Old Wheelers Day attracts close to 300 participants

Old wheelers day has attracted close to 300 participants at the Windhoek old Whelers museum on Saturday.

The show which is open to public to show case their old vehicles is held every two years, main organiser of the show, Wolfgang Stehn told Nampa in an exclusive interview.

The show has started in 1986 and has been growing ever since. Different individuals that owe old wheels across Namibia have come in Numbers to showcase their old vehicles. One of the oldest vehicle today is approximately 80 years old, he said.

He added that all of the vehicle that are show cased are not modified and have all their original parts and restoring an old vehicle from scratch is very costly due the importation of different parts from country's such as Germany.

One of the participants, EinoAmwaambo said that he has love for restoring old vehicle since the age of nine.

I have passion for building fast cars since my childhood and I have collect number of old vehicle and restore it so far. I learned restoring vehicles from my father. I have gone out of my way to also read magazines on fast cars especially old vehicles, he said.

He added that restoring is very costly but having passion for old vehicle has encouraged him to go the extend of acquiring expensive engines from overseas.

Another participant, Rainer Rusch currently restoring a 1939 Chevrolet pickup said that being an owner of old wheels makes him proud as an individual.

It is quite a lot of work but at the end of the day it is really worth it. The vehicle is currently with its original engine and we are also busy to do body works. I started working on the care in December last year, he said.

He added that the pickup Chevrolet is one of his dream cars and he is fortunate to have bought the vehicle.

Source: Namibia Press Agency