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Spectacular historic car action at Zwartkops Raceway – 7 April 2018

Round two of the 2018 Historic Tour provided spectacle, close competition and some surprising results at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday (April 7). Heading up the day’s programme were two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. The opening heat saw a huge five-car dice for the lead, eventually resolved in favour of Ben Morgenrood (Ford Mustang), closely followed by Peter Lindenberg (Ford Mustang), Jonathan du Toit  (Chev Nova), Lee Thompson (Ford Galaxie) and Jeffrey Kruger (Plymouth Baracuda).… Read More

Historic Tour brings High Speed Nostalgia to Zwartkops - 7 April 2018

Historic Tour brings High Speed Nostalgia to Zwartkops – 7 April 2018

South African historic car racing will return to its natural home at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (April 7), with the venue to host round two of the 2018 Historic Tour. Topping the day’s events will be two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. Victory favourites must include Jeffrey Kruger (TAR Plymouth Baracuda), Jonathan du Toit (TAR Chev Nova), Lee Thompson (TAR Ford Galaxie) and Ben Morgenrood (Ford Mustang). Front runners in the Under Two-litre class will… Read More

SKF Pre-1966 Legends of the 9 Hour Production Cars - Photograph by Paul Blackburn

Legends Newsletter 03 – 2018

Historic Racing in South Africa There are Rules! “Historic Racing Rules are more complicated than National Polo Challenge Regulations.  Historic Racing is not a single make formula” The historic technical passport (HTP) is a valuable document which has to be respected. National Regulations             Pre’1966/68 Sports & GT             Pre’1966 Production Cars             Pre’1974 ISP/ Trans-AM These National Regulations have been in place for some five years and, except for a few minor adjustments have not changed.  There have been… Read More

Pre-1990 Sports & GT, SKF Pre-1966 Legends of the 9 Hour and LITTLE Giants - Photograph by Paul Blackburn

Legends Newsletter 02 – 2018

REDSTAR – 10th March 2018 Combined Legends event with Pre’1990 Sports & GT Some 20 cars qualified, headed by the Pre’1990 Porsches of Peter Jenkins and Wynand vd Merwe followed by Richard Schuhart and George Avvakoumides.  Peter won the first heat from Wynand with only a 1.4sec difference.  In 2nd heat Peter outbreaked himself into turn 2 – so Wynand won from Richard, George. In the Legends category Jono in the Nova was quickest 2,15.5 – Jono got this down… Read More

2018 Regional Extreme Series starts with a bang at Zwartkops

2018 Regional Extreme Series starts with a bang at Zwartkops

The weather was not kind at Zwartkops on Saturday, during the opening round of this year’s regional Extreme Festival series. But, those who braved the cold and sometimes wet conditions were rewarded with a full day of spectacular circuit racing. The opening race for autObarn Super Hatch cars saw a huge dice for the lead between Brett Garland (autObarn Honda Civic) and Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic). Coming into the pit straight on the penultimate lap they touched, sending… Read More