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50 years of Ford Mustangs at Zwartkops 1 Feb 2014

A Celebration of 50 years of racing Ford Mustangs… The Ford Mustang associations and clubs will no doubt be celebrating in 2014 as the year that the iconic Ford Mustang was born. Zwartkops will pay tribute to some seven very special racing Mustangs on the 1st February – “The Passion for Speed Festival”. The Ford Mustang was the brainchild of the “Young Turks” a group of Ford Motor Company US design team rebels under the leadership of one Lee Iacocca.… Read More

Upcoming Events – January 2014

12 Jan 2014 – Brunch Cruise Brunch Cruise days for bikes only, supported by HONDA. These days are available for the public to test their bikes performance and handling on Zwartkops Race Track. Attire for groups B, C and D are jeans, closed shoes, gloves. Jacket and helmet is compulsary. No need to book in advance, first come first serve basis. Registration starts at 07h30, pay at registration when indemnity is signed. Riders briefing at 09h15. Rider instructors available on… Read More

SPA six hour hero

SPA Six Hour Hero For the past two years the big Chev Grand Sport of Michiel Campagne has come second overall in this grueling event over the very demanding SPA race track. The Chev Grand Sport was a secret project at General Motors and was built in 1964 to beat the Shelby Cobras and Daytona’s and it would have had not the senior management at GM not found out. They put an immediate stop to the project but not before… Read More

Tourist Trophy Pre-1966/68 Le Mans Sports & GT cars

Two super champs to team up in the Tourist Trophy Pre-1966/68 Le Mans Sports & GT cars. Sarel van der Merwe multiple South African Rally and Saloon Car Champion, and what many claim as the greatest import into the USA in the late eighties, will team up with Michael Briggs who is the multiple Saloon Car Champion of the nineties in the red Daytona Coupe for SA TT. These two champions will drive the red Daytona Coupe of Trans Africa… Read More

Eight Ford GT 40’s for the S.A. TT

Eight Ford GT 40’s for the S.A. TT In the days of the Kyalami nine hours we raved when we had 3 Ford GT 40’s in the race. Well for the 1st February there could be as many as eight of these mighty racers on the grid. Dino Scribante, Ross Lazarus, two from Sweden, one from Holland, Oliver Dalais and a special GT 40 from Cape Town. The Ford GT40 was the car that topped Ferrari at Le Mans. The… Read More

Denzil Bhana super Mini Cooper

Denzil Bhana super Mini Cooper Way back in the 1965 George Armstrong who could drive and tune a Mini Cooper like no other got the bright idea of racing a big wheel (12 inch) Mini. He almost succeeded at Roy Hesheth and led the Galaxie until this newly engineered wheel broke and fell off. Well some 50 years later Denzil Bhana has been given special dispensation to put on bigger wheels on his Mini. Now the proof is in the… Read More