Carroll Shelby is one of the greatest Legends of the 20th century. He stood tallest in the USA. In his youth he farmed with chickens but failed, so he turned to motoring.
Speed is the challenge, but the machine is his weapon. It all started in America with the oval Daytona-type tracks and events in 1750 however by the sixties big American family cars were racing on road racetracks.
It all started in America 1960’S with V8 sports cars. McLaren’s, Lolas, Porsche 917’s to name a few more. These were fearsome brutes with very little in terms of mechanical driving aids.
The Great Legends – Little, Big and Icons brought the dynamics and battles of past to Zwartkops on the day. The public support of cars and drivers could be heard and seen all around Zwartkops. Thank you, Legends, for your support: Little Giants Pre 1969 Production cars International Sports Racing Prototypes The 21st South African Tourist Trophy The Trans-AM cars of the late 1960’s and, The beginning of a Speed Demonstration of the Greats of the Past. Highlights of… Read More
An enthusiastic crowd, tight competition and excellent spectacle typified Saturday’s 21st Passion for Speed circuit racing extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway. Heading up proceedings was a 45-minute race for Castrol Pre-1966 Le Mans Sports and GT cars. Veteran racer Warren Lombard drove his 1963 Ford Cobra quickly and smoothly, did his mandatory three-minute pit stop during a yellow flag period and won the race. He finished 20 seconds ahead of James Temple (Shelby Cobra) with Peter Bailey (Ford GT40) and… Read More