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Extreme Festival to kick off at Zwartkops Raceway - 17 March 2018

Extreme Festival to kick off at Zwartkops Raceway – 17 March 2018

The Regional part of this year’s Extreme Festival circuit racing Festival will get underway in varied style at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (March 17). The St Patrick’s Day Festival of Racing will cater for nine separate racing disciplines on four and two wheels, set to tackle a total of 18 races during the course of an action packed programme. Heading up proceedings will be two races for autObarn SuperHatch cars, with the combination to beat in the… Read More

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

Legends Newsletter 01 – 2018

The 2018 Passion for Speed Zwartkops Raceway/ Killarney The 2018 Passion for Speed drew 24 International Historic Car and 8 Classic TT Motorcycle competitors.                                                The 17th David Piper/ Passion for Speed event at Zwartkops was an enduring weekend of action with cars, bikes and importantly the interaction of people, young and old, with cars, heroes, participants and the motorsport fraternity.  Amongst the full programme of events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the features were the VW Celebrity Challenge (aces of… Read More

Large crowd treated to brilliant racing in Passion of Speed spectacle at Zwartkops - 2018

Large crowd treated to brilliant racing in Passion of Speed spectacle at Zwartkops – 2018

Saturday’s 17th international historic Passion for Speed event at the Zwartkops Raceway provided brilliant racing, a large crowd and some unexpected results. The event, which traditionally opens the South African circuit racing season, saw mostly historic car racing spectacle, intermingled with some really quick modern-day Supercar action. The biggest crowd drawcards were certainly the SKF races for Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. The opening race started in dramatic fashion, when the Plymouth Baracuda of Jeffrey Kruger shed its windscreen at some… Read More

Mick Grant – The Great No.10

Here’s To Our Heroes!

Together with Mike Hailwood, Barry Sheene, Agostini… there was Mick Grant who won more Isle of man TT’s than Hailwood.  We South Africans have lost count of how many times he has graced our shores.  It started in 1973 with the SA TT at Roy Hesketh and then Kyalami on Grand Prix day in March 1976.  In-between he has been a regular visitor to the South African race tracks. In his racing career Mick won 7 Isle of Man TT… Read More

Sunday 28 January 2018 – South Africa vs Scotland Classic Superbikes at Zwartkops

The Day of the Champion …The Greats of the Past and the Aces of Today… This is 14th Day of the Champion at Zwartkops. Key features for the day is a full racing programme with the Bridgestone Challenge, Sub 10 SuperBikes and ThunderBikes, the Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R  Masters and then more magnificent men… ..And their iconic racing bikes of yesteryear and of course the focus of the day will be the international ten riders from the U.K. who will… Read More

The 16th Passion for Speed on 27, 28 and 29 January 2017

High Octane Motor Racing at Zwartkops 26/27/28 January 2018

The centre spread of Motor Racing for cars and bikes at Zwartkops Raceway will feature. The Passion for speed motor racing through the ages, from the golden age of the fifties and sixties the James Dean generation with the legends of the fastest sports racing Le mans and production cars.  Lola’s Ford Daytona GT40, Daytona’s Cobra’s to the massive 500 HP Production nascar Cars.  Galaxies, Nova, Mustangs Chev Bel Air, Chevelle, and Plymouth Barracuda.  The family Saloon turned race cars,… Read More