Westrand Car Show - 1929 Peerless 8

Peerless – USA

No relation to the dismal UK Peerless.

The Peerless Motor Company was established in 1900 and built a French Car under license for two years. The first Peerless was produced in 1902. Peerless designed luxury vehicles and completed against marques like Cadillac, Stutz and others.

During WWI the Peerless factory produced Chassis and Engines that were sent to the Austin Company in the UK who supplied armoured car bodywork.

Poeding en Koek

Peerless introduced many firsts in the USA motor industry including electric lights in 1911 and electric starters in 1913. The great depression that started in 1929 had severe adverse effects on Peerless who then scaled back to one single model. The last Peerless was produced in 1931. Peerless waited until 1933 and at the end of prohibition they revamped their factory and produced beer under the “Carling Black Label” name.

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 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

Featured Image 1929 Peerless 8 -125 – Classicsworkshop [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1917 Peerless 56 7 Passenger Touring – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1931 Peerless – Joanne Pistorius [CC BY-SA 3.0]