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By Shaun Holland

Head of Multimedia


GAS Motorshow thrills car enthusiasts in Durban [PICS]

At the centre of the event was a safe area for spinners, drifters, stunt drivers and motocross riders to entertain the adrenaline junkies.


KwaZulu-Natal is not prepared to step behind anyone when it comes to enthusiasm for cars – as was proved over the weekend at the GAS Motorshow at the Suncoast casino in Durban, where some of South Africa’s top automotive builders showcased their amazing customisation talents.

A Volkwagen Beetle with the air suspension setup mounted to the roof rack at GAS Motorshow 2024, which took place at Suncoast casino, 15 July 2024. Picture Shaun Holland

There was a good variety of vehicles in the arena. On display were lowered and customised VW Beetles to tricked-out American trucks – and I got to see my first Ford Mustang Mach 1 from the 1970s, seemingly in near showroom condition.

A Mach 1 Mustang on display at GAS motorshow 2024 which took place at Suncoast casino, 15 July 2024. Picture: Shaun Holland

It was also the first time KZN got the opportunity to see the famous Nkabi GP, Chicanos Customs BMW E9 which won a top five spot in the UK at the Gravity Show.

Nkabi GP, the Chicanos BMW E9 which won a top 5 spot at Gravity 2023 on display at GAS Motorshow 2024, which took place at Suncoast casino, 15 July 2024. Picture: Shaun Holland

Some builds which stood out included a ‘63 Impala with hydraulic suspension, an Audi S2 Quattro with a V10 engine and a Jetta 3 VR6, which had a Porsche theme and won best build at the show.

A VW Jetta 3 VR6 with a Porsche theme which won the best build at GAS Motorshow 2024, which took place at Suncoast casino, 15 July 2024. Picture: Shaun Holland

At the centre of the event was a safe area for spinners, drifters, stunt drivers and motocross riders to entertain the adrenaline junkies.

A VW Jetta 3 VR6 with a Porsche theme which won the best build at GAS Motorshow 2024, which took place at Suncoast casino, 15 July 2024. Picture: Shaun Holland

And once the sun had set, the event arena was transformed into an afterparty which saw the likes of Clint L and DJ Dalootz entertaining the crowd.

The boot install on a Volkwagen Polo at GAS Motorshow 2024, which took place at Suncoast casino, 15 July 2024.
An old school Nissan Skyline with a RB26DET engine swap on display at GAS Motorshow 2024, which took place at Suncoast casino. Picture: Shaun Holland
A Black Mercedes Benz 280s on display at GAS Motorshow, which took place at Suncoast casino, 15 July 2024. Picture: Shaun Holland

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