The Vlam Panelbeaters Motor and Outdoor Show taking centre stage at the Newcastle Show Grounds this weekend will be the place to be.

The day will be fuelled by adrenaline with non-stop action throughout, and entertainment for even the smallest petrol head.

Fast and sideways – that’s how the SupaDrift boys will wow the crowd first, hitting the tar at 11am and again at 2pm.

XS Promotions will be hauling down four high-powered drift vehicles to put on a rocking stunt show taking place this weekend, 5 November.

For the brave among them however, show goers will have the opportunity to jump into a drift car with a professional driver to experience the sideways craze for themselves.

But be warned, It won’t be for the faint of heart.

“I have heard so much about Newcastle fans and I can’t wait to get out there,” said Jim McFarlane, XS Prmotions and Achilles Tyres driver.

“I’m pumped to showcase what the cars are capable of and meet the fans.”

Jim drives a 2004 Nissan 350Z sponsored by Achilles Tyres, sporting a 6L V8 Chevrolet engine under the hood.

“It’s equipped with the best products on the market and is fresh off the track blowing the crowds away in Johannesburg where I competed in the Supadrift National Drifting Finals.

“High horsepower and killer sound. I know it will be well received in Newcastle,” Jim said.

Johan Pieters of Champ Marketing, the main organiser of the Motor and Outdoor Show, said he looked forward to hosting such a wide range of performers.

“Not only on our stages, but outdoors as well. We are expecting a day full of energy, excitement and some things never before seen in Newcastle,” Pieters concluded.

“KZN is a massive part of our fan base,” said SupaDrift Series co-owner, Mike Skelton.

“We are excited to be bringing four of the biggest, baddest and loudest cars to show the crowd just what our drifting drivers do.”

Mike also drives a 2004 Nissan 350Z sponsored by Rockford Fosgate.

The other two cars are the Speed and Sound Chevrolet Lumina’s that will take the brave for rides.

“Be sure not to miss this exhilarating event!” said Pieters.

Tickets to get you into a Lumina going fast and sideways will be on sale at the stand near the stunt arena at R150 per person.

For those with more of an affinity to action of the two-wheeled kind, stunt riding brothers JC, Clive and Brenton are geared up to keep the crowd at the Vlam Panelbeaters Motor and Outdoor Show on the edge of their seats this weekend.

These brothers were born to ride, and are always keen to push the limits performing one-of-a-kind stunts.

Using their years of vast experience learned from spending time and many hours taking part in different motorcycle disciplines of motocross, enduro racing, flat track as well as Quad racing and supercross they will be attempting some hair-raising stunts live.

Among others they will try and jump over not one, but two TLB construction vehicles.

The rest of their show is fast and furious and unmissable, so be there!

But if you prefer the action slightly less physical, Champ Marketing has organised four racing simulators from TGN Racing Simulators.

Challenge your friends to see who is the ultimate driving champion or, take on the track Top Gear-style and see if you can set the fastest lap time.

Or will you be able to beat The Stig’s TGN cousin, the TGN Racer? He will set his fastest time and racers can put pedal to the metal to beat him to ultimately take home the glory.

But the action doesn’t stop there.

Champ Marketing’s Johan Pieters says there is plenty more where that came from.

‘It’s a motor and outdoor show, so of course the very best in outdoor gear and innovations will be on display thanks to Northern Natal Camp Worls and LJ Sports,” said Pieters.

On the motoring side of things, there will be many other displays including a 4x4 route where you can experience how an offroad vehicle really performs.

Newcastle’s own curators of classic cars, the Old Hooters Club will have some of their best cars on display, including some vehicles from the 1800s.

Helicopter flips will give show goers a birds-eye view of the show and Newcastle itself while a great food court and beer garden will keep everyone fed and the thirsty throats cool.

Throughout the day, 10 teams will do battle on the Touch Rugby field to see who will take home their share of R10 000 while the braai broodjie masters take to their braais to toast up a storm in the Campworld Best Braaibroodjie competition.

“Gates will open at 9am, so be sure not to miss out!”

Motor show has the dough

“The team will put on two shows during the day, and the public will even have the opportunity to ride inside with them.”

NEWCASTLE – November 5 sees the return of the Vlam Panelbeaters Motor and Outdoor Show.

Co-organiser, Johan Pieters, explained the show this year will cater to the true petrolheads, including the Supadrift team.

The team will showcase their four specialist vehicles.

“The team will put on two shows during the day, and the public will even have the opportunity to ride inside with them.”

The Motor and Outdoor Show will also host the regional round of the Campworld Become the Ultimate Braaibroodjie Champion.

Visit and register.

Many big prizes are up for grabs, and the top three contestants will go on to represent Newcastle in the final round.

Contenders can also join the touch rugby tourney, with R10 000 on offer.

“The majority of motor dealerships will be involved in the event, with exhibitions in the Show Hall and the main arena. We also hope to end off with a 4×4 obstacle course.”

Other attractions include the Change A Tyre competition, food stalls, exhibitions and tons more – visit the event Facebook page for more details.
Alternatively, contact Johan (082 923 0078) or Christo (083 375 5883)