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).…

SKF Pre'1966 Legends of the 9 HOUR Production Cars

Round 2 of Historic Tour heads to Zwartkops Raceway on 7 April 2018

Historic Tour brings High Speed Nostalgia to Zwartkops 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).…

Peter Jenkins (Porsche 911 RSR) - Historic Endurance Series

High-speed nostalgia in Round 1 of Historic Tour – 10 March 2018

High-speed nostalgia was the name of the game at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas on Saturday, when the venue hosted the opening round of this year’s Historic Tour. Top billing for the day belonged to the Marlboro Crane Hire Pre-1980 Saloon Car category, with 29 cars facing the starter. The opening race saw early leader Colin Ellison (Ford Fairlane) suddenly battle to find second gear, while Johann Smith (Mazda Capella) spun out of the front place on the penultimate…

Johann Smith (Nancefield Autoparts Mazda Capella) - Marlboro Crane Hire Pre-1980 Historic Saloon Cars

Popular Historic Tour to launch their season at Red Star this weekend – 10 March 2018

High speed nostalgia will return to the Red Star Raceway near Delmas this Satuday, the 10th of March 2018 with the venue to host the opening round of the 2018 Historic Tour. Heading up proceedings will be races for Marlboro Crane Hire Pre-1980 Historic Saloon Cars, with top contenders to include drivers like Johann Smith (Nancefield Autoparts Mazda Capella), Paige Lindenberg (Ford Fairlane), Kyle Murray (Fulrace Nissan Sentra), Neil Lobb (Fiat 131), Djurk Venter (Ford Escort), Andre’ ten Napel (TNMC…

Sarel van der Merwe (1964 Ford Galaxie), Jeffrey Kruger (1964 Ford Comet) and Jonathan du Toit (1965 TAR Chev Nova) fought for the lead in Saturday’s SKF Pre-1966 Legend Sakloon Car races at Zwartkops - Picture by RacePics.co.za

Historic racing thrills Zwartkops crowd

Historic car racing returned to the Zwartkops circuit near Pretoria in style on Saturday, with both venerable vehicles and veteran drivers thrilling the crowd. The event’s biggest crowd drawcard was the return of local motorsport maestro Sarel van der Merwe, driving a 1964 Liqui Moly Ford Galaxie in the races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. Van der Merwe was on point, planting the Galaxie firmly on pole position during Saturday morning’s official qualifying session. He followed that by leading…