Twenty of these pre-1966 Formula One cars return to South Africa, most with South African history, such as the John Love Cooper, which came so very close to winning the SA Formula One World Championship Grand Prix at Kyalami on 2nd January 1967—an unbelievable feat for South Africans. It opened the way for the 3 Liter Formula One Series with famous drivers such as Sam Fangle, Peter de Klerk, Basil van Rooyen, Dave Chatter, Eddie Hazeem, and the Scheckter Brothers, Ian, and his younger brother Jody, who won the 1975 SA GP at Kyalami and became the world champion with Ferrari in 1979.

The 250F Maserati of the mid-1950s is a five-time world champion. Other iconic entries include the Syd van der Vyver Lotus 24. Syd was a SA champion in 1960 and 1961 with his Alfa and Lotus 18.

The ex-Jackie Stewart BRM, with which Jackie Stewart came 6th in the 1965 East London SA GP. The Glory Garry Hockings Lotus 18/21, which, after Gary’s death at Westhead in a Lotus 24 in 1962, is very special to Zwartkops, as Garry Hockings won the Formula One race at Zwartkops in November 1962.

And can we believe it—the Heron F1 Alfa of Eddy Perk. It was the car, ex-SA Gary Maggs, and future champion Ernst Peerce that won the opening F1 race at Kyalami in November 1961. Another F1 Lotus 21, the ex-Pieterse/Jim, is also in the field.

This will be a magnificent field; out of the 16 cars that have entered, eight have a strong South African connection!

Young and old cannot miss seeing these cars racing at the Passion for Speed!


See you at Zwartkops!

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