What started off as an overcast and miserable day ended in one of the best Angela’s Picnics we’ve ever attended.
Angela’s Picnic is a leisurely event, where car enthusiasts can have a picnic under the trees, and enjoy a walk around the park to see some of the other classics on display. It is an annual event held at Delta Park in Johannesburg and has been going strong for over 30 years.
It is held on the 1st Sunday in April and is held in memory of Angela Heinz who initiated and hosted the event until she passed away from cancer.A donation is made as vehicles enter the park and all money raised is donated to the South African Hospice Association.
Support was nothing short of phenomenal, and the attendance was fantastic, with one of the largest crowds we had ever seen at Angela’s Picnic. Pristine examples of classic BMW’s arrived at Delta Park from early on. This was great to see, as the BMW stand is always a popular one, getting plenty of admiring glances.
The BMW Car Club Gauteng can only be described as PRIME:
- - Prime position
- - Prime cars
- - Prime members
- - Prime camaraderie
- - Prime food (compliments of Manny’s legendary potjie)
BMW Car Club families arrived in numbers throughout the day, including the family pets. It really is an amazing day out for the whole family. Inspiration can be taken from the numbers of unique classic (and a few more modern) examples of the brand that are all cared for and meticulously maintained, and proudly displayed.
BMW Car Club Gauteng members are all enthusiasts who take great joy in sharing their priced possessions, their intimate knowledge of their vehicles, and they are always helpful and willing to chat to and assist wherever the can, to all who visited our display.
Angela’s Picnic is always a memorable day where we leave with a warmth in our hearts, and looking forward to our next event, our Track and Race day at Zwartkops Racetrack on the 11th of May.
We hope to see you there for a very different, but equally enjoyable and adrenaline filled day of on track action. If you’ve never experienced going around a track flat out, this is your chance, as we will have our ever popular hotlap BMW’s in attendance for the day. This is surely the best way of experiencing what these machines are capable of in a safe and controlled environment.