What's On in the Vaal


North West University, Vanderbijlpark

06 = 07 September 2014

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WHEELS AT THE VAAL : Vintage and Steam Festival 2014

Wheels at the Vaal

Date 06 & 07 September 2014

This year’s Festival will once again be held at the North-West University campus in Vanderbijlpark.

Much interest has been shown by many participating vendors, merchants and service suppliers. Staunch old vendors will be back putting on sale quality goods, from the antique and rare to the quaint and quirky. Browsers can expect a whale of a time. The auto jumble is also always a pleasure to visit.

Throughout the day visitors will be treated to festive music with a happy beat. Various prizes are to be won, so visitors should listen out for a lucky draw.

A number of food stands will be trading providing a large variety to eat and drink. The Rotarians will be running the beer tent and as before providing friendly service with a smile.    

Working steam engines will once again be demonstrated. A steam traction engine will be driving around whilst portable steam engines will be put to work as it was done in a bygone era. Blacksmithing may also be observed and appreciated, a skill of the good old days.  

Vaal Old Wheels, the home-based club, will be utilizing the large lapa to display the fanciest cars and motorcycles in the club. This should prove to be an interesting attraction. At the entrance to the lapa tickets will be sold for the car being raffled this year, a good clean red VW Citi Golf. Embroidering of T-shirts and caps to your own design may be done and club regalia will be on sale. For the senior folks, who might feel a little exhausted, the lapa will be the place to rest a little and recover, maybe even score a mug of coffee.