Issue 33 - August/September 2013

Shelby’s Can-Am - Almost five years ago On the Track Racing magazine test drove Craig Shorter’s impressive Shelby Can-Am, then better known as a VSP (Vodacom Sports Prototype) and a second test of the considerably upgraded 2013 version was set for early June this year at Zwartkops raceway. The brightly liveried orange car was ready and waiting for me in the Zwartkops pits and thanks to Peter Jaquet who race preps the car for Craig, it was superbly turned out. If I didn’t know any better, I would never have guessed that this car was more than twenty years old. Riveted to the chassis alongside the gear linkage inside the cockpit is it’s identification plate bearing the name SCCA Shelby #004.

Mean Streets - For the second year in succession the BBC’s Top Gear team – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and ‘the Stig’ – brought their unique brand of automotive-based shenanigans to Durban. Here a makeshift race track was laid out near the city’s distinctive Moses Mabhida stadium, which became the epicentre of the widely popular Top Gear Festival for a weekend. The tight, twisty track was primarily used to show off an eclectic range of desirable historic cars, demonstrate quirky special vehicles, showcase a special appearance by double world champion Mika Hakkinen and provide a platform for a particularly entertaining – and ear-splitting – high-speed run by test driver Antonio Felix da Costa in the Red Bull Formula One car.

Lee Thompson - Any racing driver who has ever raced a car at speed around the old Hockenheimring would have either loved or hated the circuit. I’m talking about the ‘old version II’ circuit that cut through the German Alpine Forests on its 6,8 kilometre loop near the town of Hockenheim. It’s a circuit steeped in much racing history and a circuit that claimed the lives of two Formula One greats – Jim Clark and Patrick Depailler. The Hockenheimring was built in 1932 and its original layout was more than eight kilometres long. It was shortened in 1965 to 6,8 kilometers and became one of Formula One’s most challenging tracks. In 2001 it was shortened again to 4,6 kilometers, cutting out the notorious ‘Forest’ section - but not before South African multiple racing champion Lee Thompson raced it in a Formula Vee.

Desert Duelers - It’s astonishing how much support the Toyota Desert 1000 in Botswana invites. It always amazes me when in the middle of the Kalahari bush, crowds of hundreds of spectators will gather from seemingly nowhere to cheer on the race cars. All along the 1000 kilometer route, locals come out in their droves for the biggest annual sporting event in that country. Even more incredible is their loyalty to the Toyota brand, they all seem to know South African champion Duncan Vos as they chant “Toyota, Vos, Toyota, Vos…” In the distance the high pitched roar of a Cross Country racer can be heard. The crowd erupts in excitement. “Toyota, Vos, Toyota….” The sea of red capped supporters parts as they make way for their hero to come through. A Toyota Hilux is in the lead, it’s not Vos but they don’t mind. “Toyotaaaaa…” they scream in unison.

Wild Wild Weston - “I’m always behind a steering wheel,” he said with a smile in his voice. He was driving home from a ‘rough’ day at the office when I called him. Now for most of us a rough day at the office would mean hanging out behind a PC, dealing with difficult clients and consuming endless cups of coffee. But for Clint Weston a rough day at the office was a day on Zwartkops Raceway with a group of clients eager to improve their driving skills at the Mercedez Benz Dynamic Driving Acadamy.

AND MUCH MORE....

Issue 32 - June/July 2013

Road Warrior - You won’t get me out of bed and out of the house so easily at 4am. Unless you’re a burglar or thief trying to steal my car (in which case you better hope I don’t catch you), or my newborn son screaming for his morning bottle, there’s no other reason I should be climbing out of bed at such a ridiculous hour…. or is there? Well if there was a Porsche 930 Turbo prepped and ready to be driven out on the race track I would have to oblige, and so I did….

Bridgestone Production Cars series - So what’s new? - South African motorsport fans are in for a number of surprises when the field takes to the track at Kyalami for the first round of the 2013 Bridgestone Production Car Championship, South Africa’s premier motorsport category which will once again spearhead the national Super Series. There will be new faces and new cars on track as the latest edition of the popular ‘Champion of Champions’ championship gets underway at one of the world’s most famous tracks where legends of the past fought epic duals in front of enthralled spectators…..

King of Speed – Peter De La Rey - It’s a story that’s been told countless times by the older racing legends – how they used to sneak out the house as children and make their way to the race circuits to watch their heros doing battle, only to follow in their footsteps when the opportunity came. For Drag racing legend Peter De La Rey it’s a familiar tale too. As a teenager living in Germiston, he used to leave his family home at sunrise on race day and pedal his bicycle all the way to Kyalami to watch the races and return at sunset before his mother twigged on to what he was doing. He had a passion for speed and racing which he remembers started when his uncle took him to the track when he was five years old. “From that very moment, I knew that I wanted to race.”….

The Right Stuff – Jan Habig - With a racing career that spans 30 years of rallying, six national championships and 36 rally wins, Jannie Habig is a true veteran of the South African rally scene. And, as far as legends go, he’s up there with the best. The only drivers to have won more national rally championships than him are Serge Damseaux and Sarel van der Merwe. At a time when most sportsmen his age (53) may consider winding down, Jan Habig is not afraid of new beginnings and new challenges. In 2012, after a twenty year innings driving for the VW Team, he not only changed teams but changed cars when he moved to the Basil Read Ford Racing outfit. “I just felt I needed a new interest and a new challenge,” he said….

AND MUCH MORE....

Issue 30 - February / March 2013

Road Warrior - You won’t get me out of bed and out of the house so easily at 4am. Unless you’re a burglar or thief trying to steal my car (in which case you better hope I don’t catch you), or my newborn son screaming for his morning bottle, there’s no other reason I should be climbing out of bed at such a ridiculous hour…. or is there? Well if there was a Porsche 930 Turbo prepped and ready to be driven out on the race track I would have to oblige, and so I did….

Bridgestone Production Cars series - So what’s new? - South African motorsport fans are in for a number of surprises when the field takes to the track at Kyalami for the first round of the 2013 Bridgestone Production Car Championship, South Africa’s premier motorsport category which will once again spearhead the national Super Series. There will be new faces and new cars on track as the latest edition of the popular ‘Champion of Champions’ championship gets underway at one of the world’s most famous tracks where legends of the past fought epic duals in front of enthralled spectators…..

King of Speed – Peter De La Rey - It’s a story that’s been told countless times by the older racing legends – how they used to sneak out the house as children and make their way to the race circuits to watch their heros doing battle, only to follow in their footsteps when the opportunity came. For Drag racing legend Peter De La Rey it’s a familiar tale too. As a teenager living in Germiston, he used to leave his family home at sunrise on race day and pedal his bicycle all the way to Kyalami to watch the races and return at sunset before his mother twigged on to what he was doing. He had a passion for speed and racing which he remembers started when his uncle took him to the track when he was five years old. “From that very moment, I knew that I wanted to race.”…..

The Right Stuff – Jan Habig - With a racing career that spans 30 years of rallying, six national championships and 36 rally wins, Jannie Habig is a true veteran of the South African rally scene. And, as far as legends go, he’s up there with the best. The only drivers to have won more national rally championships than him are Serge Damseaux and Sarel van der Merwe. At a time when most sportsmen his age (53) may consider winding down, Jan Habig is not afraid of new beginnings and new challenges. In 2012, after a twenty year innings driving for the VW Team, he not only changed teams but changed cars when he moved to the Basil Read Ford Racing outfit. “I just felt I needed a new interest and a new challenge,” he said….

AND MUCH MORE....

Issue 29 - December 2012 / January 2013

Fast Art – BMW 335i Turbo, F30 – Track Test - The Bridgestone Production Car series features some pretty amazing racing machines – all examples to some degree of the modern day road going saloon car. Doing battle out on track are the Audi S4’s, two Subaru STi’s, VW Golf GTi’s, Chevrolet’s Cruze and the Fords, but none as sexy as the new Beemers.

American Icon – 1965 Mustang Fastback – Track Test - If you’ve watched Top Gear on T.V. and believed anything that came out of Clarkson’s mouth, then you would be led to believe that American cars whilst great for doing burn outs and straight line drags are simply just not good enough for the race track. We’ve all seen how Mr. C and co. love to powerslide cars through the corners in a cloud of thick white smoke complaining that the Americans cannot build a car that turns. Well, we’ve just busted that theory with one of America’s greatest icons – a 1965 Ford Mustang fastback – and yes, on the race track.

Bruising Battles and Bar Room Brawls – BPC final at Kyalami - Once again the 2012 Bridgestone Production Car Championship provided an exciting battle for top honours between South Africa’s premier drivers, all previous champions, underlining the organisers’ boast of providing a showcase for the ‘champion of champions’.

Hannes Grobler – Master of Dirt - Hannes Grobler, one of South Africa’s most loved and recognised sportsmen whose good natured and fun loving personality has enriched the sport he dedicated himself to with distinction, has retired from motor sport at the age of 57.

Mud, Sweat and Cheers - For Sasol Motorsport, 2012 will be remembered as the year that its’ teams made their mark on the South African Motorsport scene with a championship win and a podium finish in the National S.A. Rally Champioinship, and a second place finish in the Bridgestone Production Car Series.

AND MUCH MORE....

Issue 28 - October / November 2012

Beauty vs the Beast - The bright red and green paint job makes this Mini seem larger than life. She’s easy to spot as I make my way to pit lane, where I will be putting this big little race car through her paces on the track.

Dakar Dreamin’ part 3 - “It’s our dream to be able to build and race a competitive car at the Dakar in the near future.” Terence Marsh’s words have now become a reality with the completion of Regent Racing’s latest Nissan Navara V8 Off Road racer. In the previous two issues of OTTR we covered the build of the car,

Celebs Race - With the aim of marketing off road racing to a wider audience, Regent Racing announced at the beginning of the season that their ‘SA Warranties’ sponsored Nissan Navara race car would be used during the season to introduce prominent businessmen and celebrities to the sport.

Spring Action - Three’s a charm....so they say. And so, when the Bridgestone Production Car Championship visited the tight, challenging Zwartkops Raceway for the third time in 2012, the large crowd of spectators was treated to a ‘magic’ day’s racing.

Andrea Bate - In 2011 a young South African racing driver from Cape Town was selected by the F.I.A. Institute to attend the Young Driver Excellence Academy in Europe. This young Capetonian has only recently begun her racing career although the passion for motorsport began when she was a small child.

Rally Girls - Their entry into the national rally circuit is certainly no fairy tale and as they near the end of their second season together, they can only claim one race finish.  But Stefanie Botha and Angela Shields know that in the toughest discipline in motorsport, success is a long and hard road.

AND MUCH MORE....

Issue 27 - August / September 2012

Street Fighters - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and, of course, The Stig were celebrity guests in Durban as the Top Gear roadshow blew into town.

Duncan Vos - At the age of 51, when most sportsmen have retired from top line competition, this Johannesburg father of two teenage boys has just won his fourth Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana to cement his lead in the Absa South African Off Road Championship, a title he has already won on four previous occasions.

Flying High - With close to one hundred rally events combined, driver Charl Wilken and navigator Greg Godrich are one of the most experienced teams on the South African rally circuit.

Cool Cat - Brett Garland is a mild-mannered easy going character. In his mid-thirties he has only recently been sucked into the motorsport whirlwind - a relative late starter - and he’s enjoying every minute of it.

Dakar Dreamin’ Part 2 - Building a Dakar spec’ Off Road race car is no simple task. Hours and hours are poured into the design of every single element using CAD, with designers, technicians and engineers pulling on years of experience in race vehicle design.

Blu Horizon - It’s the dream of many a race fan.....to be part of a successful motorcycle racing team - either as a rider, technician, manager or even owner. Making these dreams come true is often the hard part, requiring commitment, dedication and healthy doses of expertise and money.

AND MUCH MORE....

Issue 26 - June / July 2012
  • Legend: Ben Morgenrood - Randfontein's Man Of Gold

  • Production Car Series - Action from Aldo Scribante - P.E.

  • VW Challenge - Reviewing the Goldwagen Challenge

  • Super Saloons & MPC's - Review of the Regional Racing Series

  • Return Of The Black Widow - Peter Du Toit's re-creation of a calssic

  • Family Affair - Team G&H in the BMW Racing League at Zwartkops

  • Hotshots - Stunning pics from the World of Off Road and the Rally Scene

  • Dakar Dreamin' - The building of Regent Racing's Dakar challenger

  • Off The Beaten Track - Terence Marsh: The Pro's of Off Road Racing

  • Adventure Guaranteed - Navigating in Off Road - One Mans account

  • The Hills Are Alive - Sasol Rally goes to Mpumalanga

Issue 25 - April / May 2012
  • Legend: Paddy Driver - Cross over king: GP Bikes to F1 and back

  • International Racing - 11th Annual Zwartkops International

  • Production Car Series Opener - Round one of Bridgestone Production Cars

  • VW Challenge - Reviewing the Goldwagen Challenge round one

  • Schumachers Ex - Benetton B193B comes out to play

  • Super Saloons & MPC's - Review of the Regional Racing Series

  • Family Affair - Team G&H in the BMW Racing League at Zwartkops

  • Hill Climbing In Knysna - Accommodation Guide and Map for the 2012 event

  • Dakar - Behind the scenes in the Worlds toughest race

  • Venomous - Motorite's new contender in Off Road Racing

  • Fastest Zulu - Gugu Zulu - Africa's fastest brother

Issue 24 - February / March 2012
  • Legend: Dave Wooley - A class above

  • Supa Production Cars - Review of the 2011 season

  • Springbok Series - Historic endurance racing from Kyalami

  • Mean Machine - Man's Big Red Racing Truck

  • Superkarts - Review of the 2011 season

  • Little Black Number - We test drive Mel's black Opel Corsa racer

  • Family Affair - Team G&H in the BMW Racing League at Kyalami

  • When & Where - Circuit Racinf calendar for Feb & March

  • Adventure In Dirt - The attraction of Off Road Racing

  • Season Review - A look back at the 2011 Off Road Racing season

  • Winning Combination - The pairing of Poulter & Coetzee in Rally

Issue 23 - December 2011 / January 2012
  • Legend: Rodney Gray - The champion from Maritzburg

  • Supa Production Cars - Rules and Restrictions

  • Who's The Boss - A look at the Big Boss Racing Team

  • The Giant Killer - We test drive the JSR Honda CRX Powerhouse

  • Superkarts - Going faster and faster

  • Snapshot - Profiling racing's stars - Tyron Davis

  • Mean Machine - Ford Racing's track inspired road car STi

  • Farewell Silvercup - Neil Barnard calls it a day

  • Family Affair - Team G&H in the BMW Racing League at Phakisa

  • SA To Dakar - The Toyota Off Road Team prepares for Dakar

  • Revolutionary - The Making Of A Top National Off Road Race Team

Issue 22 - October / November 2011
  • Scheckters Then & Now

  • Supa Production Cars

  • Formula 1600

  • Mean Machines - Golkf 5 Gti & Mazda MPS

  • Team Ford Racing

  • Superkarts

  • Miniature Monsters

  • Family Affair - Team G & H in the BMW Racing League at Killarney

  • Silvercup

  • Off Road Racing

Issue 21 - August / September 2011
  • King of the Hill 2011 - All the results from the Knysna speed festival

  • Yellow Fever - Testing Dawie Oliviers insane turbo charged Toyota

  • VW Challenge

  • "I Race To Win" - A Champions Attitude - Profiling Veron Pappas

  • Lady & The Shredder - Aboard JSR's two Hondas - Ballade & CRX

  • The Wild Side - OTTR goes off road racing in the Kalahari

  • Supa Production Cars - A fourth dimension revealed at Phakisa

  • Family Affair - Team G & H in the BMW Racing League at Kyalami

  • Superkarts - Breaking records at Zwartkops

Issue 20 - June / July 2011
  • Lola T70 Spyder

  • From mortuary to race track - Racing legend Stewart Mclarty

  • Bailey GT1 muscle car

  • Supa Production Cars - The Bridgestone series blasts into the Windy City

  • Family Affair - Team G & H in the BMW Racing League

  • Clubmans - Super Saloons & Modified Production Cars in Welkom

  • Superkarts - Phakisa - A tough circuit to master

Issue 19 - April / May 2011
  • Green Titan V8

  • Piper International

  • Kimberley Drift

  • Building A BMW Racer

  • Supa Production Cars

  • Family Affair

  • Clubmans

Issue 18 - February / March 2011
  • Superstars Int Series

  • 10 Best Test Drives

  • Dane Hellyer

  • BMW M3 Build - 1

  • Vicki Kemp - Snapshot

  • Production Cars Review

  • Super Saloons Review

Issue 17 - December 2010 / January 2011
  • Savage M3

  • Formula Awesome

  • Blonde Biker Bombshell

  • Supa Production Cars

  • Historic Tour

  • Team OTTR Superkarts

  • Clubmans

  • Biker Banter

  • Formula One

  • Speaking of Racing

Issue 16 - October / November 2010
  • O.A. Mustang Test drive

  • History of Zwartkops

  • Production Cars Review

  • Historic Motorcycle Group

  • Super Saloons Review

  • Peter Du Toit - Legend

  • Mel Spurr - Snapshot

  • Historic Tour Review

  • Kawa F1 Test Ride

Issue 15 - August / September 2010
  • The local Bailey LMP2

  • History of the LMP

  • Production Cars review

  • Historic Motorcycle Group

  • Super Saloons review

  • Billy Shearer - Legend

  • Business of Motorsport 2

  • Jaki Scheckter - Snapshot

  • Historic Tour review

Issue 14 - June / July 2010
  • BMW Racing League - An introduction to the new BMW Racing Series

  • Snapshot - Profiling Marco Pugi - Bike Racer

  • Super Saloons - We review the Tata Super Saloons series from Kyalami

  • Business of Motorsport - A report from SAMIA boss Brian Sims

  • Racing Legend - We profile Peter Lindenberg in depth

  • Historic Racing - The racing career of Dirk Du Plooy

  • Production Cars - All the latest from the Bridgestone Production Car Series

  • Track Test - Lotus Exige S Race Car - Vaughn drives the Midas Lotus Exige at Zwartkops

  • Biker Banter - 35 years separate BMW's last two wins in National Superbikes

  • Formula One - Graham Duxbury on McLaren's Ron Dennis

  • Speaking Of Racing - Hennie groenewald's challenges with the new Subaru

Issue 13 - April / May 2010
  • American Speed Association - Oval track racing from Phakisa

  • Snapshot - Gugu Zulu in the hot seat

  • Super Saloons & Modifieds - Race review from Zwartkops

  • Superhatch - We look at the popular Superhatch racing series

  • Historic Tour - Midvaal Mania. Round 1 of the Historic Tour

  • Biking Legend - The racing career of Dirk Du Plooy

  • Production Cars - All the latest from the Bridgestone Production Car Series

  • Legendary Bimota - Howard tests this very lively classic race bike

  • Biker Banter - Howard Mellet on the legends of biking

  • Formula One - Graham Duxbury on F1's newcomers to the game

  • Hennie Groenewald on his future in racing and latest escapades

Issue 12 - February / March 2010
  • Subaru Imprezza Test

  • Production Cars Review

  • Classic Honda CB350 Test

  • Super Saloons Review

  • Jackie Pretorius - Legend

  • BMW Driver Training Day

  • Mike Nel - Snapshot

  • Historic Tour Review

  • Superstars & Superkarts

Issue 11 - December 2009 / January 2010
  • BMW 330i Race Car Test

  • Jim Redman - Legend

  • Bike Test - Triton & Yamaha

  • Comparing Race Cars Part 1

  • Dawie Olivier - Subaru Driver

  • Production Cars Review

  • Super Saloons Series

  • Austin A70 - Classic Racer

Issue 10 - October / November 2009
  • 1 Ton Racing Bakkie Series

  • Graham Duxbury - Legend

  • Legend Cars

  • Kawasaki Z900 Test

  • Springbok Series

  • East London Race Track

  • Production Cars Weights System

  • Horsepower Explained

Issue 9 - August / September 2009
  • Formula Vee Test

  • Formula Vee History

  • Production Car Team Focus

  • Dick Sorensen - Legend

  • Classic Superbikes Series

  • SP Race Engineering

  • Dave Purchase - Bike Racer

Issue 8 - June / July 2009
  • Brian Evans - A tribute to Brian Evans and 50 Years of racing.

  • Formula VW - The original plan was to take leave on Wednesday, drive the Formula VW car on Thursday and have a bit of a holiday on Friday. However, it all turned out quite different.

  • Kartworld update... Piazza's Kartworld - Pioneering Champions.

  • The Little Red Rocketship Mini.... and the day i was a Racing Driver...

  • Orange Assualt - Anassis Portable Shade Honda

  • Wesbank Super Series - Bridgestone Production Cars

  • T-Rex Scorpion - Is it a Car? Is it a Bike? NO, it's a T-Rex....

Issue 7 - April / May 2009
  • A1 GP Kyalami Round Up - The Netherlands take first win of season four .....

  • Clare Vale - Clare started racing relatively late in life, but got in straight away in the deep end.

  • The Dave Petersen Story....

  • Kartworld update... - Karting is one of the most exciting and rewarding activities on four wheels...

  • Legends of the 9hr - Zwartkops raceway - in Pretoria West - was once again the host of the "Legends of the 9 Hour" ...

  • The Shez Show - Sheridon Morais - With the possibility of riding for Team Pedercini Kawasaki as a South Africa wild card in the SBK at Kyalami, Shez is hoping to give his team a good enough result, which hw says could pave the way for a full season in SBK in 2010.....

  • Suzuki TR750 Test - RUTHLESS....

Issue 6 - February / March 2008
  • We are the Champs! - OTTR congratulates our 2008 Champions.....

  • The Need For Speed! - We test drive the locally built Speads RM07 & RM08....

  • A brief history of Kyalami....

  • Kartworld proudly presents an introduction to South African Karting...

  • South African Glory! - Daytona 1984...

  • Brittany Vorster - Motor Sports Glam Lady......

  • A1 Team SA....

  • Sunshine Testing - OTTR got invited to attend a private testing session at Phakisa Raceway....

Issue 5 - December/January 2008/9
  • Shinning Star Chris Leeson - The Making Of A Champion.....

  • Superfast Superkarts - Pure Adrenalin.......

  • Track Test - Shelby Can-Am

  • Race Bike School

  • The Legend Lives! - Les van Breda, motorcycle champion of the 1970's, is today as competitive as ever, running the team and preparing the Suzuki with which his son Graeme currently contests the SA championship...

  • The car they call.... FAT BULLY.....

Issue 4 - October/November 2008
  • On The Track Racing Magazine is what it's name says it is...a magazine with a motorsport editorial. You might well think that we are getting a bit sidetracked then by doing a story on a Lotus road car. Well not quite, you see this little thing is really a full blown track car.....

  • Ken Cloud was there at the beginning, he was the first champion and he is still racing today. Since it's inception the Lotus Register had always enjoyed a spirit of healthy competition.

  • Motor racing in the 60's in South Africa was a tough business and victory came only to the truly committed. In this issue of OTTR we pay homage to a tough and committed racing Legend, Peter De Klerk

  • Imagine pitching up at a track day - without a bike - and then being able to take your pick of the bikes present for a ride. Far fetched?

  • 10 things to consider before you get into circuit racing...

  • Thunder bike series

Issue 3 - August/September 2008
  • Allan Jon - Metzeler National 600 Superstock Round 5 Snetterton, Norwich

  • Head to head in two Bailey Edwards GT40 replicas…

  • To become a champion in any given discipline of Motor Racing the pilot of said vehicle needs to win races. Many factors contribute to success on the podium; decent, reliable and fast equipment; a measure of good fortune; and of course a skilled capable rider. One such legend who has ridden his way to many a superb win and now inspires the new breed is none other than Howard Mellet.

  • Jackie van Breda - Jackie's interest and involvement in motorsport began in the early 1970s when her elder brother Mike started racing saloon cars at Kyalami. At that stage, her late dad, older brother Tony and Jackie comprised his pit crew. Lap scoring, time-keeping, signalling and team administration were soon acquired as essential skills.

  • As their engines fire up the ground begins to shake and adrenaline starts to pump. The roar of their motors is like an orchestra of growling lions. One by one they exit the pits and make their way onto the circuit. They are like hungry beasts waiting to pounce on their prey as they approach the start line, engines revving, gears engaged, waiting, waiting. The lights go out and the race begins, the sound of rolling thunder reverberates through each spectator as thousands of angry horses begin the battle....these are the mighty Wesbank V8 Supercars.

  • In 1965 a young 23 year old man entered a novice race event at Kyalami driving a Morris 1000 powered by a Cortina 1500 GT engine. Arriving too late for practice, he started 36th. He won the race, and lapped almost all the other competitors in doing so. His name – Willie Hepburn. This was to be the start of an illustrious career in Motor Racing; one that would see him becoming a household name amongst South Africans.

Issue 2 - June/July 2008
  • A1 Grand Prix - On 30 March 2004, A1 Grand Prix, a brand new concept in international motorsport was launched to the world's press at the prestigious Jumeira Beach Hotel in Dubai.
  • Superbikes On The Grid - Up until 2007 the 1000cc and 600cc bikes shared the track making it difficult for the regional riders to step up to the 600cc class as the 1000cc riders would lap up to the back of the top 10.
  • Porsche 917 Re-Born - When I was a teenager all my mates had posters of a White Countach on their bedroom walls. That Lambo was an icon to them. Me, I had a 917k in Gulf livery on the wall, car number 24 with Jo Siffert behind the wheel duking it out with Jacky Ickx in the Ferrari 512 at Spa 1971..
  • Superbike Shootout - Staring: 2004 Kawasaki ZX10, 2006 Kawasaki ZX10 & 2008 Kawasaki ZX10.
  • The Legend of Fanie Viljoen - In his 70's and still competing in Motorsport. Fanie Viljoen has had a racing career spanning 60 years, and has mixed it up with other great names like: Sterling Moss, Jack Brabham and John Love.
  • Hennie Groenewald - Just as Kimi Raikonnen, Lewis Hamilton and others, star on the international scene, so we in South Africa have our own home grown heroes whose fortunes are followed by an enthusiastic fan base..
  • Then & Now - I must admit, i didn't expect to have a hugely thrilling day as I drove to Zwartkops very early on Saturday morning on the 2nd of February 2008 for the Springbok Revival. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Issue 1 - April/May 2008
  • Valentino Royce - Special feature story about Royce Odendaal - 600cc Suzuki rider in the Pro-Tour.

  • Occupational Hazards - Marshals who maintain safety on the track, and what it means to be a Marshal.

  • Kawasaki ZX10 - Feature on the ZX10 Masters series with rider profiles.

  • Flying Doctor and His RSR - From nothing to Champion. We follow the build of a Porsche 930 RSR.

  • Kyalami, The Revival - In November 2007, Kyalami hosted the 9HR Endurance Race.

  • Shootout - A Formula GTi and a Superkart do battle in the hands of "The Coach".

  • Formula GTi - A study of the Formula GTi Series.

  • Behind The Scenes - Revolution Racing and their passion for race car preparation.

  • S.A.'s Shining Star - We talk to Jennifer Murray about her racing career.