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Emerald Speed Fest – Emerald Resort and Casino

Sep 25, 2019

Event postponed to 28, 29 February to 1 March 2020

The Emerald Speed Fest, originally scheduled for the 28th and 29th September 2019, has been moved to a more desirable date in early 2020. The Emerald Speed Fest is a motorsport and motoring lifestyle event that will take place at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark. The event, presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa, will now take place 28, 29 February to 1 March 2020.

Challenges posed by the current security concerns in Gauteng which present a potential travel risk to competitors and spectators and date clashes with other local motorsport events prompted the change of date. “A date in early 2020 has proven to be a more desirable option for this exciting new motorsport event. The safety of competitors and spectators is a prime concern and the new date will also ensure that all competitors in local motorsport will get an opportunity to participate in this unique event” stated Shaun Swart, Head of Business Development for show organizers Messe Frankfurt South Africa.

“Messe Frankfurt South Africa is fully committed to deliver a safe and successful event and the new date provides a better platform to achieve this objective. We would also like to thank our event partners and the venue for the overwhelming support of the exciting new motorsport event” added Messe Frankfurt South Africa CEO Joshua Low.

High-performance race cars, modern road-cars, historic race cars and supercars will compete in a time challenge along a 1.6km (1 mile) strip of tar at the Vaal Resort. The event will offer competitors a challenging high-speed run competing, in classes, for a variety of prizes totaling close to half a million rand in value.

Spectators will witness these high-performance road and race cars in action as well as also enjoy a variety of displays and refreshments. The pit area will be open to the public. Classic Car displays as well as motoring and motorsport related exhibitors will add to the excitement of the event. Visitors will also benefit from the family orientated features and attractions Emerald Resort has to offer.

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