Westrand Car Show - 1951 Ferguson Tractor

1 Tractor, 2 Cars, 3 Sports cars

WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?

No, it’s not that they have four wheels, you’ll have to do better than that..

Let me give you some information that may help. The Vaaljapie or Ferguson Grey was designed by an Irishman, and this one was built in 1951. The oldest of the cars was really ugly. Some called it an old beetle back. It was built in 1949.

Jaffles Stalletjie
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1951 Standard Vanguard



This black car is the younger brother of the 1949 one above. You can see it has a kind of “beetle back” – but that’s not the answer.
The Swallow Doretti was a British/American venture which had nothing to do with Ferguson or the Standard Vanguards. Except for one thing. That leaves the 1954 Triumph Renown and the 1964 Triumph TR4.

Ok, I’ll tell you. The engine in the 1949 Standard Vanguard was a 2 litre wet sleeve motor and for a while it was used in all of those cars and the tractor. You can read the Standard Motor Company story which explains all.

If you have a special vehicle that fits any of the competitive classes for the Westrand Car Show you may want to enter now.

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. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

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 of Dr. Havinga School. 

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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 wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

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

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