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Bentley Drivers Club - Gauteng Region
Concours D' Nonchalant 2011
Held at Stonebridge House, De Hoek Country Hotel
Photos: Lize Smith, Jeannette Saayman and KC Saayman

On Sunday morning, 24 July, we once again headed out into the countryside to the
scenic De Hoek country hotel located at the foot of the Magalliesberg mountain range.

As the name suggests, the Concours D’ Nonchalant is not a serious concours event and
the focus is more on the drive, the destination and spending time in the company of fellow enthusiasts.
Cars are judged in categories for originality, presentation and general condition, but patina counts for a lot in
a well used example, often scoring higher marks than a freshly restored vehicle. We encourage owners to
use their cars, so we also have a trophy for the highest mileage done in the preceding year. 

The weather was perfect with a clear blue
African sky, a typical warm mid-winters day.
Most of the cars arrived around mid morning,
having to navigate a narrow wooden bridge!

The view from Stonebridge House.

The impromptu appointed judges set about judging the cars, each responsible for a category.

In the meantime members and guests enjoyed coffee and biscuits on the
sunny veranda overlooking the lovely grounds of De Hoek. 

Once all the work was done and all the coffee was drunk, we
sat down to a most delicious lunch in the dining room
at Stonebridge House, followed by the formalities
of announcing the winners and presentation
of certificates.

All the winners received a certificate presented by the BDC Gauteng regional chairman, Clive Woolley.

Lize received a bunch of flowers for her involvement
in making this event a success. She was responsible
for the design of the certificates, amongst a host of
other responsibilities. These events would be a
disaster without a woman's touch!

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