Sunday, 12 June 2011


On Saturday, 11th June 2011, Westgate, Nairobi’s premier shopping mall hosted a hot rides motor show to display some of Nairobi’s best modified cars and bikes. The Westgate Hot Rides took place at the mall’s spacious roof-top parking between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
“Westgate Shopping Mall is the number one destination for shopping, leisure, and entertainment. The Hot Rides was a platform to treat Westgate shoppers to auto entertainment, not forgetting that Father’s Day is only a week away,” said Mercy Wambui, Marketing Assistant – Westgate Shopping mall.

More than 30 of the best modified cars and bikes were on showcase and participants included two of the country’s top auto clubs – Auto Art, Unity Auto Garage and Moto ADV for bikes. The cars and bikes flaunted various modifications such as alloy wheels (rims), enhanced exhaust systems for louder and deeper sound, chrome, interior and audio upgrades, exterior paintwork e.t.c.

“Cars are custom modified and tailored to the personalities and interests of the owners. The end product is a car or bike that is faster, flashier, cooler and louder,” said Adam Mathai, event coordinator.
The modified cars were judged on overall paint job, body and exterior modifications, engine modifications, suspension, wheels and tires, interior modifications, car audio and security system.

Code Red DJs were in charge of the music entertainment and gave a great performance.
The Westgate Hot Rides was held amidst the mall’s ongoing Father’s Day Promotion which began on the 3rd of June and will end on the 20th of June. On 19th June, Westgate will reward dads with special Father’s Day gifts, hampers and vouchers, at the information desk on the ground floor.

Westgate is Nairobi’s largest shopping mall positioning itself to be able to offer a big palette of entertainment, reflecting the trend worldwide where the most successful malls, are now becoming the backbone of community life, social life and entertainment, as well as offering shops and services.