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Participative Motoring is a major industry in South Africa which provides employment to over a 100000 people

Participative Motoring is a major industry in South Africa which provides employment to over a 100000 people

Our technology advancements, skills development programs, driver training programs, employment equity is all an essential component of the South African fabric and economy When people hear Zwartkops Raceway they mostly associate the name with motorsport but that could not be further from the truth. Zwartkops Raceway has been the cornerstone of Participative Motoring in South Africa for well over a decade now. Even though motorsport is a great part thereof, it should not be forgotten that Participative Motoring comprises of… Read More

Zwartkops is Open

It is important that we all stand together and keep the momentum going. Competitors, sponsors, corporates and site tenants need this. In order to comply with statutory requirements there will be no MSA sanctioned events at this stage. However, we will keep activity on and around the track going. Each event will be restricted to about 50 entrants. Pits will be spread out and all sanitization requirements will be met. The following events are being planned between now and the… Read More

Zwartkops Raceway – COVID 19 NOTICE

As of Sunday, 15th March 2020 a National state of health emergency was declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Zwartkops Raceway IS implementing the following precautions with immediate effect: All who come on-site will be required to sanitize their hands at the main gate Soap, water and hot air hand dryers will be available in all bathrooms Catering staff will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times Gathering of more than 100 people will be restricted   With… Read More

Passion for Speed event will be wide variety of chases over three days this weekend

Passion for Speed event will see wide variety of chases over three days this weekend

The 2020 South African circuit racing season will commence on a spectacular and international note at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this weekend. The Passion for Speed racing extravaganza will offer spectators a wide variety of motorsport highlights from the past and the present on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Topping Saturday’s bill in terms of sheer spectacle should be two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. Dubbed the event’s Races of Champions, the two eight-lap heats will feature drivers… Read More

The GSM Dart at The 19th Passion for Speed

The GSM Dart at The 19th Passion for Speed

Trans Africa Racing has a number of these cars. The racer is simple enough they are highly effective, easy to drive practical and affordable racers. There are still many of these cars lurking in back yards/ garages with owners either hoping to restore them or being restored. Bob van Niekerk one of the founders of GSM once said we built the Dart as a unique sports car for the road not a racing car! Yet it was raced and formed… Read More

Historic Grand Prix Cars at The Passion for Speed

Historic Grand Prix Cars at The Passion for Speed

Young local motorsport enthusiasts will probably be unaware that South Africa boasted a National Formula One Championship from 1962 to 1965. The races included the Rand Grand Prix at Kyalami, the Cape Grand Prix at Killarney, the Natal Grand Prix at Westmead, the Rhodesian Grand Prix at Bulawayo, and, most importantly the South African Grand Prix, a round of the F1 World Championship, at East London. The big names of F1 came and raced here – Jim Clark, Graham Hill,… Read More