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2015-02-02 07:36

SHADES OF SCHECKTER: The ex-Jody Scheckter Formula 1 007-1 Tyrrell Cosworth V8 will be on-track during the international ‘Passion for Speed’ meeting at Killarney on Saturday February 7. Image: Colin Brown.


Wheels24 reader REYNARD GELDERBLOM attended Round 8 of the Midas Sport Clubmans event on Saturday at the Killarney Racetrack in Cape Town. Check out his awesome 53-pic gallery!


CAPE TOWN, Western Cape - With a programme that includes everything from Formula 1 through Historic racing cars and motorcycles to modern Extreme Supercars and a host of static shows, the international Passion for Speed meeting at Killarney on Saturday (February 7), will have it all.

Heading the list from the Franschhoek Motor Museum is the F1 007-1 Tyrrell Cosworth V8 that Jody Scheckter drove to victory in the British and Swedish Grands Prix while on his way to third in the 1974 Formula 1 championship.

Others will include Sam Tingle’s Formula 1 Repco LDS V8, an F2 Team Gunston Chevron and a Ford powered Formula Atlantic March 78B.


Although not officially entered, the cars are scheduled to complete a series of high-speed demo laps during the day. When not on the track they will be in the pits for public inspection.

The historic events have many of the great names of the past, among them Mark and Jonathan du Toit’s Lola T70 Spyder V8 that bears an uncanny resemblance to Doug Serrurier’s famous “Stop Me and Buy One,” Walls Ice-Cream sponsored model. There will also be a selection of Ford GT 40’s, Chevron B8 and B19’s, a rare Jaguar E-type, a Porsche 917 replica, a Ferrari 430 and a single-seater Cooper Maserati. 

Among the more famous of the competitors will be Sarel van der Merwe at the wheel of his familiar red seven-litre Ford Galaxie and Peter Lindenberg in a Ford Daytona. Deon du Plessis is down to drive his Audi X-Bow.


Among the riders, multiple former motorcycle World champion Jim Redman and Mick Grant, eight times winner of the Isle of Man TT, will be in the Classic Bike parade. Rod Gray and Les van Breda will race in the TT championship but Killarney’s favourite veteran Danie Maritz may be difficult to beat.

The static exhibits include a Classic Motor Show run by the Cape Jaguar Club on the infield behind the clubhouse. The Fan Walk during the lunch break will be on the track near Turn 3 (Rose Foundation Sweep) and will feature the Legends of the 9-Hour as well as the Classic and TT motorcycle entries.            

There will be 18 events on the programme, the first due off after final practice at 9.45am. Be there!

Admission R90 for adults, R40 for under-16, no charge for under-12’s. Pre-race tickets through Computicket.


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