Basil Green gets highest honour
The man who created the fast Ford era with the legendary Perana V8 has been inducted into the SA hall of fame
The SA Hall of Fame serves to tell the stories of extraordinary achievers, recognising their outstanding service and overall contribution to SA.
Golfing icon Gary Player and the country's first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela, have been drafted into the hall. In motorsport circles, Sarel van der Merwe, Ian Scheckter and multiple Formula 1 championship-winning designer Rory Byrne have also been honoured. The latter trio of fast greats has a new name alongside them: 82-year-old Basil Green, the man behind the range of Perana-branded fast Fords which dominated local motorsport and performance road cars in the 1960s and 1970s.