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