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Passion for Speed event will be wide variety of chases over three days this weekend

Passion for Speed event will see wide variety of chases over three days this weekend

The 2020 South African circuit racing season will commence on a spectacular and international note at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this weekend. The Passion for Speed racing extravaganza will offer spectators a wide variety of motorsport highlights from the past and the present on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Topping Saturday’s bill in terms of sheer spectacle should be two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. Dubbed the event’s Races of Champions, the two eight-lap heats will feature drivers… Read More

The GSM Dart at The 19th Passion for Speed

The GSM Dart at The 19th Passion for Speed

Trans Africa Racing has a number of these cars. The racer is simple enough they are highly effective, easy to drive practical and affordable racers. There are still many of these cars lurking in back yards/ garages with owners either hoping to restore them or being restored. Bob van Niekerk one of the founders of GSM once said we built the Dart as a unique sports car for the road not a racing car! Yet it was raced and formed… Read More

Historic Grand Prix Cars at The Passion for Speed

Historic Grand Prix Cars at The Passion for Speed

Young local motorsport enthusiasts will probably be unaware that South Africa boasted a National Formula One Championship from 1962 to 1965. The races included the Rand Grand Prix at Kyalami, the Cape Grand Prix at Killarney, the Natal Grand Prix at Westmead, the Rhodesian Grand Prix at Bulawayo, and, most importantly the South African Grand Prix, a round of the F1 World Championship, at East London. The big names of F1 came and raced here – Jim Clark, Graham Hill,… Read More

What Might have Been

What Might have Been

GSM Flamingo V8 Bob van Niekerk, Willie Meissner and Verster de Wit were the most innovative and creative engineers who had vision with a purpose and not slow on trends in the world of sports and GT cars. It all started with the GSM Darts in the mid-fifties. They created one of the most effective, practical and functional sports cars which were produced in England and South Africa. The GSM Darts were just what South Africa needed, easy to repair… Read More

Feed your Passion for Speed

Feed your Passion for Speed

This year’s international Passion for Speed motorsport extravaganza, set to start the 2020 South African circuit racing season at the Zwartkops Raceway on February 1, will offer patrons much more than just on-track spectacle. As has become a tradition, the event will cater for full scale family entertainment, with a wide variety of attractions for young and old. Between the barriers, a total of 10 car categories will wage war, incorporating saloon cars, sports cars and single seaters. Historic cars… Read More

South Africa and the Ford GT40

South Africa and the Ford GT40

South Africa in the 1960 was F1 and sports GT racing. All the leading teams and drivers of the world raced in South Africa. Formula one world championship the Springboks Series and the original Kyalami 9 Hours. South Africa was in the midst of it all. In 1962 Eric Broadley of Lola cars, built Lola Mk3. The rear engine sports car with a Chev engine. The prototype was raced by South Africans Tony Maggs and Bobby Olthoff in 1963 with… Read More