When I attended the Concours D’elegance 2019

by Monicah Wangari
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Where there’s alcohol, music and food, there you will find Kenyans. Many Kenyans. Dressed glamorous. People literally dress to kill. 

The Cba Africa Concours d’elegance 2019 was amazing. 

We got there at around 12pm. 

The setting had a section with an auto expo, several food and alcohol zones, the main stage, sitting area to view the main action and lots of open ground. Ngong Racecourse has such huge fields, therefore there’s ample parking for all the attendees. 

About Ngong Racecourse

It is the main location for The Kenya Derby (horse racing). Other races seen here; ostrich racing, a special stage for safari rally and cross country. No wonder the name racecourse. Ngong Racecourse is run by the Jockey Club of Kenya

Besides races, it has hosted family, fashion and music events; Blankets and Wine, Oktoberfest, Earthdance Nairobi and The African Nouveau Festival. Big names like Konshens, Nasty C and Tekno Miles have held concerts here too. See upcoming events; mtickets

Concours Experience

This family event happens every last Sunday of September and this year marked its 49th year. The location being the Nairobi Ngong Racecourse along Ngong road.

It is organized by Alfa Romeo Owners Club Kenya who see vintage vehicles (motor vehicles and motor cycles) compete for position and awards. The field is limited to 70 cars and 40 motorcycles on a first come first served basis.

The event’s main sponsor is Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) since 2012.

We started by viewing the motorcycles competing. They are usually beautifully displayed and you are allowed to take photos. 

Picture courtesy; here

From there we strolled onto the area where the vintage cars were parked. Lots of diverse brands. 

Picture courtesy; here

We then stood next to the main stage where the vehicles – very well groomed just like their owners – drove through for observation by the judges. Marks are usually awarded depending on the age of the car and its condition including cleanliness. 

After the winners were announced, there was an after party. And guess who the main act was. Someone I’d wanted to see perform live for a long time. This was a dream come true. The legendary Nyashinski. I sang along to most of his lines which I listen to even at the office. 

His performance is from the heart. You can easily tell that he invests a lot of time in rehearsals ahead of his performances. They are raw, beautiful and inspirational. 

The DJ Joe Mfalme run the show too as we vibed to Kenya’s latest sound. 

At 8pm, the show was over, and that was an experience that I just had to put up on my blog. 

Courtesy of @bankelele

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Sammy October 10, 2019 - 11:30 am

Good read

Monicah Wangari October 10, 2019 - 11:36 am

Thank you Sammy ☺️

Loise October 10, 2019 - 2:51 pm

The experience was a nice one,thanks for sharing , I actually feel like I was in real attendance 😂

Monicah Wangari October 10, 2019 - 3:49 pm

It’s my pleasure, next year you should attend 🙂

Caroline Mumbi December 20, 2019 - 9:58 am


Monicah Wangari December 20, 2019 - 11:28 am

Thanks Carol


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