The richest motorsport event in Africa

The Emerald Speed Fest is a motorsport and motoring lifestyle event that takes place at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark. Presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa.

High-performance race cars, modern road-cars, historic race cars and supercars compete in a time challenge along a 1.6km (1 mile) strip of tar at the Vaal Resort. The event offers competitors a challenging high-speed run competing, in classes, for a variety of prizes and the overall winner, will be crowned the ‘Master of the Mile.’

Spectators not only witness these high- performance road and race cars in action but also enjoy a variety of displays and refreshments. The pit area is open to the public. Classic Car displays, motoring and motorsport related exhibitors adds content to the excitement of the event. Visitors also benefit from the family orientated features and attractions the Emerald Resort has to offer.


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About the organisers

Messe Frankfurt is the third largest trade fair company in the world with subsidiaries in over 28 countries. Messe Frankfurt organises 134 trade fairs globally with a cumulative total of 90,000 exhibitors and over 3.5 million visitors attending these events.

The company is well established in SA and is the proud organiser of the following events: South African Festival of Motoring, Automechanika Johannesburg, Futuroad Expo, Hobby-X, AERO South Africa, Hypermobility, allfashion sourcing and Boatica Cape Town

Messe Frankfurt South Africa 2022 events calendar