Get into gear for a new driving experience at the Rand Show

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There’s a new motoring experience awaiting car enthusiasts at the Rand Show’s new Action Zone on Terrace 2, where 5 000 sqm have been converted into a gymkhana track for precision driving sessions.
Perfect for petrolheads, it’s the Precision Driving Experience, presented by Grant McCleery, renowned racing car driver and multiple SA champion on both two and four wheels.
McCleery is bringing the full range of newly launched Opel vehicles to the gymkhana track. Sign up on Rand Show weekends (remember your valid driver’s licence), and climb behind the wheel of the 2017 Car of the Year winner, the Opel Astra, and the all-new Opel Mokka X, or choose an Opel Corsa or Adam.
Out on the track, instructors will take Rand Show visitors for a brief advanced driving session where they’ll hone their precision driving skills.
There’s more driving to be done on the Rand Show’s 4×4 track. Here, visitors can enjoy an offroad 4×4 experience, test-driving the Isuzu 4×4 Double Cab and the newly launched Chevrolet Trailblazer ZR71, as well as SUVs from Imperial Ford.
Car enthusiasts should then stop by Hall 5, for a road trip back in time to Route 66. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this iconic era, with motoring memorabilia hand-picked from the Shawn Tyler Museum, displays of classic cars and bikes, a Backdraft Cobra being built from scratch, and even some road-house-style refreshments.
All this is just part of the lineup of top-class entertainment at this year’s Rand Show. South Africa’s biggest consumer expo is the only show to offer attractions covering everything from sport, military, and science and technology, to design, animals, gardening, health and beauty, and variety shows … there’s an entire day out for the whole family packed into each Rand Show ticket.
Visit to find out about what’s on this year at the Rand Show.
The Rand Show runs from Friday, 14 April to Sunday, 23 April 2017, from 9 am to 7 pm (last entry at 6 pm), at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec (GPS – S26°14.484′ E27°58.510). There is ample secure paid parking at the venue, with visible policing.
Rand Show tickets at the gate cost R150 for adults, R50 for pensioners, R50 for 13-16 years, R20 for 6-12 years, and under six enter free. Midweek specials for Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April only are R75 for adults, and R20 for 13-16 year olds. Open-air parking is R20 per car. Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket.
Tickets give access to a wide variety of entertainment attractions, but exclude rides on the helicopter and monorail, drifting, bagjumping, the fun fair, and refreshments and

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