Westrand Car Show - 1926 Rickenbacker


World War I US flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker founded the Rickenbacker Motor Company in 1920 in the USA. His cars were technically advanced and were the first to have brakes on all four wheels.

Kerrie en Rys Stalletjie Chip ‘n Dip Stalletjie

Despite the quality of his cars the company went bankrupt in 1927. J S Rasmussen from DKW bought the entire plant from Rickenbacker in 1928 and shipped it back to Germany to build 6 and 8 cylinder engines within the Auto Union Group

Westrand Car Show - 1923 Rickenbacker B Sedan

This is a 1923 Rickenbacker “B” 2 door Coupe.

Westrand Car Show - 1923 Rickenbacker B - Coupe

The 1923 Rickenbacker also came out as a convertible. Notice the absence of a bumper in this model, compared to the Coupe above.

The 1926 Rickenbacker that is the feature image on this page was auctioned in the USA and can be se seen on a YouTube video here . It is the only one of it’s kind in the world and only 7 were ever built.
You may not have something as rare as a Rickenbacker but if you do have a special vehicle – from a Vintage to hot rod consider entering it for our Show on Saturday 31st August 2019

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. 


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.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

1926 Rickenbacker – Featured Image – Alchetron.com
1923 Rickenbacker 2 Door Coupe – Bring a Trailer.com
1923 Rickenbacker Coupe/Convertible – Detroit 1701. org