For some reason, cars — especially older models with a lot of heritage and history — just evoke a sense of appreciation and enjoyment that few other things can. There are some truly sought after models, like the Aston Martin DB5 of James Bond fame, or the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, that are more akin to pieces of art, than just hunks of metal to get from A to B in.
Creative Rides, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, have taken a collectible car dealership’s showroom and melded it with an art gallery atmosphere where people can meet to appreciate and discuss the cars, even if they’re not necessarily in the market to buy a piece of automobile history just yet.
They specialise in American cars from brands such as Chevrolet, Mustang, and Dodge – but they’ve got several models from European manufacturers like Porsche, Aston Martin, and Ferrari on their floor as well. They’ve got over 40 cars in total, ranging from the 1940s all the way to current models, so it’s possible to take a walk down memory lane and observe the progression of cars just by having a stroll across their floor. They’ve even got some café racers, for those who like to put their horsepower onto the tarmac using two wheels instead of four.
Their team has created a comfortable social environment where visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee and chat to them about some of the cars, potentially test drive them if you’re interested in adding something to your collection, or just as an informative and fun outing to have a look at some of the best specimens of automobiles you’re likely to see. Since some of the cars carry collector’s value, and are likely to appreciate, the team can even go into more detail about the potential investment opportunity that some of the models hold.
So, if you’re in the market for something you’ll enjoy on your Sunday afternoon drives, or you just enjoy cars and feel like spending some time having a look at a few classics, you can find Creative Rides on the corner of Posthouse St & Main Rd, at the Posthouse Centre in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Check out Creative Rides on Facebook and their official website too.