14th Passion for Speed Killarney

Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - Saturday, February 7, 2015
Location: 
Killarney, Milnerton

FRIDAY 6 AND SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2015
 

Koos Swanepoel, one of the Cape’s greatest racing drivers and winner of the inaugural
South African Saloon Car Championship back in 1964, is going to be seen in action
again during the international Passion for Speed meeting at Killarney on February 7.

The long time Durbanville resident is due to take his place at the wheel of the potent
Elva Porsche sports car previously driven by Dawie Gous and Luki Botha before Koos
took it over in the late 1960’s. The vehicle has recently been completely rebuilt and is
now fitted with a new RSK quad cam Porsche motor.

Another feature of the meeting will be the return of Formula 1 to the northern suburb
circuit for the first time since the Cape Grands Prix many long years ago. These cars
are going to include Jody Scheckter’s 007-1 Tyrrell / Cosworth V8 with which he won
the 1974 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch as well as the Swedish GP at Andersdorp,
while on his way to finishing third in the Formula 1 World Championship that year.

The balance of the single seater Franschhoek contingent will feature the ex- Sam Tingle
F1 Repco LDS, designed by South Africa’s Doug Serrurier, as well as a Formula 2
Team Gunston Chevron B25 and a Ford engined Formula Atlantic March 78B.

The cars are going to stage a series of high speed demo runs during the course of the
meeting and will also be available for inspection in the pit area at other times.

Entries in the sports car races include a brutal Lola T70 coupe, entered as a tribute to
the identical model raced by former world champion John Surtees, Mike d’Udy and
Peter de Klerk at Le Mans, Spa and the Nurburgring.

It was then brought to South Africa by Paul Hawkins, a charismatic Australian, who
drove it to a magnificent victory in the 1967Cape 3-Hour race at Killarney. This closed
GT version is going to be up against a pair of T-70 open Spyder models in the hands of
Mark du Toit and Rui Campos and it will be interesting to see how they compare.

There are also going to be events for modern Extreme Supercars that will see
sophisticated Ferrari models up against American muscle in the form of cars like Charl
Arangies giant V10, 8-lire Dodge Viper coupe.

Enthusiasts who prefer their racing on two wheels will be pleased to hear that Mick
Grant, eight times winner of the prestigious Isle of Man TT, is part of a group of top
overseas riders who will be here with their Grand Prix motorcycles.

Passion for Speed cannot be illustrated more eloquently than by having both man and machine present their unique era of motorsport to an appreciative crowd of  enthusiasts in perfect weather conditions at Killarney, nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain.

And for the first time in many a year the presence of a healthy amount of spectators set the scene for a magical...

Passion for Speed Highlights 2015

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