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Harare’s top spinners -Fat Cat, Goofa, Spin Kid, Brendon, Gordon and D-Boy – make a welcome return to Arcadia Sports Club on April 5 for yet another edition of Spin Fest slated for Easter Sunday.

Also known as H-Town Spincity, the spinners will be joined by other renowned spinners like Shannon and Taku.

Popular stuntman Kunnie is also billed to showcase at the Spin Fest while music and entertainment will be rocking courtesy of top DJs Rax, Raydizz and Rawse, who are rocking Club 1+1 at Long Cheng Plaza every Friday alongside Judgment Yard.

To celebrate Easter, there will be free Easter eggs at the gates for children who will also be treated to games including water slides and jumping castles.

Children under 12 will be allowed in for free.

The crowd will also be treated to snacks and drinks from the food stalls that will be dotted around the venue.

The extravaganza starts at 11.30am and runs until late in the evening.

This would be the first major Spin Festival this year featuring some of the amazing stunts and a parade of different BMWs popularly known down south as gushesh.

In Zimbabwe, spinning of cars started in the 1980s when rear-wheel-drive old Alfa Romeos, Datsuns and BMWs were spun in and around Arcadia.

One of the pioneers of this sport locally is one Isaac Mayor, who has been very involved with the motor industry for many years and specifically with the spinning and drag-racing for more than a decade.

In recent years, Spin Fests have taken this energy-packed sport and brought it into a closed and controlled environment where people could enjoy the spinning of cars without any risk of injury to spectators or drivers.

A variety of stunts are performed with the most difficult one being the driver jumping out of his car and doing push-ups on the roof, or opening his bonnet and standing on the engine while the car is still spinning.

Source : The Herald