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Knysna Motor Show

Knysna Motor Show

An extremely rare 1958 Pontiac Bonneville coupe was adjudged Best Overall Car on Display at the 2019 Knysna Motor Show, organised by the Garden Route Motor Club and held at the Knysna High School Sports Fields on April 28. “I have rarely seen a car with this level of originality,” said chief judge Wayne Harley, Curator…

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Franco Scribante yet again stamped his authority on the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb’s Classic Car Friday event winning his fifth Classic Conqueror title, and fourth in a row, in thrilling fashion. The 10th edition of the legendary Knysna event dawned wet and cold, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 61 competitors that lined up…

Slot Car Championship

Slot Car Championship

At the May meeting of the FMM Slot Car Championship season, Mark Venske returned to winning ways in the Formula Carrera category with his BMW M4 DTM, edging out April’s winner Jon Lederle’s Audi RS5 DTM by a single lap. Mark set fastest lap of the event in the process. Wayne Harley borrowed a BMW…

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2019

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2019

The 10th running of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb takes place in Knysna from 3-5 May and as usual, entries were over-subscribed for this award-winning motor sport event. Friday the third is Classic Car Friday during which the older cars compete for the Classic Conqueror title. Competition is friendly but age is no barrier to highly…

Slot Car Championship

Slot Car Championship

At the April meeting of the FMM Slot Car Championship season, Jon Lederle took the honours in the Formula Carrera class with Audi RS5 DTM ahead of Thys Roux with his Mercedes AMG GT3. Mike Monk was third with his Ford Zakspeed Capri while Martin Lourens clocked the fastest lap of the class on his…

HAGI VCCM

HAGI VCCMThe hosting of the third annual HAGI Value in the Classic Car Market (VCCM) Conference South Africa takes place between the Knysna Motor Show and Jaguar Simola Hillclimb on April 30 and May 1 at Villa Castollini, overlooking the Knysna lagoon. ‘We are hugely grateful to both the Knysna Motor Show and the Jaguar Simola...

Fmm Bugattis at Val de Vie

Fmm Bugattis at Val de Vie

Following on from the SA Historic Grand Prix Festival that took place in East London on 25 November, the following weekend there was a garden party at Val de Vie in Paarl where the participating overseas and local grand prix cars from the 1934-39 era were on view. They were joined on the estate’s expansive…

2018 World Rallycross Championship (WRX) – Dust and drama

2018 World Rallycross Championship (WRX) – Dust and drama

The final round of the 2018 World Rallycross Championship – WRX – took place at Killarney on November 24-25 and once again proved to be an action-packed weekend. This was the second time that the Cape Town circuit has hosted the championship finale and although the drivers’ title had already been won by Swede Johan…

Fmm Slot Car Championship

Fmm Slot Car Championship

At the final meeting of the FMM Slot Car Championship held at the beginning of November, the club’s new four-lane circuit was introduced. An evening of friendly – but no less competitive – challenges took place allowing racers to get a feel of the new layout, and there were plenty of thrills and spills as…

Whales, Wheels and Rotaries

Whales, Wheels and Rotaries

The Franschhoek Motor Museum was invited to exhibit its two rotary cars at the annual Whales and Wheels Show that took place in Hermanus on September 29. Workshop technicians Wilfred Tarentaal and Wenstley Wickham took the museum’s 1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport and the rarely seen, same era, NSU Ro80 to the annual event where they…

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