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The 39th annual Angela’s Picnic will be taking place on Sunday, 3 April at a brand-new venue – Riversands Farm, Rose Road, Knoppieslaagte, Midrand. Gates open at 8h00 and the entry fee is a donation to Hospice Wits. Food and drinks will be on sale and there will be live music, so plenty of entertainment for the whole family. This will be the first Angela’s Picnic since 2019, with both 2020 and 2021’s events having been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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Angela’s Picnic takes place annually in memory of Angela Heinz, who arranged this relaxed and uncompetitive picnic in the park to give SAMCA members and the public the opportunity to see a variety of very special cars in one place.

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Angela was the Morgan agent in South Africa for over 25 years and ordered one of the first Plus 8s ever made. She was the first South African agent for Nava helmets, KTM motorcycles and Bilstein shock absorbers, and was the first woman member of the Motor Industries Federation. She rode her own KTM, visited the Roof of Africa Rally many times in her Jeep and raced hotrods at the old Wembley Stadium. She even flew her own crop sprayer!

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Since Angela’s death from cancer years ago, hundreds of thousands of rands have been raised in donations from the annual picnic and the event is a firm favourite in SA classic car circles.

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