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De Soto

The DeSoto make was founded by Walter Chrysler in, 1928, and produced its first cars in 1929. The brand was named after the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.

Westrand Car Show
WestRand Car Show

The De Soto brand was supposed to be competition to Oldsmobile, Buick and Studebaker, and was positioned below the Plymouth range

Tea Garden, cakes and puddings

De Soto was a victim of economic downturns is the late 1950’s but more so from illogical thinking by the Chrysler Corporation brains trust. The last De Sotos rolled off the assembly line in 1961. A sad end to a brand with huge potential.

To read more on the Chrysler Group brands we have more on Chrysler here, Dodge Here, and Plymouth Here

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

2019 – Competition Classes
2019 Show – Enter Your Vehicle

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises if Dr. Havinga School.  

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG tot ‘n kompeterende klas, moet voertuie vir die eerste keer in 1999 of vroeër gebou of geregistreer word. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan ”die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde te deel wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en / of sal gevra word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

1929 – De Soto – Bull Doser  
1932 De Soto 4 Door Sedan – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden
1935 De Soto Airflow SG Business Coupe – Greg Gjerdingen from Willmar, USA
1941 De Soto Custom Coupe – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0
1961 De Soto Fireflite – Stephen J. Brown from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
1942 De Soto Custom with retractable lights – Steve Brown from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA