Larry Wilford (Lola T70) and Peter Jenkins (Chevron B29) fought for victory in the opening race for Pre-1974 International Sports Prototype cars. Picture by RacePics.co.za

Historic racing fully entertains Zwartkops crowd

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria hosted a full and varied programme of historic car racing on Saturday, fully entertaining a large crowd. Heading up proceedings were two races for Pre-1990 Sports & GT, plus Pre-1974 International Sports Prototype cars. Larry Wilford (Genie Lola T70) won the opening event from Peter Jenkins (Chevron B29), Jonathan du Toit (TAR Chevron B9), Richard Schuhardt (Porsche 911 RSR), Wynand van der Merwe (Sandton Dental Porsche RSR) and Warren Lombard (Pepboys Cobra). Jenkins pitted in…

Larry Wilford (Lola T70)

Historic car racing returns to Zwartkops Raceway – 29 September 2018

South African historic car racing will return to its natural home this Saturday (September 29), when the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will host a varied 20-race programme. Topping events will be two combined races for Pre-1974 Sports and Pre-1966 Le Mans Sports and GT Cars. Chasing overall podiums should be drivers like Larry Wilford (Lola T70), Rui Campos (Lola T70 Spyder), Warren Lombard (Cobra V8 Mk111), Chad ten Doeschate (Shelby Cobra), Jonathan du Toit (Chevron B29), Peter Bailey (Porsche 917),…

Jeffrey Kruger leading Rob Gearing during Round 4 of the Leet Lotus Challenge at Zwartkops Raceway

Kruger chasing another full house in the Free State

Fresh from his campaign in the Engen Polo Cup, Jeffrey Kruger is preparing to travel to the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom. His next engagement will be Round 5 of the 2018 Leet Lotus Challenge on Saturday, May 19 where he’ll be aiming to defend his championship lead. Apart from one occasion when his Overall championship and Class B rival Rob Gearing took the point-on-offer for the fastest lap, Kruger has added every point available to his name. His host of…

Colin Ellison (Ford Thunderbolt) - Pre-1980 Historic Saloons

Historic Tour to visit Phakisa Freeway this coming weekend 19 May 2018 for Round 3 of championship

The third round of the famous Historic Tour is heading to Phakisa Freeway outside Welkom this coming weekend the 19th of May 2018. Freestaters are in for a treat as some of the best looking historic cars in South Africa, take to the track to compete in a very strongly contested championship. Pre-1980 Historic Saloons The premier race on the day will come from the Pre-1980 Historic Saloons with Colin Ellison (Ford Thunderbolt) currently in the lead in class D,…

Mustang drivers Ben Morgenrood and Peter Lindenberg diced for the lead in both of Saturday’s SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Car races. Picture: RacePics

Round 2 of Historic Tour deliver spectacular historic car action

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).…