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The 14th Passion for Speed at Zwartkops International World of Motoring – 30/31 Jan 2015

The biggest weekend of circuit racing takes place at Zwartkops on Friday 30th of January & Saturday 31st January for cars and Sunday 1st of February for the Day of the Champion racing motorcycles.
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The 14th Passion for Speed – Golden Age of Motor racing will be celebrated in grand style at the end of January at Zwartkops Raceway. This event which has captivated the minds of young and old and takes place every year and it just gets bigger and better.
Champions past, present and future all be there and in action in cars and bikes of the greatest age of motor racing when the racing machines were fast, brutal, fragile low in technology but spectacular to experience and see in action.
In 2015 there will be a number of special additions to the program. The Super-fast big production cars of the mid-sixties will be grouped into very special event known as the “Champion of Champions” with Mustang, Camaro’s, Ford Thunderbolt, Chev Nova, Ford Mercury Comet, Datsun 240Z all raced by some of the greatest names in South Africa motorsport.
The Pre-1966 Production Cars will be headed by icon, Sarel van der Merwe in the big red Galaxie, with Mike Briggs. Hennie Groenewald in the Plymouth Fury and from Dubai Brain Rowlings the II in the Ford Mustang, two international Mustangs and then the Alfa brigade are expected too amongst the big V8’s. The new under 2 litre class will feature Lotus Cortina, Gordini’s, Alfa’s and BMW. From Europe will come Chevron B8’s B19’s, GT40’s, Lotus Elan, Cooper Mazerate, Wainer and very special racing E-Type Jaguar. Confirmation of a special alignment from Italy is still awaited.
The Pre-1966/68 Le Mans / Sebring Sports & GT event will be feature no less than seven Ford GT 40’s, the E-Type, a Flamingo V8, three Mustangs, Cobras, Daytona and three Lola’s including a MK3 tribute car of John Love and Jackie Epstein who all raced in the great 9 Hours of the sixties.
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Historic Saloon with Chev Can-Am, original Mazda’s, Capri’s, BMW’s, will complete the historic feature of production cars.
The International Sports Prototypes for Pre-1974 cars should have four Porsche 917’s, two / three Lola T70’s, four Chevron B19’s, Chevron B8’s – some 14 iconic Sports Racing Prototypes some of which were even parts of the Formula One cars of the day. They will be complemented by the Le Mans GT Porsche RSR’s and group 5 Saloons of the day.
The very popular Pre-1966/68 Little Giants is one of the fastest growing categories of the sport and will have a huge variety cars, little BMW, Mini Marcos, and MG, Healy Sprite, Austin A35’s to the day.
The day will also include the Isle of Man racers and winners such as Jan Simpson, Allan Walker, Derrick Crutchlow, Allan Duffs, twelve of them will take on South Africa Legends. The modern element on the program will be the Extreme Supercars and the Ferrari Racing Series – GT247 Challenge.
Lotus Challenge and Historic Single Seaters with International cars and drivers are also on the program.
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Plenty of action plus the support of the Franschoek Motor Museum with a 007 Formula One Tyrrell, Gunston and Lexington F2 and Atlantic plus the SA built Serrurier / Sam Jengle LDS chassis.
Classis Formula One will demonstrate with other single seaters. Family entertainment will be plenty – a Marlboro Crane – one of the biggest in Africa will lift you high in the sky, air display, music, special children play parks etc.
A great day for the family!
Tickets available at the gate on the day: R170 Adults, R110 students and children under 12 free. However if you buy from Computicket or from the Zwartkops office before event you will receive a discounted rate of: R150 Adults, R90 Students.
See you at Zwartkops on 30/31st of January 2015!
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