Second Platinum Auto Expo set for Saturday at Stadium
The National Stadium Tarmac will be a hive of activity on Saturday (July 13) with the second Platinum Auto Expo set to sizzle from 16:00h.
Organiser Mahendra ‘Raj’ Boodhoo said all systems are in place for a grand showdown, as there is heightened interest in the event, which has an on-stage entertainment aspect this year.
Reigning Chutney Monarch and second place finisher in the Soca competition, Steven Ramphal, will perform live, with musical entertainment provided by Travellers Sound and Lexus Blingerz.
Boodhoo indicated that to ensure maximum spectator participation, the entrance fee has been lowered from 2018 to G$1,000. Tickets would be available at the National Stadium on the day.
In addition to various display booths by corporate partners, there will be 32 categories in which vehicles can be entered. As was the case last year, a panel of judges would be assembled to decide on the winners of each category.
Boodhoo said security would a top priority.
He expressed gratitude to corporate Guyana for embracing the event this year, namely Banks DIH Limited (Banks Beer), BAL/Hyundai/Ideal Autos/Palladium Motors Inc., GT Motorsports, B.M Soat Auto Sales, Mac’s Auto Service, A. Ally and Sons, Ramchand Auto Spares, Secure Innovations and Concepts, Shoppers Pharmacy, Prem’s Electrical, Bardon Construction Services, Readymix Concrete, Super Bet and Trophy Stall.
The 32 categories to be judged are: Best rims, Best antique bike, Cleanest car, Cleanest SUV, Cleanest working bus, Cleanest bike, Cleanest engine bay, Best customised vehicle interior, Best graphics car, Best graphics working bus, Best four-wheel bike, Best antique car, Door speakers, Back dash, Back wall face-in (Quarter glass), Back wall face-in mini extreme car, Back wall face-in mini extreme SUV, Hardest hitting working bus, Mini extreme face-out (One side back half car, One side back half SUV, Full one side car, One side SUV, Trunk or rear doors car, Trunk or rear doors SUV, Trunk or rear doors mini-van, Trunk or rear doors bus), Mini extreme car, Mini extreme SUV, Mini extreme mini-van, Mini extreme bus, Unlimited Open class and Best technician.
Last year’s event was relatively successful, with owners using the opportunity to showcase their prized possessions. The antique cars, the majority of which came from Berbice, were a major hit with patrons.