Legends of the 9 Hour

Legends-2014-04-12-001.jpg SKF Pre-1966 Legends of the 9 Hour Production Cars - Photograph by Paul Blackburn
Final Instructions Pit Allocations Race Programme

Nostalgia will return to the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (June 7) in speedy style, with more than 200 entries tackling a full day of racing during round four of the 2014 Midas Historic Tour.

Heading up proceedings will be two races for SKF Legend Saloon Cars. Front runners should include Thomas Falkiner (Sunday Times Mustang), Franco Scribante Remos Mustang), Ferdi van Niekerk (Double F Mustang), Hennie Groenewald (Mercury Cougar), Mark du Toit (TAR Chevelle) and Jonathan du Toit (TAR Chev Nova)Fighting for Class B honours will be people like Alan Poulter (Volvo 122), Roy Prando (Alfa GTV), Clive Densham (Alfa GTV), Patrick Gearing (Alfa Giulietta) Brian Cook (Lotus Cortina) and Larry Davies (Alfa Giulietta).
Legends-2014-04-12-055.jpg SKF Pre-1966 Legends of the 9 Hour Production Cars - Photograph by Paul Blackburn Le-Mans-2014-04-12-013.jpg Trans Africa Racing Pre-1966/68 Le Mans Sports & GT - Photograph by Paul Blackburn
The Le Mans 1966/68 Sports and GT category will have a new challenger with Oliver Dalais’s Ford GT40 facing the Lola T70 Spyder of Jonathan du Toit and Ross Lazarus’s Ford GT40. Top class B contenders should be Larry Wilford (PMT Daytona), Peter Lindenberg (Lazarus Ford Daytona), Jeffrey Kruger (Chevron BMW), Warren Lombard (Cobra), Josh Dovey (Lotus Elan), Stuart Greig (Thompson Special) and Keith Hinckley (AC Cobra). Former cricket ace Clive Rice will return in a GSM Dart whilst multiple champion Dennis Mc Beath will be out to defend his championship title in the Mpiti Renault.
The SKF Pre-1966 Little Giants races should see a victory tussle between Frank Copping (Renault Dauphine Gordini), Trevor Tuck (Alfa Ti), Nick Parrot (MGB), plus GSM Dart drivers, Ishmael Baloyi and Chad ten Doeschate. Others to watch will include Robin Clark (MG Magnette), Niel Reynecke (Volvo P1800), Josh Dovey (Austin Healy Sprite), Franco Resca (MGB), Peter Collings (Mini Cooper S) and Neil Oosthuizen (Alfa Spyder).
The events for pre 1974 Prototype Sports Cars and Trans-Am cars will have a full field. Colin Clay will return in the Genie Lola T70, taking on Jonathan du Toit (Chevron B8), plus Chevron B19 drivers Colin Ellison and Peter Jenkins, Colin Frost (Porsche 917) and Oliver Dalais (Ford GT40). The midfield should see a three-way tussle between the Porsche RSR entries of Dino Scribante, Rui Campos and Franco Scribante, while Ben Morgenrood will take his TransAm Ford Mustang out of retirement.
Little-Giants-2014-04-12-059.jpg SKF Pre-1966/68 Little Giants Series - Photograph by Frikkie Stroh ISP-Trans-Am-2014-04-12-015.jpg Pre-1974 ISP and Pre-1974 Trans-Am and Consolidated Auctioneers Pre-77 Sports & GT and Classic ThoroughBred - Photograph by Paul Blackburn
The Marlboro Crane Hire races for Pre-77 Saloons will have a massive entry, led by Anton Raaths (Mazda Rotary), Andre’Diederichs (Elf trans Chev Camaro), Colin Ellison (Alfa Romeo GTA), Jannie van Rooyen (Goldwagen VW Scirocco), Martin Botha (Datsun GX Coupe) and Djurk Venter (Ford Capri).
Klippies Krige (Lotus Replica) will head up the Sabat Lotus Challenge, chased by the likes of Jeff Gable (Toyota Birkin), John Glover (Toyota Birkin), Anton Muller (Lotus Birkin), Andrew Becker (TODA Lotus) and Andre’du Plessis (Locost Rocam).
Matthys Strydom (Saga Ford Kent) should be the man to beat in the Investchem Formula Ford Kent races. He will face off against Ian Schofield (Investchem Ford Mygale), Alan Meyer (Ford 1800), Andreas Petrou (Investchem Ford Reynard), Andrew Horne (Xena Ford Royale) and Graham Hepburn (Suburban Body Ray).
Lotus-2014-04-12-003.jpg Sabat Batteries Lotus Challenge - Photograph by Frikkie Stroh Saloons-ABCDE-2014-04-12-002.jpg Marlboro Crane Hire Historic Saloon Cars ABCDE - Photograph by Paul Blackburn
The events will end with a 60-minute endurance race for sports and saloon cars at the end of the day, scheduled to run after darkness.
See you at Zwartkops 7th of June!
Tickets available at the gate for R60 Adults, R40 Students and kids under 12 for free. Racing starts at 10h30.
Story by; Andre de Kock
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