This year’s Toyota Rust de Winter jamboree, the 33nd consecutive year that this
event will be held, is indeed special as this popular 4x4 gathering will be celebrating
21 years of on-going support by Toyota South Africa Motors.
To celebrate this milestone Toyota has invited all owners of Toyota 4x4’s which
are 21 years or older to be part the celebrations on the weekend of 27 April to
30 April 2012 on the banks of the Elands River – and they will stand a chance to
win some handsome prizes as well!
The Rust de Winter 21 Years competition will take place on Saturday, 28 April, and
owners stand a chance to win cash prizes in the following three categories:
- The Oldest Original Toyota Hilux 4x4 – the oldest without any conversions,
accessories or extras
- The Oldest Running Toyota 4x4 – the oldest at Rust de Winter by age
- Best Kitted-out Toyota 4x4 (21 years or older) – the best accessorised
as per the judge’s discretion.
Entrants for the Oldest Original Toyota Hilux 4x4 competition will also stand in
line to win the top prize: A weekend stay for a whole family at the nearby Kwandaba
To enter, owners can complete the competition entry form available for download here or pick
up an entry form at Rust de Winter. Entrants must register by 10 am on Saturday,
28 April and judging will take place from 10 am to 11 am. The winners will be announced
at 12 pm and each category winner will receive R3 500 in cash. Rules for the competition
are available on the Toyota website.
The Toyota Rust de Winter jamboree has evolved over the years into a fun-filled
family weekend with challenging events for both 4x4 and 4x2 enthusiasts. The routes
through the ATV Organisation’s 22ha site has seen various updates and changes to
ensure that all competitors start on equal footing and as always there will be a
wide array of activities for the participants.
Dirk van Wyk, spokesperson for the organisers, the ATV Club, says a lot of entertainment
has been planned for spectators and competitors, such as a special gymkhana on Saturday,
“The gymkhana consists of varied obstacles on a course, which have been designed
to pose a challenge for drivers and co-drivers. It is a fun-filled event and promises
to be high in spectator value,” says Van Wyk. Competitors will also be tested on
the long and challenging mountain-route, scheduled for Friday, 27 April.
Another attraction will be demonstration runs by the Dakar conquering Castrol Toyota
Hilux V8 bakkies from Toyota Motorsport on Saturday, 28 April.
Children will again, in true Toyota Rust de Winter tradition and again with the
generous sponsorship of Continental SA, be well catered for by the various activities
at the dedicated children play-area, while live entertainment are on the menu for
mom and dad at the end of each day’s challenges.
Rust de Winter is situated approximately 25 km east of Pienaarsrivier, when driving
on the N1 to Polokwane.
Download entry form here
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