This year will be the biggest living
cultural exhibition in the country.
NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY -
VAAL TRIANGLE CAMPUS
The campus is
situated on a 118 hectare
nature reserve with more than 2 kilometres of waterfront. The campus is situated on Hendrick van Eck
Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark and with its beautiful trees and lawns it is
venue for this type of exhibition. The
presence of blou wildebeest, blesbuck, gemsbuck and springbuck add to
atmosphere. The campus is well developed
with lapas, buildings, picnic spots, ample parking, exhibition space
security. Click here for a printable
map & G.P.S. Co-ords.
BIGGEST LIVING CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA
In previous years
on giving the proud owners of veteran vehicles the opportunity to show
vehicles. However, the club members are
not only collectors of veteran vehicles and it was decided to
members’ needs. The club also has a
responsibility to conserve our culture and cultural goods. Visitors will be nostalgic when they see the
exhibition. Look at our menu below if
you are still not convinced that you want to be part of this.
- Exhibition of old
exhibition is not only for club members. Anybody
who is proud of his/her collector’s
item, is invited to come and exhibit. Not
just motor cars, but everything with wheels is welcome. So,
bring your old motor, tractor, bakkie,
steam engine, stationary engine or anything else with wheels and come
exhibit. No new or modern vehicles will
be allowed near the veteran vehicles. Only
vehicles older than 30 years or exclusive vehicles will be allowed.
- Farming area
you still remember how our ancestors used the various farming tools? Are you curious to know how they did it? We are going to thresh corn and ground kernels
so you can make your own “pap” at home. The
tools will be on show and there will be regular demonstrations to show
you how they
were used. Not
to be missed is the Fowler steam traction engine and the steam driven
threshing machine, a throw back to the distant past.
proudly say that we set a Guinness World Record in 2007 with our
engines. SALister, our stationary engines
the firm whose engines are world famous. The
thundering noise of the engines is a big
hit with our visitors. No other exhibition in the country hosts more
The Campus is the perfect spot to showcase outdoor products.
According to research camping trips and caravan holidays are growing in
popularity. Come and have a look at ways to make your outdoor
We have especially built a 4x4 track for this exhibition. This
will allow 4x4 owners to test their skills as well as the performance
of their vehicle. Racing will not be allowed. Each ride
will cost R30.
Farm yard - From the year one.
This year we will have a farm yard on the campus that will take a city
slicker’s breath away. It will be enjoyable, interesting and
- We are going to show what happens with milk, how we
seperate cream, churn cream and make butter.
- Roast coffee beans and grind them.
- From our beehives we will get honey and you can return home
with a bottle of the freshest honey.
- Prepare skins, cut “riempies” and plait whips. Staff
Strassberger Shoefactory will be on site to show how to make leather
shoes – “vellies”. You will be able to buy a pair at discount prices.
- Pluck feathers and sell feather eiderdowns and down
- Distill home-made mampoer and sell it to the tough ones.
- Bake bread in our outside oven.
- Shear sheep, spin the wool and make woolen goods.
- Make clothes with manual sewing machines.
- Forge iron the old fashioned way.
- Make candles.
- See where silk products come from. All the way from the
word go till on your skin.
- Radoux from Stellenbosch will showcase their skills at
making wine barrels.
- The Worcester Museum, Strassberger Shoes, Radoux wine
barrels and the National Wool Processing Committee of sheap shearers
will be joining us again this year.
The Dundee Diehards’ Re-enactment Team will take you back to the times
of the Zulu war and the Anglo Boer war with an exhibition of drilling
and parade work. It will be an experience not to be missed.
This year we will have even more and better stalls so that you do not
have to wait too long for your food. There will be a big
selection to choose from. Stalls are manned by various charity
organisations and churches. You will definitely not go home
As it happens, especially with men, one gets really thirsty when seeing
such beautiful things. The beer garden will help fulfil this
need. Saturday afternoon you can watch the Bloemfontein test
between the Springboks and Wallabies on the big screen in the Big
Lapa. In the Big Lapa there will also be a coffee shop to
accommodate all your needs. All of this on the banks of the Vaal
Our radio station will broadcast on the campus and everybody will be
able to hear it during the show. Apart from great music, there
will also be interviews with exhibitors to help you meet the owners
behind the amazing vehicles and products on show. Amoré
Bekker from RSG will be in charge of the microphone and radio
station. The company Africa Thatch will erect a well equipped
for the children.
Don’t leave your children at home. Apart from having fun it will
be an educational experience for them. They can ride in a drum
train or on horses or camels. We assure you that they will
remember the exhibition for a long time.
On Saturday morning the schools will have the opportunity to showcase
their talents at the drum majorette and “pom-pom” festival.
There is always place for something nice for yourself or that special
corner in your house. Our exhibitors can help provide for this
On Saturday the aeroplanes from Gabriel will deliver a
performance. The company is well known for their shock absorbers
and will sponsor the performance.
Why go home early on Saturday night? We have a big country
evening planned that will not leave you disappointed. Your
entrance to the exhibition is also your entrance to the concert and
food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Don’t worry if you have to park far from the exhibition. We have
a free hop-on-hop-off service available for your comfort. There
will also be ample security for your vehicle.
a red Honda sports car. (Click Here)
We all have a desire to drive a sports car – especially a red
stunning 1991 red Honda that will be on show at the information tent
can be won by simply purchasing a R20 ticket. The first owner of
this car was none other than Leon Schuster and it is still in mint
condition with a roadworthy certificate. You might be the lucky
winner. Tickets will be sold on the day at the Vaal Old Wheels’
information tent at the venue.
FEE: Non-exhibitors only R20 per adult and R10 per school-going
child. Exhibitors enter free which includes the first passenger in
their vehicle, thereafter the normal fee is charged.
will be given if you require accommodation in a guest house, chalet or
hotel, please contact Rosie van Pype 016 910-3122.
ALL WELCOME: It must be
clear by now that you cannot afford to miss this. You and your
family and friends are invited to join us during these two days.
When everybody discusses the great WHEELS AT THE VAAL exhibition, you
would not want to be the one who missed out. Remember, it only
takes place once a year and the entrance fee is only R20-00 per adult
and R10-00 for school children. Children under 6 accompanying
their parents are free. The surroundings will lift your mood and calm
ENQUIRIES: You are more
than welcome to contact us for more information:
Mauritz Meyer (Main organizer)
083 513 6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosie van Pypie
(Exhibition space/Administration) 016 910-3122
Pieter van Rooyen
(Vehicles) 082 338 9856.
We have a date
on 4 and
5 September 2010!!!!!!!!!
As usual the club will be raffling
a car this year. Club members will be selling tickets @ R20.00 per
ticket. The draw will be held on Sunday 5th September
at our show. You can also buy tickets by contacting the club <Click here for contact details>
This years car is, as our past Chairman Fanus Strydom described it, "A brand new used Honda Prelude"
The car is in immaculate condition
and will be displayed at various events throughout the year with club
members in attendance selling tickets. Adding to it's value is the fact
that this car was previously owned by South Africa's premier "Funny
Man" Leon Schuster.
winner of the car was R.de Jongh - Ticket No. 3760
1991 Honda Prelude 2.0
Full House, Sun Roof,
with full service
2nd prize R1000.00 CASH
Prize went to F.de Kock Ticket No. 3108
3rd prize R500.00 CASH
3rd Prize went
to J.S.Marx Ticket No. 3210