To the victors the spoils - 2014 WBMK Awards

Witzenberg Motorklub presented their annual Awards at 2 Aircraft Servicing Unit Disa Social Club – AFB Ysterplaat on Friday 13 February 2015. No amount of superstition could influence the perfect ambience of the evening with achievers in the SA National and WP Regional Rally Championship as well as the WBMK Gymkhana Championship were acknowledged. Individual achievers were also recognised.

Vernon and Rosy Hawla proved to be perfect hosts at the Disa whilst Liezel Oosthuizen and Morné Roux saw to it that arrangements worked out perfectly. Annike and Ruhan substituted for René Marais as the Spitbraai masters, and they certainly proved that they are indeed masters in their own right. Danie Burger set the scene with more than 4 hours of HD quality video providing an interesting background to the fifteen years of WBMK Gymkhana events.

Paul-Hendrik Franken (Gansbaai) and Henry Köhne (Vredenburg) were the top achievers for the Witzenberg Motorklub on the South African Rally Championship with their Manitou Group VW Polo R2 1600, achieving a fine second place in class.
In the Western Province Rally Championship top Witzenberg Motorklub honours went to Tiaan Rabe (Kuilsrivier) and Nico Esterhuyse (Somerset West) as the winners of class S2 in their Time to Go Travel VW Golf MkI 1.6.

The Witzenberg Motorklub Gymkhana Champions for 2014 are Fanie du Toit and Kobus Wilson Jnr in their class A Mazda Rustler LDV 2.0 16v with Rafique and Aatera Firfirey the surprise package of the season in their AHI construction class G Mini Cooper S Turbo 1.6. Second overall for the year however a fine achievement for Brent Laurings and Duncan Andrews in their 1984 Opel Kadett GTE 2.0 8v.

The individual 2014 class champions are:
Cl Drivers                Navigators                 Vehicle

A Fanie du Toit          Kobus Wilson Jnr      Mazda Rustler LDV
   Worcester               Worcester
B Rafique Firfirey       Natheer Firfirey         VW Golf GTi MkII
   Goodwood              Athlone
C Jacques du Plessis  Danye Louw              Toyota Conquest RSi
   Ceres                      Moorreesburg
D Jan van der Vyver   Liezel Oosthuizen      VW Golf Chico 1.4i
   Stellenbosch           Kuilsrivier
F Kobus Wilson Jnr    Jean-Pierre Robberts  Datsun GX Sedan
   Worcester              Worcester

G Rafique Firfirey     Dewald van der Merwe Mini Cooper Turbo
    Goodwood           Brackenfell 
H Brent Laurings      Opel Kadett GTE
I   Liezel Oosthuizen  Tania Vermaak           VW Polo 1.6                                                                                                       Kuilsrivier                  Kuilsrivier

Also recognised for their hard work behind the scenes were Danie Burger (Vredenburg) as the 2014 WBMK Victor Ludorum and Meghan Nortjé (Kuilsrivier) as the 2014 WBMK Victrix Ludorum.

Robert and Anna Marle attended the evening as special guests and Robert was thanked for his services as MSA Environmental Officer and Steward at each of the WBMK Gymkhana events and WBMK rounds of the WP Rally Championship.

Pierre van der Westhuizen, WBMK Chairman, complimented the individual achievers and thanked each and every member for their contribution in making 2014 the success it was.

Roll on 2015!