Legends Newsletter - 10/2015

Legends Newsletter 10/2015

The under 2 litre Legend Production Cars – U2 This is a major Historic Saloon Series in Europe and particularly in the USA and the UK. Production Cars grew from Austin 35’s a “Clutch of teapots or peanuts” to the Mini’s, Anglias and then by 1963 the Ford Cortina twin cam (Lotus). The big Jaguar of the late fifties were to big and heavy to compete with light weight small capacity cars. Even Dan Gurney’s arrival with the big American… Read More

Legends Newsletter 9/2015

Dezzi Raceway – Port Shepstone Dezzi Raceway – Port Shepstone will long be remembered by those who made the journey… competitors, race engineers and spectators. Des Gudzeit achieved what many have failed to achieve for some thirty five years including the writer who evaluated, five potential venues to put a viable facility together in KZN – After five tries Zwartkops concluded that it would be a difficult and problematic venture. Des has taken the bull by the horns and made… Read More

Legends Newsletter 8/2015

Perspective – The Pre 1974 International Sports Racing Prototypes David Piper and Mike Knight formed the International Sports Racing Prototypes Racing Club in 1980. They were in many respects the pioneers of Historic Racing in respect of the great Sports and GT cars of the sixties and early seventies. In this period these sports cars were in many ways faster and more spectacular than Formula One!

Legends Newsletter 7/2015

Kyalami 7th of March 2015 – High Profile Legends in Action Legends Sports and GT The pre 1974 International sports racing prototypes and pre 1966/68 Le Mans/ Sebring categories were combined to focus on the great mid-sixties to early seventies 9 Hour cars. Colin Clay was in a class of his own in the big green Pim Pieterse Lola MK3B. He was however not that far ahead of the Neil Lobb Gunston Lola and Jonathan du Toit Chevron B8. This… Read More

Legends Newsletter 5/2015

The Passion for Speed – Killarney 7th of February 2015 Castrol SA Tourist Trophy Pre 1966/68 Le Mans Sports & GT Cars. The closest finish ever Despite a high attrition rate in practice and in the event the SA Tourist Trophy was of the most exciting finishes ever! The blue GT40 of Ross Lazarus crossed the line 0.4 of a second ahead of the Lola T70 Spyder of Mark & Jono du Toit. These two fought tooth and nail the… Read More