The main highlight of this celebration is the hosting of the 50th Anniversary of the Vintage and Classic Club of Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands Run. The race is tomorrow and kicks off at 9am at Jaggers Msasa car park.
The route goes straight along the Mutare Road, through Ruwa, Marondera, Rusape, Mutare and then up to the Vumba. Participants will return along the same route on Monday.
To date over 50 people in 25 classic and vintage cars have registered for the race. It would not be surprising to have 50 cars participating, this year being a rather special anniversary.
In fact one couple that took part in the very first run 50 years ago, are planning to come from the UK to join this year’s run. So far the cars entered include Rolls Royce, Porsche, MG, Sunbeam, Ford Model A, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Citroen 2CV, even a 1932 Beacon Continental.
Possibilities on the run also include a 1930s coffin-nosed Cord and a 1920s air-cooled Franklin. There will also be a contingent of four cars travelling to Mutare from Masvingo. Joining the run in Mutare is a 1908 Schacht high wheeler — the first car imported into Rhodesia. — Own Correspondent.