- Gauteng Region
Concours D' Nonchalant 2013
|Held at Chartwell
Photos: Lize Smith
|On Sunday 18 August,
eleven Bentleys assembled at Chartwell Castle in Broadacres
near Johannesburg for the Gauteng Region’s Concours De ‘Nonchalant.
event, as the name suggests, is a casual, fun concours event
that encourages originality above clinical pristineness,
and awards owners who use their cars regularly.
|We were blessed with
a stunning Highveld winters day, bright sunshine
and large blue skies. Chartwell castle is located in the countryside
just North of Johannesburg, set against a hill with lovely
views of the surrounding bushveld.
|The Penny family, who
owned Bentley’s in the 60’s and 70’s,
own the castle, and as luck would have it one of their cars,
a Mk VI, is now owned by one of our members.
This co-incidence presented the stage for a very emotional,
but joyous reunion. The current custodian of the Bentley
was even presented with the original key for the car!
|Tea was served during
the judging followed by a scrumptious lunch and prize giving.
Certificates were awarded to the winners of each period category,
as well as a Ladies Choice (selected by the Penny ladies) and
Mileage Certificate for the car that did the highest mileage since last years event.
|The Penny family
really went out of their way to welcome the Gauteng region
of the Bentley Drivers Club at their castle, and a good time was had by all!
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