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Legends Newsletter 04 – 2018

Zwartkops – 7th April 2018 A good day with a good response from the public, particularly the Legends Series The sight and sound of the Thundering Herd is pure magic. They produced spectacular racing.  A yellow Barracuda (Jeff Kruger), a big red Galaxie (Lee Thompson).  The red/white Nova (Jonathan du Toit) and then the two ultra-competitive Mustangs of Peter Lindenberg and Ben Morgenrood stole the show!  Despite restrictors and starting from the back, Ben Morgenrood won from Peter Lindenberg’s Mustang. … Read More

Spectacular historic car action at Zwartkops Raceway – 7 April 2018

Round two of the 2018 Historic Tour provided spectacle, close competition and some surprising results at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday (April 7). Heading up the day’s programme were two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. The opening heat saw a huge five-car dice for the lead, eventually resolved in favour of Ben Morgenrood (Ford Mustang), closely followed by Peter Lindenberg (Ford Mustang), Jonathan du Toit  (Chev Nova), Lee Thompson (Ford Galaxie) and Jeffrey Kruger (Plymouth Baracuda).… Read More

Historic Tour brings High Speed Nostalgia to Zwartkops - 7 April 2018

Historic Tour brings High Speed Nostalgia to Zwartkops – 7 April 2018

South African historic car racing will return to its natural home at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (April 7), with the venue to host round two of the 2018 Historic Tour. Topping the day’s events will be two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. Victory favourites must include Jeffrey Kruger (TAR Plymouth Baracuda), Jonathan du Toit (TAR Chev Nova), Lee Thompson (TAR Ford Galaxie) and Ben Morgenrood (Ford Mustang). Front runners in the Under Two-litre class will… Read More

SKF Pre-1966 Legends of the 9 Hour Production Cars - Photograph by Paul Blackburn

Legends Newsletter 03 – 2018

Historic Racing in South Africa There are Rules! “Historic Racing Rules are more complicated than National Polo Challenge Regulations.  Historic Racing is not a single make formula” The historic technical passport (HTP) is a valuable document which has to be respected. National Regulations             Pre’1966/68 Sports & GT             Pre’1966 Production Cars             Pre’1974 ISP/ Trans-AM These National Regulations have been in place for some five years and, except for a few minor adjustments have not changed.  There have been… Read More

Pre-1990 Sports & GT, SKF Pre-1966 Legends of the 9 Hour and LITTLE Giants - Photograph by Paul Blackburn

Legends Newsletter 02 – 2018

REDSTAR – 10th March 2018 Combined Legends event with Pre’1990 Sports & GT Some 20 cars qualified, headed by the Pre’1990 Porsches of Peter Jenkins and Wynand vd Merwe followed by Richard Schuhart and George Avvakoumides.  Peter won the first heat from Wynand with only a 1.4sec difference.  In 2nd heat Peter outbreaked himself into turn 2 – so Wynand won from Richard, George. In the Legends category Jono in the Nova was quickest 2,15.5 – Jono got this down… Read More