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Legends of the 9 Hour

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The return of the BIG Red Galaxie – “Ou Rooie”

The car that won just about every Nascar event in the USA (including the Daytona 500) in 1963 and then topped the British Jaguar and Lotus Cortina in the UK Saloon Car Championship in 1964 and in the hands of Bobby Olthoff it won the SA Production Car Championship in 1965, returns to Zwartkops on Saturday the 1st of February, in the hands of Sarel van der Merwe.
 
The big red Galaxie which, when it first appeared at the old Kyalami in 1963 and 1964 for the 9-Hour, must have accounted for at least half of the crowd as they marvelled at this huge whale of a car motoring sideways through sunset out drifting the sports cars and the local production cars.

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It was a sensation and still is particularly in the hands of Sarel. Whilst the big Galaxie was retired in 1966 after the arrival of the more “nimble” Mustangs this may not be the case on the 1st of February as “ou rooie” has been put on a diet – it is now a lot lighter and has a few handling tweaks on the suspension.
“I will return and take my rightful place on the grid” – “ou Rooie”
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