19 Oct SAGP Historic Festival
Excitement is growing amongst entrants and spectators alike as the South Africa Historic Grand Prix Festival approaches. Over 20 Grand Prix cars are now confirmed for the historic reunion of some of the exact cars that raced in the South African Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939, including the inaugural race-winning Maserati 8CM and the 1937-winning ERA. Also confirmed for the event are a number of Rileys, Bugattis, the Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 from the 1936 race, two Aston Martin Ulsters and a brace of ex-SA Grand Prix MGs, including the very K3 that Dick Seaman raced in the 1934. It’s a spectacle not to be missed with a historic opportunity to see these incredible cars up close and hear and smell their irreplaceable allure, all in the very place they competed some 80 years ago.
Much of the original Prince George Circuit in East London still exists and the cars will retrace the historic 24-km circuit in a parade taking place between two short sprint races on the current track on November 25. The road-going cars will then tour down to the Western Cape between the November 26 and 30 on some of the most scenic routes the country has to offer.
The event will culminate in a two-day Grand Prix Garden Party at Val de Vie Estate, located between Franschhoek and Paarl, where the public will have a further opportunity to interact with these spectacular cars on the pristine polo fields the estate is renowned for. Supported by several car manufacturers and local classic car clubs presenting over 120 of their most interesting cars, the weekend of December 1-2 promises to be a classic car haven for enthusiasts at the luxury estate. The Grand Prix cars will be paraded on a short road circuit within the estate.
For further information, logon to www.sahistoricgp.com or follow the event on Facebook – SA Historic Grand Prix Festival.