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Ugandan enters Mitsuoka Le-Seyde car for Concours

Ugandan classic car enthusiast Kakooza Wazzir has entered a rare 1991 Mitsuoka Le-Seyde two door coupe for the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance scheduled for September 24 at the Nairobi Racecourse.

The car is one of the most unusual entries in the Concours which has been held annually by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club for the past 47 years as a celebration of the club’s anniversaries.

The Mitsuoka Le-Seyde is one of the nine entries in the Uganda team which will contest the classiest event on the Kenya Motor Sport calendar.

Other star cars from Uganda include Laban Mawanda’s stylish 1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL sports car and the 1974 Mercedes Benz saloon of Ronald Walusimbi who was the overall winner of the recent Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show which is a Concours event.

Ronald will also be driving his 1967 Toyota Corolla along the judging line at the Nairobi Racecourse next month. He is no stranger to the Concours having won the up to 2,500 cc touring car class with his Mercedes saloon last year.

The Mitsuoka Le-Seyde is a limited production car and only 500 were made. All were sold within four days after they went on sale. This two door coupe was based on the Nissan Silvia and is equipped with a two litre engine.

Kakooza Wassir will be competing in the class for up to 2,000 cc touring cars and will be up against the 1972 Alfa Romeo 2,000 GTV of Kamene Wanday and Micky Bassi’s 1988 Alfa Romeo 75 saloon.

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club organises the Concours to recognise and reward the owners of well kept cars and motorcycles. This gives them the opportunity to have their machines rated by highly experienced judges and share them with the motorists who flock to the Racecourse for the event.

The Concours also gives competitors the chance to win the overall prizes and the awards in the 12 car and seven motorcycle classes.

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