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20 April 2024 Historic/ Inland Championship

On the 20th of April at Zwartkops Raceway had a very small entry on the line for Pre-1974 International Sport racing Prototypes. There were several reasons for this. There were some conflicting events like Karting, Red Star Raceway, and an airshow at Wonderboom and a good number of our competitors were offshore. We initially expected 23 entries then this came down to 15 entries, and on race day only 8! Whilst there were many valid reasons for this small grid… Read More

Top of the Hill

A new dimension in participative motor racing is happening at Zwartkops Raceway in 2024. THE TOP OF THE HILL EXPERIENCE is a 2000-meter Hill Climb/Time Trial starting on the 1st of April (Family Day). The 2000-meter sprint, known as the “tabletop,” starts at turn 4, through turns 3, 2, 1, and then 8, 7, and 6, ending just past turn 5. The circuit has been adjusted in terms of access, exit, start, and finish, with safety and dynamics at the… Read More

Passion for Speed - 2024

23rd International Passion for Speed 27th January 2024

A great day for the Legends! Every competitor in our series put on a fantastic performance, which was attended by the public and international guests. It was a great honour to have David and Liz Piper, and Mike Knight join us. David was, in fact, the pioneer of the Springbok Series in the sixties and then joined us for our 23rd Passion for Speed, together with Mike Knight. What a privilege to have them (David, who is in his nineties)… Read More

Special tribute event to Basil Van Rooyen

1939-2023 Racing Ace, Engineer, and Entrepreneur           Then icon for cars that he raced, and on track for demo Mustang (Briand Rowlings/Oliver Broome) Chev Can-AM – The Little Chev (Rudi de Vos) Formula Atlantic Chevron (Colin Frost) Alfa GT 202 (TAR – John10/ Arnold Chatz) Lotus Cortina (Carel Pienaar/Ben vd Westhuizen) Ford Anglia (Brian Rowlings) Cooper Formula One (No.17) – UK Basil van Rooyen, a man with three careers, passes away By Roger Houghton Basil van… Read More

The Le Mans/ Sebring Sports & GT Cars of the 1960’s

David Piper/Tony Magg’s Ferrari GTO 1963 Nine Hours. This is a 45-minute endurance race with a 3-minute compulsory pitstop, two-driver race, reminiscent of the great South African 9 Hours of the late 1950s featuring racing sports and GT cars. Heading the 25-car field for this event will be the Shelby Daytonas of James Temple and Trans Africa Racing, with no less than four Ford GT40s and three Cobras vying for line honours. One of the GT40s has come from the… Read More

The Battle of the Giants

The spectacular Legends V8s of the 1960s generation go, go, go with 4 on the floor and the liberation of speed. There should be 20 competitors in this event with entries from Holland – “The Dutch Safari” legendary by Michiel Campagne in his fearsome 7-liter Galaxie. Entries from the UK include Mustangs and Camaros on equal terms, with Ben Morgenrood’ s Mustang and the du Toit brothers’ Nova and Ford Thunderbolt, big Graeme Nathan in the Chevelle, Hennie Groenewald in… Read More