Historic racing cars to return to the track
A UK company is promising to bring some of the famous South African Grand Prix racers of the 1930s back to SA for a historic festival
Many people remember the days when SA hosted a round of the Formula 1 championship, but motor racing actually started way back in the 1930s and now a group of enthusiasts are planning to bring this nostalgic era of motorsport back with a special event later in 2018. The roar of Grand Prix cars will return when the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival celebrates these legendary machines in November and December 2018. Actual race cars The inaugural celebration, organised by UK company Speedstream Events, will reunite more than 15 actual cars that raced in the South African Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939. Prime among them will be the Maserati 8CM driven to victory in 1934 by American Whitney Straight. Powered by a 3.0l straight eight supercharged engine, the 8CM epitomised the greatest technology that Grand Prix racing could offer in 1934. Just 18 cars were ever built, this particular car featuring modifications to the bodywork including its distinctive radiator shroud. The twi...