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Monday, September 30th, 2019 00:00 |
John Wroe (centre) celebrates after his Ford Tudor 1930 led him to the overall winner’s position during this year’s Concours d’Elegance at the Ngong Racecourse yesterday. Photo/PD/PHILIP KAMAKYA

It was a father-daughter affair as John Wroe and Veronica Wroe clinched the 2019 car section in the 49th edition of the Concours de Elegance yesterday at the Ngong Racecourse.

The event saw an interesting twist with father upstaging last year’s winning daughter although both tied on 275 points ahead of Sato Gati Aura in a 1947 MGTC who picked 274 points.

John showcased his 1930 Ford Model A  while Veronica had a 1934 Role Royce Boatail. 

The kin tied on three judging areas with John having a stronger underside while Veronica stood out slightly with her interior boot. The tie was necessitated because John Wroe’s car was older in age.

Good preparations

“It’s exciting to have won together because we knew the competition would ultimately be tight at the end. We put in a lot of work into our respective cars the past couple of months,” said the senior Wroe.

The car section was particularly tightly contested especially in the utility and touring autos on display.

The Touring Cars 1000-1300cc had Paul Chemngorem in a 1962 Volkswagen Karman Ghia and Ugandan Leslie Carvell in a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle went head-to-head according to judges on call.

The two were almost tied in most segments of their cars but overall Chemngorem collected 225 points against Carvell’s 209.The VW Karman Ghia had stronger marks in the engine compartment and External finish. The two, however, tied on road worthiness.

Other winners

Christine Omuombo emerged the third in the Class on a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle with 204 points while new Ugandan entrant Kakooza Wazzir in a 1996 Mitsuoka Viewt took fourth slot amassing 189 points.

In the Utility class, it was yet again a tight decision by the judges. 

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