It all started in 2012 with a group of friends doing motor spin and drift shows in the outskirts of Gaborone city in Botswana.
One of their favourite roads happened to be close to a graveyard named Broadhurst Cemetry hence the name Graveyard Autosport.
And this weekend, they are coming to perform for the first time in Malawi at YSG Street Festival slated for 24 September at Mbowe Park in Lilongwe.
Confirming the news on Monday, Graveyard member Tabongo Malombo Tsekane said the group was motivated by YSG’s efforts to bring the youths together for a good cause.
“You know it’s a good thing to see the youth determined to make a change about their country. We want to encourage the youth of Malawi to take motor sport seriously. Not to say they won’t be employed, they can employ themselves,” said Tsekane who is also a resigned teacher and Police officer.
“My future now is in motorsports. My goal is to create better paying jobs through motorsport and promote motorsport tourism. I want to see people having fun with their cars.”
Tsekane added: “In my country a minimum that a new comer gets at a show is $300 and the shows usually happen twice a month.”
He said Graveyard now has a team of 25 people. 10 spinners, 5 administrators and 10 committee members with over 5000 club members.
Quizzed on the support they get in their country, the Graveyard member quickly responded: “You talk of support, talk of the Botswana’s Vice President Hon. Masisi. Car dealer moguls (guys who sell Benz, BMW, Toyota, Landrover), USA embassy and many others.”
In his remarks, YSG Executive Director Chimwemwe Jamali expressed excitement while pointing out that all is set for the show.
“We have different activities that we have lined up at the event. Motor stunts and drifting will be performed by Graveyard and safety is guaranteed because these are professionals,” Jamali stated.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :