International Lefthanders Day

Today, 13th August, is International Lefthandersday and it is celebrated by more people than you think. According to Wikipedia and Lefthandersday.com about 10% of the World’s population is left handed.

Left-handed-drive vehicles are driven in more countries than right-handed-drive cars but if you live in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and the UK then LHD is quite rare.

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Here are a few famous left hand drive vehicles, including Chuck Berry’s Cadillac which is now housed in a museum in the USA.

Famous left handed achievers

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
Gerald Ford (1974 – 1977), Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1989), George H.W. Bush (1989 -1993), Bill Clinton (1993 -2001), Barack Obama (2009-2017)

EMPORERS AND ROYALTY
Julius Caesar, Queen Victoria, Prince William

ASTRONAUTS
Buzz Aldrin, Wally Schirra

BUSINESS
Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

THINKERS, INVENTORS, ARTISTS AND WRITERS
Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vincent van Goch, Lewis Carroll

MUSICIANS
Cole Porter, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Noel Gallagher, Bob Geldof, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Sting

SPORTS
TENNIS John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova
BASEBALL Babe Ruth
FOOTBALL Lionel Messi, Pele, Diego Maradona, Sir Bobby Charlton (Football)
SWIMMING Mark Spitz
CRICKET Graeme Pollock, Brian Lara, Sir Garry Sobers, Adam Gilchrist


SCIENTISTS Marie Curie, Sir Isaac Newton


TELEVISION AND FILM Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin

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Whether you are left handed or right handed or your car left hand drive or right hand drive you can enter your car in any one of the classes below.

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.

Competition Classes

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FEATURED IMAGE – 1957 Chevrolet BelairRedsimon
AC Cobra 427 RAMLothar Spurzem
Mustang – 1964 dave 7 from Lethbridge, Canada
Chuck Berry’s CadillacAlacoolwiki