Petrolheads use motor show to promote drifting as sport

Event organisers set out to host a high-standard motoring event in the heart of the Mother City.

Aqeelah Sasman during a drifting session at the 2017 Drift City motor show in Cape Town. Photo: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Petrolheads sped to the Grand Parade for the Drift City Motor Show on Sunday.

Event organisers set out to host a high-standard motoring event in the heart of the Mother City.

In the shadow of the Cape Town City Hall, the motoring discipline of drifting descended on the Grand Parade.

The smell of tyres clawing to the track combined with drivers' precision skills produced many jaw-dropping moments from petrolheads.

One driver says that the event is about much more than just cars.

“We need these events to promote drifting as a sport.”

The City Of Cape Town sponsored the event and sees it as a platform where motoring enthusiasts can compete in a safe and controlled space.

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)