Zwartkops Raceway

Zwartkops Owner's Club

Zwartkops Raceway 

Notices

Date: 30-10-2017     Title: ZOC 2017 AGM Notice     Author: Mel

NOTICE OF: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ZWARTKOPS (ZOC Building)


Wednesday the 15th of November 2017 @ 18h00


AGENDA:


Welcome/Apologies


Notice of meeting


Approval of minutes from meeting held 16 Nov 2016


Report

  • ZOC
  • Financials
  • Chairperson’s report


Zwartkops report – Peter du Toit


Election of new office bearers


Conclusion


2018 membership forms and fees


General

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Date: 28-09-2017     Title: ZOC 2017 AGM Notice     Author:

NOTICE OF: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ZWARTKOPS (ZOC Building)


Wednesday the 15th of November 2017 @ 18h00


AGENDA:


Welcome/Apologies


Notice of meeting


Approval of minutes from meeting held 16 Nov 2016


Report

  • ZOC
  • Financials
  • Chairperson’s report


Zwartkops report – Peter du Toit


Election of new office bearers


Conclusion


2018 membership forms and fees


General

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Date: 08-12-2016     Title: ZOC AGM, 16 November 2016 - Minutes     Author:

Click here to view the Minutes of the AGM 2016.  

Click here to view the Income Statement of the AGM 2016.  

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Date: 27-10-2016     Title: ZOC AGM Notice     Author: Mel

NOTICE OF: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ZWARTKOPS (ZOC Building)

Wednesday the 16th of November 18h00

Notice of meeting to be held on Wednesday the 16th of November at 18h00

AGENDA:

Welcome

Approval of minutes from meeting held 11 Oct 2015

Report

            ZOC

            Financials

            Chairperson’s report

Zwartkops report

Election of new office bearers

Conclusion

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Date: 26-04-2016     Title: WEDNESDAY 27 April - FULL Day Open Practice at Zwartkops     Author: Mel

NOTE that THIS WEDNESDAY 27 April is a FULL day open practice at Zwartkops from 8am to 5pm for ALL cars and bikes.

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Date: 22-01-2016     Title: This Weekend is Open Practice at Zwartkops     Author:

Please note that this Weekend is Open Practice at Zwartkops (Saturday 23 January)

SuperTraxSunday (Sunday 24 January)

ALL paid ZOC memberships to date are ready for collection at the main offices

HOWEVER memberships not yet paid – payment can be processed over the weekend, however the 2016 card can only be collected next week.

Tickets for the International are also available to purchase at the offices – REMEMBER that buying your tickets beforehand entitles you to a discount and also easy access on the race day as you may use the pre-paid queue.

SEE YOU AT ZWARTKOPS

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Date: 11-01-2016     Title: 15th Passion For Speed - Traditional Dinner Invite     Author: Mel

ZOC Members – please go to www.zoc.co.za to view the invite to the traditional dinner as part of the Annual International.

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Date: 26-10-2015     Title: ZOC AGM, 11 October 2015 - Minutes     Author:

Minutes of the ZOC AGM, 11 October 2015 are available in the Events Calendar.

Click here to view the Minutes of the AGM.  

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Date: 30-09-2015     Title: ZOC AGM reminder     Author: Mel

ZOC AGM reminder

Sunday 11 October – Aces Café 12 midday

Then enjoy the F1 with us

Don’t forget it is also a SuperTraxSunday, so you can have fun both on track and on skid from 10am to 4pm

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Date: 10-09-2015     Title: Historic Tour Round 5, Zwartkops, 19 September 2015 - Handicap Race Invitational (hosted by Marque Cars)     Author:

To all our fellow competitors in the Historic Saloons, Historic Sports & GT and Little Giant categories with valid HTPs for their respective classes.

This is an open invitation from the Marque Car competitors to come and join us (as your second race category on the day) in the inaugural Invitational Handicap Race on the 19th of September at Zwartkops.

The race will be run according to the normal Marque Car Handicap Rules and honours and prizes will be awarded in both the Marque Car Championship class and the Open Invitational class.

Due to safety concerns with regards the speed differential between the various classes the Open class will be limited to cars lapping slower than a 1:14 at Zwartkops. Come join us and experience the joy of handicap racing.

Please confirm entries directly with the Events Manager/Office at Zwartkops.

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Date: 18-08-2015     Title: ZOC AGM Notice     Author: Mel

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY THE 11TH OF OCTOBER 2015 @ 12H00

Notice of meeting

Welcome

Approval of minutes from meeting held 28 Nov 2014

Report

            ZOC

            Financials

            Chairperson’s report

Zwartkops report – Peter du Toit

Election of new office bearers

Conclusion

 

Please RSVP to members@zoc.co.zaby Wednesday the 7th of October

There will be a braai at the Aces café as well as the Russian F1 viewing

Fun event on skidpan

 

Regards

Melanie Spurr

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Date: 09-01-2015     Title: ZOC - Braai International Race meeting     Author: Mel

Good Day

I trust you are well and looking forward to being at the annual Passion for Speed event.

Please click here to see the invite to our Traditional Friday night Braai

Please click on the RSVP button if you will be joining us.

Don't forget that you can get your ticket to the race weekend at the reception at Zwartkops beforehand to qualify for the discounted ticket price.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2015 – C U @ Zwartkops

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Date: 01-12-2014     Title: ZOC AGM 28 November 2014 - Minutes, ets     Author: Mel

Minutes, Proxys and Attendance Register for the AGM are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 29-11-2014     Title: Gone but Never Forgotten     Author: Mel

David John Hastie – better known as ‘Dave’.

Born 10th of July 1947 – died 28th of November 2014.

For 50 Years Dave supported Zwartkops and dies doing what he loved most – Racing Action.

A Founder/participating member of ZOC.

Our condolences to the Hastie family.

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Date: 19-11-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 17-11-2014     Title: Extreme Festival, Zwartkops, 15 November 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Extreme Festival at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 11-11-2014     Title: Historic Tour Round 7, Kyalami, 08 November 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 05-11-2014     Title: Super Series, Zwartkops, 01 November 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Super Series at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 05-11-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 27-10-2014     Title: NOTICE ZOC – AGM     Author: Mel

ZOC – AGM

Friday 28th of November 2014

ZOC Clubhouse 18h00

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Date: 19-10-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 15-10-2014     Title: Historic Tour Round 6, Zwartkops, 11 October 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 26-09-2014     Title: Extreme Festival, Kyalami, 24 September 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Pictures of Wednesday's Extreme Festival at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 19-09-2014     Title: HEAD 2 HEAD Gymkhana– Sunday 19 OCTOBER     Author: Mel

HEAD 2 HEAD Gymkhana– Sunday 19 OCTOBER (also a SuperTraxSunday) – Zwartkops KART track

LINK to entry:

Please enter on www.gymkhana.co.za– or on this link here : http://www.gymkhana.co.za/live/head2head-19-october/

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Date: 19-09-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 08-09-2014     Title: Round Table Bed Race, Zwartkops, 07 September 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Round Table Bed Race at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 05-09-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 05-09-2014     Title: Sasol Race Day, Zwartkops, 30 August 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of the Sasol Race Day at Zwartkops on 30 August 2014 are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 19-08-2014     Title: Historic Tour Round 5, Phakisa, 16 August 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Phakisa are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 13-08-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 12-08-2014     Title: Extreme Festival, Zwartkops, 09 August 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Extreme Festival at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 11-08-2014     Title: Lotus Register Sunday Morning Driver Coaching, Zwartkops, 10 August 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Sunday's Lotus Register Sunday Morning Driver Coaching @ Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 06-08-2014     Title: Cars in the Park at Zwartkops, 03 August 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Sunday's Cars in the Park @ Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 01-08-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 28-07-2014     Title: Inland Championship, Zwartkops, 26 July 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Inland Championship at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 15-07-2014     Title: Historic Tour Round 4, Kyalami, 12 July 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos for this event are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 02-07-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 29-06-2014     Title: BMW Race Day, Zwartkops, 28 June 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of yesterday's BMW Race Day at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 18-06-2014     Title: Alfa Romeo Club at Zwartkops, 14 June 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of this event are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 12-06-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 11-06-2014     Title: Historic Tour Round 3, Zwartkops, 07 June 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos for this event are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 11-05-2014     Title: Lotus Challenge, Midvaal, 10 May 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Lotus Challenge at Midvaal are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 05-05-2014     Title: Rally Palle Together - Rallycross, Zwartkops, 03 May 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Rally Palle Together - Rallycross @Z are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 21-04-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 15-04-2014     Title: Historic Tour Round 2, Zwartkops, 12th April 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour Round 2 at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 14-04-2014     Title: ZOC FUN EVENTS CALENDAR 2014     Author: Mel

The ZOC FUN EVENTS for 2014 are on the Events Calendar.

Regs, Entry Form and Indemnity Form for the first of these, 03 May 2014, are also on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 26-03-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 17-03-2014     Title: Historic Tour Round 1, Midvaal, 15th March 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour Round 1 at Midvaal are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 13-03-2014     Title: The Lotus Register and the Zwartkops Skidpan, 09 March 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of this events are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 05-03-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 02-03-2014     Title: Super Series, Zwartkops, 01 March 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of yesterday's Super Series at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 16-02-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 12-02-2014     Title: Passion for Speed, Killarney, 08 February 2014 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Passion for Speed, Killarney are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 11-02-2014     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 05-02-2014     Title: Zwartkops International, Zwartkops, 01 February 2014 - Photos     Author:

Photos of Saturday's Zwartkops International are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 05-12-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 02-12-2013     Title: Extreme Festival, Zwartkops, 30 November 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Extreme Festival at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 15-11-2013     Title: ZOC AGM, 08 November 2013 – Minutes, etc.     Author: Mel

Minutes of the ZOC AGM, 08 November 2013, and related documents are on the Events Calendar.  This includes the Changed Constitution.

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Date: 14-11-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 12-11-2013     Title: Historic Tour Round 8, Zwartkops, 09 November 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 08-11-2013     Title: 2013 AGM Proxy Form     Author: Mel

Click here for the 2013 AGM Proxy Form.

For those who cannot attend this evening, please fill in the proxy form and return it to by 4pm today (Friday the 8th of November).

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Date: 05-11-2013     Title: ZOC AGM, 08 November 2013 – Reminder     Author: Mel

ZOC AGM – reminder this Friday the 8th of Nov @ the ZOC clubhouse @ 18h00

There will be a cash bar and snacks served.

And don’t forget to get to Zwartkops for the last round of the 2013 Historic Tour round on Saturday (This Saturday 9th of November)

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Date: 03-11-2013     Title: Super Series, Kyalami, 02 November 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of yesterday's Super Series at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 31-10-2013     Title: Lotus Register @Z Skidpan, 27 October 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Sunday's Lotus Register @Z Skidpan are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 31-10-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 30-10-2013     Title: Zwartkops Championships, Zwartkops, 26 October 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Inland Championships at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 23-10-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 22-10-2013     Title: Historic Tour Round 7, Kyalami, 19 October 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 22-10-2013     Title: Constitution with Proposed Changes - Revised Annexure (A)     Author: Mel

Please click here to view the proposed constitution with revised Annexure (A).

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Date: 22-10-2013     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Points     Author: Dave Hastie

The ZOC Victor Ludorum points update has been posted on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date".

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Date: 22-10-2013     Title: Zwartkops Inland Race Day 26 October 2013     Author: Mel

Zwartkops Inland Race Day – this Saturday 26th of October – see you there for great racing action with 2 & 4 wheel action, the program and details is available on www.zwartkops.co.za

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 21-10-2013     Title: ZOC AGM 08 November 2013 – Reminder     Author: Mel

ZOC AGM – reminder Friday 8th of November 2013 @ the ZOC Clubhouse @ 18h00.

Please RSVP to members@zoc.co.za by Wednesday the 30th of October.

Please click here to view the constitution with proposed changes.

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Date: 15-10-2013     Title: PORSche SPLAsche, Zwartkops Skidpan, 12 October 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's PORSche SPLAsche are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 27-09-2013     Title: ZOC AGM 2013, 08 November 3013     Author: Mel

The ZOC AGM 2013 will be held on Friday 8 November 2013 at the ZOC Clubhouse at 18h00.

Click here to the view the ZOC AGM 2013 Notice.

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Date: 27-09-2013     Title: SuperTraxSunday, Zwartkops - 06 October 2013     Author: Mel

Sunday the 6th of October is a SuperTraxSunday – which means the skid pan is open too.

We will also be showing the Korean F1 @ Aces Café. @ 8am.

There will be breakfast on sale and fun on track.

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 25-09-2013     Title: Photo Gallery Update     Author:

The Photo Gallery has been updated after the Extreme Festival, Kyalami and BMW Track Day, Zwartkops.

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Date: 06-09-2013     Title: Condolences     Author: Mel

Our condolences go out to one of our long standing ZOC members, Neil ‘The Racing Rev’ Oosthuizen and his family on the loss of his wife Colleen.

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Date: 03-09-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 02-09-2013     Title: Sasol Race Day, Zwartkops, 31 August 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Sasol Race Day at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 19-08-2013     Title: Historic Tour 5, Kyalami, 17 August 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's racing at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 14-08-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 13-08-2013     Title: The Lotus Register Driver Training, Zwartkops, 11 August 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Sunday's  Lotus Register Driver Training at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 11-08-2013     Title: Extreme Festival, Zwartkops, 09 August 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 31-07-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 29-07-2013     Title: Historic Tour 4, Zwartkops, 27 July 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 23-07-2013     Title: Midas Historic Tour, Zwartkops, 27 July 2013     Author:

Don’t forget to catch the mighty Legends this Saturday the 27th of July at Zwartkops at the Midas Historic Tour, see you at Zwartkops!

             

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Date: 22-07-2013     Title: ARCSA Track Day, Zwartkops, 20 July 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of ARCSA Track Day, Zwartkops - 20 July 2013 are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 16-07-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 26-06-2013     Title: Wynns ZOC/PCC 4 Play Saturday 29 June – HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES.     Author:
Wynns ZOC/PCC 4 Play Saturday 29 June – HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES.
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Date: 04-06-2013     Title: Historic Tour 3, Phakisa, 01 June 2013 - Photos     Author:

Photos of Saturday's racing at Phakisa are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 28-05-2013     Title: Wynn’s Fourplay (2 stage) Sprint, 29 June 2013 - Regs     Author:

Regs and Entry Form for this event are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 19-05-2013     Title: Pirelli Prizewinners, Zwartkops, 18 May 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of yesterday's Pirelli Prizewinners at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 13-05-2013     Title: Extreme Festival, Kyalami, 11 May 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Extreme Festival at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 06-05-2013     Title: Super Series, Zwartkops, 04 May 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Super Series at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 06-05-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. 

Go to BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 01-05-2013     Title: Performance Car Challenge, 12 May 2013 - Regs, etc.     Author: Mel

The Performance Challenge for Cars is part of the SuperTraxSunday. Regulations and Entry Form for the event are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 29-04-2013     Title: Porsche Play Pan, Zwartkops, 27 April 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Porsche Play Pan are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 23-04-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated.  BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 22-04-2013     Title: Inland Championships, Midvaal, 20 April 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's racing at Midvaal are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 17-04-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated.  BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 16-04-2013     Title: Historic Tour 2, Zwartkops, 13 April 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour Round 2 at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 08-04-2013     Title: Ferrari Driver Coaching Day, Zwartkops, o6 April 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Ferrari Driver Coaching Day at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 26-03-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated.  BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 24-03-2013     Title: Pro Tour, Zwartkops, 23 March 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of yesterday's Pro Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 17-03-2013     Title: Historic Tour 1, Kyalami, 16 March 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 12-03-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated.  BigZ Top Lap Times on the menu bar.

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Date: 11-03-2013     Title: ZOC Superpole, 09 March 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Superpole are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 11-03-2013     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Scores     Author: Dave Hastie

The ZOC Victor Ludorum points update has been posted on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date".

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Date: 11-03-2013     Title: Extreme Festival, Zwartkops, 09March 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Extreme Festival are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 06-03-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 03-03-2013     Title: Zwartkops Inland Champs, 02 March 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of yesterday's racing are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 25-02-2013     Title: Super Series, Kyalami 23 February 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Super Series at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 20-02-2013     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole, 09 March 2013 - Regs     Author:

Regs and on-line entry for this events are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 11-02-2013     Title: Zwartkops International, Kyalami - 09 February 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Zwartkops International at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 07-02-2013     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 05-02-2013     Title: Zwartkops International, Zwartkops - 02 February 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Zwartkops International at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 27-01-2013     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching, 26 Januart 2013 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of yesterday's Driver Coaching are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 23-01-2013     Title: ZOC 2013 Cards     Author: Mel

ZOC 2013 cards – will be printed this week

All members will be notified via e.mail when the cards are ready for collection at the main office at Zwartkops.

There was a problem with the cards and they had to be sent back.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

REMEMBER to get your tickets for the annual Passion for Speed at a discounted rate when buying beforehand from the office or Computicket.

And please send all entries for the ZOC driver training day, taking place this Saturday – regs and entry on the calendar.

RSVP to Mel about the Friday evening braai at Zwartkops 1 Feb members@zoc.co.za

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Date: 09-01-2013     Title: ZWARTKOPS INTERNATIONAL     Author: Mel

The Traditional Friday night welcoming party

WHEN?        Friday the 1st of February 2013

WHERE?      International guest centre (back of shed 3 – the usual place)

TIME?         After the Friday practice and qualifying (approx. 5pm onwards)                                                                                     

Please RSVP to Mel by Monday the 28th of January to members@zoc.co.za

Food will be served and There will be a cash bar

See you at Zwartkops

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Date: 09-01-2013     Title: ZOC DRIVER TRAINING 26 January 2013     Author: Mel

Regs and On-line entry form for this event are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 09-01-2013     Title: LEGENDS REGISTRATION 26 January 2013     Author: Mel
LEGENDS REGISTRATION, HTP AND PRACTICE, 26 January 2013, from 3pm – 5pm

legends membership form in the Members section of the menu bar.
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Date: 17-12-2012     Title: Springbok Series Round 3, East London, 15 December 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's racing at East London are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 03-12-2012     Title: Springbok Series Round 2, Kyalami, 01 December 2012 - Photos     Author:

Got to the Photo Gallery to view Springbok Series Round 2, Kyalami, 01 December 2012.

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Date: 27-11-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 20-11-2012     Title: Alfa Trofeo Season Finale, 17 November 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Visit the Photo Gallery for Alfa Trofeo Season Finale.

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Date: 20-11-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 19-11-2012     Title: Springbok Series Round 1, Zwartkops, 17 November 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Round 1 of the Springbok Series at Zwarkops Saturday are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 13-11-2012     Title: ZOC Annual General Meeting, 02 November 2012 Feedback     Author: Mel

Minutes of the AGM, Chairpersons Report and other documents are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 13-11-2012     Title: Historic Tour 2012 - Champions     Author:

Historic Tour 2012 Champions are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 13-11-2012     Title: Historic Tour 2012 - Champions     Author: d

Historic Tour 2012 Champions are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 12-11-2012     Title: SCC All Tar Rally - 10 November 2012     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's SCC All Tar Rally are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 05-11-2012     Title: Historic Tour, Zwartkops, 03 November 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 29-10-2012     Title: Wesbank Super Series, Kyalami - 27 October 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's Wesbank Super Series at Kyalami.

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Date: 29-10-2012     Title: ZOC Annual General Meeting - 02 November 2012     Author: Mel

Just a reminder for:

ZOC AGM – Friday the 2nd of November @ ZOC Clubhouse at 6pm

RSVP to members@zoc.co.za

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Date: 29-10-2012     Title: Performance Car Club Challenge, 24 November 2012 - Regs, Entry Form     Author: Mel

Regs and entry form for this event are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 17-10-2012     Title: Night of the Stars 12 October 2012, Pro Tour 13 October 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of these two events are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 16-10-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 01-10-2012     Title: Historic Tour, Kyalami 29 September 2012 - Photos     Author:

Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Kyalami.

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Date: 27-09-2012     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Scores     Author: Dave Hastie

The ZOC Victor Ludorum points update has been posted on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date".

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Date: 22-09-2012     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, 22 September 2012 - Photos     Author:
Photos of this morning's Wiggle Woggle are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 22-09-2012     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, 22 September 2012 - Photos     Author:
Photos of this morning's Wiggle Woggle are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 19-09-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 03-09-2012     Title: Historic Tour, Midvaal, 01 September 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Midvaal are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 30-08-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 28-08-2012     Title: Wesbank Super Series, Zwartkops - 25 August 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Photos of Saturday's Wesbank SuperSeries at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 28-08-2012     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, 22 September 2012 - Regs     Author: Mel

Regs and Entry Form for this event are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 16-08-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 14-08-2012     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Scores     Author: Dave Hastie

The ZOC Victor Ludorum points update has been posted on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date".

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Date: 27-07-2012     Title: ZOC Hillup & PCCC, 11 August 2012 - Regs     Author: Mel

Regs and Entry Form for this event are on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 25-07-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 24-07-2012     Title: Historic Tour, Zwartkops, 21 July 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 16-07-2012     Title: Alfa Day, 14 July 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Alfa Day at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 12-07-2012     Title: ZOC & PCCC - 4 STAGE, 07 July 2012 - Results     Author:
Results of Saturday's 4 Stage are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 09-07-2012     Title: ZOC & PCCC - 4 STAGE, 07 July 2012 - Phots, Victor Ludorum     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's 4 Stage are on the Photo Gallery. Victor Ludorum Points have been updated.
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Date: 03-07-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 02-07-2012     Title: Pro Tour 30 June 2012 - Photos     Author:

Photos of Saturday's Pro Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 20-06-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 20-06-2012     Title: ZOC & PCCC - 4 STAGE - 07 July 2012     Author: Mel
Just a reminder that Regs and entry forms for this event are on the Events Calendar. Get your entry in soon!
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Date: 19-06-2012     Title: Inland Championships, 16 June 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's racing at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 11-06-2012     Title: Lotus Register Driver Coaching, - Photos 09 June 2012     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Lotus Register Driver Coaching at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 29-05-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 28-05-2012     Title: Wesbank Super Series, Zwartkops - 26 May 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Wesbank SuperSeries are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 22-05-2012     Title: Historic Tour, Kyalami, 19 May 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 15-05-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 14-05-2012     Title: ZOC & PCCC - 4 STAGE - Regs     Author:
Supplementary Regs and Entry Forms for this event are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 14-05-2012     Title: Northerns Regional Motorcycle Championships, 12th May 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Motorcycle Championships are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 04-05-2012     Title: Historic Tour, East London, 28 April 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of this Historic Tour event are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 17-04-2012     Title: Pro Tour, Zwartkops, 14 April 2012 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's Pro Tour are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 17-04-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 10-04-2012     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Scores     Author: Dave Hastie
The ZOC Victor Ludorum points update has been posted on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date".
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Date: 28-03-2012     Title: Historic Tour, Zwartkops 24 March 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 26-03-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 22-03-2012     Title: Zoc Superpole, 21 March 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of yesterday's Superpole are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 22-03-2012     Title: Ultimate Streetcar Challenge, 21 March 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of yesterday's Ultimate Streetcar Challenge are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 22-03-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 07-03-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 05-03-2012     Title: Wesbank Super Series, 03 March 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Wesbank SuperSeries at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 27-02-2012     Title: Historic Tour, Pkakisa 25 February 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of the first round of the 21012 Historic Tour at Phakisa, 25 February 2012, are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 27-02-2012     Title: ZOC Superpole & PCCC, 21 March 2012 - Regs, etc     Author:
Regs and Entry Form for this event are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 21-02-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 20-02-2012     Title: Inland Championships, 18 February 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's Inland Championships are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 01-02-2012     Title: Zwartkops International, 27-28 January 2012 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's Zwartkops International are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 30-01-2012     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author:
Top Lap Times have been updated after the Zwartkops International. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 23-01-2012     Title: ZOC Awards Day, 22 January 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of yesterday's ZOC Awards function are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 22-01-2012     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching, 21 January 2012 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of yesterday's Driver Coaching are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 19-01-2012     Title: ZOC members and the Zwartkops International     Author: Mel
ZOC members remember that the Zwartkops International the weekend of the 27th/28th/29th January gate admission is NOT included in your membership, please purchase your tickets before hand to save, either at the Zwartkops office or at Computicket, normal price R150, pre bought and Computicket R120 per adult

All ticket pricing and weekend details are on the website www.zwartkops.co.za

See you all at the big Z next weekend.
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Date: 17-01-2012     Title: ZOC Annual Driver Training     Author: Mel
Reminder of Zwartkops Owners Club Driver Annual Driver Training this Saturday the 21st of January. Entries on line.
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Date: 05-01-2012     Title: ZWARTKOPS INTERNATIONAL - FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL - POTJIE KOS     Author: Mel

ZWARTKOPS INTERNATIONAL

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – POTJIE KOS

(drivers, overseas guests and ZOC members)

FRIDAYthe 27th of January from 18h00 onwards we will be hosting a traditional potjie kos

(a variety of meat pots and side dishes)

Great South African snacks and hospitality, as always

In the International Guest Centre (opposite the main office)

A cash bar will be available 

Please RSVPby Monday the 23rd of January to Mel  members@zoc.co.za

Name and ZOC number please

We look forward to a great evening of friendships and laughter, see you all in Sunny South Africa in a few weeks J

‘Potjiekos is a South African stew, traditionally, made in a three-legged cast iron pot’

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Date: 09-12-2011     Title: Springbok Series Round 2, Kyalami 03 December 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Springbok Series Round 2, Kyalami 03 December 2011 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 01-12-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 24-11-2011     Title: Inland Championship, Zwartkops, 19 November 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of last Saturday's Inland Championship are in the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 22-11-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated after Saturday's racing. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 21-11-2011     Title: Springbok Series Round 1, Zwartkops 19 November 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of the first round of the Springbok Series at Zwartkops on Saturday are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 18-11-2011     Title: 26th of November – ZOC PARKING     Author: Mel
Hi everyone, as you all know we got given the last round of the WesBank Super Series which is taking place on the 26th of November at Zwartkops.

Due to the day already having been booked for the final round of the drifting, we are now accommodating both events, so the ZOC Parking area will be used as the pits for the drifting event.

If you could all please park at the bowl section behind the clubhouse, just after Mercedes and use the pedestrian gate at Mercedes for access it would be a great help, the pedestrian gate at the ZOC stands will also be open for pedestrian access.

The ZOC clubhouse will be occupied by a fair amount of people on the day, so hopefully we gain some more members and everyone has a great day of the double racing action.
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Date: 17-11-2011     Title: ZOC AGM - 02 November 2011 - Reports     Author: Mel
Click here to view the Financial Report.
Click here to view the Minutes of the AGM.
Click here to view the Chairpersons report.
Click here to view the Attendance Register.
Click here to view notice of AGM.
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Date: 14-11-2011     Title: All Tar Rally, 12 November 2011 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's All Tar Rally are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 07-11-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author:
Top Lap Times have been updated after Saturday's Sasol Race Day. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 06-11-2011     Title: Sasol Race Day - 05 November 2011 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of the Sasol Race Day - 05 November 2011 @Z are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 25-10-2011     Title: Historic Tour Round 7, Midvaal 22 October 2011 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Saturday's racing at Midvaal are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 18-10-2011     Title: Performance Car Challenge, 15 October 2011 - Photos     Author:

Photos of Saturday's Performance Car Challenge are on the Photo Gallery.

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Date: 13-10-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated after Saturday's ProTour. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 10-10-2011     Title: Pro Tour 08 October 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's Pro Tour are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 05-10-2011     Title: ZOC AGM - 02 November 2011     Author: Mel
The ZOC Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 02 November 2011.

Click here to view notice of AGM.
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Date: 28-09-2011     Title: ZOC HILLDOWN – CANCELLED     Author: Mel
ZOC HILLDOWN – CANCELLED, no event will take place on the 1st of October, we will see if we can find a suitable date for an additional event if possible at a later stage.
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Date: 26-09-2011     Title: Castrol Extreme Show, 24 Sept 2011 - Performance Car Challenge - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of this event are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 20-09-2011     Title: Zwartkops Motorcycle Race Day, 17 September 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's race day are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 19-09-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
BigZ Top Lap Times have been updated.
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Date: 13-09-2011     Title: Historic Tour Round 6, Zwartkops, 10 September 2011 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's Historic Tour.
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Date: 12-09-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated after Saturday's Historic Tour. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 09-09-2011     Title: ZOC Hillclimb     Author:

Please note that this event has been moved to Zwartkops, and it is to be confirmed.

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Date: 05-09-2011     Title: Bedrace, 04 September 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of yesterday's Bedrace 2011 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 24-08-2011     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Scores     Author:
The latest Annual ZOC Victor Ludorum points update has been posted on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date".
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Date: 22-08-2011     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, 20 August 2011 - Results     Author:
The results of Saturday's Wiggle Woggle are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 22-08-2011     Title: Historic Tour Round 5, Midvaal, 20 August 2011 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of Saturday's Historic Tour Round 5 at Midvaal.
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Date: 14-08-2011     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, 20 August 2011     Author: Mel

Reminder, next week Saturday the 20th of August is the annual Wiggle Woggle, get your entries online . . . see you all Saturday!

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Date: 02-08-2011     Title: Historic Tour Round 4, Zwartkops, 30 July 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of this race meeting are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 01-08-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie

Top Lap Times have been updated after Saturday's Historic Tour. Go to News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.

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Date: 27-07-2011     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, 20 August 2011 - Regs     Author:
Regs and Entry Form for this event are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 19-07-2011     Title: Alfa Club Pretoria, 16 July 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Alfa Club Pretoria at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 15-07-2011     Title: Lotus Register Driver Training, 09 July 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Lotus Register Driver Training at Zwartkops 09 July 2011 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 03-07-2011     Title: The Wynn’s Fourplay (2 stage) Sprint - Photos     Author:
Pictures of yesterday's Fourstage are on the Ohoto Gallery.
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Date: 15-06-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
BigZ Top Lap Times have been updated after this Saturday's Pro Tour.
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Date: 13-06-2011     Title: Pro Tour, 11 June 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's Pro Tour at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 13-06-2011     Title: The Wynn’s Fourplay (2 stage) Sprint     Author: Mel
ZOC – Wynn’s 4 play – sprint Saturday the 2nd of July @ Zwartkops raceway, regs and entry forms are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 01-06-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author:
BigZ Top Lap Times have been updated after this Saturday's races.
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Date: 30-05-2011     Title: Inland Cars and Bikes, 28 May 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's racing are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 24-05-2011     Title: Historic Tour Round 3, Kyalami, 21 May 2011 - Photos     Author:
Pictures of Historic Tour Round 3, Kyalami, 21 May 2011 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 24-05-2011     Title: 28th of May - Inland race day     Author: Mel
ZOC members, this Saturday the 28th of May at the Inland race day we will have the usual tea, coffee and biscuits for you all at the ZOC clubhouse. We will also have curry and rice at lunch time for the first 50 members free of charge to warm you up. See you all this weekend.
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Date: 09-05-2011     Title: ZOC Hilldown 07 May 2011 - Results, Victor Ludorum     Author:
Results of the Hilldown are on the Events Calendar, and updated Victor Ludorum in the Members section.
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Date: 08-05-2011     Title: ZOC Hilldown 07 May 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's Hilldown are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 13-04-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author:
BigZ Top Lap Times have been updated after this weekend's Historic Tour Round 2.
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Date: 12-04-2011     Title: Historic Tour Round 2, Zwartkops, 09 April 2011 - Photos     Author:
Pictures of Historic Tour Round 2, Zwartkops, 09 April 2011 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 06-04-2011     Title: ZOC Hilldown 07 May 2011 - Regs     Author: Mel
Regs and Entry Form for this event are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 22-03-2011     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
BigZ Top Lap Times have been updated after this weekend's Pro Tour.
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Date: 22-03-2011     Title: Pro Tour 19 March 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's Pro Tour are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 15-03-2011     Title: Historic Tour Round 1, Phakisa - 12 March 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's Historic Tour at Phakisa are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 15-03-2011     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole, 13 March 2011 - Results     Author:
Results of Sunday's Superpole are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 13-03-2011     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole, 13 March 2011 - Report     Author:

A report on today's Superpole is on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 08-03-2011     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole, 13 March 2011     Author: Mel Spurr

ZOC ATS Superpole this Sunday 13th March at Zwartkops, entries on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 28-02-2011     Title: Inland Championships 26 February - Photos     Author:
Photos of Saturday's racing at Zwartkops are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 23-02-2011     Title: Personality of the Month - January 2011     Author:
The ZOC personality of the month/event is without a doubt Colin Hastie, Colin who gives the class room session as well as driver instruction for the ZOC driver training annually was unanimously chosen as the personality of the month by the ZOC committee.

For full details click on "Members" and see "Personality of the Month"
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Date: 23-02-2011     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole, 13 March 2011 - Regs     Author:
Regs and Entry Form for this event are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 10-02-2011     Title: Killarney, 05 February 2011 - Photos     Author:
Photos of racing at Killarney 05 February 2011 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 01-02-2011     Title: David Piper Invitation, 29 January 2011 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo gallery for photos of Saturday's David Piper Invitation Race Day.
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Date: 24-01-2011     Title: Driver Coaching Day 22 January 2011     Author: Mel Spurr
Thanks to all who took part and assisted we had a great turn out.

Dave Hastie has very kindly offered 2 photos’ per ZOC member per ZOC event of yourselves in action off the album on the website, please contact him directly for all you photo’s of these fun days, all his photo’s can be purchased so get your whole year on record.

Thanks to the committee and Colin Hastie for all his assistance yet again.

See you all at this weekend’s racing.
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Date: 23-01-2011     Title: Driver Coaching Day 22 January 2011 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's Driver Coaching.
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Date: 20-01-2011     Title: ZOC driver training this Saturday 22 January     Author: Mel Spurr
ZOC driver training this Saturday 22 January 8am, get your entries in, 50 boerie rolls will be on a first come first serve basis for all at Aces at lunch time.

Get your entries into members@zoc.co.za or support@zwartkops.co.za

Remember to RSVP to Mel or Wouna with your attendance for the braai next Friday the 28th of January at shed 3 @ 6 pm members@zoc.co.za or support@zwartkops.co.za
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Date: 11-01-2011     Title: Friday Braai, 28 January 2011 - Invitation     Author: Mel Spurr
See Invitation
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Date: 04-01-2011     Title: Driver Training Day 22 January 2011 - Regs     Author:
Regs and Entry Form for Driver Training Day 22 January 2011 are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 20-12-2010     Title: Springbok Series East London - 18 December 2010     Author:
Photos of Springbok Series East London - 18 December 2010 are in the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 14-12-2010     Title: ZOC Membership Payments     Author:
ZOC membership payments to be made into the following account please:

Zwartkops Owners Club: ABSA Edenvale
Branch: Code 630-642
Account No.: 4053016258

And not to Zwartkops Raceway
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Date: 09-12-2010     Title: ZOC AGM 2010 - Minutes etc     Author:
Click here to view the Minutes of the AGM.
Click here to view the Chairman's report.
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Date: 24-11-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
BigZ Top Lap Times have been updated after this weekend racing. Note that these now include Motorbikes.
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Date: 23-11-2010     Title: ZOC Funday Series Kart Challenge postponed     Author: Geoff Walter
Due to insufficient entries we regret that we have been forced to postpone the Kart Challenge planned for Saturday 27th November 2010 at Xtreme Indoor Karting.

We will re-schedule this event for a more suitable date early in the new year so for those who were keen please watch the notices on this page.
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Date: 22-11-2010     Title: Inland Champs and Enduro Day - 20 Nov 2010 - Photos     Author:
Photos of Inland Champs and Enduro Day, 20 November 2010, are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 20-11-2010     Title: ZOC AGM 20 November 2010 - Documents     Author:
Click here to view the documents presented at the AGM.
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Date: 15-11-2010     Title: ZOC Funday Series – Kart Challenge, Saturday 27th November 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
Just when you thought it was safe to come out of your garage . . . . . .

See the promo flyer

As 2010 draws to a close we thought one more challenge would be cool for all Funday competitors, and any other driving enthusiasts that would like to join us. All are welcome, this format suits everyone that thinks they can drive!!

On Saturday 27th November we will run the Funday Series Kart Challenge at Xtreme Indoor Karting, Sunninghill. (Please see promo flyer for full details) We have chosen to run on 27th November with first race start time at 13h00 – 14h30. Choose a team of 3 drivers, just rock up at the Extreme Indoor Karting venue and be prepared to have some good,action packed, FAST FUN!

Let’s see, on a level playing field, who can really pedal a racing machine. Will the Scoobie team outpace the BMW/ Merc clans? What about the Superhatch crowd, they are quite accustomed to racing against equal equipment. And let’s not forget the Mini Men, they routinely drive Karts with hard tops! Remember all are welcome, bring friends and family, and sorry, this time there will be no discount for Club members.

As always, there will be full catering and refreshments available, with a great bar beside the track for spectating and relaxing. This is fully licensed and stocked to facilitate post - race debating. Final catering arrangements will be made dependent on numbers we have some attractive options.

Choose your team of 3 drivers and please E-mail me at geoff@zapi.co.za to confirm your entry

So once again we say "Be There or Be Square!"

See you all at the Kart track!!!
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Date: 14-11-2010     Title: Legends Prizegiving Function - 11 November 2010 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of Legends Prizegiving Function - 11 November 2010.
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Date: 08-11-2010     Title: SCC All Tar Rally - 06 November 2010 - Photos     Author:
Pictures of the SCC All Tar Rally - 06 November 2010 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 03-11-2010     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum 2010 Final Results     Author: Geoff Walter
As 2010 draws to a close and the dust settles after the ZOC activities for 2010, I am pleased to publish the final results for this year’s ZOC Victor Ludorum awards.

Congratulations to Schantell Van Der Schyff who returned a remarkable “Full House” of entries and class wins at all of our events, to score maximum points and take top honours overall. Well done Schantell, you’ve once again shown the Guys how it is done!! Very close on her heels were the dueling Mini jockeys, Dave Geffen and Brian Hastie, who, if they would like to win this award, might consider entering different classes, so not to trip each other up at every turn! This pair produced some interesting (and fun) competition and fought it out in true clubman spirit. Well done to all three of you, your consistent support of the Club’s events is very special.

Special mention must be made of young Kyle Brink, who in fourth position is our highest placed Junior Member, and who also showed great spirit and enthusiasm at every event. Keep it up Kyle!

Thanks must go to all Members who supported our events, and the sportsmanship that was so often demonstrated, which resulted in a great atmosphere of friendly rivalry, with fun always being the underlying component. Many Members are able to meet and get to know each other better at our events. This is indeed what these Clubman Events are designed to produce.

Thanks to All, competitors, organizer assistants, caterers, Zwartkops employees and all of the other supporters of our events, Let’s look forward to bigger, better and more FUN events in the future!
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Date: 21-10-2010     Title: Notice of ZOC AGM - 20 November 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
Click here to view the Notice of the ZOC Annual General Meeting to be held on 20 November 2010.
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Date: 19-10-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 16 October 2010.
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Date: 17-10-2010     Title: ZOC Funday Kart Series – News     Author: Geoff Walter
Please see the promo flyer with more details of our Kart Challenge at end November.

Make up teams and book an entry for some awesome fun!!!!
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Date: 17-10-2010     Title: Historic Tour Round 7 - Zwartkops 16 October 2010 - Photos     Author:
Pictures of yesterday's Historic Tour are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 14-10-2010     Title: ZOC Funday Series Kart Challenge     Author: Geoff Walter
As announced at Krugersdorp Hillclimb Prizegiving, we are planning a social kart racing challenge at Xtreme Indoor Karting in Sunninghil. I have spoken to Norman and Tarren who suggested we choose one of two time slots : Saturday 20th November at 12h30 to 16h00 or Saturday 27th November at 12h30 to 16h00. Full details will follow with a Flyer (online to be posted) from Tarren but provisional plan will be : two one and a half hour events, six karts in each, 3 drivers per team in each Kart, R300,00 per driver, per race – ( normal rate R300’00 per driver per one hour race) ie, 90 minutes divided by 3drivers = 30 minutes each, with compulsory 10 min sessions between driver changes, pit stops to change drivers, to be monitored by Exteme, plus practice and Qualifying sessions and special catering options which will be advised with final promo material – watch this space!

To kick off, please by E mail to me at geoff@zapi.co.za let us know what date of the above suits, I propose to choose the date based on larger number of returns for each, as well as any significant clashes which each may have. Once we know this and the number of entrants we can expect, we will be able to complete final details, and create a full package which will contain all of above plus more of the usual fun!! Please let me have your response/ feedback as soon as possible so we can get an indication of how to proceed.

As always All are welcome including spouses, friends, relatives, and anyone you know who would get a kick from this action packed, FUN event!!

Let’s see finally, on a level playing field, who can pilot an infernal racing machine, and these Karts are not your common garden indoor Kart – these are fresh, new, specialist , Italian Birel Karts that will demand skill and determination to triumph.

Be there, let’s all have an afternoon of stress free, FUN racing!!!!!!!

(As I said earlier more detail will follow, don’t delay, let us know your date preference soon)
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Date: 11-10-2010     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb 9th October - Results     Author: Geoff Walter
Results of Saturday's Krugersdorp Hillclimb are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 10-10-2010     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb 9th October - Photos     Author:
Pictures of yesterday's Krugersdorp Hillclimb are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 03-10-2010     Title: Don’t forget the Krugersdorp Hillclimb Saturday 9th October 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
This club event is a revival of the Historic event held on the famous Hill in Delporten, a 900m tar road that has hardly changed since the first event was run in 1955. Through the years many famous names and cars have fought this piece of road which includes steep climbs and interesting hairpins with ideal spectator viewpoints. Big names from the past include John Love, Bob Olthoff, Willie Hepburn, Ben Morgenrood, and too many more to mention.

This year will see a host of very interesting Classic cars headed by Dick Sorensen’s 1955 Nemesis, which is truly a “one off” in the world, and which has a stunning history of racing, both in Australia where Dick first owned and raced it as a young man, and later brought it to SA in pieces and restored it to it’s absolutely pristine original glory. Dick will be supported by a host of very fast pre 1970 Mini Coopers S racers, ably pedalled by Dave Geffen , Brian Hastie, and others. The classic Ford brand will headed up by Wally Langsford in his very clean Escort Mk1 Twin Cam, and numerous old machines including Alfas, Lotus 7 replicas, VW’s and Opels will join the battle.

The modern brigade will provide a spectacular display of horsepower, this contingent will include Andre Bezuidenhout in a very quick Porsche RSR 3.8, and numerous Subarus, BMW’s, Mercedes and latter day racers from Superhatch and VW Challenge classes.

All in all a great day for racing and spectating is expected with catering and all facilities provided, spectator entrance is free and viewing from the hillside is great, bring chairs and umbrellas for a racing picnic. Entries are open until the flag drops, online entries regulations and further information is available on our Website www.zoc.co.za click Events Calendar, or contact Geoff on 082 882 4488.

       
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Date: 28-09-2010     Title: Zwartkops Inland Championships 25 September 2010 - Photos     Author:
Photos of this race meeting are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 28-09-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after Inland Championships 25 September 2010.
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Date: 23-09-2010     Title: Personality of the Month - September 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
The Personality of the Month Award for July 2010 has been awarded jointly to John, Robyn and Jeffery Kruger. The Kruger Team have sustained a long and successful campaign in numerous classes that has kept them more than busy, yet all of them have found time to support and promote ZOC activities. This is a great example of participative action that demonstrates their commitment to our Club, whilst their on track action is something for us all to salute. Well done to the whole Team and keep up the good work.

For full details click on "Members" and see "Personality of the Month"
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Date: 20-09-2010     Title: Historic Tour Round 6 - Kyalami - 18 September 2010 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of Historic Tour Round 6 - Kyalami - 18 September 2010 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 14-09-2010     Title: Sasol Race Day - 11 September 2010     Author:
Photos of this race day are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 14-09-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after Sasol Race Day 11 September 2010.
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Date: 29-08-2010     Title: Mini@track - Zwartkops 29 August 2010 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of today's Mini@track are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 26-08-2010     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb 9th October     Author: Geoff Walter
Revised Regs have been posted on the Events Calendar as well as online Entry Forms. Don't delay get your entry in now, this is the final event in our series for 2010, and it's shaping up to be the biggest and best. Entries are rolling in already and we have some plans to make this one extra fun. Enter now, see you there!
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Date: 24-08-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after Pro Tour 21 August 2010.
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Date: 24-08-2010     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb 09 October 2010 - Regs     Author: Geoff Walter
Regs and Entry Form for this event are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 22-08-2010     Title: Pro Tour Zwartkops - 21 August 2010 - Photos     Author:
Photos of yesterday's Pro Tour are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 15-08-2010     Title: Victor Ludorum Scores     Author: Geoff Walter
The latest Annual ZOC Victor Ludorum points update has been posted on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date".
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Date: 09-08-2010     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 7th August 2010 - Results     Author: Geoff Walter
Results of Saturday's Wiggle Woggle are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 09-08-2010     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 7th August 2010     Author: Geoff Walter

The annual ZOC Wiggle Woggle, fifth event in the ZOC Fun Day Series, was held on Saturday at Zwartkops. A diverse collection of vehicles arrived to do battle, and by the time we had enjoyed the welcoming cup of coffee from the ever reliable Zwartkops Catering Crew (ZCC?) and completed documentation there was an atmosphere of anticipation settled over the Clubhouse area. Competing cars ranged from screaming Classic Minis to thundering BMW M3’s, Porsche GT2’s, Audi RSR’s & almost everything else between.

The competitors set out on their sighting lap and all returned with a grin on their face ready to take on the “longest slalom in the world”, or as one enthusiast called it the “Slap Slang” 

After the first run the small nimble cars such as the highly modified Minis, Golf and Renault Clio Superhatches, Ken Goodenough’s brand new (“I’m still running it in!”) racing Birkin 7, seemed to be closer to the times posted by the Big Hitting BMW, Porsche,Audi, and Alfa contingent. We thought this time the course would favour the Giant Killers! When questioned about the course layout, the “big bullies” conceded that this one was tight but that it offered a challenge that would be tackled!

As the day progressed we witnessed some spectacular, at times ragged, entertaining demonstrations of car control, always accompanied by the attendant sound track. Notably  the bark of Willie De Beer’s Porsche, the F1 like scream of Mike Trafoyer’s M3 to the sweet V8 growl of Gianni Giannoccaro’s Audi RSR, and the screaming straight cut gears of Dave and Brian’s Minis. Interesting newcomers included Greg Britz’s Porsche Speedster replica with turbocharged Subaru propulsion and Jose Lourenco’s  beautiful Alfa Brera 3,2. The Ladies were also represented and Schantell van der Schyff again picked up this class win.

The final result sheet reflects how close the racing was and the top six places were occupied by three class E muscle cars and three D,A and C “Giant Killers” All agreed that the Fun Factor was huge, and everyone went home smiling! As always thanks must go to the volunteers who toil to make it happen, so our gratitude goes out to Peter Collings, ever present finish controller, Tom Connell and his sons Ciaran and Aidan, for handling the start, Piet for helping with course building and marshhalling and Dave Hastie for making sense of the complicated scoring process.

We now look forward to the final event of the 2010 series, the ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb on 9 October. Join us for more of our action packed,Clubman Fun!!!

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Date: 08-08-2010     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 7th August 2010 - Photos     Author:
Photos of yesterday's Wiggle Woggle are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 03-08-2010     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle Saturday 7th August 2010     Author: Geoff Walter

Excitement is building as entries roll in for this Saturdays ZOC Fun Day Series event the ZOC WIGGLE Woggle, known variously as The longest Slalom in the world or just plain “Slap Slang”- call it what you will, it is probably the event of our series that creates more Big Grins from drivers as they screech to a halt at the finish line because it is so different! There simply is no “racing line”, no delicate car control as on a slick Skidpan an the jury is out on whether it is the big horsepower BMW’s, Mercs and Subarus, or the nimble Minis,Golfs, Corsas that hold all the Aces in this game. The only thing that is certain is that this events generates fun no matter what you enter.

Delay no more, get your entry in ASAP!!

For Entries on line Click on “Events Calendar’ > click Wiggle Woggle and tick the Boxes

See you all there - and don’t forget all are welcome, this is also a perfect Novice Event!

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Date: 14-07-2010     Title: Victor Ludorum Scores     Author: Geoff Walter
The World Cup is over and now it is time to focus on a more important series, the Annual ZOC Victor Ludorum competition!

The latest update has been posted on the Website, to access click on "Members -> Victor Ludorum Points to Date", and read it and weep!

The competition is hotting up with the usual suspects fighting it out to the end, with the Wiggle Woggle and Krugersdorp coming up points differences at the sharp end are close as ever. Time to attend to all the small details, hone up the skills and stay focused!

May the best Lady/Man win!!!
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Date: 14-07-2010     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 7th August 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
Entries are open for the ZOC Wiggle Woggle to be held at Zwartkops on 7th August 2010. This event is part of the ZOC Fun Event series and results will count towards Victor Ludorum scores.

This event is run on the Zwartkops Main Circuit in reverse direction with an endless series of "Chicanes" placed on the track, resulting in a one lap slalom. It is suited to all cars, smaller and nimbler is good for the tight sections, while larger and faster will gain on the open parts. So bring whatever you have,for a fun filled day of competitive driving. The event as always caters for all classes of vehicles and drivers, and will be run according to ZOC Club event regulations which can be accessed on www.zoc.co.za

Entries open immediately and close at documentation on the day of the event. On line entries are preferred and can be made on the Club website, preference will be given to online entries, on first come first serve basis.

Enter on line, entry fee is R150 per driver for ZOC members and R250 for non members, click on Events Calendar -> OnLine Entry, don’t delay do it now!

We look forward to a big entry, for an competitive, challenging event and as always the emphasis will be on FUN!! See you there!
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Date: 07-07-2010     Title: ZOC WYNNS FOURPLAY SPRINT 3rd July 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
Our annual ZOC WYNNS FOURPLAY SPRINT event, fourth of our Fun Events series was held on Saturday 3rd July and as always a great day of competitive fun was enjoyed by all present.Entries were not as many as we had hoped, but the clash with Lichtenburg, soccer and other factors all played a hand.

The best part is, as always we got some quality entrants, class A (for Animal I think!) is really hotting up, led by Brian Hastie and Dave Geffen in two super quick Minis, and Class E headed by Wayne Hay, Marius Knoesen and Andreas Trafoyer in Uber fast Subaru, BMW M3 and Skyline GTR respectively. These cars are not standard by any stretch of the imagination, and they are extremely well pedalled, and as the results show over the four Km stage, the fastest times were so close, it resulted in an amazing contest, which was appreciated by all present! Well done Marius for toppling Wayne who was beginning to look unbeatable in our series!

All entrants in other classes had their own battles to fight and thankfully, in spite of a few close calls, none of Zwartkops gates, fences and other fixtures were re-positioned. Thanks Guys!

Prize giving was made sweeter by the usual generous support from WYNNS in the form of prizes for all classes and gifts for all entrants. A big thanks goes out to WYNNS for this support from all of us, long may this continue. Thanks also to PeterC, Adam and Allan for running the start and finish control and to Dave Hastie for pics posted for all to see in our gallery.

Next event is the ZOC Wiggle Woggle on 7th August at Zwartkops, see you all there and spread the word, let's make this a large one!
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Date: 05-07-2010     Title: Wynns Fourplay Sprint 3rd July – Results     Author: Geoff Walter
Results of Saturday's Fourplay are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 04-07-2010     Title: Wynns Fourplay Sprint 3rd July – Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of yesterday's Fourplay.
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Date: 01-07-2010     Title: Wynns Fourplay Sprint 3rd July – Update     Author: Geoff Walter
Entries for the Wynns Fourplay at Zwartkops this Saturday are rolling in, and this event is promising to be another hard fought battle, with all disciplines and speed groups being catered for. Entry forms and Regs are available on line, so don’t delay enter now, join us Saturday for the biggest most fun event of the annual series.

See you at the Big Z on Saturday!
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Date: 01-07-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 26 June 2010.
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Date: 16-06-2010     Title: ZOC Wynns Fourplay Sprint 03 July 2010 - Regs     Author: Geoff Walter
Entries are open for the Wynns Fourplay Sprint to be held at Zwartkops on 3 July 2010, and I am pleased to report that once again Wynns have generously offered to sponsor prizes and promotional material for this event. This event is part of the ZOC Fun Event series and results will count towards Victor Ludorum scores.

This event is the most challenging, exciting event of the year which tests all aspects of driver skills and car performance, including a high speed section on the main track, followed by a quick sprint around the kart circuit, a gymkhana on the skid pan, and a hillclimb up to the finish. The event as always caters for all classes of vehicles and drivers, and will be run according to ZOC Club event regulations which can be accessed on www.zoc.co.za

Entries open immediately and close at documentation on the day of the event. On line entries are preferred and con be made on the Club website, preference will be given to online entries, on first come first serve basis

Enter on line, entry fee is R150 per driver for ZOC members and R250 for non members, click on Events Calendar -> OnLine Entry, don’t delay do it now!

We look forward to a big entry, for an competitive, challenging event and as always the emphasis will be on FUN!!
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Date: 04-06-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author:
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 29 May 2010.
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Date: 02-06-2010     Title: Zwartkops 29 May 2010 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's racing at Zwartkops.
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Date: 31-05-2010     Title: Social 03 June 2010     Author:
ZOC and ZOC associate clubs social this Thursday 3 June at Kyalami marshals clubhouse @ 7pm. Cash bar available and braai packs for sale (sms or mail Mel number of braai packs) 079 469 7511 or members@zoc.co.za, see you all there.
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Date: 11-05-2010     Title: Thanks from the Chairman     Author: Geoff Walter
Hi everybody, and yes to all of our surprise, I am still kicking and am on the mend at last!

This notice is a HUGE thank you to Brad Woolley,and to his gang of volunteers, Peter Collings, Mike Altona, Scott Woolley and everyone else I could have missed, wish I was there. Thank you for, at short notice, running the ZOC Hilldown on Saturday and for providing another fun filled, yet competitive day that for our loyal band of competitors is always special. Well done to all the winners, and thanks to all the competitors for bringing their cars out for a day of competitive fun, and a special welcome and thanks to the first time competitors. I'm sure you had fun and please come again.

That's it from me, see you soon at Z
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Date: 10-05-2010     Title: ZOC Hilldown, 08 May 2010 - Event Report     Author: Brad Woolley
Twenty Competitors took part in the ZOC 2010 HillDown, and despite the previous weeks weather being cold and wet, or both at times, Saturday came out Sunny and quite warm for the time of year, the competitors were blessed with a dry track and a great day was had by all. Wayne Hay (Impreza) showed the way continuing from his overall win last year, with Marius Knoosen in an awesome sounding Nissan GTR hot at his heels, the Minis of regulars Dave Geffen and Brian Hastie keeping the big guns honest.
The Alfa GTV of Dawie de Villiers was a crowd pleaser both in looks and sound, and is sure to be amongst the top cars very soon, and Robin Ross brought back memories by manhandling his 3L Cortina round the twisty track, and took class D honours with a time of 119.82 secs..

Class A was the usual battle of the Mins, with Dave Geffen coming out on top, 97.26 secs, Class B was taken by new member Wayne Momsen, 101.82 secs with his newly acquired Westfield Rocam, a familiar car to ZOC members, but a new owner. The most popular class E taken by Wayne Hey with a time of 92.8 seconds, taking overall best and retaining his trophy, over 2 seconds faster than his closest rival.

Regular Shantell van der Schyff and newcomer Nadia Singh competed for the Ladies class with Shantell coming out on top with a time of 103.8 secs. Nadia started off with a very cautious run of 153.95 secs, but by the final run had cut almost 40 seconds off her time, aided no doubt by the cheering of her competitors and the spectators, Nadia was awarded a special prize of a full year subscription to Classic and Performance Car magazine, kindly arranged by our former Chairman Dave Hastie.

Speaking of our former Chairman, it was great to see him back as a competitor after many year hard work organising all our events and club so successfully, however he obviously wasn’t too impressed with the Hilldown course the committee had set up this year, on his first run in his immaculate Lotus Seven he decided to add an extra opening in the perimeter fence and added several yards to the route through the veld, before coming to a halt balanced precariously on a pile of rocks. Fortunately Dave was fine apart from a few scratches, and his car came off with surprisingly little damage. Look forward to seeing Dave and his Seven for the next event.

Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day, especially PeterC and Mike Altona for their usual excellence on the timing and track control, Scott for undertaking the least exciting job on control of the turn around point, and our current Chairman Geoff, who despite being able to attend due to his health was a tremendous help during the weeks before the event in the organisation, Get Well soon Geoff !.

Next years Hill Down is one to set in your calendar now, Dawie de Villiers, in conjunction with Glenwood Motors has set a challenge for all competitors, he has offered a prize of R1,000 to the first competitor to complete the Hill Down in a time of less than 90 seconds.

The ZOC committee thank him for this support and fantastic prize, the 2011 event will be run over the same course as this years event, and I’m sure we’ll see some serious vehicles coming out for that challenge.
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Date: 09-05-2010     Title: ZOC Hilldown Sprint, 08 May 2010 - Results     Author:
Results of yesterday's Hilldown are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 26-04-2010     Title: SCC Autumn Races - Kyalami 24 May 2010 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's racing at Kyalami.
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Date: 26-04-2010     Title: Fanie Viljoen     Author:
Former South African Racer and Legend in South African Motorsport Fanie Viljoen has sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer.

We would like to send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his Wife Marge and sons Grant and Mark.

Our thoughts are with you.
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Date: 20-04-2010     Title: ZOC Hilldown Sprint, 24 April 2010 - POSTPONED     Author:
ZOC HILLDOWN
HAS BEEN MOVED FROM
THE 24TH OF APRIL TO THE 8TH OF MAY


HILLDOWN ENTRY FEE
ZOC MEMBERS R150.00 PER DRIVER
NON ZOC MEMBERS R250.00 PER DRIVER

PASSENGERS R50.00 EACH

FULL DAY PRACTICE/TRAX DAY
R300.00 PER DRIVER
IF YOU COMPETE IN THE HILLDOWN
R150.00 PER DRIVER

PASSENGERS R50.00 EACH
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Date: 13-04-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 10 April 2010.
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Date: 12-04-2010     Title: Zwartkops 10 April 2010 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's racing at Zwartkops.
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Date: 29-03-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 20 March 2010.
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Date: 24-03-2010     Title: ZOC Hilldown Sprint, 24 April 2010 - Regs     Author: Geoff Walter
Entries are open for the ZOC Hilldown Sprint. This is the third event in the 2010 ZOC Fun event series and it will take place at Zwartkops on Saturday 24th April 2010.

Entries are open to all and entry fees are R150 for ZOC members and R250 for non members. All classes are catered for as usual, and the course will be a challenging sprint approximately 2 km long, on all tar roads, each competitor will complete three runs starting at the top of the course and sprinting to the bottom, turning around a pylon and returning to a standing finish.

Enter online by clicking on Events Calendar -> Online Entries. Entries open immediately and will close after documentation on the day, preference will be given to online entries. Don't delay do it now!

As always this will be a competitive event with the emphasis on FUN, and this is an ideal event for all makes and models, as well as all levels of skill. Novices are urged to join us for a day of high speed but safe fun on wheels. See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 15-03-2010     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole, 13 March 2010 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's Superpole.
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Date: 14-03-2010     Title: Results for the ZOC ATS Superpole - 13 March 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
The annual ZOC ATS Superpole event was run on Saturday 13th, and all of the usual enthusiasts as well as some very welcome new entrants enjoyed our highly competitve, FUN event. All agreed that fun was the order of the day, while the final reults with split second differences in all classes kept the competitors focussed and excited. The event ran quickly and efficiently thanks to sharp work by timekeepers Peter Collings and Mike Altona assisted with car control by Brad Woolley and as always Ann Woolley and Sonja Greig did a sterling job of registration and scoring to ensure an early Prize giving. Thanks Guys!

A big thanks must go ATS from all of us for there usual generous array of Trophies and Prizes!

A new innovation was introduced whereby the "Dash for Cash" was scored by scoring each entrants final dash, and awarding the prize to the time closest to the competitors fastest time of day, to find a final most consistant driver. This resulted in a further challenge to all and for a change the Dash for Cash was not the fastest car. Well done Mike, Brad and Peter for this innovation!After prize giving a number of competitors stopped at Aces to watch F1 qualifying, rounding off another fun day at Zwartkops.

Click here for full results.
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Date: 08-03-2010     Title: Execuline Historic Tour: Midvaal, 06 March 2010 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of Saturday's Execuline Historic Tour at Midvaal.
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Date: 03-03-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 27 February 2010.
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Date: 28-02-2010     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 13 March 2010 - Notice and Regs     Author: Geoff Walter
Entries are open for the 7th annual ATS SUPERPOLE, the second event in the ZOC Club Events series, which will take place on the Zwartkops Kart circuit on Saturday 13th March. Join us for this exciting, fun filled sprint around the challenging kart circuit. This event caters for all classes, including karts, road cars, Mom's shoppers to high powered race prepped machines.

Entry Fee per driver is R150 for ZOC member and R200 for non members. Entries can made on the Events Calendar -> 13 March 2010.

Documentation opens at 08:00 and first run starts at 09:00. There will be 4 runs, two in a clockwise direction and two in an anti-clockwise direction.

Come and have some fun in a safe and happy environment!
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Date: 20-02-2010     Title: Personality of the Month December 2009     Author: Geoff Walter
Dave Hastie has been chosen for the Personality of the month Award for December 2009, in recognition of his dedication and hard work for many years, and especally his contribution as Chairman of ZOC during which time he added numerous new events and benefits that all ZOC members will continue enjoy for years to come. Thank you Dave.

For full details click on "Members" and see "Personality of the Month"
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Date: 12-02-2010     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 30 January 2010.
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Date: 01-02-2010     Title: David Piper Invitation, 30 January 2010 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of Saturday's David Piper Invitation.
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Date: 27-01-2010     Title: Zwartkops 30 January 2010 - Preview     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for a preview of some of the overseas cars racing at Zwartkops on Saturday.
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Date: 26-01-2010     Title: Zwartkops Braai Friday 29 January 2010     Author: Mel Spurr
ZOC members don’t forget the braai with the International drivers Friday afternoon 6pm, shed 3, RSVP to Mel, members@zoc.co.za ASAP
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Date: 24-01-2010     Title: David Piper Invitation Warmup 23 January 2010 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the David Piper Invitation Warmup 23 January 2010
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Date: 18-01-2010     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching, 16 January 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
The first of the ZOC Club Events, ZOC Driver Coaching, was held on Saturday 16th Jan and though entry numbers were a little less than previous, the quality of entries and of training provided was great.

It was for me heartening that a very high proportion of entries were Novices and Road cars, indicating that we are achieving exposure to new enthusiasts who we can hope to convert into future members and racers.

Our thanks to go to Colin, all coaches, all participants, Dave whose pictures are already published on our website, and everyone who helped who are to numerous to mention.

Look forward to the next club event, The ATS Superpole on 13 March.

Cheers
Geoff
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Date: 16-01-2010     Title: Driver Coaching, 16 January 2010 - Photos     Author:
Photos of today's Driver Coaching at Zwartkops are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 14-01-2010     Title: Minutes of the ZOC AGM 2009     Author:
Click here for the Minutes of the ZOC AGM 2009
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Date: 12-01-2010     Title: ZWARTKOPS INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC RACE DAY - YOU’RE INVITED     Author:
FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY

You are invited to a braai in the Shed 3 Corporate Facility, scheduled to start directly after the last race on the Friday Program is completed (about 6pm). We will have a traditional Braai, where you can mingle with the International Drivers and catch up with Old!? ZOC members. Remember to bring your ZOC card, which will be your entrance ticket and your name tag. To facilitate catering please RSVP to members@zoc.co.za.

SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY

Buy your entrance ticket before the race meeting (from Computicket or Zwartkops’ office) for R110. (At the gate on Saturday you will have to pay R140). We will again have catering up at the ZOC Clubhouse. We need to look after sponsors and friends of Zwartkops and would ask you to help us with this. We also need to look after ZOC members, who are very important to us, so we are offering members the corporate lunch at the ZOC Clubhouse for the price that we will be paying the caterers – R188 per person. Booking is essential – email accounts@zwartkops.co.za.

See You All @ the Big Z
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Date: 08-01-2010     Title: Driver Coaching Day on 16th January 2010     Author: Geoff Walter
Zwartkops Owners Club will host the annual Driver Coaching Day on January 16 at Zwartkops Raceway.

This event offers the perfect opportunity fo Novices, as well as experienced racing Drivers to learn as well as hone their skills at driving a car efficiently on a race circuit. Several current race drivers have offered of their time to assist participants by accompaning them in their car on the circuit.

Participants will be divided into appropriate speed groupsbased on their level of experience. Classes cater for Novices, Ladies, Racing Saloons, Single Seaters and Sports Cars.

There will be three 30 minute sessions for each of these classes. The day will begin at 8h00 wiyh entries and documentation in the Zwartkops Race Office. This will be followed by a 30 minute Classroom theory session in shed 5. Everyone is welcome to attend. Entry forms available on the Events Calendar on the Website.

Full catering facilities at Ace's Cafe will be available.
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Date: 21-12-2009     Title: Season's Greetings     Author: Geoff Walter
To all Members, thank you very much for the support during 2009, all of the best to you and yours over the festive season, and here's to a happy, safe, prosperous, and fun filled 2010.

Best Regards,

Zwartkops Owner's Club Committee
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Date: 08-12-2009     Title: Execuline Kyalami 9-Hour Retro - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's Execuline Kyalami 9-Hour Retro.
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Date: 29-11-2009     Title: ZOC Chairperson Report 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Events Calendar to view the ZOC Chairperson Annual Report 2009
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Date: 08-11-2009     Title: Inland Championships - 07 November 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's racing at Zwartkops.
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Date: 04-11-2009     Title: Notice and Agenda for the Annual General Meeting     Author: Dave Hastie

Click here for Notice and Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of Zwartkops Owners Club to take place in the ZOC Clubhouse @13h00 on Saturday 28th November 2009. It is also available on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 02-11-2009     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
Seventy six members took part in the 2009 ZOC Victor Ludorum.

Congratulations to Shaltell van der Schyff for finishing top of the log. Shantell took part in all six rounds of our Fun Day series.

Runner up is Kevin Brink who competed in the very tight Class D. Last years winner, Dan Kruger, was third this year.

Thank to all the competitors who had fun with us during 2009.
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Date: 31-10-2009     Title: ZOC Infoguard Krugersdorp Hillclimb 31 October 2009 - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
InfernoGuard were welcome sponsors of the ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb today.

The cold weather and small entry was outdone by some excellent performances.

Wayne Hay drove his Subaru to another Impreza ZOC win.

Results on the Events Calendar, and Photos are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 29-10-2009     Title: Springbok Series & 9-Hour Retro: HTP Documents     Author:
Competitors attention is drawn to the following regulation regarding registered HTP documents.

All competing vehicles must be in possession of a registered MSA Historical Technical Passport (HTP) or in the case of FIA cars, an HTP issued by their relevant ASN or FIA.

The MSA HTP document must be signed by a MSA Historic Motorsport Commission appointed Technical Consultant and registered with and stamped by MSA prior to the event. No HTP documents (other than FIA papers and WPMC Classics papers) which are not signed by a TC and registered with MSA will be accepted at documentation. In the event of an invalid HTP, the competitor will not be allowed compete in the meeting under any circumstances.

The HTP Document can be downloaded from the HRCR website and go to HRCR Regs -> Historic Technical Passport -> The HTP (ver7 Final)
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Date: 25-10-2009     Title: Toyota Dealer Rally, 24 October 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Hergen Fekken wrapped up the SA Rally Drivers championship driving his VW Polo in the Toyota Dealer Rally Rally on Saturday.

The Zwartkops Office Assistant, Elvene Coetzee, navigated for Evan Hutchinson driving a Toyota RunX.

Visit the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 18-10-2009     Title: Goodyear Race Day Kyalami 17 October 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's races at Kyalami.
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Date: 14-10-2009     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp hillclimb 31st October 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
The 6th and final event on the ZOC Fun Day calendar for 2009 is the Krugersdorp Hillclimb that takes place on Saturday 31st october.

Entries are now open and close once the 50th enty has been received.

Regulations and entry form are available on the zoc web site.The usual Classes, based on engine capacity, will apply.

This event is also the final event that counts towards the 2009 Victor Ludorum, and with the points being so close, we look forward to the final contest.

The ZOC Floating Trophy will be up for grabs again.

Directions to the venue in Delportan are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 11-10-2009     Title: Pro Tour 10October 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's Pro Tour.
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Date: 05-10-2009     Title: SCC All Tar Rally, 03 October 2009 - Photos     Author:
Go to the Photo Gallery for photos of the SCC All Tar Rally held over the weekend.
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Date: 22-09-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 19 September 2009.

These lap times are compiled using the data supplied to the official race timekeepers and the times recorded by them.

There are occasions when sufficient detail of late entries are not supplied to the timekeepers, or driver and or car changes are not correctly recorded.

It would be appreciated if any such corrections are advised to me so that this chart reflects true and correct data.
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Date: 20-09-2009     Title: Inland Championships 19 September 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of yesterday's Inland Championships and Fanie Viljoen 76th birthday celebrations are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 09-09-2009     Title: 19th September Regional Racing at Zwartkops     Author:
Saturday 19th September Regional racing at Zwartkops, tea, coffee and biscuits sat morning, snacks at lunch time for ZOC’s & Fanie Viljoens birthday.
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Date: 07-09-2009     Title: RoundTable Midrand Bedrace @Zwartkops 6th September 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
Seventy Teams, with their their beds, took part in the 3rd Annual Round Table Bedrace at Zwartkops on Sunday.

Lots of pictures on the Photo Gallery.

Teams were made up by Corporates from the Midrand area and competed for a first prize of R10k.

The Round Table Bed Race was started in 1995.

In September 1995, 23 Teams participated and the purpose of the project was to get hospital beds into institutes for the needy. Since that day , every year the Round Table in Midrand ( known as Midrand253 ) has managed to raise over 2 million Rand and donated 650 beds to needy institutes.

This event has become a major date in the corporate calendar in Gauteng. Companies pay an entrance fee which entitles them to a hospital bed supplied by Round Table. They must decorate the bed in whatever fashion they desire and with a team of five members race the bed around the Zwartkops circuit.

All of this being controlled under the expert supervision of the Zwartkops Marshals.
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Date: 30-08-2009     Title: Alfa Romeo Club Pretoria @Zwartkops 28 August 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Alfa Romeo Club Pretoria drew 183 Alfisti to Zwartkops on Saturday morning. Alfa Trofeo joined them and took sponsors and family for laps in their race cars. See the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 24-08-2009     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 22 August 2009 - Results     Author:
Results of the Wiggle Woggle are available on the Events Calendar.

ZOC scored two out of the Top 3 times in todays Wiggle Woggle. New member Leon Loubser set FTD in his BMW while Scois Joubert completed the podium in 3rd place and wion Class D in his recently repaired Arial Atom.

ZOC members did well in the Class placings. Daniel Kruger won Class A i his Mini Halfloaf Shantell van der Schyff won the Ladies class in her BMW, ernest Mee took the honours in the Masters Class and the Youth brigade was a clean sweep with Kyle Brink taking it from Adam Nash and sarah Densham.

Well done to all for their efforts and the entertainment that was provided!

Updated Victor Ludorum points are available in the Members section.
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Date: 24-08-2009     Title: 50th Birthday - Mini in the Park @Zwartkops 23 August 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of 50th Birthday - Mini in the Park @Zwartkops 23 August 2009 are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 21-08-2009     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle - ENTRIES ARE CLOSED     Author: Dave Hastie
We have unfortunately become aware of a double booking of the Zwartkops circuit tomorrow 22 August.

The circuit needs to be vacated by 13h30.

As a resut we will l9mit our event to three runs and will start as soon as the officials are in place tomorrow.

Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience, which is totally out of our hands.

See the Events Calendar for the final entry list.
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Date: 19-08-2009     Title: Wiggle Woggle update     Author: Dave Hastie
Please note that all Wiggle Woggle activities on Saturday will be centered around the ZOC Clubhouse.

Documentation will be apen from 07:30 and full catering facilities will be open for breakfast and lunch. Once documntation is complete, please line up at the START control board on the main circuit.

Drivers briefing will ake place at 8h45 and will be followed by a recce of the 2,4km route. The ZOC overhead projector will show some Classic motor races from past years and Geoff will cross to the TV presentation of the F1 GP qualifying sessions.

Brace yourself for a day of fun with ZOC.

Latest entry list is on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 18-08-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
The Sasol Race Day at Zwartkops last Saturday saw the Top 10 fastest lap times properly shaken and stirred, as the Wesbank Super Series came to town.

While Gavin Cronje retained his Formula Volkswagen lap record, Jayde Kruger jumped to 3rd overall after winning both heats.

The opening race of the meeting saw Wesley Orr doing some upside down low flying as he negotiated Turn 4.

Simon Moss slotted into 7th overall in his first showing @Z in Formula Vokswagen, and Tshops Sipuka did likewise to slot into 9th overall.

Mathew Hodges set a new Engen Volkswagen Cup class record.
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Date: 16-08-2009     Title: Wesbank SuperSeries Zwartkops 15 August 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's Wesbank SuperSeries at Zwartkops.
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Date: 10-08-2009     Title: Midvaal - 08 August 2009 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's races at Midvaal.
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Date: 04-08-2009     Title: Have lunch with ZOC @ Wesbank Super Series on 15th August 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
The Wesbank Super Series thunders back to Zwartkops Raceway on 15th August.

ZOC has a limited number of Tables available to members to enjoy lunch in the Clubhouse. Tables seat 8 persons and there are only 10 tables available.

The cost of R200pp includes circuit entry, tea, coffee and biscuits upon your arrival, as well as a light lunch at midday.

First paid first served. Please contact Melanie at members@zoc.co.za to secure your family table.

Ps we don’t guarantee glasses wont break as the Highveld Thunder strikes!
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Date: 04-08-2009     Title: Invitation from ZOC - Sunday 23rd August     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC invites members and friends to watch on the Big Screen the return of Michael Schumacher to an Ferrari F1 seat in the European Grand Prix.

The day coincides with Mini in the Park at Zwartkops and the Clubhouse facilities and Canteen will be open from 10:00.

Come and enjoy the day with fellow ZOC members and friends.
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Date: 03-08-2009     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle     Author: Dave Hastie
The 4th Annual ZOC Wiggle Woggle takes place on the zwartkops main Circuit on Saturday 22nd August 2009. The event offers competitors 2,4km of the Longest Slalom in the World.

This is the 5th round of the ZOC Fun Events for 2009 and the event counts towards the 2009 Victor Ludorum.

Previous winners have been Billy de Beer in a Porsche GT3, Marius Knoesen in a Subaru and Anton Cronje also in a Subaru.
Entries are now open. See the Events Calendar.
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Date: 29-07-2009     Title: Big Z Top 100 after the ProTour on 25th July 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
The ProTour National Championship held last Saturday 25th July was the 97th race meeting held at Zwartkops since the circuit was opened in April 2001.

One hundred drivers set their personal best lap time at zwartkops and three new category lp records were set. Grant Orbell raised the level in SRA, Lee Thompson set a new record in Class A of the VW Challenge category, and Dean Lester did likewise in Class B of VW challenge.

The new CatWalk around Turn 8 was a popular vantage point for pit crews and spectators alike and ZOC members were treated to a complimentary hot cuppa and biscuits to help counter the chilly winter morning.
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Date: 26-07-2009     Title: Pro Tour 25 July 2009 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's Pro Tour at Zwartkops.
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Date: 12-07-2009     Title: SCC Historic Challenge Kyalami 11 July 2009 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's racing at Kyalami.
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Date: 28-06-2009     Title: Wesbank SuperSeries Kyalami 27 June 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's Wesbank SuperSeries at Kyalami.
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Date: 25-06-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 20 June 2009.
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Date: 21-06-2009     Title: Inland Championships, 20 June 2009 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's racing at Zwartkops.
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Date: 07-06-2009     Title: ZOC Wynn's FourPlay Tar Sprint, 06 June 2009 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's ZOC Wynn's FourPlay Tar Sprint.
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Date: 07-06-2009     Title: ZOC Wynn's FourPlay Tar Sprint, 06 June 2009 - Results     Author: Dave Hastie
Check out the Events Calendar for the results of yesterday's ZOC Wynn's FourPlay Tar Sprint.
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Date: 05-06-2009     Title: Tony Maggs: 2 June 2009     Author: Greg Mills
Tony Maggs sadly passed away after a long struggle on 2 June 2009.

I got to know Tony through the research for the various books on John Love, Sam Tingle and others. He was always the gentleman, a smile and chuckle never far from his lips; as motor-racing types go not only a great talent, but remarkably laid back and ever keen to play down his own accomplishments, of which there were many: a works Cooper F1 driver when it was a top team, two second place finishes in GPs and two nine-hour victories among others. He was South Africa’s first GP ace of the post-war era.

I thought that the attached article, a version of which appeared in the BRDC’s Bulletin in 2008, might interest.
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Date: 04-06-2009     Title: ZOC Wynn     Author: Dave Hastie
Dear Competitors

Once again, many thanks for your entry. Things will be buzzing on Saturday so please read this info to make your life easier.

The entry list is final, and I have numbered each car. Please write your number on the top left of your windscreen (you can do this at home, if possible)

Please make sure you have paid your entry fee before Sat, as we will not keep cash at the venue. EFT can be done to ZOC ABSA bank Edenvale branch code 630-642 and account number 4053016258. Either fax proof of payment to 012 374 5801 or bring it with you to Documentation.

Docementation will open at Ace's cafe by 07:30. Tea, coffee, milk and milo will be available, as will Breakfast for those hungry ones.
Brad and Ann Woolley will do duty and will have two rows, one for first names begining with A to K, and the second for names beginning with L to Z (duh?)
Your score sheets are already prepared, so show your deposit slip, sign the entry form, get a stamp of approval and and disappear.

Then take your car to the start control. This is on the main circuit facing Johannesburg direction. Line up in numerical order, as per the entry list.

At 08:30 we will have a question and answer session in Ace's cafe and at 08:45 we will do a recce run of the route. Please dont damage the furniture, as this is a slow run to familiarise yourself with the 31 corners along the route.

Return to the start line and be ready to fire up at 09:00.

NOTE
The Main Circuit is run anti clockwise, so beware of the different entry points, apex and the camber. This is deceptive!! The route will be extensively marked.
The Skidpan will be wet and has 4 turns. They will be signposted with boards marker from 1 to 4. Just follow the numbers (as you did im Grade 1 at school).
After leaving the Skidpan there is a back route that is brick paved. Where the brick end the route crosses over the original Z circuit. This is a small jump and will be marked with a Danger Sign.

The Finish control will be clearly market. STOP astride the finish line. Geoff Walter, Mike Altona and Brad Woolley will be waiting for you there.

Then proceed back to the start control and get ready for some more action.
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Date: 02-06-2009     Title: ZOC Wynn's FourPlay 06 June 2009 - Entries Closed     Author: Dave Hastie
In the interests of maximising competitors' enjoyment at our premier event of the year, entries are now closed.

We have a quality entry and we are trying our best to put on a memorable event on 6th June.

Thanks for the support and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy another ZOC experience!
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Date: 29-05-2009     Title: FOR SALE - TWO VERY SPECIAL PROJECTS     Author:
Click here for details.
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Date: 24-05-2009     Title: MS2000 Inland Championships @Z 23 May 2009 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's racing at Zwartkops
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Date: 18-05-2009     Title: ZOC Wynn's FourPlay 6th June 2009 - update     Author: Dave Hastie
The starting sequence in the ZOC Wynn's FourPlay will be fastest car first in each class. The first class to start will be Class E.

Cars will start at 1 minute intervals.

Each run will commence immediately after the last car in the preceeding Class has arrived at the Finish control.

See the Events Calendar for the entry list as at 17th May.
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Date: 14-05-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 09 May 2009.
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Date: 11-05-2009     Title: ZOC Wynn's FourPlay entries to date     Author: Dave Hastie
Never before have we received entries one month before the event date. Visit the Events Calendar for what we have as of 8th May.
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Date: 10-05-2009     Title: Inland Championships, 09 May 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of yesterday's racing at Zwartkops.
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Date: 08-05-2009     Title: ZOC Wynns FourPlay, 06 June 2009 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
In order to support and promote the active participation of the elder gentlemen in events at Zwartkops and ZOC, we have added a Masters Class to our Wynn’s FourPlay event on 6th June..

Hopefully this will encourage the return of some of the icons o Motor Sport of past years, and give them the opportunity to compete their own Class.

Regs are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 03-05-2009     Title: ZOC Wynns FourPlay, 06 June 2009 - Regs etc.     Author: Dave Hastie
You are invited to join us for the 3rd event in the ZOC Fun Days for 2009. The ZOC 3Stage has grown into a 4Stage event and is supported this year by Wynn's.

This is a Tar Sprint event that comprises 4 stages with one start and one finish. It will be run according to the ZOC Fun Day Sprint Regulations. Copies are available on www.zoc.co.za.

The Route to be followed is approx 4km long and starts opposite the pits on the Zwartkops Main circuit, completes a lap in anti-clockwise direction, exits the circuit at the pit exit road, turns through the pre race paddock , continues past the Bridgestone Shed and on to the Kart circuit for 6 turns, moves through a series of turn past the Apex Motor Sport facilities onto a wet Skidpan for a series of turns and then goes down to join the Hillclimb route and finishes in the car park below the ZOC Clubhouse.

Regs and entry form are available on the Events Calendar.

An indication of the route to be followed is available on the Events Calendar and also at Documentation.

The Car Classes are based on engine capacity and are as follows:
Class A Cars: Engine capacity up to and including 1440cc
Class B Cars: Engine capacity 1441 to and including 1650cc
Class C Cars: Engine capacity 1651 to and including 2050cc
Class D Cars: Engine capacity 2051 and including 3000cc
Class E Cars: Engine capacity 3001cc and over
Class L Ladies
Class Y Youth (under 15 years of age
Class S Single Seaters
Class SH Superhatch (This event counts towards the Superhatch Racing Series Championship)

Hope you are able to enjoy another fun day with ZOC!
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Date: 27-04-2009     Title: ZOC Hilldown 25 April 2009 - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery and Events Calendar for results and photos of this event.

Twenty One competitors came out to play at the ZOC hilldown event on 25th April 2009. What we lacked in quantity of entries we certainly gained in the closeness of the competitipn. Mike Trafoyer (BMW M3) laid down the gauntlet with fastest time of 94.08 secs in run 1, and Pieter Zeelie (Toyota MR2) responded with fastest time in Run 2 of 93.16. Wayne Hay (Subaru Impreza) made his assault on FTD with a 91.37 sec in Run 3 and this time was to prove the best of the day. Mike Trafoyer tried hard and set fastest time of Run 4 with 92.57 seconds for this years shortened route.

So Wayne won Class E and FTD with his 91.37, Dave Geffen (Austin Cooper S) won Class A and was 5th overall with a time of 93.77, Stuart Ford posted a 100.09 for Class B win in his 1600cc Lotus 7, Derick Pieterse (Opel Corsa) won Class C with a 103,2 secs and Shantell van der Schyff won the Ladies class in her husband's BMW E36. Kyle Brink managed only one run in his Mini Cooper and won the Youth class.

Geoff Walter conducted a lucky draw for ZOC entrants and Dave Geffen's name came out of the hat and he won a free entry into the ZOC 4Stage on 6th June. Fred Phillips, the owner of the revamped and relaunched Classic and Performance Car Africa Magazne donated a years subscription to the best performing Classic car in the event and Geoff awarded this to ZOC member Kyle Brink. Geoff commen "it is interesting to note that these awards went to the oldest person in the youngest car, and the youngest person in the oldest car". How fast can you run Geoff?

Thanks to everyone who made the day so enjoyable and those who assisted in the Organisation.
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Date: 27-04-2009     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum scoring     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Members -> Victor Ludorum Points To Date for the latest points standings.
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Date: 24-04-2009     Title: Zwartkops Main entrance gate access 25th April     Author: Dave Hastie
Competitors in the ZOC Hilldown may be required to pay an entrance fee at the main Zwartkops entrance gate on Sat. 25th.

Please produce this ticket at Documentation and the fee will be refunded to you.
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Date: 22-04-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times updated after 18 April 2009.
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Date: 21-04-2009     Title: ZOC Hilldown 25 April 2009 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
We have always held Competitors' safety as a primary concern in running our Fun events.

In order not to compromise this it has become necessary to make two changes to our Hilldown on 25th April

Forstly the Route has been changed slightly to remove ourselves from the danger of spectators who may venture onto our route. There will be 4 events taking place on the Zwartkops Property on 25th April!!

The Documentation venue has been moved from the ZOC Clubhouse and will now take place in the Boma on the Skidpan.

I hope this does not inconvenience anyone, but a safe event is of paramount importance.
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Date: 19-04-2009     Title: Pro Tour, 18 April 2009 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterdays Pro Tour races.
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Date: 16-04-2009     Title: Articles from the Clerk of the Course     Author:
Go to the News -> Articles section for the second installment in the series from the Clerk of the Course.
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Date: 16-04-2009     Title: Assistance Requested     Author: Dave Hastie
Will any member willing and able to assist with the running of the ZOC Hilldown on 25th April please contact Dave on 083 418 0372
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Date: 15-04-2009     Title: ZOC Hilldown 25 April 2009 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Events Calendar for a map of the Hilldown route, and updated Regs for this event.
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Date: 09-04-2009     Title: Articles     Author: Dave Hastie
In an effort to promote a clearer understanding of the MSA White Book, the Clerk of Course at Zwartkops, Schultz Swanepoel, has compiled a short document on the do's and dont's on Race Day.

Go to the News -> Articles section for the first installment, with others to follow in a few week's time.
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Date: 02-04-2009     Title: ZOC Hilldown 25 April 2009 - Regs     Author: Dave Hastie
Regs and On-Line Entry for this event are available on the Events Calendar.

The ZOC Hilldown Tar Sprint will take place on Saturday 25th April 2009. Documentation will be held in the ZOC Clubhouse from 08:00.

The event will start at the top on the entrance road to the Zwartkops complex (below the Clubhouse), pass through the car park area, past the old drive-in screen and around a pylon down in the valley, before returning to the start line.

Cars are divided into 7 classes based on engine capacity, and include the Youth, Ladies and Single Seaters.

A lucky draw for competing ZOC members will be held, with the prize being a free entry into the upcoming ZOC 4Stage event.
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Date: 27-03-2009     Title: Peter du Toit wins SAMIA award     Author: Dave Hastie
Peter du Toit, owner of Zwartkops Raceway and associated companies, wasawarded "Outstanding Contribution to Motorsport Industry" by the recently formed South African Motor Industry Association.

Peter was awarded this honour for "playing a leading role in the growth and development of historic motorsport in South Africa".

Well done Peter!!
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Date: 26-03-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
One hundred and twenty eight drivers posted their best lap time at Z on Saturday. The race meeting was a memorable one with the first appearance of the Plymouth Fury in the pre 66 legends event. Someone remarked "did they really make so big and ugly like that!!" The race long dice with Brian Rowlings' Basil van Rooyen replica Mustang was tremendous, with Brian pipping the Plymouth in Turn 5 on the last lap.

Glenton Rebello topped the Lotus Challenge charts with a new lap record and in so doing reversed the order of the previous top 3 places.

Willie Hepburn, who recently retired from the National circuit, posted his fastest ever lap at Zwartkops. he beat several current National Championship competitors and gave new meaning to the expression "the older I get, the faster I go". he now holds the outright lap record for Supersaloons.

Cyril Niemandt set fastest lap in Supersaloons Class B.

Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 22-03-2009     Title: Inland Championships, 21 March 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's racing at Zwartkops.
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Date: 16-03-2009     Title: ZOC Website Hits     Author: Dave Hastie
The Zwartkops Owners Club web site had its biggest month of activity in February 2009.

On 2nd February there were 41634 hits, which brought the monthly total to a whopping 238427.

The countries from where the highest hits originated were South Africa, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden and others.

Thanks to PeterC for his efforts in maintaining our active site.

Click here for details.
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Date: 12-03-2009     Title: Revised ATS Superpole results     Author: Dave Hastie
Due some confusion regarding the revised ZOC Fun Day Classes for 2009, and a few competitors not knowing the technical details of their cars, I have re=scored the results of the ATS Superpole.

This only affects class positions, and also the ZOC Victor Ludorum scoring.
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Date: 08-03-2009     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 7th March 2009 - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Thanks to everyone who contributed to another safe and happy ATS Superpole yesterday.

Visit the Photo Gallery and Events Calendar for results and photos.
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Date: 05-03-2009     Title: ATS Superpole Prizes up for grabs on Sturday     Author: Dave Hastie
ATS have once again provided a splendid array of trophies and goodies that will be awarded to competitors in the ATS Superpole at zwartkops on saturday.

Out thanks gp to ATS for this, the 6th year that they have supported our event and their involvement adds a welcome bit of glamour to this popular event.

Thanks Richard, Robin, Kobus and the team at ATS!!
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Date: 05-03-2009     Title: Poor Boys Racing     Author:

Poor Boys Can Race

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Date: 05-03-2009     Title: News Item     Author: Dave Hastie
Lourens Strydom broke his neck in three places in a motor car accident 2 years ago.

On Saturday 28 Feb he took part in his first Superbike race since that accident.

Lourens got a huge tank slapper exiting Turn 2 at Zwartkops (the hairpin bend) which shot him into the air. The image shows him coming down on his helmet. He has several bruises all over his body, but his neck survived without any injury.

This image clearly shows the advantage of wearing the Leat neck brace that Lourens was wearing.
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Date: 03-03-2009     Title: MG Club Youth Project     Author: Clive Winterstein
The MG Club, Joburg Centre, are embarking on their most ambitious project yet.

They intend building two MG classic racecars with 20 youths and in so doing, pass on the knowledge of classic cars that would otherwise be lost as well as allowing those who do not have the means to actually race a real classic car in a real race. These two cars will be built under the direction of two Racing and MG stalwarts, Roger Pearce and Nick Parrot and will be ready for the 2010 Historic Racing Car series. The club will sponsor not only the Build but also the running costs for the entire 2010 racing season.

“The Mg Club is a very progressive motor club and we investigated the local and world trend on why youngsters don’t join classic car clubs” says Project Manager Clive Winterstein” Two factors kept raising their heads, no excitement and the cost of classics. A few club members donated a MGA and a MGBGT which are to be turned into racers, and we now need to find these students who will build them”

Places will obviously be offered to family members of existing MG club members but already some students, 14 to 25 year old, have joined the club to be part of the project Thereafter places will be offered to other clubs and to the public.

” The beauty is that neither education, experience, age, colour or wealth is a criteria, the only common denominator is a passion and for racing classic MGs and the commitment to getting the job done. This an opportunity never offered before in South Africa.” says Clive

Not only will they learn how to rebuild an engine or set up a suspension etc but with Nick and Roger on board they will be taught how to Race by two of the best in the business.

We need 10 students per team who will work two Saturdays a month at the two venues which are both in Randburg. The Club will underwrite the initial costs from paint down to tools and tea and biscuits to get the project underway. The Club will be actively seeking sponsors for this project and in the meantime , would welcome enquiries from likeminded companies and individuals, who could be interested in getting involved in this exciting endeavour, which is likely to realise significant exposure.

Interested “Students” should contact Clive at pet@iafrica or cell 083 795 0000 who will send you an application form to complete and return. The cars are waiting and the builds will start after the Easter holidays to be ready for the Piper weekend in Feb 2010.
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Date: 02-03-2009     Title: Motor Cycle Races, 28 February 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturdays Motor Cycle Races.
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Date: 23-02-2009     Title: A1GP Kyalami, 22 February 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Photos of yesterday's A1GP at Kyalami are on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 22-02-2009     Title: A1GP Qualifying - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
A1GP Qualifying results are on the Home page. Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures.
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Date: 21-02-2009     Title: A1 GP 21/22 February 2009 - Updates     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the website for updates on this event.
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Date: 20-02-2009     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 7th March 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC invites you to join us at the 6th Annual ATS Superpole tar sprint on the Zwartkops International Kart circuit on 7th March 2009.

This ATS Superpole is the second of seven events on the 2009 ZOC Fun Day calendar and is run to the ZOC Fun Day Sprint Regs.

Entry Fee per driver is R150 for ZOC member and R200 for non members. Entries can made on the Events Calendar -> 7 March 2009

Documentation opens at 08:00 and first run starts at 09:00. There will be 4 runs, two in a clockwise direction and two in an anti-clockwise direction.

Come and have some fun in a happy environment!
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Date: 16-02-2009     Title: Midvaal 14 February 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Superhatch opened their 2009 season with two heats at Midvaal yesterday. See Photo gallery for images from the meeting.
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Date: 13-02-2009     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 7th March 2009 - Regs     Author: Dave Hastie
The 6th running of the ATS Superpole takes place on 7th March 2009 on the Zwartkops International Kart circuit.

Online entries and Regs are on the Events Calendar.

The event will be run according to the ZOC Fun Day Sprint regulations which are also available on the club web site.

We have added another class to split the 2 litre to 3 litre cars, and 3 litres and over.
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Date: 06-02-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times - Updated     Author: Dave Hastie
Leeroy Poulter posted the quickest lap time yet done by a GSM Dart @Z.

Driving a Kent powered Dart that shared with Mike Altona in the Castrol Tourist Trophy, Leeroy’s lap time of 1min 16.630 is the only Dart to break 1 min 17 at Zwartkops.
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Date: 05-02-2009     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
A new single seater racing category, the World Formula Junior, has been added to the Top 100 after the David Piper meeting on 31st January.

The quickest Formula Junior was Philip Buhofer in a Lola Mk 5A and he slots into 817 position overall.

Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 01-02-2009     Title: David Piper International, 31 January 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Pictures of yesterday's David Piper International are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 30-01-2009     Title: Piper International - Pre-event Activities, Thursday - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Pictures of yesterday's Pre-event Activities are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 25-01-2009     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching Day, 24 January 2009 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of yesterday's Driver Coaching Day.

An excellent day was had by all and a big thank you to all those people who made it happen.

We had 153 entrants and everyone went home asking for more!

A special word of thanks to the 15 Coaches who gave of their free time to help the Novices cut their teeth on a race track.
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Date: 25-01-2009     Title: ZOC Personality of the Month - December 2008 - Sonja Greig     Author: Dave Hastie
Sonja Greig has been awarded Personality of the Month for her outstanding service to the ZOC Committee.

Go to Personality of the Month
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Date: 23-01-2009     Title: ZOC Secretary     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC invites any member to fill the post of Secretary to our Committee.

Duties include minute taking, club regalia, assisting with events and general input into Committee decisions.

This is a fun environment to work in.

Please call Dave Hastie on 083 418 0372
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Date: 21-01-2009     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching Day, 24 January 2009 - Entries     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Events Calendar for the latest Entry List.
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Date: 16-01-2009     Title: ZOC driver Coaching Day, 24 January 2009 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie

We have assembled a team of 15 Coaches who will be in attendance at the ZOC Driver Coaching Day on 24 January.

They are all well experienced drivers from different racing categories.

Entries are filling up fast, and so far include a grandson of one of South Africa’s well known motor racing personalities, as well as entrants from as far afield as Durban.

Click here for a list of confirmed Coaches.

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Date: 13-01-2009     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching Day @Zwartkops Raceway 24 January 2009     Author: Dave Hastie
Zwartkops Owners Club will host the annual Driver Coaching Day on January 24 at Zwartkops Raceway.

The day provides the opportunity for Novice, as well as experienced racing drivers, to learn and/or brush up on their skills at driving a car efficiently on a race circuit. Several current racing drivers have offered of their time to assist attendees by acconpanying them in their car on the circuit.

Attendees will be divided into a suitable Speed group, based on their level experience. Classes cater for Novices, Ladies, Racing saloons, Single Seaters and Sports cars.

There will be three 30 minute sessions for these each of these classes. The day will begin at 08:00 with entries and documentation in the Zwartkops Race Office. This wil be followed by a 30 minute Classroom Theory session in Shed 5. Everyone is welcome to attend. Entry forms available on the Events Calendar.

Full canteen facilities at Aces's Cafe will be available.
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Date: 05-01-2009     Title: ZOC driver Coaching Day, 24 January 2009 - Details andRegs     Author: Dave Hastie

Details, regs and entry form for this event are availabe on the Events Calendar.

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Date: 11-12-2008     Title: ZWARTKOPS OWNERS CLUB 2009     Author: Sonja Greig
ZWARTKOPS OWNERS CLUB 2009

Please use the following contact details for any Zwartkops Owners Club Membership queries:

Contact number: 079 469-7511

Email: members@zoc.co.za

Fax: 086 544-6118


Melanie Spurr will be the contact person to speak to as from 5th January 2009 until the end of April 2009.

Sonja Greig will not be available over this period as she will be on maternity leave.
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Date: 10-12-2008     Title: ZOC Fun Event Dates 2009     Author:
The following are the dates for the 2009 ZOC Fun Events.

                                         
January 24 ZOC Driver Coaching Main Circuit
March 14 ATS Superpole Kart Circuit
April 25 ZOC Downhill Zwartkops Complex
June 6 ZOC 4Stage Zwartkops Complex
August 22 ZOC Wiggle Woggle

Main Circuit(anti clockwise direction)

September 24 ZOC Family Charity Day Zwartkops Complex
October 31 Krugersdorp Hillclimb Delporton - Mogale City


The Engine capacity Classes will be expanded to include a Class between 2051 and 3 litre.

Please diarise these dates so that weddings, funerals and birthdays don't interfere with the Fun.
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Date: 07-12-2008     Title: 3 Hour Bike Endurance, 06 December 2008 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's bike races.
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Date: 24-11-2008     Title: 9 Hour Revival 22 November 2008 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of Saturday's 9 Hour Revival.
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Date: 20-11-2008     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Eighty five competitors set their personal best lap time at the Inland Championship Finals on Saturday 15 november 2008.

Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 16-11-2008     Title: INLAND FINALS and ZWARTKOPS 120 ENDURANCE RACE, 15 November 2008 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's races.
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Date: 03-11-2008     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
Congratulations to Dan Kruger for earning the most points in the 2008 Victor Ludorum Championships.

There were 48 members who scored points in the 6 Fun Day events that we held this year.

Dan earns himself free entry in the ZOC Fun Events to be held during 2009.

Well done to everyone who competed during 2008 and congrats to Daniel for coming out tops in his home built mini.
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Date: 02-11-2008     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb, 01 November 2008 - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Full results and photos of the Krugersdorp Hillclimb are on the Photo Gallery and the Events Calendar.
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Date: 29-10-2008     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb, 01 November 2008 - Directions to Venue     Author:
GPS Co-ordinates:
S 26° 04.642'
E 27° 43.82'


Directions from bottom of the Krugersdorp hill traffic lights.

Proceed up Krugersdorp Hill:
4.6 km slip left exit to Robert Broom Drive
4.9 km slip left R24 Rustenburg
5.8 km 4 way stop Leeu street - proceed straight across
6.8 km proceed straight at cecil knight/ Animal Hospital
8.1 km stop street at Sterkfontein road crossing - proceed straight
8.7 km robot - proceed straight
11.8 km Percy Stewart Water works/ License dept - turn right
12.6 km stop - proceed straight
13.0 km Verster street - turn left
13.2 km Arrive at Hillclimb venue
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Date: 24-10-2008     Title: ZOC AGM 2008 - Chairman's Report     Author:

Visit the Events Calendar to download the Chairman's Report presented to the ZOC AGM on 23 October 2008.

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Date: 22-10-2008     Title: ZOC - NOTICE OF 2008 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING     Author:
Herewith please find the reminder notice of the 2008 Zwartkops Owners Club Annual General Meeting:

DATE: 23rd October 2008 (Thursday)
VENUE: ZOC Clubhouse
TIME: 19h00
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Date: 17-10-2008     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb, 01 November 2008 - Update     Author:
Check out the Events Calendar for updates of this event, regs, entry form, directions to the venue and latest entries. The event is limited to 50 entries, so get yours in soon.

Rotary Club Krugesrdorp have agreed to partner with us and provide Food (boerierolls and pannekoek), drinks and music.
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Date: 16-10-2008     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Seventy one new individual best lap times were set on Saturday at the Spanjaard sponsored race day.
This brings the total entries on the Zwartkops Top 100 lap time chart to 2424.

Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 12-10-2008     Title: Pro Tour, 11 October 2008 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's Pro Tour.
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Date: 10-10-2008     Title: Save East London Racing Circuit - Automobile Association - Please Help Us !!!!!     Author: Rob Handfield-Jones - AA
As you may know, there is a proposal to close the East London Grand Prix Circuit. The AA would strongly oppose the loss of this piece of SA’s motoring heritage. See the AA Press Release document.

Below is a link to an on-line petition to stop the closure of the East London circuit.
http://www.petitiononline.com/ELGP2008/petition.html

Please take the time to sign the petition. It takes less than 2 minutes.
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Date: 10-10-2008     Title: ZOC Classifieds     Author: Webmaster
The ZOC Classifieds Section is again available for use. Click on Classifieds on the menu bar. On the classifieds page, click on the hyperlink About Using ZOC Classifieds for a few simple steps about using the Classifieds.
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Date: 08-10-2008     Title: INLAND FINALS and ZWARTKOPS 120 ENDURANCE RACE, 15 November 2008 - Regs     Author:
Supplementary Regs with Entry Forms for these events are available on the Events Calendar on the Zwartkops website www.zwartkops.co.za.
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Date: 08-10-2008     Title: Pro Tour, 11 October 2008 - ZOC Clubhouse Update     Author:
Details of this event are available on the Events Calendar on the Zwartkops website www.zwartkops.co.za.

Note: Motorsport and Currie Cup rugby will be shown live in the ZOC Clubhouse.
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Date: 01-10-2008     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times have been updated after the Inland Championships at Zwartkops last Saturday.

Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 01-10-2008     Title: Maria Kloppers Children's Home     Author: Renier Moolman
Dear Dave,

Please convey ALL the children and my special and most sincere thanx to everybody: - ‘admin’, barrow race, blindfold scooter, cycling, the car on the skidpan and the highlight of the day, was the skidpan on-the- back-of-the-bakkie, whilst the sprayers were blasting away!!

The entire Home and all the individual Schools where they are placed, believe me, were thoroughly and in Technicolor ‘educated’ of their dream experience at the Big Z.

I also took them down to the ‘quad bikes’ for a couple of laps, which was another ‘first’ for all of them. I stood amazed at how quickly they all ‘mastered’ these things – like they have this ‘inborn’ ability…

It was so’ humbling and satisfying to witness them the whole day with all the fun they had with you and everybody else that had in any way assisted to make it the day of their life!

They enjoyed every activity, and were delighted that they could each have actually chosen their own lunch…! Thanx so much also for the catering and the drinks provided from the ‘Clubhouse’.

I honestly and sincerely appreciate you all.

Most of these children are orphans; the ones that are not, have been so severely mentally and physically traumatized and abused in their own homes, that the Courts have actually taken them away, placing them with the Children’s Home.

There are 5 free standing ‘Homes’ on the property, each with its own house ‘father and mother’. There is also a baby nursery. As soon as the babies are old enough and have been ‘potty-trained’, they then get placed out into one of the five homes to learn to have a ‘home’, ‘brothers and sisters’ of mixed ages, sharing a room and facilities etc., and a caring ‘father and mother’.

Each house has a mix of children up to Std. 5. They then hopefully get adopted or if not, then after Std. 5, get placed out to the Abraham Kriel Children’s Home, or the likes, that cater for older children. ( Development in sexuality becomes a problem between ‘older’ and the younger ones.)

Apart from being ‘bussed to school and back’ everyday, if it were not for most special people like yourselves, they hardly ever see the outside of the Children Home’s Property Walls.

Thank You.

Warmest regards.

Renier.

Dr Renier Moolman
082 881 0674 mobile
reisieskar@iburst.co.za
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Date: 28-09-2008     Title: Inland Championships - 27 September 2008 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's Inland Championships.

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Date: 26-09-2008     Title: For Sale: Cobra     Author:
Click here for details.
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Date: 25-09-2008     Title: ZOC Family Fun Day, 24 September 2008 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's Family Fun Day at ZOC.
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Date: 25-09-2008     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb, 01 November 2008 - Regs     Author: Dave Hastie
Supplementary Regs and Entry Forms for this event are available on the Events Calendar.

Please note:

Entries are limited to 50 Cars.

Entries will be accepted only from ZOC, ZRC (Silvercup, Superhatch, Alfa Trofeo and Locost)

Pre entries, accompanied by payment will be accepted. Due to security reasons we will not have cash at the venue.

Food, Music, Toilets and Fun will be provided.

Online entries on the Events Calendar are preferred.
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Date: 21-09-2008     Title: Wiggle Woggle, Saturday 20 September 2008 - Photos and Results     Author: Dave Hastie
Thanks to all those people who made the ZOC Wiggle Woggle such a fun event today.

Full results and photos of the Fun are on the Photo Gallery and the Events Calendar.

The turnout was excellent and the competition was fierce. Who will forget the sound of a Scoobie, or M3 accelerating through the gears as they wiggled down from Turn 5 towards Turn 4. Or the fun the youngsters had in their first event ever!
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Date: 21-09-2008     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum scoring after Wiggle Woggle 20 September 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
Daniel Kruger and Kyle Brink share top position in the ZOC Victor Ludorum scoring with 59 points each after the Wiggle Woggle on 20 September. Johan Fourie is a close third just 4 points behind.

Visit the Members -> Victor Ludorum Points To Date.
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Date: 19-09-2008     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, Saturday 20 September 2008 - Details     Author:
The ZOC Wiggle Woggle tomorrow will take place at the ZOC Clubhouse. Documentation from 08:00 at the clubhouse, and the start and finish will be at the clubhouse.
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Date: 10-09-2008     Title: ZOC Family Fun Day, 24 September 2008 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
We are happy to announce that a group of children from the Maria Kloppers Childrens Home have accepted our invitation to join us at the ZOC Family Fun Day on 24th September . Renier Moolman last arranged for a group of children to attend our ATS SuperPole event in April 2006, and what a ball they had!

The Family Fun Day will see a number of Fun events being held, such as a Skid Pan event where partners share the driving experience, a Hilldown event, but on bicycles, a blindfolded Wiggle Woggle and a Wheelbarrow Challenge. A jumping castle will be available next to the Clubhouse, and Radio Controlled model cars will be in action on their model track.

Entrance is open to all interested persons, and entrance is free!!

The Clubhouse canteen and bar facilities will be open for breakfast or lunch. Videos of Classic motor races will run in the Clubhouse and a presentation of Top 100 Zwartkops lap times certificates will be made at lunch time.

Please RSVP to Sonja on 012 3745802.
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Date: 09-09-2008     Title: NOTICE OF 2008 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING     Author: Dave Hastie
Click here for the NOTICE OF 2008 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Date: 09-09-2008     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Thirty Five personal best lap times, plus a Bridgestone Production Car Class T lap record were recorded at Zwartkops last Saturday.

Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times.
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Date: 07-09-2008     Title: Wesbank Super Series, 06 September 2008 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's Wesbank Super Series at Zwartkops.
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Date: 05-09-2008     Title: ZOC Family Fun Day, 24 September 2008 - Activities Layout     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Events Calendar for detailed layout of the day's activities.
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Date: 04-09-2008     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Andreas Trayoyer has confirmed his entry for the Wiggle Woggle on 20th September. Andreas has already won the four events enscribed on the ZOC Floating Trophy and is looking to repeat his win in the 3Stage event in June.

Another interesting entry is that of Rudi Botha who has entered a diesel powered SEAT. His previous efforts at the ZOC Fun Days have been at the wheel of a Lotus 7 replica.

Entries received so far are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 01-09-2008     Title: ZOC Family Fun Day - 24 September 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC would like to invite you to join us at our forthcoming Family Social Wheels day, where everything is for free - even the FUN!.

On Wednesday 24th September (Heritage Day) ZOC are holding a big family Social Wheels day, where some of our serious car events are replicated but this time on foot, wheel barrow or bicycle. Don't miss this fun family day!

There will be a replica Wiggle Woggle event, but with a 25 meter route and with a blind folded driver obeying instructions and directions from their husband, wife, child or as usual, mother in law!

Our Downhill event will be replicated, using the same route as for our car event, but this time on bicycles. this should be a hotly contested event, well at least the first one to the turnaround point at the bottom of the hill!

There will also be a Skid Pan event, where one partner does one lap of the course on a wet pan, with a driver change to swop driver for co driver, before doing another lap to the finish. get your divorce lawyer on stand by for the day!

Other activities include a Jumping castle for the younger set, Radio Controlled racing cars, a Blind Folded Wheel Barrow Gymkhana and Classic Motor Racing Videos running in the Clubhouse.

There will be a presentation of certificates to the Fastest drivers who hold a spot on the Top 100 lap times chart, as well as an assembly of all the ZOC Personalities of the Month recipients.

Friends and family are welcome to join us in enjoying another ZOC experience.

The ZOC Clubhouse facilities will be open all day with food and refreshments will be available.
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Date: 01-09-2008     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle, Saturday 20 September 2008 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Zwartkops Owners Club invites you to come to our 3rd Annual Wiggle Woggle on 20th September.

The route comprises one lap, in anti-clockwise direction!, of the Zwartkops Main Race circuit where there will be a series of chicanes dispersed at irregular intervals. The start, and finish, will be outside the ZOC Clubhouse, where full catering will be available.

Come and see how fast you can wiggle and woggle your hips to the beat of screaming pistons and noisy exhausts. Or simply potter around at a leisurely pace and show the manne how it is done!

Regs and entry forms are available on the Events Calendar > 20 September.

Come and enjoy another ZOC experience!
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Date: 27-08-2008     Title: ZOC Personality of the Month for July 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
The ZOC Personality of the Month for July 2008 was awarded to James Forbes, member #398, for leading a Team of Five to compete in Belgium in the 25 Hour Fun Cup event at Spa.

Below are the TV broadcast times for the race.

HIGH OCTANE MOTORSPORT FUN CUP SPA '08 SOUTH AFRICA

28 August 2008 18:30:00
SuperSport Two P

28 August 2008 18:30:00
SuperSport Two Africa P

29 August 2008 03:00:00
SuperSport Two R

29 August 2008 03:00:00
SuperSport Two Africa R

29 August 2008 16:30:00
SuperSport Six R

01 September 2008 09:30:00
SuperSport Two R

01 September 2008 09:30:00
SuperSport Two Africa R

03 September 2008 06:30:00
SuperSport Two R

03 September 2008 15:30:00
SuperSport Six R

03 September 2008 06:30:00
SuperSport M-NET R

03 September 2008 06:30:00
SuperSport Two Africa R
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Date: 25-08-2008     Title: The Time Has Come The Walrus Said . . . .     Author:
"The time has Come" the Walrus said "To Speak of Many Things".

Take ZOC in September, for example. What a bumper month of Activity and Fun.

On the 6th the Wesbank Super series returns to Zwartkops for another lap record breaking Saturday. The next day, Sunday 7th the Round table hold their Annual Bed Race. Are brave enough to push or lie in the damn thing?

On Saturday 20th we hold our 3rd Annual Wiggle Woggle event, or better known as the "Longest Slalom in the World". Pylons are placed at (sometimes) irregular distances apart for the entire length of the 2,4km circuit. Regs and entry forms are available under the "Events calendar". This is the 2nd last in our series of Fun Day events for the year, and there is always a very relaxed atmosphere around the Clubhouse for this event, as cars start and stop on the main circuit right in front of the Clubhouse.

Then on Wednesday 24th (Heritage Day) we are holding a big family Social Wheels day, where some of our serious car events are replicated but this time on foot, wheel barrow or bicycle. Don't miss this fun family day!

There will be a replica Wiggle Woggle event, but with a 25 meter route and with a blind folded driver obeying instructions and directions from their husband, wife, child or as usual, mother in law!

Our Downhill event will be replicated, using the same route as for our car event, but this time on bicycles. this should be a hotly contested event, well at least the first one to the turnaround point at the bottom of the hill!

There will also be a Skid Pan event, where one partner does one lap of the course on a wet pan, with a driver change to swop driver for co driver, before doing another lap to the finish. Get your divorce lawyer on stand by for the day!

Stand by for more news about other events planned for the day coming up soon!
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Date: 25-08-2008     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 20 September 2008 - Regs     Author:
Visit the Events Calendar for Supplementary Regs and Entry Forms for this event.
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Date: 22-08-2008     Title: ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb - 01 November 2008     Author:

The ZOC Krugersdorp Hillclimb on 01 November 2008 has been added to the Events Calendar.

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Date: 15-08-2008     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit News -> BigZ Top Lap Times for the top lap times at Zwartkops updated after the 09 August 2008 races.
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Date: 15-08-2008     Title: Driving a Lap at Zwartkops - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Ever wondered what it looks like from a cockpit when driving a lap of Zwartkops? Take a look in the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 10-08-2008     Title: SCC Spring Races, 09 August 2008 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's SCC Spring Races at Zwartkops.
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Date: 10-08-2008     Title: ZOC Personality of the Month - May 2008 - Franz Pretorius     Author:
Personality of the Month

Franz Pretorius was voted ZOC Personality of the Month for June 2008. The stunning drive at Zwartkops in his Porsche 956 when he won both heats of the Altech Porsche Unlimited category races made this choice easier. He also beat Toby Venter in convincing style.

Well done Franz, and keep the ZOC flag flying.
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Date: 31-07-2008     Title: Cars in the Park 03 August 2008 - ZOC Clubhouse     Author: Dave Hastie
Please note that the normal ZOC Club facilities and privileges will not be available on Sunday 3 August at Cars in the Park.

ZOC members will not have exclusive use of the reserved parking nor clubhouse use.
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Date: 30-07-2008     Title: BigZ Top Lap Times     Author: Dave Hastie
Zwartkops has organised 84 race meetings since the opening of the Circuir in April 2001, and there have been 2375 personal best lap times recorded by various drivers in the many race categories

87 did tried their best on 26th July. Read all about it........

BigZ Top Lap Times.

Visit News -> BigZ Top 100 Club for the top 100 lap times at Zwartkops.
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Date: 27-07-2008     Title: Inland Championships - 26 July 2008 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the Inland Championships at Zwartkops yesterday.
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Date: 22-07-2008     Title: ZOC Member Allann Jon Venter Wins at Oulton Park     Author: Dave Hastie
Round 6 of the British Superstock 600 Championship was held at the Oulton Park Circuit in Cheshire. The MAP/Embassy Triumph Team looked forward to the race meeting after having good fortune at the same circuit earlier this year when AJ finished 2nd in Superstock and Glen (his teammate) won the Supersport class. The first Qualifying session saw AJ in 3rd place in changing conditions, (half wet, half dry) ) 0.36 second off Robbie Brown (Yamaha R6). The second Qualifying session was ridden in the pouring rain. With the South African pushing really hard he moved up to 2nd in the wet. This put him 3rd on the grid in Combined Qualifying out of 52 riders

With second qualifying out of the way and AJ finishing up in second in the rain. The team was looking forward to the race as they were quick in the dry and just as fast in the rain. Although AJ finished second in the wet QP2 the times were not faster than the dry times so they would start according to QP1 positions which meant AJ was third.

So down to the serious business of the race and once again AJ hole shotted from the start and lead out the first lap. On lap two and Brown and Stapleford passed AJ. After a few laps the gap was up to 1.3 seconds but AJ would not give up and started closing them down again. The front pack were setting consistent laps in the 1min43 mark.

Brown made a mistake into the chicane, lost the front end and crashed. Stapleford assumed the lead. AJ seeing the gap pounced into the lead and never looked back. AJ lead the last 6 laps and took nearly a four second win at the end. This was AJ's first win of the year and came just at the right time with Luke Jones out injured and Robbie Brown crashing which has improved AJ's championship prospects.

AJ is tied third in the championship and now only 12 points behind the new championship leader Johnston.

A congratulations must go to AJ's chief mechanic Graeme Parker and the rest of the MAP Embassy Triumph Team for preparing a race winning bike... and of course AJ sponsors, MAP Electrics, TOPMAC, Daytona Boots, RST Leathers/Gloves, AGV Helmets and JT Performance.

admin@allannjonventer.com

andreventer@flysaa.com
Andre.Venter@megaweb.co.za

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything!!!
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Date: 19-07-2008     Title: POMC Cars in the Park, 03 August 2008 - News Release     Author:
See the News Release or Nuusvrystelling from Pretoria Old Motor Club about Cars in the Park, 03 August 2008.
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Date: 18-07-2008     Title: A1GP Ferrari launched in South Africa     Author:
The 2009 A1GP Ferrari was launched to the world in Johannesburg today. The new car, chassis number 004, was huriedly bolted together by Mike Carroll, the RSA Team Manager, after the rear wing was delayed in Italy. The launch function was delayed by 5 hours as the wing was couriered overnight to Johannesburg. "This car fit together like pieces of Mechano" quipped Carroll, as the mechanics swopped allen keys.

The first models have completed several thousand kilometers of testing at Fioriano and this has shown a need to modify the oil tank. Once this has been done the car will be shipped to the UK where shake down and set up adjustments will be done at Snetterton. "We are looking to put Wesley Orr in the car" said Mike. wesley Orr is a former Rotax Worl Karting Champion. "But there are other drivers we are considering as well".

Images show the struggle to complete the car before the official function today.








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Date: 16-07-2008     Title: The Day I Met Nigel Mansell by Nelson Piquet     Author:
As featured, and reproduced here, from F1 Racing June 2008.

I first met Nigel Mansell when we were racing in British Formula Three. I won the championship in 1978 with Ron Tauranac in the Ralt RT1. While I was at the front of the field winning races, he was a wanker driver – always at the back.

After that we were in Formula 1. I raced for Bernie Ecclestone at Brabham for seven years and never had a contract. Then Frank Williams called me and asked me if I wanted to join Williams, as teammate to Nigel. I said to Frank, “I will come and drive for you on one condition. I want to be number one. I want to be the undisputed best driver. I know how to develop a car, I know how to win the championship and I want help to do that again”. And his reply was “No problem”. So we had a 19-line contract – everything was sorted out. Then, before the start of the 1986 season, Frank had his accident.

I arrived at the first race and had no T-car, nothing. But I could not talk to Frank, as his problems were 100,000 times bigger than mine. So I kept my mouth shut and did my job. Then I started to fight with Nigel. It was an English team with an English driver, and I was a two-time champion. He was nothing. Like Hamilton and Alonso at McLaren last year – it was the same.

Nigel was a nice guy. I tried to start a fight with him because I wanted to divide the team. So I said his wife was ugly. The problem is that people in England don’t fight with their hands, like they do in Brazil. I tried everything I could to get him to hit me. I called his wife (Roseanne) everything under the sun. But I had nothing against him; he’s not a bad guy really.

It was a disaster and we lost the championship that year, but how could I go to the hospital and talk to Frank about it? Maybe I could have stayed and we could have won a number of championships, but I left for money. Lotus offered me three times more than Williams did, so I went there.

I haven’t seen Nigel since I left F1, but I saw he was back in British Formula Three with his two sons – and they were right at the back of the grid like he was.
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Date: 16-07-2008     Title: ZOC Personality of the Month - May 2008 - Robyn Kruger     Author:
Personality of the Month

Robyn Kruger was awarded with ZOC Personality of the Month of May 2008 for her fantastic drive in Polo Cup at Zwartkops where she qualified 7th overall in one of the hardest fought racing categories in the country. Well done Robyn!
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Date: 10-07-2008     Title: ZOC Social Wheels Day - Heritage Day 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC will host a Social family day on 24th September 2008 and will revolve around Wheels. Several fun type events will be held in, and around, the Clubhouse and Skidpan area.

The various events will include:

A blind driver gymkhana, where one partner is blindfolded while the other partner "gives" directions
A blind wheelbarrow gymkhana where the "passenger" (your wife) shouts directions to a blindfolded pusher.
Radio Controlled cars
A bicycle Hilldown similar in concept to the recent ZOC Hilldown, but on bicycles
Presentation of Certificates to the Top 100 fastest lap competitors
A gathering and group photograph to all the ZOC Personalities of the Month to date
Jumping castle and Waterslide for the younger set
A bring and braai at lunch time
A husband and wife combined driving test on the Skidpan
Videos of historic overseas races will run continuously in the Clubhouse
The event is open to all members and friends and is free of charge.
A cash bar will operate in the Clubhouse.

Diarise the date now - Heritage Day 24th September 2008

Please RSVP to Sonja to assist with catering arrangements.
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Date: 23-06-2008     Title: Zwartkops Owners Club - Memberss Section     Author:
The Members's Section of the Zwartkops Owners Club website is now available.

An e-mail has been sent to all members with e-mail addresses containing login details and other information.

If you are a member and have not received an e-mail with the Subject title "Zwartkops Owners Club - Login Details", please send an e-mail to the Webmaster with your full name and e-mails address.
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Date: 22-06-2008     Title: Pro Tour, 21 June 2008 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the Pro Tour at Zwartkops yesterday.
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Date: 08-06-2008     Title: ZOC 3Stage 07 June 2008 - Results and Photos     Author:
64 Competitors had a load of fun at the ZOC 3Stage today.

Full results and photos of the Fun are on the Photo Gallery.

It was a close affair with the Trafoyer brothers fighting for FTD in their respective BMW's. Adreas added his name, yet again, to the ZOC Floating Trophy. Scois Joubert completed the podium in his Arial Atom.

The Grover Gang were out in full force. Eddie contested the Superhatch class in his Superboss, while George, Claudette and Marius drove the daylights out of their Kadette.

The Sharp father and son combination of Rory and Tony finished with identical times in Rory's Silvercup Alfa Giulietta.

The Superhatch field got a good klap from Mark du Toit in his Civic Vtec, while Darren Mortimer broke a timing gear on his Golf on run 1. He them highjacked his wife's shopping car and completed the rest of his runs. "If you crash it you buy me a new car" she told him. The Formula M duo of Lappies Steenkamp and Nico Gerber slipped their way around the wet Skidpan with very respectable times.

Poor Wally Langsford broke his Escort Twin Cam's gearbox on Run 1 on the recent ZOC Hilldown, and this time clipped a brick wall and displaced the front suspension on the Twin Cam on Run 1.

Sergio Jorge won the hotly contested Dash for Cash in his BMW.
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Date: 26-05-2008     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 24 May 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
Top 100 Lap Times have been updated after 24 May 2008 races.
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Date: 25-05-2008     Title: Wesbank Super Series 24 May 2008 - Photos and Results     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the Wesbank Super Series at Zwartkops yesterday.

Click here for detailed results from the timekeepers.
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Date: 19-05-2008     Title: ZOC 3 Stage Sprint 7th June 2008 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
The 4th Annual ZOC 3 Stage Sprint will take place this year on 7th June 2008.

As in the past the 3,5 km route is an all-tar affair and will start on the Zwartkops Long Circuit Start line and run in an anti-clockwise direction. After leaving the circuit the route weaves through the Pit area and onto the Zwartkops International Kart Circuit. After nearly a lap of this twisting circuit competitors will take a trip down past the Apex Motorsport facility and head uphill onto the Skidpan. The wet surface needs to treated with some respect as the Finish line awaits after a challenging slap S bend. Cars will run in single file at one minute gaps.

Classes cater for all sorts of vehicles and are based on Engine capacity. There is a class for single seaters, Ladies and the usual Youff class for the youngsters.

The Superhatch brigade will contest this event as one of their points scoring events for 2008.

Previous winners are Andreas Trafoyer in a BMW in 2005, Andre Bezuidenhout in a Porsche in 2006 and Marius Knoesen in a Scoobie last year.

Entries can be done online on the Events Calendar.

This is the 4th Fun Day of 6 on the ZOC calendar and will count for Victor Ludorum points.

Entries are open to everyone on a first come first accepted basis.

Come and have some fun with ZOC!
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Date: 12-05-2008     Title: ZOC 3-Stage, 07 June 2008 - Regs and Route Map     Author:
See the Events Calendar for Supplementary Regs and a route map of this event.
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Date: 04-05-2008     Title: Inland Championships, 03 May 2008 – Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the racing at Zwartkops yesterday.
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Date: 15-04-2008     Title: ZOC 3 Stage Event on 7th June 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
The next ZOC Fun Day will be our 3 Stage event on 7th June.

The event comprises of a lap on the Zwartkops main circuit in reverse direction which leads on to the Kart circuit and then goes via a link road to the finish on the Skidpan.

For those who would like to experience the main circuit in reverse direction a special "reverse direction" slot will be arranged on the Super Trax day on the preceding Sunday, 1st June. On the 1st June Supertrax day the Zwartkops Skidpan will operate as usual, so prospective 3 Stage competitors can get an advance feeling of what to expect in the wet conditions.

Anyone interested in making this offer a reality is asked to reply to Dave Hastie via the Contact Us button (select To: The Chairman), so that arrangements can be made.
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Date: 14-04-2008     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Points After Hilldown     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Members Section for the ZOC Victor Ludorum Points After Hilldown on 12 April 2008.
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Date: 13-04-2008     Title: ZOC Hilldown 12 April 2008 - Results and Photos     Author:
Results and photos of yesterday's ZOC Hilldown are available on the Events Calendar and the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 11-04-2008     Title: ZOC Hilldown 12 April 2008 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
see the Events Calendar for the latest entry list.

Please note that the Clubhouse is having some renovations done to it so we have moved the documentation and prizegiving to the Ace's Cafe.

We will be ready for you from 07:30 on Saturday so that you can get your documentation completed and be ready for the recce run at 08:30.

We have limited the number of entries to 40 so that everyone will get their three runs in. We will have a 4th run if time allows (no cars in fences, oil on the surface).

We are looking forward to another great day @ZOC.
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Date: 10-04-2008     Title: ZOC Hilldown 12 April 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
Please see the Events Calendar for the latest entry list and a route of the course.
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Date: 03-04-2008     Title: Another new ZOC initiative - the new Hilldown to be held on Saturday 12th April     Author: Dave Hastie
There will be a revised format from last year. Cars will start at the top of the Hill and proceed down to a pylon at the old start line, turn around it and come back up the hill to where they started from. Estimated run time is around two and a half minutes. There will be three times runs and entries will be limited to 35 cars.

Car Eligibility.

Any road or racecar is eligible to compete. The following classes will apply:

Class A Cars: Engine capacity up to and including 1440cc
Class B Cars: Engine capacity 1441 to and including 1650cc
Class C Cars: Engine capacity 1651 to and including 2050cc
Class D Cars: Engine capacity 2051 and more
Class G Girls, Ladies and/or Women
Class O Open to anything with wheels not catered for above (Quads, Scalemoto, Kart etc.)
Class S Single Seater

Class rating of turbo or supercharged engines: normal capacity X 1.4
Class rating of engines with more than three valves per cylinder: normal capacity X 1.2
Class rating of Rotary Engine: The difference between the max and min capacity of the Combustion chamber X 2.

Example: 16 valve 1600 fitted with turbo: 1600 X 1.2 X 1.4 = 2688cc

Scoring
Manual timing and radio control will be used. Competitors must hand in their Score Sheets at the finish in order to be scored. Cars must run in Class and numeric order and will start at one-minute intervals. A minimum of three timed runs will be held. Fastest time time wins.

Prizes
The ZOC Floating will be presented to the overall winner. Program of Activities

08:00 Documentation at the ZOC Clubhouse.
09:00 Drivers briefing at the Canteen followed by a convoy to the start and then a recce run to the finish.
09:15 First timed run starts
16:00 Presentation of awards in the ZOC Clubhouse.

The Officials Organiser: Dave Hastie tel 083 418 0372

Marshal and Medical: Zwartkops Marshals Ass.

Notices and Information: Updates, results and photos will be on www.zoc.co.za
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Date: 02-04-2008     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 29 March 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
Top 100 Lap Times have been updated after 29 March 2008 races.
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Date: 31-03-2008     Title: ZOC Hillclimb (Drive-In) 12 April 2008 - Regs     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Events Calendar for Supplementary Regs and Entry Forms for this event.
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Date: 30-03-2008     Title: Inland Championships, 29 March 2008 – Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the racing at Zwartkops yesterday.
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Date: 18-03-2008     Title: Superpole Times     Author: Dave Hastie

For all those who have enquired, here is a summary of the winning times of the last 5 ZOC ATS Superpole events.

                               

2004 Andre Herbst Lotus 7 60,55
2005 Massimo Borgia Lotus 7 63,54
2006 Massimo Borgia Lotus 7 62,03
2007 Mike Trafoyer BMW M3 CSL 59,99
2008 Chad Lambert
Toyota Tazz 64,01

 

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Date: 15-03-2008     Title: ATS Superpole 15 March 2008 - Photos and Results     Author:
Results and photos of today's ZOC ATS Superpole are available on the Photo Gallery.
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Date: 13-03-2008     Title: ATS Superpole 15 March 2008 - Trophies     Author:
These are some of the Trophies on offer for the Class winners in the ZOC ATS Superpole on Saturday 15th march.


Many thanks to ATS Motor Sport Supplies and First Prize for their support once again!.
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Date: 06-03-2008     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 01 March 2008     Author:
Top 100 Lap Times have been updated after 01 March 2008 races.

We waited since April 2001 for the magic sub minute lap time to be set. Now it has happened, with a new Formula Libre, and overall lap record going to Andre Bezuidenhout in a Dallara F1.

Dawie de Villiers jnr set a new Alfa Trofeo lap record, Mark du Toit did likewise in the Superhatch category and Tony Martin set a new SRA lap record in the GT1 class.

And Silvercup welcomed their new sponsor, Chana, with a bumper entry in their race.

Phew - can it get better!
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Date: 05-03-2008     Title: 2008 Isle of Man Tour Package     Author:

Click here for a brochure on these tour packages.

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Date: 02-03-2008     Title: Andre Bezuidenhout - New Lap Record 0.58.839     Author: Dave Hastie

Well done Andre!

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Date: 02-03-2008     Title: Inland Championships, 01 March 2008 – Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the racing at Zwartkops yesterday.
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Date: 01-03-2008     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 15 March 2008     Author: Dave Hastie
The ZOC ATS Superpole will take place at the Zwartkops Kart Circuit on 15th March. This is the 2nd of 6 ZOC Fun Days to be held this year.

Classes will again be based on engine capacity, and also cater for the Youth (under 15) and Ladies.

Four timed runs will be held on the 1000m circuit.

Documentation and entries start from 08:00 at the Ace's Cafe.

Ace's Cafe will be open all day to supply hot food and cold drinks.

ATS Motor Sport Supplies have prepared the ATS Floating Trophy (for the 5th year running), as well as trophies for Classes A to D.

The ZOC Floating Trophy will be presented to the overall Fastest Time of Day and ZOC members will score points in the ZOC Victor Ludorum award.

And....you will have the opportunity of watching the Ferrari Club playing on the Main circuit.

What better way to have fun on a Saturday?

visit www.zoc.co.za for on line entry forms.

Hope to see you!

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Date: 29-02-2008     Title: ZOC Clubhouse Balcony Access     Author: Dave Hastie
One of the most ignored signs in town is the one at the foot of the stairwell leading to the balcony that says "MEMBERS ONLY".

So in future the ZOC Committee has decided to place a security marshal at the bottom of the staircase with a brief to only allow ZOC members to go up to the balcony.

Invited guests, sponsors and the like, who are very important in our lives, will have freedom of the ground floor from where they can watch the racing.
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Date: 29-02-2008     Title: ZOC Web Site Statistics     Author:
Fourteen months ago the ZOC website came on line and we thought it was time to give you some statistics regarding our visitors.

The average monthly hit rate is 113 658, with an interesting number of visitors from countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand as well as Mozambique.

The most popular day to hit us is Monday between 10:00 and 11:00. The average time spent on the site is around two minutes each.

The most commonly visited topic is the Photo Gallery, The Top 100 Lap times, the Booking and Events calendars.

Ever thought about placing an advert on our site?

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Date: 22-02-2008     Title: ATS Superpole 15 March 2008 - Regs and Entry Form     Author:
Regs and Entry Form for this event can be downloaded from the Events Calendar.
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Date: 21-02-2008     Title: ATS Superpole 15 March 2008 Infosheet     Author: Dave Hastie
ATS Motorsport Supplies will sponsor the 5th running of the ZOC Superpole event on 15th March 2008.

The event will again make use of the 1000m Zwartkops International Kart circuit, which incorporates the Bridgestone Flyover where the circuit crosses over itself.

In addition to the normal ZOC Fun Day classes, which cater for cars based on engine capacity, there will be an additional class for the ZOC Youth, as well as Ladies.

Three of the previous four outright winners have come from the small, light and nimble Lotus 7 type replica's, with Andre Herbst winning the event in 2004, followed by twin wins by Massimo Borgia in 2005 and 2006, while last year saw Mike Trafoyer conquer all in his BMW M3 CSL. What a show that was!

Each competitor will have four runs with the fastest time counting for position.

The ZOC Floating Trophy will be presented to the overall winner, as will the ATS Floating Trophy. ATS have supplied Class trophies as well as some give aways.

Full Canteen facilities will be available at the Ace's cafe adjoining the Kart circuit and everyone is welcome to join the fun. Or just spectate and shout your comments!
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Date: 14-02-2008     Title: 2008 Goodwood Revival Tour Package     Author:
Click here to view details of the 2008 Goodwood Revival Tour Package.
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Date: 12-02-2008     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 02 February 2008     Author:
Go to Top 100 Lap Times which has been updated after Golden Age Racing 02 February 2008
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Date: 03-02-2008     Title: Golden Age Racing, 02 Feb 2008 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the terrific racing at Zwartkops yesterday.
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Date: 20-01-2008     Title: Driver Coaching Day, 19th January 2008 - Photos     Author:

Go to the Photo Gallery for photos of all the fun at yesterday's Driver Coaching.

One hundred and twenty five cars played on the Zwartkops Main circuit on Saturday during the ZOC driver Coaching Day.  Fourteen current ZOC racing drivers, with over 200 years of accumulative driving experience assisted the drivers in learing the best lines to use, as well as braking, cornering and driving techniques in conditions that varied from wet, semi wet and ovbercast to dry during the day.

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Date: 09-01-2008     Title: Zwartkops Driver Coaching Day - 19th January 2008     Author: Dave Hastie

Zwartkops Owners Club will hold a Driver Coaching Day at the Zwartkops International World of Motoring on 19th January 2008. Zwartkops is situated on the R55, just West of Pretoria.

The day will provide an opportunity for all categories of drivers, from beginners to seasoned drivers, to learn from current racing drivers how to handle a motor car on the road.

Topics include positioning a car correctly on the road, braking and cornering techniques, safety factors, the role of tyres and correct pressures, correct mechanical conditioning and correct use of mirrors.

A theoretical session will be held at the start of the day in a Classroom environment and this will be followed by practical sessions on the Zwartkops Race Circuit in controlled conditions.

All that is required is your own car, a helmet and long sleeve shirt and pants.

Students will be divided into speed groups according to their experience, with special attention being given to Novices and Ladies. Coaches will be allocated to each group and will be on hand to coach and assist during the day.

This is an ideal opportunity for scholars and students to gain first hand coaching, which will assist them in real live situations that are encountered on the public roads in slippery conditions.

The cost per person is R200 for the day.

For further information, entry forms and updates please visit theEvents Calendar.

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Date: 11-12-2007     Title: Upfront Statement to Avoid Darwin Nomination     Author: Brian Hastie

On 30 November 2007, Brian Hastie wrote:
After several nights of tossing and turning, I have decided, in an unprecedented move, to make public a little incident that occurred one quite Sunday morning in my garage. In so doing, I make myself in-illegible for nomination for a Darwin award. This cunning move also removes any newsworthiness of the incident, making myself even more untouchable.

In helping a friend fit a new carburetor to his Mini, the task involved checking on the fuel level in the tank before starting the car for the first time. Upon removing the fuel cap, we found substantial corrosion had occurred on the inside surfaces of the cap which caused a large amount of particles to drop onto the surface of the neck of the fuel tank spout.

We pondered on how to proceed for a moment or two. If we used a rag to attempt to 'mop' up the particles, debri would fall into the tank causing numerous problems, some of which could cause the car to stop late at night on a deserted road. Possibly even resulting in death. The solution suddenly came to me and without further hesitation I walked over to where the vacuum cleaner was stored.

I adjusted the variable-suck knob to the maximum and fired the baby up, so to speak. The vacuum hose approached and then entered the ring of the spout, and I watched the guilty particles get swallowed up into the vacuum hose. I love it when a plan comes together.

I was a little taken aback (I shat myself) however, at what happened next. An explosion emitted from the vacuum machine. "Oh bother" I thought (once I had landed), "what happened here then?". The plastic vents on the vacuum machine cover where all melted, black ex-sealant from the vacuum innards where sprayed against all that was within a 2 metre radius. And my knees where shaking.

Science lesson for anyone who has not yet worked out what transpired: the errant vacuum machine sucked fuel vapour through the pipe and into…….the……..hot………fan next to the hot electric motor. The heat was enough to ignite the vapour and cause an explosion. Isn't physics wonderful?

My Darwin indemnity is thus completed.

Brian

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Date: 09-12-2007     Title: Subaru Marshalls Day, 08 December 2007 - Photos     Author:

Go to the Photo Gallery for photos of all the fun at yesterday's Subaru Marshalls Day

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Date: 03-12-2007     Title: Zwartkops Thunderbikes, 01 December 2007 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of Zwartkops Thunderbikes - 01 December 2007.

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Date: 03-12-2007     Title: SYNOPSIS OF ADDRESS BY PETER DU TOIT AS PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDER AT THE 2007 ZOC AGM     Author: Peter du Toit

FINANCIALS:

There are 4 companies that are operational at Zwartkops.

  1. ZWARTKOPS INTERNATIONAL WORLD OF MOTORING (Z-Int.) which is the property owning company which accrues all the rentals. For the year ended 31/12/2006 it had a operational profit of R1.1m, but after taking into account track costs (property) and depreciation reflected a Pre-tax loss of R600 000.

    For 2007 the position will not be any better as we had to resurface the track. This was very traumatic as whilst we did the right surface treatment, the contractor was over zealous with the treatment resulting in that the circuit for the motorcyclists was too slippery. It would have taken too long to wait for the SP2000 emulsion to wear in with the result we called in a new contractor to retreat the surface. This cost us about R600 000. We also lost a number of motorcycle days in the process.

    The Sasol garage site should be fully approved soon which will make a big difference in 2008.
     
  2. ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY (PTY) LTD (Z/R) is the operational company and receives the track rental but is responsible for all costs other than capital investment. In 2005 it lost R500 000 in 2006 the loss reduced to R200 000 and in 2007 had a pre-tax profit of R300 000.
     
  3. ZWARTKOPS DRIVER TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD (ZDTC). This was an establishment year with the AA Advanced Driver Training acquisition. It broke even but should on full Department of Transport Accreditation be a profitable business in 2008.
     
  4. ZWARTKOPS INTERNATIONAL KART RACEWAY (PTY) LTD (ZIKR) 50% owned. Another difficult year for Karting and very little return was received by Zwartkops International for its Kart investment. Karting, from an operational side is in a poor state with huge expectation from the Karting Commission and Karters but very limited support in sponsorships, a decline in competitors and inflexible entry fees.

    The Kart Circuit was built in 2003 by Zwartkops International and Ed Murray Racing as a world standard venue. It was also established as a replacement for the old circuit. It is a magnificent circuit assisted substantially by Bridgestone South Africa. The shareholders have done their best as far as a facility growth and development of Karting is concerned however, it is constantly being divided by irresponsible opinions and decisions within the Karting community.

    The current value (at replacement cost) of the circuit is R9.0m.

    Zwartkops International World of Motoring and Ed Murray Racing will be re-structuring the operational side of ZIKR.
     

Taking the above into account the overall position of the facility can be summarized as follows:

OUR STRENGHTS:
  1. THE PROPERTY
    We are indeed very fortunate to have built Zwartkops when we did. The replacement cost of the facility as it stands today, taking into account property values and cost of tarmac at R900 per square metre, is close to R90m.
     
  2. Our outstanding loans at present are an R1.8m bond and + R23.0m to me. The latter is interest free.
     
  3. During the year we transferred 26% equity to Luendo a very important BEE Company in South Africa. We have a major BEE partner with influential shareholders who are committed to transformation in the world of motoring.
     

OUR WEAKNESSES:
  1. The Zwartkops Group does not generate a return on capital. No loans have been repaid to me since we established the facility in 2001. In establishing the new Zwartkops we did not expect an immediate return on capital as it was envisaged that after five years some return of the interest fee loans could have been made. This weak return on capital is also preventing the establishment of ZOC Trust with a 10% equity stake.
     
  2. The weakness in the financial return is essentially due to the establishment of the site and its facilities being on creating a motorsport facility. Motorsport value in terms of the key role players – sponsors, manufacturers and spectators has diminished considerably since 2000, a fact which competitors and the controlling bodies so easily overlook. The closure of Gosforth Park is a clear indication of this and whilst the Zwartkops Group is in a break even situation a number of other circuits in South Africa are not in this position.
     
  3. Another weakness we have to live with is the Tshwane (Centurion/Pretoria) Municipality Council. There is a total lack of acceptance as to who we are and what we are doing – even so far as not passing certain of our building plans which were submitted and approved way back in 2001!
     

OUR OPPORTUNITIES:
  1. Our strategic focus of participative motoring is gaining momentum.
     
  2. The Driver Training Centre and Youth League will be major elements in the future of Zwartkops.
     
  3. There is growing corporate interest in the Zwartkops International initiatives.
     
  4. We have a very valuable property which is the only race track in South Africa zoned for motorsport.
     
  5. We are well on our way in establishing Zwartkops International World of Motoring as the most exciting motoring centre in Africa.
     
  6. Our events are unique – from the ZOC organized time trials / hill climb to the Golden Age Racing International.
     
  7. Once the new road structure is complete we will essentially be an inner city high performance motoring facility.
     

THREATS:

Unfortunately nothing in life is that perfect and our environment is constantly under threat.
  1. Long term threats are motorsport – environment pollution, noise and the cost of fuel.
     
  2. Short term – various factions in motorsport.

    Whilst our ultimate focus is on motorsport the short term environment is not pleasant. Essentially there are three groups of people in the sport:

    The Kings – those who dedicate their lives in competing, organizing and putting their money and time on the line for the benefit of the sport. We hail them! Unfortunately there are also the spoilers.

    The Cowboys – there are too many Cowboys who fire from the hip with irresponsible statements and actions. Their targets are usually at the Kings who are hurt by these stray irresponsible bullets which not only frustrate the sport but bring it into disrepute. Like our criminal justice system in South Africa very few of them are ever called to account and are left to “fire” their guns on another day. This may be due to our sport being administered by non professional players who are mostly representing their particular facet of the sport with their own agendas which are of very short term nature.

    The third element which is the most serious threat we face as a promoter and initiator is the issue “What’s yours is mine I take it”. It seems that any new initiative taken on by an initiator and is creative is thought to belong to somebody else. “That’s a good idea – let’s do it!” Unfortunately this has caused “havoc” in the sponsorship area and confused participants to the extent that they believe that they are the primary point of focus. Just about every new initiative associated in this way has been destructive to the sport and is hindering our progress.
     

IN SUMMARY:

We are there, we are focused, we have value, we are solvent and we will become the most exciting motoring centre in Africa.

The way forward is to focus on what we have. I did evaluate a number of sites in Natal as a partner venue to Zwartkops. This would have been funded through Zwartkops International however, with the threats under which we operate and lack of awareness it is best left alone.

I do however, want to thank the Executive Staff of Zwartkops for their unfailing support to the Zwartkops strategic focus even under very trying circumstances.

As for me I had a wake up call and will have to adjust my life and where my other interests lie in the future. I will still be very much involved in the Big Z but under different circumstances from June next year.

Thank you all for your support

PETER DUTOIT

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Date: 23-11-2007     Title: ZOC AGM 2007 - Chairperson Report     Author: Dave Hastie

Click here to download the Chairpersons Report for 2007.

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Date: 09-11-2007     Title: CHARIOTS OF FIRE – A MOTOR RACING LESSON     Author: Peter Little

I am taking the trouble of writing this essay, as I’m certain there are lessons to be drawn from it by every person who races cars. I hope it reaches as many competitors as possible for that very reason, so if you happen to have a mailing list for a particular group, I’d appreciate it if you were to forward it to them.

It will emerge that, far from being any sort of expert, able to stay in control of any situation I find myself in, I am capable of making a whole series of blunders when put in an unfamiliar and stressful spot. I ask you to read this carefully, and to carry out my recommendations. It may well save your life one day.

For those of you who don’t know me, I currently race two different cars. This tale involves the ‘safer’ of the two, a Lotus Seven replica, powered by a Mazda rotary engine, which I use to participate in the Western Province Motor Club’s NA Carrera Sports & GT Car championship at Killarney.

I’ve been racing since the early Seventies with a ten-year gap when I rode motorcycle trials. The point is, I’ve been around long enough to know all the risks involved, and to have taken all necessary precautions to make life as safe for me as possible. Despite what some may think, I leave a margin for error in my driving, which gives a person a little extra reaction time – not that it helped me much in the tale I’m about to relate.

Last Saturday my car caught alight during our second race of the day. I had started from the back of the grid, not having done official qualifying. As I happen to have the quickest car in the race, it took about two laps to get past the bulk of the field, leaving another lap to catch and pass Louis de Jager’s Lola T210 replica in fourth place, and two more to reach the two leaders, being the BMW’s of Shaun Sale and Kosie Swanepoel.

Whilst closing on them I’d smelt the odd whiff of petrol in some of the slower corners, and assumed one of them was spilling a bit from a filler cap or breather. I did feel a small amount of uneasiness, and did in fact wonder if it may not be my car. After passing the leader in Cape Town Corner at the end of the fifth lap, I could ease off a little, but by the end of the back straight, when I again smelt fuel and then knew it to be my car, I tapped right off. This is where all the blunders start.

Shaun passed under braking for Cape Town Corner, and Kosie closed right onto my tail. Half way through the corner the footwell erupted in flame. At that point I was well off the pace, but being well dressed for fire, and not feeling any heat, I kept going whilst looking for a marshal with an extinguisher to stop alongside. Of course we don’t have any such marshals at that part of the circuit and as soon as I could see that, I pulled off onto the point where the dragstrip joins the circuit, stopped, killed the car, set off the plumbed-in extinguisher, unbuckled, and hopped out.

By now I’d made at least four stupid mistakes. What I’ve failed to mention is that, by the time I’d stopped the car, my hands were hurting a lot, and I still had to use them in the flames to do all those other things. By the time I was able to climb out of the car, my right leg was hurting a lot and my hands were unbearably sore. I’m not ashamed to say that I was very close to panic for the last seven seconds as I was then surrounded by fire.

I had a video camera running on the car, facing backwards, the film of which survived. Rotaries let out a lot of flame on the over-run, and with my exhaust exiting from the rear of the car, it was probably this that ignited the fuel vapour in the vortex, which can be clearly seen. People have said that they could see a vapour trail behind the car a while before the fire started. I’d had to replace the high pressure fuel pump, as well as the injectors in the morning, all under the bonnet, and can only assume I’d disturbed the low pressure return line to the tank in the process.

This must have been rubbing on the propshaft right at the diff, where the two are fairly close, the hole gradually enlarging, and the flow increasing until there was enough to ignite. Braking for the corner would have washed the fuel forward in the car, hence fire around my legs. Fortunately, I don’t think there was actually that much spilt fuel in the car, judging by the way the car burned before marshals with extinguishers arrived.

Sorry to have gone on for so long, but I wanted you to have a fairly clear picture. You have probably noticed all the mistakes I made, but I’m going to list them anyway. Firstly, however I want to make two further points, both of which will tend to suggest that I would react well in such situations, the point being that you may be just as likely to screw up like me.

Firstly, I’ve always dressed myself with the best quality gear I can get my hands on. All my gear is Formula 1 level, the latest available suits now just being made lighter and anatomically better. They have also improved the design of the gloves, which, had I known, I would probably have purchased. Secondly, I’ve been in a couple of tricky situations before, and been very calm and clear-thinking at the time, so there was no indication that I would fail so badly this time.

Right, now to the mistakes I made, in order:-

  • Getting my priorities wrong by wasting valuable time looking for a marshal to stop alongside. Those seconds wasted become vital once things start hurting, and you can’t ask for them to be given back. I took a scarcely believable 19 seconds to finally stop after initial ignition – that leaves way too little time to get out unharmed. No wonder my hands were already blistering before I had stopped.

  • Not immediately killing electrical power, thereby switching off fuel pumps. Again, worrying about finding a marshal stopped my thinking processes.

  • Only activating the onboard extinguisher after stopping. Even then, because of my near panic, my right hand first went to the cylinder, instead of my left hand going straight to the activating knob.

  • Not unbuckling my belts before stopping. At this point, I struggled a while unthreading the shoulder straps from my Leatt Brace. That is not the fault of the brace, but rather of an unfocussed mind. You may just as well go back to pre-seventies thinking and push for not having to wear belts at all – all safety improvements come with at least some additional complications.

Now, what I SHOULD have done as soon as the fire started was:-
  1. Kill the power – make sure your car is wired so that the Kill switch kills ALL electrical currents.

  2. Pick a stopping point to aim for. That gets you out of other cars’ way, as well as speeding up the stopping process.

  3. If you’ve got a plumbed-in extinguisher (which I strongly recommend) activate it.

  4. Unbuckle BEFORE stopping. It’s a one-handed operation, so won’t interfere with steering and braking.

  5. Evacuate as soon as you stop. Saloon cars often have the added complications of side intrusion bars, as well as window nets. These slow you down. You DON’T want to feel pain. A burnt car only makes your wallet feel pain.

  6. Once you’re out of the car, and if it’s safe to do so, you can reach back in for a hand-held extinguisher. Make that the last thing you do.

As far as my recommendations for all people who race cars are concerned:-
  • Wear the BEST quality clothing you can source. This includes longjohns and long-sleeved nomex vests, as well as long nomex socks and a balaclava. Proper nomex-lined FIA approved high boots are also a must. I can’t county the number of competitors I see dressed in the wrong shoes, so must presume a lot of them also skimp on the invisible stuff. Those things melt into your flesh almost immediately – I wouldn’t recommend you try it out.

  • Practice your exit procedure, repeatedly, preferably alone, with all your clothing on, including helmet and gloves. Try it with your eyes shut – in real life you may be blinded by flames or smoke or even a melting visor. Go so far as to roll out onto the ground if it’s quicker – in a real life scenario you won’t feel at all self-conscious.

  • Look at getting the latest type of gloves, which have nomex under the leather palms. Your hands are even more important than your eyes in a situation like this, and blistered, incapacitated hands and fingers don’t help one bit.



  • I hope the above is of some use to many of you. It is all only commonsense, but you’ll be shocked to discover how quickly you lose that in a tense situation. If you absorb it all, it may even let your conscious mind concentrate on driving your race car quicker!

p.s. Time-line of the Event:
  • 0secs – Fire starts

  • 19secs – car stationary

  • 26secs – driver out of car

  • 50secs – Marshal 1 appears heading for extinguisher(out of shot)

  • 60secs – Marshal 2 appears with extinguisher (tired and slow)

  • 70secs – Marsal 2 appears – ditto

  • 80secs – John Amm appears with marshal’s extinguisher (quickly activates it – he is the first person to put the fire out. Remember, he had to get down from a spectator area and then run to the scene.

  • 91secs – Fire truck pulls up at the scene – not bad considering the distance he had to drive, plus the 19secs I wasted at the beginning.

p.p.s My Injuries:
  • 2nd degree burns to both palms and all fingers and thumbs – no deep burns.

  • 2nd degree burns to right knee area, calf, and ankle – no deep burns.

  • Recovery should be rapid and complete, with no after effects.


p.p.p.s. Typing all this has taken 5 hours in all, with countless multiple key hits and other irritating hand errors – i.e. burns are a MAJOR hassle, and it’s going to be like this for several weeks.

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Date: 08-11-2007     Title: Zwartkops Owners Club - AGM     Author:

A reminder that the ZOC Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22 November 2007 at 19:00 in the ZOC clubhouse.

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Date: 05-11-2007     Title: ZOC 2007 Victor Ludorum     Author: Dave Hastie

Congratulations to Gavin Spiller for winning the 2007 ZOC Victor Ludorum.

It was a close affair which was held over the six ZOC events that were held during the year. These events included the driver Training Day in January, the Superpole on 10 March, The Hillclimb on 14 April, the hotly contested 3 Stage on 16 June, the Wiggle Woggle on 11 August and finally the Hillclimb held on 3 November.

Gavin has consistently finished in the top 3 Overall in his Westfield and just missed FTD on a number of occasions. His 1600cc Rocam powered car has come up against the 4 wheel drive Subaru Impreza of Marius Knoesen and their encounter has been a David vs Goliath battle.

Well done Gavin - you are a true ZOC Champion!

Gavin's winning points score is 65 points, second in the title chase is Dave Geffen in his Mini Cooper S on 58 points with Brian Hastie third on 49 points.

Well done to all the other competitors and thanks for supporting the ZOC days. It has been a memorable year!

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Date: 04-11-2007     Title: ZOC Hillclimb 3 November- Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie

Results from yesterday's Hillclimb can be downloaded from the Events Calendar. Check out the Photo Gallery for photos and results. Club points have also been updated at Members > Victor Ludorum Points

Enjoy!

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Date: 31-10-2007     Title: LEGENDS OF THE NINE HOUR: NEWSLETTER No. 9 - Mar 2007: Report Back     Author: Peter du Toit

Click here to view LEGENDS OF THE NINE HOUR: NEWSLETTER No. 9 - Mar 2007: Report Back

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Date: 30-10-2007     Title: ZOC Hillclimb 3 November - Update     Author: Dave Hastie

Please note that Documentation and Prizegiving will take place in the ZOC Clubhouse on Saturday.

Documentation opens at 08:00 and this will be followed by a recce run of the route.

Food and drinks will be available in the ZOC Clubhouse.

Herewith the entries received so far.

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Date: 30-10-2007     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 27 October 2007     Author:

Saturday 27th October was the last race meeting @Zwartkops for 2007 and despite the cold and sometimes wet conditions there were 26 drivers who set new lap times.

Go to Top 100 Lap Times and check them all out.

This brings to 743 the number of drivers who recorded their personal best lap time at the BIG Z during 2007.

The total numbers who have featured in the Top 100 list now stands at 2210 and nobody has been able to topple Johan Fourie's fastest lap that he set in June 2004.

A few fellows have unofficially broken the 60 second lap time on a Friday afternoon when tanks are empty and the track is reasonably clear of traffic.And even more have had their girl friends with hand held stop watches record times that we will never see at Z.

So who and when will the magical 60 seconds be cracked?

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Date: 28-10-2007     Title: Inland Championships, 27 October 2007 - Photos     Author:

Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of yesterday's Inland Championships.

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Date: 28-10-2007     Title: ZOC Hillclimb 3 November - Update     Author: Dave Hastie

Saturday 3rd November sees the running of the popular ZOC Hillclimb at the Zwartkops complex.

See the Events Calendar page for details, on-line entry and entry list.


Some interesting entries have been received so far.

The finish line has been moved slightly to allow competitors to loop back to the start line to commence their next run.

By the end of proceedings we will have a new ZOC Victor Ludorum recipient. Entries are still open so get yours in as soon as possible.

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Date: 27-10-2007     Title: ZOC Personality of the Month - September 2007     Author: Dave Hastie

Dawie Olivier was voted ZOC Personality for the Month of September 2007 for being the first ZOC member to win a South African Touring Car race overall. He achieved this is a Subaru at the ProTour meeting at Zwartkops in September.

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Date: 15-10-2007     Title: ZOC Hillclimb 3 November - update     Author: Dave Hastie

The ZOC Hillclimb on 3rd November is the 6th event that counts towards the ZOC Victor Ludorum for 2007.

There are currently 56 members who have scored points so far this year with 4 of them in with a good chance of securing this award as we head for the final round.

They are headed by Gavin Spiller (Westfield), Dave Geffen (Austin Mini Cooper S), Grass Gordon in his trusty Birkin and Brian Hastie in a Mini Cooper.

Points are earned by ZOC members for their finishing position in Class with a maximum of 15 up for a class win.

Entries are not restricted to ZOC members and so far include Subaru's, a Chevy Lumina, a few Lotus 7 replica's and a big banger Chevy Camaro.

Join the fun and enter online on the events calendar page.

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Date: 03-10-2007     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 29 September 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
What a day @BIG Z last Saturday, with 96 new personal best lap times as well as 6 new category Class records.

Check them all out at Top 100 Lap Times.

These included a stunning new Hollard Shelby Can-Am lap record 01.02.493 as well as a new Porsche Unlimited record set by Franz in his 956 on 01.01.219.

Just how much faster can this Top 100 hit parade get?
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Date: 30-09-2007     Title: Pro-Tour, 29 September 2007 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of yesterday's Pro-Tour.
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Date: 30-09-2007     Title: Alexi Planets - Progess     Author: Dave Hastie
Some of you may remember a youngster called Alexi Planets. He attended our Driver Instruction Day three years ago in a Cooper S.

His laps during the morning sessions saw him braking for Turn 1 just after the start line, but by late afternoon he was taking T1 flat.

He has now progressed to Formula Ford, as this photo shows.

Somehow we gave him a start in his racing career and it makes me happy to see a youngster progress like this!!



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Date: 30-09-2007     Title: ZOC Hillclimb, 03 November 2007 - Regs     Author:

Go to Events Calendar for regs and entry form for the 5th Annual ZOC Hillclimb to be run on 3rd November.

Note: This event is on Saturday 03 November 2007

Come and have some fun with us!

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Date: 30-09-2007     Title: 10th and 12th place for Allann Jon at Donington Park     Author:
Due to the cancellation of the Knock Hill and Oulton Park rounds of the British Superstock Championship there were two rounds at Donington Park this weekend. The Embassy Team were keen to get to grips with the fast 2.5 mile circuit and score some much needed points. With this being the first race for AJ at Donington and first time back at the track since the HUGE crash there in practice a month ago. It was Coppice 1 and AJ 0 as he put it!!!!!!

Not the place to highside on the exit, as Mr Baylis.

Free practice saw AJ find 3 seconds from his track school practice which put him 19th on the time sheets. With the rain bucketing down for Qualifying 1 the Team elected not to go out. AJ did one lap "to be on the time sheet".

Qualifying 2, the next morning was dry with AJ finding some more time ending up 14th on a personal best time of 1.36:605.

The race later the day was a dogfight AJ in the second pack of six riders all covered by two seconds with AJ finishing 10th!! This earned him 6 points in the championship.

The Team tried a different set up for the next mornings Warm Up. This was unsuccessful, going faster in one corner and losing out in five others. So back to original setting for race two. This was again a hard fought battle with AJ losing out at the line to Gareth Glynn (Raceways Yamaha) by 0.0393 finally finishing 12th after running wide on the last lap at the Melbourne Hairpin. AJ posted his fastest lap in the second race for the weekend, a 1.36:330. It was also good to have a certain Mr Corser as a guest in the Embassy pit.

Next it is off to Brands Hatch Indy circuit in two weeks time. This is for the last two rounds of the Championship.

For more information:
www.embassyracing.com
www.britishsuperbike.com
www.msttiming.com



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Date: 23-09-2007     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 15 September 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
One hundred and three competitors set their personal best lap time at the BIG Z on 15 September 2007.

Check them all out at Top 100 Lap Times.

When we started this Hit Parade in 2001 there were hardly 100 competitors, and now to break into this exclusive Top 100 club one has to pop below 1:04.451 seconds!
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Date: 16-09-2007     Title: SCC HISTORIC RACE DAY, 15 September 2007 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of yesterday's SCC Historic Race Day.
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Date: 04-09-2007     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 01 September     Author:
There were 63 new best race lap times recorded on Saturday as well as 4 new class records.

Check them all out at Top 100 Lap Times.

Racing was excellent and how about ZOC member, Dawie Olivier, winning Production Cars overall from pole position in both races.

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Date: 03-09-2007     Title: Message from Peter du Toit     Author:
Please click here to download a letter from Peter du Toit.
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Date: 02-09-2007     Title: Wesbank SuperSeries, 01 September 2007 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of yesterday's Wesbank SuperSeries.
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Date: 12-08-2007     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 11 August 2007 - Results and Photos     Author:
Results from yesterday's Wiggle-Woggle can be downloaded from the Events Calendar. Check out the Photo Gallery for photos and results. Club points have also been updated at Members > Victor Ludorum Points

Enjoy!
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Date: 02-08-2007     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - After 28 July 2007     Author:
One hundred and twenty three competitors set their best ever lap time @ BIG Z on Saturday.

Check them all out at Top 100 Lap Times.

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Date: 01-08-2007     Title: ZOC Poll     Author: Dave Hastie
We need your input!

Since the beginning of this year we have run TV viewing days in our Clubhouse, with varying degrees of success. We are busy planning our activities for next year and would appreciate you telling us what you would like.

Please complete the Poll and let us know how we can best serve you next year. Thanks!

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Date: 01-08-2007     Title: ZOC Classifieds     Author:
The website now has a Classifieds section for you to post the things you want to sell.

Click the Classifieds button on the menu bar on the left, and then, in the ZOC Classifieds page, click the "About Using ZOC Classifieds" hyperlink for a few simple steps to use the Classifieds.

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Date: 29-07-2007     Title: Golden Age of Motor Racing, 28 July 2007 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for pics of yesterday's Golden Age of Motor Racing.
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Date: 25-07-2007     Title: ZOC Wiggle Woggle 11 August 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
You are invited to join ZOC on 11 August to enjoy the 5th Fun event of 2007.

Entry form and further details are available on the Events Calendar.

The ZOC Wiggle Woggle consists of a Sprint event in anti-clockwise direction on the Big Z main circuit.
Chicanes will be strategically placed on the circuit and will present a challenge to drivers!

Classes are based on engine capacity, as per our other events held this year, and cater for a full range of vehicles.

Start and Finish will be between Turn 6 and Turn 5 outside the Clubhouse on the Main circuit.

Tell your friends and come and have a day of fun and enjoyment.

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Date: 18-07-2007     Title: The ZOC Wiggle Woggle - 11th August 2007     Author:
Regs and on-line Entry Form for the Wiggle Woggle are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 11-07-2007     Title: Zwartkops Top 100 Lap Times     Author: Webmaster
The Top 100 Lap Times have been re-posted to correct minor errors.

Navigation, filtering, searching and sorting of the Lap Times have been improved.
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Date: 03-07-2007     Title: Top 100 Lap Times - Update 03 July 2007     Author:
Who would have bet on 132 personal best lap times being set after the recent surface treatment at Zwartkops?

Three Formula Vee’s got under 1 min 10 seconds, a new Formula Vee lap record was set, same for Formula Ford Zetec and also for Hollard Shelby Can-Am.

Check them all out at Top 100 Lap Times.

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Date: 01-07-2007     Title: Pro Tour Series 30 June 2007 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for the first batch of pics of yesterday's Pro Tour racing.
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Date: 01-07-2007     Title: ZOC Regalia     Author:
The new winter ZOC Regalia, including Beanies, Scarf, Jacket and an armless Jacket are available to ZOC members from ZOC Secretary Ann on 083 304 5555.







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Date: 29-06-2007     Title: ZOC Membership Fees 2007     Author: ZOC Committee
NB: For Members who have not paid their annual membership subscription for 2007

Members of ZOC who have not paid their membership subscription for 2007 by 01 July 2007 will have their membership canceled.

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Date: 17-06-2007     Title: ZOC 3-Stage, 16 June 2007 - Results and Photos     Author: Webmaster
Results from yesterday's ZOC 3-Stage can be downloaded from the Events Calendar.

Check out the Photo Gallery for photos and results. Photos are listed by class and number.

Members Points have also been updated.

Enjoy!
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Date: 15-06-2007     Title: Super Saab for Zwartkop 3 Stage     Author:
Saturday’s Zwartkops Owners Club 3 Stage at the Pretoria West Raceway has drawn an interesting entry but among the most interesting will be the Sandton Saab 93R, which Michele Lupini will be dusting off for the day. The mighty Saab has proven as successful as it has troublesome in specialised tarmac and race events over the past few years, but Lupini is mostly looking to have a lot of fun on Saturday.

“This thing either wins or breaks, so we’re hoping for a bit of reliability on Saturday,” Lupini said of his hugely powerful Swedish steed. “Pushing close to 500 horses through the front wheels, we have to nurse it a bit – we’ve been known to destroy gearboxes and clutches and shear sideshafts right in half, but when she runs, believe me, she runs!”



Last time out the Saab – otherwise known as the Black Bitch – lasted half the opening stage of the Bosal Cars in Action Tarmac Challenge, but the meeting before, Cars in Action magazine Publisher Lupini and his Bakkie & Truck Action magazine Editor Jesse Adams drove the Saab to another Street Class win in September’s regional All Tar Rally.

“Now Jesse and another of our Editors Stuart Grant have entered our Chev Lumina SS bakkie in the Zwartkops 3-stage, so I suppose we have to keep the pecking order the way it should be around here!” Lupini suggested.

Besides the Saab and the Chev, 3-stage has drawn a wide and most interesting variety of cars and drivers from common shopping runners to wild Subarus and Alfas and even a glut of Lotus 7 replicas. Racing starts at 9am at the Zwartkops Raceway on the R55 North just before Laudium. Should be great fun and organisers will accept entries on the line, too – check out www.zoc.co.za…

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Date: 15-06-2007     Title: Formula One @Zwartkops     Author: Dave Hastie
Andre Bezuidenhout has imported a 1988 Dellara Formula One car and showed its paces at Zwartkops this afternoon.

Visit the Photo Gallery for pics.

The car is fitted with a Ferrari engine and is of only two in the world. This car was cmpaigned in F1 by De Cesaris.

His quickest running in lap was a thousandth of a second over 60 seconds and believes the car is good for a 57 second lap @Zwartkops.

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Date: 13-06-2007     Title: ZOC 3-Stage 16 June 2007 - Update     Author:
Check out the Events Calendar for a Route Map and latest entries. Note that the start this year is at Turn 6, outside the ZOC Clubhouse.
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Date: 12-06-2007     Title: Lumina SS SA Track Debut     Author: Stuart Grant
What: ZOC THREE-STAGE
Where: Zwartkops Raceway
When: Saturday 16 June 2007

BRUTAL ZWARTKOPS ASSAULT

Some are calling it overkill and hinting that it might be too much to control, but both Jesse Adams and Stuart Grant have faith in their Cars in Action 6.0-litre Chevy Lumina SS Ute.

The pair will take on the regular ZOC-Three Stage competitors at Zwartkops Raceway on 16 June and with four runs each, are confident that they can get the measure of the brutal V8 to upset the local favourites.



Competitors will leave one at a time from the ZOC clubhouse and race anti-clockwise around the main circuit, into the pits, around the kart track and then finally complete the route on the skidpan. Classes have been set according to engine size so the monster Chevy obviously sits in the heavies division where a class win could well mean overall victory for the day.

Last year a BMW M3 CSL took the title but pressure came from a host of Subarus, Minis and Lotus Seven replicas. This year a Porsche GT3 looks set to be at the front but other competition could come from the likes of Michele Lupini’s deceptively quick Saab turbo.

Some of the smaller more nimble cars could hold the advantage around the tight stuff but the thundering SS has already surprised many with its astute handling and predictability. With 270kW and 530Nm of torque on tap it should also run with the best of them on the longer bits.

Traction is key to the Chevy progress and to cope with the task Bridgestone has come to the party with some 17-inch rubber as used by the National Production Car racers. Bridgestone is currently doing wonders for local racing and besides supplying the Production Cars with tyres, are also sponsoring the upcoming national raceday at Kyalami and have taken over the naming rights to Kyalami’s spectator friendly Bowl.

“We wanted to do the challenge with a big British sports car. And that is exactly what we’ll bring, well except for the British part. How cool is it to have a manual V8 sports car with a load bin? We are confident in the Ute from down under, although hairy-chested, it handles brilliantly and is seriously quick in a straight line.”
- Stuart Grant

“We might not have all wheel drive, turbo-chargers, German technology or small dimensions on our side but like the old saying points out so well, there’s no replacement for displacement”
- Jesse Adams

With heavy right feet and all 6 litres of Chevrolet’s SS Ute working overtime, the day is bound to be spectacular with plenty of smoking Bridgestone rubber, quick times, armfuls of opposite-lock and hopefully some shiny silverware. Adams and Grant would also like to thank AKA Signage for the decal sponsorship, and Johnny’s SupaQuick in Randburg for the Bridgestone tyre fitment.

E-mail: stuart@carsinaction.co.za
Tel: (011) 463-1191

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Date: 11-06-2007     Title: ZOC Newsletter - June 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
Check out the Newsletters Section for the June 2007 edition of the ZOC Newsletter.
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Date: 07-06-2007     Title: NOTICE OF DEATH - Edwin J. Reynolds     Author: Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department

NOTICE OF DEATH

Edwin J. Reynolds

20 September 1976 to 5 June 2007

Our colleague and dear friend Edwin passed away on 5 June 2007. May the Lord bless him and may he rest in peace.

Edwin has been working as a Traffic Officer since 1 May 1997 at the Centurion Traffic Department. After the amalgamation of the different municipalities he continued with his career at Region 8 of the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD). On 3 February 2007 Edwin was shot with an AK47 while performing his duties at the Swartkops racetrack. At the time, the doctors didn’t have any hope for him, but said that his life was in the hands of God. He miraculously recovered to some extend, but wasn’t able to use his lower body. Eventually he lost the battle.

Edwin consistently served the Municipality, the TMPD and his colleagues for over ten years to the best of his ability.

The TMPD wishes to express their sincerest condolences to his fiancé (included in the photo), family and friends.

A Memorial service will be held for him at the Head Quarters hall of the TMPD, Church Street, D.F. Malan Drive, 8 June 2007 at 10:00 The funeral will take place at the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Church) in Wierda Park, 11 June 2007. The time will be communicated to you in due course.



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Date: 07-06-2007     Title: Notice of Bereavement - Edwin J. Reynolds     Author: Peter du Toit

The Zwartkops Group regrets to announce that Edwin Reynolds, the Metro Police Officer who was shot by an armed robber at the Zwartkops entrance on 3rd February 2007, has passed away.

Edwin was gravely injured with a bullet lodged in his spine. He fought his afflictions bravely, but succumbed to a heart attack on Tuesday 5th June 2007.

Zwartkops and all its participants and supporters extend our deepest sympathy to Edwin's family, friends ans associates.

RIP

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Date: 01-06-2007     Title: Big Z Top Lap Times after 26 May 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
The Big Z Top Lap Times have been updated after the races on 26 May 2007. Click here to view the full list of best times.
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Date: 31-05-2007     Title: Zwartkops Driver Training - Advertisement for Driving Instructors     Author:

DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

Zwartkops Driver Training (PTY) Ltd is looking for Learner Driver Instructors that wish to be upgraded in Defensive Driving techniques. The need is initially for Gauteng based instructors but will also become national requirement in the near future. The requirement is for light vehicle, heavy-duty and motorcycle instructors.

Once trained, instructors will initially be offered contract work on a part time basis, and it could develop into a full-time position. The Defensive Driver training is to the standard of AA Driver Training, which is incorporated into Zwartkops Driver Training.

Interested candidates should contact Zwartkops Driver Training on (012) 374 1162 or email info@zdt.co.za.

Alternatively, contact Dave Johnston directly on 083 226 6781 or email dave@zdt.co.za.

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Date: 31-05-2007     Title: URGENT WARNING - JHB Roads - New intimidation methods     Author: Managing Director Guard force Int'l Transportation Ltd. SA
Please be very careful when travelling alone. A woman had been pushed off the road on Saturday at 10:00 on Parkland drive Esther Park road. A white taxi full of men followed her for about 5 minutes and then moved in next to her car and slowly pushed her towards the pavement. They kept on until a couple of other cars started to drive around her, and then left.

This morning another lady stopped at a traffic light on Jan Smuts Avenue Kempton Park . A taxi stopped next to her and five guys jumped out of the taxi. One banged on the roof of her car, two tried to open the front doors, a third jumped onto the bonnet of her car and a fourth stood in front of her car. She got such a fright that she pulled away knocking the chap in front of her down and crossed the red robot. It seems that this is a new type of intimidation, victimizing mainly women drivers. Please be very careful when driving on your own. This is the 11th case we've heard of since last week. A single woman traveling from Boksburg stopped at a robot and was pulled from her car and raped repeatedly by 4 men in a taxi and another 2 at the Modderfontein intersection. Please pass this on - not only to females - but to everyone - be alert.

Managing Director Guard force Int'l Transportation Ltd. SA

Men: please forward this to all the ladies you know.

They found another way to hijack u by bumping you softly and as u get out the car to see what had happened they hijack you.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL
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Date: 30-05-2007     Title: ZOC 3-Stage Tar Sprint 16 June 2007 - Revised Regs     Author: Dave Hastie
The ZOC 3 Stage on 16 June will include an Open Class for anything with wheels. This includes Motards, Quads and any form of motor cycle.

Visit the Events Calendar for revised regs and online entry form.
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Date: 21-05-2007     Title: Burn Rubber this Youth Day 16th June 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC will celebrate Youth Day this year with some rubber being burnt with the running of the ZOC 3Stage Tar Sprint.

This 4 km all tar smooth surface Tar Sprint route will start outside the Clubhouse on the zwartkops Main Circuit and proceed in an anti clockwise direction to join the Kart Circuit via the Pit complex. The route then flows past the Apex Porsche facility and enters the Skidpan from a Northerly direction and after some creepy curves in the wet the whole show comes to stop at the Skidpan entrance. Try this 4 times and see who your daddy is!

The Subaru onslaught took top three places at the ZOC Hillclimb recently. Will they be able to repeat this feat this time out. The BM's are still smarting and although the Germans couldn't win the last war the Porsche brigade will do their best to win this one. Don't write off the Class A screaming Mini's, who have finished right up there in the past, nor the nimble but very fast Lotus 7's that could just pull one out of the bag this year. And what about the Lupini Saab Turbo?

Last year's Top 20 slots were as follows:

pos Class No. Driver Car
1 D 9 Andreas Trafoyer BMW M3 CSL
2 D 5 Marius Knoesen Subaru STI
3 L 2 Grass Gordon Birkin
4 A 1 Brian Hastie Mini Cooper
5 C 2 Darren Mortimer Golf 2000cc
6 D 15 Vernon Rosen Subaru STI
7 L 1 Brad Woolley Westfield Sport Rocam
8 A 5 Dave Geffen Mini Cooper
9 D 2 Bruce Sebregts Subaru WRX
10 D 11 Andre Hartman BMW M3
11 C 13 Chad Lambert Toyota 1600 16 v
12 L 8 Fred Alberts Lotus 7 replica Supercharged
13 D 10 Sean Pearce TVR Chimaera
14 C 1 Mike Andreka Golf 2000cc
15 D 16 Bernie von Lossberg Renault Megane Sport
16 L 3 Gavin Spiller Westfield Seight
17 A 6 Simon Kamp Opel Corsa GSI
18 L 6 Tony Heskes Locost Toyota 1600 20v
19 C 8 Nico Prinsloo Toyota 1600 16 v
20 D 21 Andre vd Merwe Polo

Make a note of the date now and visit the Events Calendar for regs, online entries and updates.

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Date: 21-05-2007     Title: Zwartkops Blanket Run - 20 May 2007 - PHOTOS     Author:
See the Photo Gallery for photos of yesterday's Blanket Run at Zwartkops.
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Date: 21-05-2007     Title: Allann Jon Venter - Update     Author: Andre Venter
A short note to give you some info on one our ZOC members. Allann Jon Venter left SA at the beginning of this year to go and ride in the British Superstock series. He is riding for the Hydrex Honda team with two team mates , Karl Harris and roadracer Guy Martin. He has competed in 5 rounds so far and his best finish so far was 10th. This was yesterday at Snetterton after qualifying 24th. They get one 20 min free practice and two 20 min qualifiers in which he has to learn these tracks as most of them he has not seen before. This morning they are on their way to the TT where he will not ride (dad says so!!!!) but support Guy.

More info can be found at:

http://allannjonventer.com
http://www.msttiming.com
http://www.britishsuperbike.com


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Date: 22-04-2007     Title: Inland Championships 21 April 2007 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
See the Photo Gallery for pictures from yesterday's racing action!
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Date: 18-04-2007     Title: Inland Championships 21 April 2007 - Final Instructions     Author: Zwartkops
See the Zwartkops Events Calendar for Final Instructions for 21 April 2007 Inland Championships.
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Date: 15-04-2007     Title: ZOC OMP Hillclimb 14 April - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Many thanks for your support at the ZOC OMP Hillclimb.

Photos and a full set of results are available on the Photo Gallery and results on the Events Calendar.

Our last run of the day was delayed quite a bit with a Lotus 7 popping an oil filter which required buckets of cement to soak away the mess. Then the radio batteries went flat and finally our FTD setter, Anton Cronje stopped on the route with an apparent drive shaft that had taken enough beating for the. With a reported 300 kilowatt on the wheels I would also have needed a rest!

Last year in April Klippies Krige in a Lotus Exige set FTD on 56,98 sec and Anton lowered this is a stunning 53,85 in his Scooby. What a fantastic time!

Our next ZOC event will be the popular 3 Stage event. This route includes a lap of the main circuit which leads on to a lap of the Kart circuit and finally finishes on the Skidpan. Pencil in 16th June @ ZOC for some excellent fun. The event will be based in the Clubhouse and the start will be in Turn 5 outside the Clubhouse.

Hope you enjoyed the ZOC experience yesterday!

Please support OMP - they supported us!

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Date: 12-04-2007     Title: LEGENDS RETURN TO ZWARTKOPS ON SATURDAY 21ST APRIL 2007     Author: Zwartkops

FULL DAY’S RACING CARS & BIKES

A full entry has been received for the 18 Race Events at Zwartkops on Saturday.

Thunderbikes and BMW Boxer Cup will take the centre stage as far as Superbikes are concerned. The man to beat will be the legendary Jannie Stander and the super fast Garth Zoutendyk and the Midrand Honda Team of Dave Klette and Co.

To compliment the Superbikes will be the Legend Classics, Trans-Am and Historic Sports and GT Cars. Brian Rowling’s Mustang will lead the Bosal Legends and will be out to take revenge on the Alfa GTS which nailed the Mustang at the recent Lichtenburg race meeting. Colin Neal is trying his best to come to grips with the Studebaker Golden Hawk and will be hard pushed by Barry Scott in the Mini Cooper ‘S’. Gavin Ritchie’s Hillman Imp is now really beginning to go and will push the delightful Austin A35 (Teapot) of Peter Collings. The Bosal Legends produces good racing with Volvo, Mustang, Studebaker, and Alfa GT – Guilia, Austin, and MG Magnet providing good entertainment.

The man who has become a Legend in his own lifetime Bern Morgenrood will have his work cut out for him with a very determined Michele Lupini in his Trans-Am Camaro determined to beat the extremely well prepared Mustang. The Lupini Camaro will be supported by the Car No. 13 Camaro driven this time by sideways Ben van der Westhuizen.

The Trans-Am Challenge has a under 2-litre class which has a grudge match replay between Francois Pretorius in his Porsche 911 and Steve Miller in the incredible supercharged Mini Cooper. Uli Sanne will make life difficult for them with his very quick BMW 2002. In true Trans Am Style the Alfa GTA’s of Carl Esterhuyse, Rob Willison and Clive Densham.

Master Mowers HRCR Touring Cars can as always be expected to provide the saloon car heritage of the past – plenty of racing saloons of all shapes and sizes and huge variation of makes with the likes of Symm Grobler Alfa, Alan Poulter V6 Cortina Perana, Andy Micouris Datsun SSS, Clive Warren in the ex works Fiat Uno-Turbo plus Paulo Cavalieri in the ex late Tony Vianna BMW 735 and a “gaggle” of historic Porsches …..

The Historic Sports and GT entry will have the GT40 of Peter Bailey, Mike Nel (who may substitute the entry with his magnificent Type Ferrari P4), the evergreen Chris Clarke in his Morgan +4 with compatriot Terry Allan in a later Morgan 8. These with the rest of the Cobras from Durban, GSM Darts, MG B’s will certainly make a good race.

Drain Surgeon Marque Cars should have 25 cars on the grid whilst the MG Challenge will provide good entertainment with a wide variation of racing machinery.

See you at Zwartkops with 18 action packed events. Racing starts at 10h00. Adults R40, Students R20, Children under 12 Free. For more info contact 012 374-5802.

SATURDAY – 21st APRIL 2007
PROGRAM OF EVENTS

OFFICIAL QUALIFYING
Official Practice 10 minutes only

08h00  Boxercup SA
08h15  Extreme Machine / Yoshimura Zwartkops Thunderbikes
08h30  Drain Surgeon Marque Cars
08h45  Master Mowers HRCR Touring Cars E, F & G
09h00  HRCR Sports & GT
09h15  Bosal Pre 66 Legend Saloons 09h30  Master Mowers HRCR Touring Cars A, B, C & D
09h45  MG Challenge
10h00  Pre 72 Trans-Am Series

10h20  Drivers /Riders Briefing


RACE PROGRAM
10h40 1 Boxercup SA Race 1 12 laps
11h00 2 Bosal Pre 66 Legend Saloons Race 1 8 laps
11h20 3 HRCR Sports & GT Race 1 10 laps
11h40 4 Master Mowers HRCR Touring Cars E, F & G Race 1 8 laps
12h00 5 MG Challenge Race 1 8 laps
12h20 6 Xtreme Machine/Yoshimura Thunderbikes Race 1 12 laps
12h40 7 Pre 72 Trans-Am Series Race 1 8 laps
13h00 8 Drain Surgeon Marque Cars Race 1 8 laps
13h20 9 Master Mowers HRCR Touring Cars A, B, C & D Race 1 8 laps
13h40 Circuit Break
14h00 10 Boxercup SA Race 2 12 laps
14h20 11 Bosal Pre 66 Legend Saloons Race 2 8 laps
14h40 12 HRCR Sports & GT Race 2 10 laps
15h00 13 Master Mowers HRCR Touring Cars E, F & G Race 2 8 laps
15h20 14 MG Challenge Race 2 8 laps
15h40 15 Xtreme Machine/Yoshimura Thunderbikes Race 2 12 laps
16h00 16 Pre 72 Trans-Am Series Race 2 8 laps
16h20 17 Drain Surgeon Marque Cars Race 2 8 laps
16h40 18 Master Mowers HRCR Touring Cars A, B, C & D Race 2 8 laps

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Date: 12-04-2007     Title: SUPER-BIKE DAY FOR ALL MOTOCYCLES AT ZWARTKOPS 22nd APRIL 2007     Author: Zwartkops

Want to take your Superbike to its limits or just go for a casual cruise but to frighten to take the risk of open road riding? Zwartkops International World of Motoring (R55) Pretoria West and Honda Midrand have the solution to all Superbike riders and their pillions.

Come and enjoy a safe and responsible Superbike run plus special instruction sessions for those who want to experience the freedom of the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit under supervision on Wednesday, 22nd April.

Feel the adrenaline rush as you take your Superbike to its limits without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps and robots! Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen , sports bar with big screen television, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old. An ideal opportunity for beginners and the not so experienced riders to gain confidence and to be taught safe and responsible riding.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 08h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R200 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 083 718-2487

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 03-04-2007     Title: ZOC OMP Hillclimb Sprint, 14 April 2007 - Regs and On-line Entry     Author: Dave Hastie
Regs and on-line entry for this event are now available on the Events Calendar.

ZOC will run our annual Hillclimb on 14th April and we are happy to be assisted by OMP Products.

The format will be the normal 1 km all tarmac surface as used in previous years.

Documentation and Prizegiving will take place in the Clubhouse from 08h00. (There is a regional Kart meeting on the day.)

Classes provide for Cars (based on engine capacity), Ladies, Single seaters as well as an Open category for Bikes, Quads and anything else with wheels.

At least 4 runs will take place.

The event is open to everyone.

Hope you can join us for a day of fun!

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Date: 02-04-2007     Title: ZOC Special Offer     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC is happy to offer an A0 size colour aerial photograph of the Zwartkops International Raceway property.

This image would be ideal for mounting in a pub,study or garage and would provide an ideal topic of conversation amongst friends.

There are only 5 copies left and they are selling for a once off price of R350.

Copies are available from the Zwartkops race office on a first come first served basis.

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Date: 02-04-2007     Title: ZOC Personality of the Month of March 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
Geoff Walter and his nephew Adam have been jointly awarded the ZOC Personality of the Month for March 2007.

Geoff has been a regular assistant at our Wiggle Woggle, Hillclimb and 3 Stage events and Adam has become a great assistant timekeeper and general helper on the day.

Congratulations to both of them!

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Date: 30-03-2007     Title: ACTION PACKED ZWARTKOPS SUPERCUP CLUB KART RACING 14th APRIL 2007     Author: Zwartkops

See you at Zwartkops on Saturday 14th April for another exciting round of the Zwartkops Supercup Club Kart Championships on the challenging 1km Bridgestone Zwartkops International Raceway Circuit

With racing for all ages from 4 to 60 in 11 different categories and 24 races ranging from 50cc Cadet, GP Junior, 100cc Class, Mini Max, Max Junior, Max Challenge, Max 175, Rok Junior, Rok Cup, Rotax DD2, 125 Promo and GP Promo an action packed day of kart racing and entertainment can be expected.

Come and watch our stars and hero’s of tomorrow in action as they give it all to be placed on top of the winners list. With everything to gain and nothing to lose the day is set for awesome, nail biting, crowd pleasing kart racing.

Become part of the action, rub shoulders with your hero’s and enjoy an unforgettable day of Kart Racing and family entertainment. Racing starts at 10h00, gate admission and grandstand seating FREE.

For more information contact 012 374-5802

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 29-03-2007     Title: JOIN THE SUPER TRAX HIGH SPEED MOTORING AND SKIDPAN GYMKANA EXPERIENCE AT ZWARTKOPS ON EASTER MONDAY – 9th APRIL 2007     Author: Zwartkops

Need to experience an adrenalin rush in your favorite road silenced or competition car? Let’s keep speeding and death off our roads and arrive alive on Easter Monday! Join the Super Trax Day at Zwartkops (R55) Pretoria West on Easter Monday – 9th April from 08h00 to 17h00.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring invites the motoring public and competition cars with a noise restriction of 115bd to join us for a carefree yet controlled, high speed experience on the 2.4 km challenging race circuit.

Enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind – no oncoming traffic, no speed traps, and no robots! Hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive with special dedicated speed groups. The day promises maximum family fun. R200 per driver day - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical and canteen facilities plus a big T.V. screen for sporting events.

For the not so brave and beginners we have a special challenge on Africa’s most advanced skidpan, just pop down and test your driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. A great way to enjoy a day while gaining confidence, experience and improving your driving techniques. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 09h00 to 17h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call 012 374-5802 during office hours or 082 451-3034 for more info.

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 28-03-2007     Title: Big Z Top Lap Times after 17 March 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
The total number of competitors who have driven at the Big Z has risen to 2005. Click here to view the full list of best times.
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Date: 18-03-2007     Title: Australian F1 Grand Prix - ZOC Sunday 18 March     Author: Dave Hastie
A good crowd of around 30 people arrived at 05:30 to watch the TV viewing of the opening round of the 2007 F1 GP season.

The bacon and eggs breakfast was welcome as the "what if" and "if only" discussions started up.

We then partook in a blind folded wiggle woggle between Turn 5 and Turn 6. Just to make it fair we all drove Geoff's By4 and it was a close contest between Brad Woolley and Gavin Spiller to determine who was the blindest!

A pole signing ceremony was set to take place before the Hillclimb on 14 April between Warren Spiller (Chevy SS) and Marius Knoesen (Subaru) who had a strong desire to leave their signature of the gate post they flattened at the last ZOC Wiggle Woggle.

A great morning was enjoyed by all.

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Date: 18-03-2007     Title: Inland Championships 17 March 2007 - Photos     Author:
See the Photo Gallery for pictures from yesterday's racing action!
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Date: 18-03-2007     Title: SPECIAL SUPER-BIKE DAY FOR ALL MOTOCYCLES AT ZWARTKOPS 21st MARCH 2007 – HUMAN RIGHTS DAY     Author: Zwartkops

Honda Midrand Superbike Day for all Sunday Brunch Runners plus special instruction sessions with instructors for those who want to enjoy the freedom of the circuit under supervision with marshals and medics on hand.

Starting at 08h30 to 16h30 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R200 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 18-03-2007     Title: NO OPEN PRACTICE ON THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY’S     Author:

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO OPEN PRACTICE ON THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY’S!
CIRCUIT BOOKED OUT TO CORPORATE CLIENT!


30th May 2007
4th July 2007
3rd October 2007
7th November 2007

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Date: 17-03-2007     Title: Closure of the Main Track     Author:

Please note that The Zwartkops Main Track will be closed for re-surfacing from Tuesday 24th April 2007 to Tuesday 1st May 2007.

The Main Circuit will be open again on Wednesday 2nd May 2007.

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Date: 14-03-2007     Title: ZOC Victor Ludorum Points     Author: Webmaster
Check the Members Section for the latest standings in the ZOC Victor Ludorum.
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Date: 13-03-2007     Title: SPECIAL SUPER-BIKE DAY FOR ALL MOTOCYCLES AT ZWARTKOPS 21st MARCH 2007 – HUMAN RIGHTS DAY     Author: Zwartkops

Honda Midrand Superbike Day for all Sunday Brunch Runners plus special instruction sessions with instructors for those who want to enjoy the freedom of the circuit under supervision with marshals and medics on hand.

Starting at 08h30 to 16h30 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R200 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 11-03-2007     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 10 March 2007 - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Results of yesterday's ZOC ATS Superpole are available on the Events Calendar. Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of all the action! Results are also available on the first page of the Superpole photo album.
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Date: 09-03-2007     Title: BIG ACTION DAY AT ZWARTKOPS ON SATURDAY 17th MARCH 2007. IT’S KICK OFF TIME!z     Author: Zwartkops

*** MEDIA RELEASE ***

ZWARTKOPS SATURDAY 17th MARCH 2007

BIG ACTION DAY AT ZWARTKOPS ON SATURDAY
IT’S KICK OFF TIME!

Super Saloons, Thunderbikes, VW Challenge, SuperHatch, Formula Gti, Silvercup, Formula Fords and the Alfa Romeo Trofee - Some 200 cars and bikes will provide full house entertainment of exciting motor racing at Zwartkops on Saturday, 17th March.

The racing season kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day with the spectacular Extreme Machine Magazine/Yoshimura Thunderbikes. This exclusive Zwartkops Challenge produces a full field of racing Superbikes with leading riders like Jason Crooks, Jason Holland, veteran Dave Klette heading a full 30 Thunderbike field.


The V8 Super Saloons will certainly provide the excitement as they are pitched against the Rotary Turbo and Super Charged Production Saloons. Willie Hepburn in his incredibly quick Opel Record should be in for a surprise or two. Mark du Toit in his Z-Viper will go all out to take on Anton Britz in his fireball Mazda Racing RX7 together with Cornel Uys in the Chev Corvette. Stewart McLarty will also be putting his very special Telescrew Audi TT to the test possibly with a young 15 year old at the wheel, while determined not to be dominated by the male contenders Susanne Brits will be out to prove a point in her Peugeot 206.


For drama and the most spectacular contract formula the Volkswagen Challenge for Golf, Gti and Polos could wear the crown of the day. Over 60 cars are entered as we went to press. They are closely matched and with Ray Wilford, Wayne Masters, the Evergreen George Economides, Kevin Erasmus, Gavin Ross and Lisl Viljoen (Class B Golf) to name but a few, who knows what can happen. These Goldwagen racers just can’t help it but put on a show that is not to be missed!

Single Seaters will be headed by the Formula Gti’s. These are still the fastest single seater racing cars in South Africa today and are well presented and have a full field. They will be complemented by the Formula Ford Ken and the fastest Karts in the land, the 250 Super Karts believe that they will be the first to break the 60 second barrier around Zwartkops and are well represented including another member of the fairer sex, Elna Croeser in her Anderson Rotax who will be showing no fear as she challenges those daring men in their magnificent machines.

Silvercup has over 35 cars entered including an experimental ex works Toyota Run X with a 2litre turbocharged Toyota Celica engine. This is a Zwartkops experimental car which will be driven by Mark du Toit. The aim – to have the fastest Toyota Run X in the world! The Honda brigade is most unlikely to let him get away with it!

Goldwagen SuperHatch has Hondas, Opels, Fords, Golfs and as well as another three lady competitors Melanie Spurr (Opel), Claudette Grover (Toyota) and Robyn Kruger (Ford Fiesta) all trying for top honours. Here Mark du Toit will switch allegiance from the V8 Viper, turbo Run X to the Honda Civic and will face the greatest challenge of all against Martin Kronstrom, Mike Andreka, Ryan England and Edmond Grover.

The Alfa Trofeo which is just for Alfas have a very representative field of the great marque.

See you at Zwartkops!
Racing starts at 10h00. Adults R40, Students R20, Children under 12 Free. For more info contact Charlene at 012 374-5802.

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Date: 26-02-2007     Title: Super Trax Day - Sunday 4th March 2007     Author: Zwartkops

HIGH SPEED & SKILLED MOTORING WITH PEACE OF MIND
ON SUNDAY 4th MARCH 2007 AT ZWARTKOPS

You've got the car and a need to take it to its limits in a safe environment but don't know where to go. Avoid the frustration of jam-packed roads and reckless festive season drivers around you as Zwartkops International World of Motoring - (R55) Pretoria West has the answer. Join our Super Trax Day, specially designed for the ordinary daily motorist who would like to spend his day developing his skills at motoring.

Whilst the day does involve speed the event is purely for enjoyment, experiencing your road car in conditions that are safe under controlled conditions. The chief operating officer will ensure that you are driving in an appropriate group.

So sit back, take a deep breath and allow your body and soul to experience an adrenalin rush of a life time on a real motor racing circuit on Sunday 17th September from 10h00 to 16h00 and enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind on the 2,4km challenging high speed circuit with no oncoming traffic, no speed traps and no robots! It's an ideal way to hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops. The day promises maximum family fun at R200 per driver and R30 per passengers. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play centre and canteen facilities plus TV facilities for sporting events.

We also have a special challenge for the not so brave or beginners, just pop down to Africa's most advanced skidpan and test you driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. Gain confidence and experience while improve you driving techniques at a nominal fee. There is educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!

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Date: 24-02-2007     Title: Australian F1 Grand Prix TV viewing and Concours Day @ZOC on 18 March 2007     Author: Dave Hastie

ZOC will be having a bumper fun day in the Clubhouse on 18th March.

The day will kick off with a TV viewing of the opening round of the 2007 Formula One season, the Australian Grand Prix. This starts at 5 in the morning. Don't be afraid, the Clubhouse will be open and a good old Australian type breakfast will be served soon after the finish.

Thereafter there will be a number of family activities. There will be a slash pool in the shade of the Clubhouse balcony for the children.

There will also be a Concourse for the "spit n polish brigade". One make motor clubs are encouraged to put their best foot forward and bring of their best specimens. A converted Floating trophy will be awarded to the car that is judged the best on the day.

For the Ladies there will be a Treasure Hunt around the grounds in close proximity of the Clubhouse. A presentation of Body talk will also be given by a qualified person.

Make a note of the date and come and join the family entertainment at ZOC.

Look forward to welcoming you!

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Date: 24-02-2007     Title: Personality of the Month     Author:
Visit the Members Section to view a summary of the ZOC Personality of the Month.
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Date: 21-02-2007     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 10 March 2007 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Bret Curling, of Curling Projects, donated a lovely big wooden trophy two years ago for the highest placed 7 in the ZOC ATS Superpole.

Massimo has won it for the last two years but with his 7 being up for sale he wont be contesting the Trophy this year.

Please inform all TLR members that, in addition to all the other awards, the Bret Curling Trophy will be up for grabs on 10 March at Zwartkops.

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Date: 20-02-2007     Title: Bridgestone SA Motor journalist Sportsman of the Year 2006     Author:

Geniel de Villiers
SAMJ Sportsman of the Year, 2006
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Date: 19-02-2007     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 10 March 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
Herewith notice of the 5th running of the annual ZOC ATS Superpole event.

The 2007 event will again see various Classes of cars compete on the Kart Circuit. The event will be held on 10th March on the Zwartkops International Kart Circuit.

A new Class has been added which caters for anything with wheels - like a Motard, Superbike, Wheelchair, Quad, Bicycle or anything else.

As usual the ATS Floating Trophy will be up for grabs as well as many ATS hampers. In addition, the ZOC Floating Trophy, which will be awarded after each of the 7 events on the calendar, will be awarded.

Entry is available on the Events Calendar.

Hope to see you there!

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Date: 08-02-2007     Title: Springbok Revival, 03 Feb 2007 - More Photos     Author:
See the Photo Gallery for pics of the Historic Touring Car races on Saturday
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Date: 04-02-2007     Title: Springbok Revival, 03 Feb 2007 - Photos     Author:
See the Photo Gallery for super pics of the Springbok Revival yesterday. More pics to come . . . . .
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Date: 28-01-2007     Title: Zwartkops Owners Club Victor Ludorum 2007     Author:
Please visit the Members section for information about the ZOC Championship and the points standings after the Driver Coaching Day on 20 January 2007.
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Date: 21-01-2007     Title: Driver Coaching Day 20 January 2007 - Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for Dave Hastie's excellent pics of yesterday's Driver Coaching day.
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Date: 18-01-2007     Title: ZWARTKOPS 3rd FEBRUARY 2007. THE ROCK ‘N ROLL OF SOUND, EMOTION, COLOUR AND THE SPECTACLE OF SOME OF THE WORLDS GREATEST RACING CARS IN ACTION     Author: Zwartkops
Some 300 cars and bikes all licensed to thrill.

It is all happening at Zwartkops on 3rd February. However, to avoid disappointment try and please arrange to get tickets before the event – the gate is limited to 10 000 spectators.

Included in the program is:

  • The McLaren M8 – One of the fastest 8 litre Can-Am cars ever.

  • What was considered the most dangerous Sports Racing Car ever, the Porsche 917. There will be two of them and the one being driven by the very man who gave Porsche their first win at Le Mans in 1970 in the Porsche 917 – the one he will race at Zwartkops – Richard Attwood.

  • The huge Lola T70’s – two possibly three on the grid to be piloted by Frank Syntner (former British Touring Car Champion) and Nigel Hulme. These monster cars despite their age lap times around Zwartkops which are within an ace of our modern Wesbank v8 racers.

  • The House of Chevron will be represented by 8 Chevrons – B19’s, B16’s and B8’s.

  • Ford GT40’s that were so victorious at Le Mans in the 1960’s. There should be four on the gird. The fastest should be Leo Voyazides from the UK.

  • Lola T70 Spyder

  • Alfa T33 – The car that won the famous Targo Florio

  • A Brabham Bt8 Sports Racer that has never been seen in South Africa before.

  • A Nomad Racer that raced in the 1972 Springbok Series.

  • There will be three AC Cobras from abroad. The one is a 7-litre car!

  • An Aston Martin DB4 – James Bond 007 look-a-like.

  • Then the Ferrari contingent
    • The famous Ferrari P2/3 of David Piper and Richard Attwood that won the 1965 / 1966 9-Hour.
    • The Paulo Cavalieri SWB Ferrari 250 GT
    • The P2 Ferrari that John Surtees raced at Le Mans in 1963
    • South African type P4 Ferraris.

  • A Factory-Five Ford Daytona Coup for the South African brothers Mark & Jonathan du Toit

  • A tribute to 50years of GSM Dart. Peter Gough (who won the 1965 Sports Car Championship in a Dart) will race one and the SA Protea South African built Production Sports Car.

  • Ford Mustang – there will be seven racing on the day! Three Legend Saloons and four in the Trans-Am Series.

  • The Monster Ford Galaxie will be raced by one of the greatest racers ever in South Africa – Sarel van der Merwe.

  • Jaguars – 3.8 litre Saloons – XK 140 and D-Type Jaguar.

  • The return of the famous Tony Viana BMW 745i in the Historic Touring Car event.

  • A very special 1934 MG Midget Racer from the UK.

  • At least six historic single seaters from the UK, Cooper, Merlyn, Lotus and Brabham

  • Morgans, Triumphs, and MG’s in all shapes and forms and of course big Healey’s (two from Europe)

  • An ex works Alfa GT “AM”

  • A special Porsche 904 from Europe to complement a brace of SA 911’s and RSR’s

The list is almost endless from a huge 8-litre M8F McLaren to a tiny Austin A35 (Teapot) and Hillman Imps it is all there including a contingent of historic racing motorcycles paying tribute to Jim Redman and his magnificent Honda.

Entrance: Pre Booked Tickets from Computicket or Zwartkops – Friday & Saturday R100 per adult, students R50, children under 12 Free. Tickets sold at Zwartkops Gate – Friday R60 per adult, students R30 / Saturday R110 per adult, students R50. Entrance to Zwartkops will be limited.

For more info visit www.zwartkops.co.za

See you at Zwartkops

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Date: 17-01-2007     Title: THE GO, GO, GO GENERATION. OVER 300 CARS AND BIKES DIVIDED INTO:     Author: Zwartkops
  • Castrol SA Tourist Trophy – Pre 1966 Le Mans Sports and GT Cars
  • Bosal Legends of the 9-Hour – Pre 1966 Production Saloons
  • Goodyear International Sports Prototypes and GT Cars – Pre 1972
  • Lexar Media Historic Motor Cycles
  • Master Mowers Historic Touring Cars – Pre 1982
  • Historic Single Seaters
  • Drain Surgeon Marque Cars
  • Afrika World Sports Car Challenge – Classic and Modern Sports Racing Cars.

This has become a major date on the South African Motor Racing calendar. This year we will have over 40 International entries. A new horizon for S.A. Motorsport in the number of foreign entries received for a motor car event.

The day is about the Golden Age of Racing of the sixties and early seventies. It was carefree motoring with very fast cars on road and track – brute force – but in many instances very little else!

It was dangerous but hugely spectacular with a huge variety of cars and speed kings.

It is all happening at Zwartkops on 3rd February. However, to avoid disappointment try and please arrange to get tickets before the event – the gate is limited to 10 000 spectators.

Entrance: Pre Booked Tickets from Computicket or Zwartkops – Friday & Saturday R100 per adult, students R50, children under 12 Free. Tickets sold at Zwartkops Gate – Friday R60 per adult, students R30 / Saturday R110 per adult, students R50. Entrance to Zwartkops will be limited.

For more info visit www.zwartkops.co.za

See you at Zwartkops

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Date: 17-01-2007     Title: Booking for Springbok Revival - 3 Feb 2007     Author:
Book now and avoid disappointment!

Tickets available at Zwartkops

or

from Computicket

(book for Zwartkops Golden Age Motor Racing)

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Date: 16-01-2007     Title: Sunday 21 Jan 2007 - JOIN THE SUPER TRAX HIGH SPEED MOTORING     Author: Zwartkops
Frustrated after the heavy festive season traffic? Need to experience an adrenalin rush in your favorite road silenced car? Let’s keep speeding and death off our roads and arrive alive! Join the Super Trax Day at Zwartkops (R55) Pretoria West on Sunday 21st January 2007 from 10h00 to 16h00.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring invites the motoring public and car clubs to join us for a carefree yet controlled, high speed experience on the 2.4 km challenging race circuit.

Enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind – no oncoming traffic, no speed traps, no robots! Hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive with special dedicated speed groups. The day promises maximum family fun. R200 per driver day - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical and canteen facilities plus a big T.V. screen for sporting events.

For the not so brave and beginners we have a special challenge on Africa’s most advanced skidpan, just pop down and test your driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. A great way to enjoy a day while gaining confidence, experience and improving your driving techniques. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours or 082 451-3034 for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!

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Date: 15-01-2007     Title: Cars From Europe To Be Seen At Zwartkops on 3rd February     Author: Zwartkops
Cars from Europe to be seen at Zwartkops on 3rd February 2007 - Golden Age Motor Racing - Springbok revival.              

DRIVER CAR
Michel Campagne McLaren M8F (ex Team Pillete, Belgium)
Michel Campagne Corvette String Ray (1965)
Eiso Bergsma Alfa Romeo GTA / M (1970) (original Balduchi Team car)
Jos Koster Porsche 904 (original Racing Team Holland car from the early days)
Marc Devis Lola T70 Mk1
Marc Devis Shelby Cobra (ex Le Mans Car)
Jan Willem Andre de la Porte Ford Mustang Shelby 350 GT
Roland Zoomers Ford Mustang Notchback
Michiel Duijvenstein Austin Healy 3000
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Date: 14-01-2007     Title: ZOC Noggins 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
The traditional 4th Thursday of the month date for the ZOC Noggins has given way to a new and exciting family friendly format for 2007. Whilst the Committee will still meet on a monthly basis the member meeting will be coincide with the viewing of selected F1 Grand Prix. Activities will be organised for children and the object is to offer something for the whole family to enjoy the day and meet fellow members.

The first Noggin will be on Sunday March 18 and will include a F1 Grand Prix viewing of the Australian Grand Prix followed by a traditional Australian type breakfast in the Clubhouse. Yes it will be an early start (GP starts @05:00) but the opening round of the Championships will give us lots to chatter about over breakfast.

The next Noggin will also be a Sunday affair and will be on 8th July. This time the day will start with a Skidpan Shoot from 09:00 and followed by a braai in the Clubhouse at noon and then a viewing of the British Grand Prix at 14:00.

The same format and timing will be used for the Noggin on Sunday August 26. This time the GP will be in Turkey (does that mean we have turkey for lunch?). The Skidpan Shootout sees two cars run against each other on identical layouts on the skidpan and the winner of each round takes on the winner of another run.

The September 16th Sunday Noggin will be held along the same family friendly lines as before. This time the GP will held in Belgium. The same times apply as for the two previous Noggins.

The Chinese GP on 7th October will be held @08:00 on October 7. Breakfast will be served after the Grand Prix.

The ZOC AGM will take place on Thursday evening November 22 in the Clubhouse.

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Date: 14-01-2007     Title: Springbok Revival, 03 Feb 2007 - Preview of Cars     Author: Zwartkops
Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of some of the cars that will be racing at the Springbok Revival.
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Date: 13-01-2007     Title: Driver Coaching Day 20 January 2007 - Program of Events     Author: Dave Hastie
The Program of Events for the ZOC Driver Coaching Day on 20 January 2007 is now available on the Events Calendar (click on the Info link).

You may also download it as a Microsoft Word document here.
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Date: 12-01-2007     Title: New Website for Zwartkops     Author:
Zwartkops has a new-look website. Visit it at www.zwartkops.co.za.
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Date: 09-01-2007     Title: Invitation to a ZOC Driver Coaching Day 20 January 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
Zwartkops Owners Club presents a day at the track with a Driver Coaching Day especially aimed at the Novice who has never enjoyed a race track experience.

The day will consist of a Classroom Session where the basics of car control, cornering and braking techniques and track manners will be explained. This will be followed by practical sessions on the circuit.

The afternoon sessions will be Open where regular competitors can shake down their cars in preparation for the Springbok Series Revival @Zwartkops on 3rd February.

Hope you can join us and have some fun with your car in hand!

For Regs and on-line entry, go to the Events Calendar.

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Date: 16-12-2006     Title: ZOC Fun Days 2007     Author: Dave Hastie
The calendar of the ZOC Fun days for 2007 is on the Events Calendar,

The year kicks off on 20 January with another of the popular Driver Coaching Days. The morning session will start with a classroom theory session and will be followed by practical sessions on the Circuit where pupils will be split into speed groups. Novices and Ladies will value this as they will have track time with allocated coaches.

The afternoon sessions will be open to everyone and this track time will give those doing car set-up for the first race of the season, The Springbok Revival on 3 February the chance to get some track time. HRCR are also doing their registration day @Z on 20th January.

There are selected F1 Grand Prix TV viewing days on the calendar and these will incorporate a Fun event that will allow the whole family to join us @Z for an enjoyable day.

May you all have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy 2007.
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Date: 14-12-2006     Title: Springbok Revival - Golden Age Racing, 03 Feb 2007     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regs for this event are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 24-11-2006     Title: ZOC AGM 23rd November 2006 - Chairman's Report     Author: Dave Hastie

ZOC Chairperson’s Report 2006



This review of the past 12 months could be seen as a health check and I am happy to report that things are not too shabby at all.

Our Clubhouse, , or “the little house on the hill” has undergone a complete overhaul, ranging from a new front door, a tiled and carpeted floor, shade net and bricked parking, new ceiling and lights, the installation of sound equipment, a security system, a more secure catering facility and a lick of paint. This facility, and our membership offerings, is unique in South African motor sport. Several Clubs hire this facility for their meetings and special occasions. While a large percentage of our members are active competitors and spend most of the day in the Pit area, it is encouraging to see more and more members filling the Clubhouse on race days to enjoy the exceptional view and action on the tabletop. We need to find a magic formula to better utilise these facilities on race days. After a set back by unwelcome shoppers who borrowed our electronic equipment we have recovered and will be able to resume our GP viewing days.

The Grand Prix viewing days for the coming season will include a morning Fun Event, such as a Skidpan Shootout Championship and our monthly Noggin in one package that will welcome family and friends.

Membership is like the tide, with hatches, matches and despatches pulling and pushing the numbers close to the limit of 500. We have had 57 new members join our family this year, with more to come soon! Sonja is a real multitasker and has done a good job as keeper of the records amongst her many other duties.

Communications. This is one of the most important functions we perform as a Committee in communicating with our members. We launched our own web site www.zoc.co.za during the year and thanks to efforts of our Webmaster, Peter Collings it is updated regularly and is a source of valuable information. Stuart Greig sends regular notices to you, which keep you informed of happenings at ZOC.

John Metcalf has put together a regular ZOC Newsletter, sometimes under time constraints, which reports on the goings on at ZOC. These services are valuable and well performed and allow open communication with our membership. John has offered to continue with this valuable contribution as a non committee member. Thanks John for years of good friendly execution of a task not easily performed!

Stuart has also elected to stand down from Committee duties in future due to family ties, but has offered to continue with his valuable contributions to ZOC. Thanks Stuart – love your work!

ZOC Fun Day Events have been a great source of good old grass roots motor sport. We ran two Driver Coaching days, a Hillclimb, the popular 3-Stage event, the ATS Superpole, a ZOC Skidpan Shootout and a new invention in the form of The Longest Wiggle Woggle in the World. All these events were very well supported and were a source of enjoyment and fun for all concerned. We invited children from disadvantaged areas to our Driver Coaching Day and the ATS Superpole events, and the sheer joy and happiness experienced by them was a humbling experience for all of us. We are grateful for the support shown by ATS and Wynn’s and look forward to the new season where we have similar events planned.

Dave Klette was instrumental in growing the Bike Brunch Runs to a point where several hundred bikers regularly enjoy a Sunday experiencing the Zwartkops main circuit under controlled conditions. This is no mean feat and is a job well done which has become a regular feature of life at Zwartkops. Dave is also a regular competitor in the Thunderbike Championships and has picked himself up off a hospital bed and appeared at the next Brunch Run, albeit on crutches, not to let the side down. Well done, young man.

ZOC Internal Club Championships.
We run two internal club Championships, namely the ZOC Victor Ludorum and Driver Championship. Congratulations to Glen Rowden and Brad Woolley for topping these standings respectively. Brad topped the Lotus Challenge Class B Championships and teamed up with Gavin Spiller to also win their Class in the SRA Series for endurance races.

Our Committee thought it wise to revise the scoring for 2007 and events that will count towards these awards will be the ZOC Club fun days that we run at Zwartkops. The event organiser will do the scoring and hopefully this streamlined version will be more representative of life at ZOC.

Committee. The best plans amount to nothing unless executed properly and my thanks go to the ZOC Committee for the hours spent planning and executing what has happened during the year.

During the startup years of ZOC we have exceeded the number of members allowed in terms of our Constitution, which is a maximum of 11.
For the coming year we have proposed that Ann Woolley take over the Secretarial duties and assist on occasions with the Z Race Office.
For better Marketing and Promotion of ZOC we would like Andy Rindel to join our Commttee as well as Brad Woolley on the Events portfolio. These proposals are for your approval once we move in to the voting process for the 2007 Committee and I trust they will get your support.

We had Lars Melin leave town in favour of a round the world yacht trip and wish him bon yoyage on the sea!

It is a pleasure being involved with ZOC life, and we look forward to more excitement during 2007.

I thank you all for your contributions.

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Date: 24-11-2006     Title: ZOC AGM 23rd November 2006 - Committee for 2007     Author: ZOC
At the AGM on 23 November 2006, the following members were elected to the committee to serve the club in 2007. Contact details for the committee members are in the Committee section of the website.       

Dave Hastie Chairman
Sonja vd Westhuizen Committee
Isebel vd Westhuizen Committee
Kollie vd Westhuizen Events
Dave Klette Bike Rep.
Neil Barnard Clubhouse
Peter Collings Webmaster
Brad Woolley Events
Ann Woolley Secretary
Andy Rindel Promotions


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Date: 23-11-2006     Title: Big Superbike Day At Zwartkops On Saturday 02 December 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Grand Finale for 2006 – A full house of Superbike Racing is at Zwartkops on Saturday, 2nd December at Zwartkops with:
  • BMW Boxer Cup Africa
  • Michelin Thunderbike
  • 1-Hour All Comers Endurance Race
  • 3-Hour Endurance Motorcycle race with Club, Regional and National Partnership

This is a most unique day of racing with a huge variety of men and machine. In the past the result of the 3-hour has been decided within the final laps of the race. The day has many exciting features in particular the 3-Hour which has a combination effect on teams comprising Club, Regional and National Riders. Over 30 teams should be on the line for this event. The big names in the world of Superbike Racing are all there with entries from Sheridan Morias, Trevor White, Keith Pullen, Jason Crooks, Robert Portman and Noel Haarhof all teaming up with Regional and Club Riders such as Abbie Eager, James Dent, Aaron Brown, David Eager, Johan le Roux and Dave Klette. All the Superbikes will be there from Honda, Yamaha, Buell, Suzuki, and Kawasaki . . . . .

There is always a great atmosphere in the pits where pit stops are made, bikes are refueled and riders are charged.

The day’s program is supported by the BMW Boxer Cup Africa. These racers are bold and brave as they charge their times around Zwartkops.

Not to be outdone will be the final race of the season for the Michelin Thunderbikes. This Club Invitation racing formula designed to encourage new comers to the sport has grown into a formidable Club Championship under the ever young and determined Dave Klette with the support of Honda Midrand and Michelin. Yamaha rider Garth Zoutendyk No. 171 is in an almost unassailable lead in this challenge. He will receive a grand prize on Saturday. The racing is close and good value for money.

The Father/Son or Uncle/Junior High School Challenge supported and sponsored by Yale Kopano will be a 30-Minute flat out challenge with a rider change. Experience and age will have to give way to the agility of youth. This event will surely be headed by the Weaving and Venter families.

Just to round off the day with some good sounds and nostalgia will be the Historic Racing Motorcycle Demo. It is where we will see Manx Norton, Moto-Guzzi, BSA, Greeves, Ducati, TT Bonneville, Morvin etc. to many forgotten names all in action.

See you at Zwartkops for a great days’ motorcycle action. Entrance fee R40 per adult, Students R20 and children under 12 Free.

Enjoy the hospitality of Zwartkops.

OFFICIAL RACE PROGRAM

OFFICIAL QUALIFYING

07h30 Historic Bike Sound Out
07h45 50cc Yale / 2 Wheels Endurance Race
08h00 Michelin Thunderbikes
08h15 BMW Boxer Cup Africa
08h30 1-Hour Endurance Race
08h45 3-Hour Endurance Race
09h00 Riders Briefing


RACE PROGRAM

09h20 Historic Bike Demo 1 6 laps
09h40 BMW Boxer Cup Africa Race 1 10 laps
10h00 Michelin Thunderbike Race 1 12 laps
10h20 BMW Boxer Cup Africa Race 2 10 laps
10h40 Historic Bike Demo 2 6 laps
11h00 BMW Boxer Cup Africa Race 3 10 laps
11h20 Lunch Break    
11h40 1-Hour Endurance Race Endurance 1 Hour
12h50 50cc Yale / 2 Wheels Endurance Race Race 1 30 Min
13h30 3-Hour Endurance Race Endurance 3 Hour


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Date: 23-11-2006     Title: Enjoy High Speed & Skilled Motoring With Peace Of Mind - Sunday 3 Dec 2006     Author: Zwartkops
You’ve got the car and a need to take it to its limits in a safe environment but don’t know where to go. Avoid the frustration of jam-packed roads and reckless festive season drivers around you as Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West has the answer. Join our Super Trax Day, specially designed for the ordinary daily motorist who would like to spend his day developing his skills at motoring.

Whilst the day does involve speed the event is purely for enjoyment, experiencing your road car in conditions that are safe under controlled conditions. The chief operating officer will ensure that you are driving in an appropriate group.

The Super Trax Day is not an open day for racing cars. There will be special session for competition cars PROVIDED THEY ARE ROAD SILENCED. Competition cars are no the primary focus of the day as the ordinary motorist has priority.

So sit back, take a deep breath and allow your body and soul to experience an adrenalin rush of a life time on a real motor racing circuit on Sunday 17th September from 10h00 to 16h00 and enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind on the 2,4km challenging high speed circuit with no oncoming traffic, no speed traps and no robots! It’s an ideal way to hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops. The day promises maximum family fun at R180 per driver and R30 per passengers. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play centre and canteen facilities plus TV facilities for sporting events.

We also have a special challenge for the not so brave or beginners, just pop down to Africa’s most advanced skidpan and test you driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. Gain confidence and experience while improve you driving techniques at a nominal fee. There is educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!

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Date: 12-11-2006     Title: ZOC Championship - Points to Date     Author: Webmaster
Please visit the Member's Points page to view the re-calculation of points for the ZOC Driver Championship and the ZOC Victor/Victrix Ludorum Championship.

If there are any queries or comments, please contact Dave Hastie on 083 418-0372 or by e-mail at djh@icon.co.za.

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Date: 07-11-2006     Title: SA TT Bike Enduro 02 December 2006 - Regs     Author:
Supplementary Regs and Entry Forms for the SA TT Bike Enduro on 02 December 2006 at Zwartkops are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 07-11-2006     Title: ZOC AGM 23rd November 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
At the AGM to be held in the Clubhouse @20:00 on 23rd November 2006 elections will be held for seven members who will form the Executive Committee for 2007.

Any paid up member of ZOC can be nominated. All that is required is that a Proposer and Seconder obtain the acceptance of the person being nominated. This should be forwarded to the Secretary via email to events@zwartkops.co.za ten days before the meeting.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Fees are due and invoices will be posted in a few days. They can be paid electronically, or manually at the Race Office or at the AGM.

Once-off Joining Fee:     R500
Annual renewal Fee:      R400
New members:              R800

Membership includes 2 guest tickets to Zwartkops events.

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Date: 04-11-2006     Title: Inland Championships 28 October 2006 - Action Photos     Author: Webmaster
Vist the Photo Gallery for Dave Hastie's excellent photos of last Saturdays racing.
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Date: 03-11-2006     Title: Enjoy Safe And Responsible Motorcycle Brunch Runs At Zwartkops - Sunday 12th November 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Get rid of your heavy traffic frustrations and enjoy a safe and responsible motorcycle brunch run at Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West.

Zwartkops and Honda Midrand invite all Superbike riders and their pillions to join us on Sunday 12th November for another enjoyable experience on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Experience the adrenaline rush as you take your Superbike to its limits without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps and robots!

Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen , sports bar with big screen television, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old. An ideal opportunity for beginners and the not so experienced riders to gain confidence and to be taught safe and responsible riding.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 30-10-2006     Title: Zwartkops 300, 18 November 2006 - Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regs and Entry Forms for the races on 18 November 2006, which includes the Zwarkops 300, are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 30-10-2006     Title: Skidcar Holiday Special     Author: Zwartkops Driver Training

Learn Skid Control with the
SkidCarTM Holiday Special at Zwartkops

Zwartkops Driver Training (PTY) Ltd, incorporating AA Driver Training is offering an exciting SkidCarTM and Road Risk course during the holidays at a mere R250 Excl VAT per person.

Click here for full details.

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Date: 24-10-2006     Title: Inland Championships 28 October 2006 - Final Instructions     Author: Zwartkops
Final Instructions for the Inland Championships on Saturday 28 October 2006 are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 20-10-2006     Title: AlanJon Venter     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC member Alan-Jon Venter has just signed a 2 year contract to compete in the British Superbike Championship. He attended the ZOC Driver Coaching day today and drove his Uncle's Birkin. After just 15 laps in the car, which he has never driver before, he posted quicker times than his uncle's best efforts over the past two years. "You need so much space in a car to pass someone. On a bike I make space to pass by using my elbows" remarked Alan-Jon after his first session in the Novice Class.

Good luck Alan-Jon - we are proud of you!

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Date: 20-10-2006     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching Day     Author: Dave Hastie
Sixty Five pupils attended the 5th running of a Driver Coaching Day at the BIG Z today. The majority of entrants were first time Novices and ten of them were in the Ladies Class.

Eldest pupil was 83 year old DS Hastie who put all he had learnt in the morning Classroom session to good effect in this Mini Cooper S. Youngest pupil was the 14 year old daughter of Tony Heskes, who drove her fathers Locost 7 with great gusto.

Many of the entrants were father and son combinations. Nine coaches, all of them current racing drivers from various racing categories were on hand to assist and guide the pupils.

A great, and safe, day was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all who shared the experience with us at ZOC.

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Date: 13-10-2006     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching 14 October - NEWS UPDATE     Author: Dave Hastie
Please note that we have been advised, by the motor dealer concerned, that had offered to make cars available for the Novice category at our Driver Coaching Day tomorrow that this agreement is no longer possible.

This is very unfortunate as our Plan B has also failed to materialise. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The event will continue despite this setback. Entries are very good, especially in the Novice class where most of the entrants have chosen to drive their own cars.

We appreciate the support of those people who do not see this as a show stopper and we look forward to a good day @ ZOC tomorrow.

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Date: 06-10-2006     Title: Inland Championships 28 October 2006 - Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regs and Entry Form for the Inland Championships on 28 October 2006 are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 06-10-2006     Title: Points Standings – HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Click here to download the latest Points Standings for the HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE 2006.
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Date: 06-10-2006     Title: I'M IN SEARCH OF A CAR     Author: ZOC Feedback
Hi There My name is Charlene, I'm looking for a certain car for my 25th Birthday party. My Theme is Grease. I'm looking for that black car with the flames on the side. If you know of any body in South Africa that has a car like that or maybe a website of a place please could you contact me. 072 924 3422 or emali me on charlene@globalautobody.co.za. I will rent the car. If you could please help me I'll be really greatfull
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Date: 04-10-2006     Title: BIG Z Top Lap Times after 30 September 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
The total number of competitors who have driven at the Big Z has risen to 1733, of which 43 set their best lap time on Saturday at the Regional Championship meeting.

Here is the full list.
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Date: 29-09-2006     Title: HIGH SPEED & SKILLED MOTORING WITH PEACE OF MIND - SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Tired of sitting in snail pace traffic with reckless no-law abiding drivers around you and got the urge to take your car to it’s limits in a safe environment but don’t know where to go? Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West has the answer. Join our Super Trax Day, specially designed for the ordinary daily motorist who would like to spend his day developing his skills at motoring.

Whilst the day does involve speed the event is purely for enjoyment, experiencing your road car in conditions that are safe under controlled conditions. The chief operating officer will ensure that you are driving in an appropriate group.

The Super Trax Day is not an open day for racing cars. There will be special session for competition cars PROVIDED THEY ARE ROAD SILENCED. Competition cars are no the primary focus of the day as the ordinary motorist has priority.

So sit back, take a deep breath and allow your body and soul to experience an adrenalin rush of a life time on a real motor racing circuit on Sunday 8th October from 10h00 to 16h00 and enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind on the 2,4km challenging high speed circuit with no oncoming traffic, no speed traps and no robots! It’s an ideal way to hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops. The day promises maximum family fun at R180 per driver and R30 per passengers. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play centre and canteen facilities plus TV facilities for sporting events.

We also have a special challenge for the not so brave or beginners, just pop down to Africa’s most advanced skidpan and test you driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. Gain confidence and experience while improve you driving techniques at a nominal fee. There is educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!

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Date: 27-09-2006     Title: Savino Kapp     Author:

Savino Kapp
27 August 1965 – 22 September 2006.
We were saddened to hear of Savino’s death in a road accident on Friday.
Savino raced the yellow VW Fox (B12) in Silver Cup.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Date: 27-09-2006     Title: The Weakest Conrod Quiz on 28 September 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC will hold a motor racing quiz show at the September 28 Noggin in the Clubhouse.

There are 25 motor racing questions from the past and present and the quiz will be held on a knock out basis where only the strongest link in the chain will remain standing.

Tell your friends and come along and enjoy an evening with ZOC.
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Date: 27-09-2006     Title: Big4 SuperCar Shootout - 25 Sept 2006     Author:
Please see the Photo Gallery for pics of the Big4 SuperCar Shootout @Z on Monday.
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Date: 22-09-2006     Title: Driver Training Day, 14 October 2006 - Entries     Author: Dave Hastie
See the Events Calendar for the latest entries.

TLR have about 20 Novices, and a fellow from a promotions company is bringing 10 Corporate guests.

Plenty more to follow after the newspaper article today.
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Date: 12-09-2006     Title: Driver Training Day, 14 October 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
Regs and on-line entry for the Driver Training Day on 14 October 2006 are now available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 08-09-2006     Title: SUPER TRAX DAY - 17 September 2006     Author: Zwartkops

HIGH SPEED & SKILLED MOTORING WITH PEACE OF MIND
ON SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2006 AT ZWARTKOPS

You’ve got the car and a need to take it to its limits in a safe environment but don’t know where to go. Avoid the frustration of jam-packed roads and reckless drivers around you as Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West has the answer. Join our Super Trax Day, specially designed for the ordinary daily motorist who would like to spend his day developing his skills at motoring.

Whilst the day does involve speed the event is purely for enjoyment, experiencing your road car in conditions that are safe under controlled conditions. The chief operating officer will ensure that you are driving in an appropriate group.

The Super Trax Day is not an open day for racing cars. There will be special session for competition cars PROVIDED THEY ARE ROAD SILENCED. Competition cars are no the primary focus of the day as the ordinary motorist has priority.

So sit back, take a deep breath and allow your body and soul to experience an adrenalin rush of a life time on a real motor racing circuit on Sunday 17th September from 10h00 to 16h00 and enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind on the 2,4km challenging high speed circuit with no oncoming traffic, no speed traps and no robots! It’s an ideal way to hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops. The day promises maximum family fun at R180 per driver and R30 per passengers. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play centre and canteen facilities plus TV facilities for sporting events.

We also have a special challenge for the not so brave or beginners, just pop down to Africa’s most advanced skidpan and test you driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. Gain confidence and experience while improve you driving techniques at a nominal fee. There is educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!

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Date: 30-08-2006     Title: Personality Profiles and Member Articles     Author: Webmaster
Visit the Articles Section for profiles of members and their cars.
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Date: 28-08-2006     Title: Inland Championships 30 September 2006 - Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regulations for the Inland Championships on 30 September 2006 are now available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 28-08-2006     Title: Big Z Top Lap Times after 19 August 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times @Z have been updated afted the 19 August 2006 races.

1,707 competitors have recorded a lap time at Zwartkops since 2001.

Read on... for the full listing.
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Date: 28-08-2006     Title: Points Standings – HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Click here to download the latest Points Standings for the HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE 2006.
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Date: 28-08-2006     Title: HISTORIC TRANS-AM CHALLENGE - Latest News     Author: Zwartkops
Click here to download the latest News of the HISTORIC TRANS-AM CHALLENGE.
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Date: 25-08-2006     Title: Honda Midrand Family Day     Author: Zwartkops
Honda has always been synonymous with performance vehicles.

For the first time ever Honda Midrand is hosting a Honda family day to be held at Zwartkops raceway on the 3rd of September 2006 starting at 8:30am where owners of Hondas will get to unleash there vehicles performance in a safe environment.

Owners of Honda motorcycles will be hosted on the main circuit. They will be split into four groups depending on there ability, there will be instructors and marshals on the track at all times and rider safety will be of utmost importance. In the unfortunate event that a rider should part ways with his/her motorcycle there is full paramedic backup to make sure that the riders or ok. A nominal fee of R150 will be charged for the day.

Motorcar owners will be hosted on the skid pan. Once again there will be qualified instructors on duty to give pointers for the non Jensen Buttons amongst us. Again a small fee of R25 will be charged.

For the dirty amongst us the off road track will be hosting the off road bikes and quads and as above instruction and paramedics will be on hand. The cost on the off road track will be R50.

Then for the young or young at heart the go-kart track will be hosting pocket bikes, Honda 125’s and Honda scooters. The fee for the go-kart track will be R50 as well.

There will be an entrance fee of R10 per car charged at the main entrance 50% of which will be given to charity. Honda motorcycles entrance will be free of charge. Only Honda vehicles will be allowed through the gate but parking will be provided for future Honda owners. There will also be accessory stalls to browse and the restaurant will be open to provide a bite to eat or a cold drink.

For any further information or if you would like to get a Honda to be able to join us call Dave, Rob, Andre or Allan on 011 805 2910.

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Date: 21-08-2006     Title: NORTHERN REGIONS CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING RETURNS     Author: Zwartkops
The 5th leg of the Northern Regional Championship and 4th Leg of the SARMC Challenge Series returns to the Bridgestone Zwartkops International Kart Raceway, (R55) Pretoria West on Saturday 26th August 2006.

With 24 events, 8 different classes ranging from 50cc Cadet, Junior G.P., Mini Max, Max Junior, Max Challenge, DD2, Max 175 plus the 125 GP and over 120 competitors, close racing and exciting challenges in all classes’ spectators are in for unforgettable kart racing at its best. After four tough rounds of the Northern Regions Regional Karting Championships the challenge is on as competitors prepare to show their worth and fight to the bitter end for line honour victory.

With only 7 point separating them will current Trent Williams Mini Max leader be able to fend off Axcil Jefferies and will lady racer Fabienne Lanz have it her way as she goes into this round only 11 points behind Ryan Constatinou in the Max Challenge championship? It’s a battle of the beauty and the brave.

With all this and many more the day promises to be highly competitive and value for money entertainment.

Become part of the action, rub shoulders with the hero’s and enjoy an unforgettable day of awesome, nail biting, crowd pleasing kart racing and family entertainment. Racing starts at 10h00, gate admission R30 per adult, children under 12 and grandstand seating FREE.

For more information contact Charlene at 012 374-5802.

RACE PROGRAM

CLASS LAPS HEAT1 LAPS PRE-FINAL LAPS FINAL
GP Junior 10 10H55 12 12H31 15 14H37
             
Mini Max 10 11h07 14 12h45 18 14H54
             
Max Jnr 10 11h19 15 13h00 20 15h14
             
Max Chall 10 11h31 15 13h17 20 15h36
             
DD2 10 11h43 15 13h34 20 15h58
             
50cc Cadet 6 11h55 8 13h51 10 16h20
             
Max 175 10 12h07 15 14h03 20 16h32
             
125 GP 10 12h19 15 14h20 20 16h54


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Date: 19-08-2006     Title: National Power Tour, 19 August 2006 - Photos     Author: Webmaster
An eventful day of motorsport at Zwartkops Today!! Go to the Photo Gallery for more of Dave Hastie's excellent camera-work of what happened. Thank you, Dave, and well done!
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Date: 13-08-2006     Title: ZOC Slalom, Wiggle-Woggle, Lang Slang - 12 Aug 2006 - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Results and Photos for the ZOC Slalom, Wiggle-Woggle, Lang Slang yesterday are available in the Events Calendar and Gallery.
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Date: 11-08-2006     Title: Lang Slang, 12 August 2006, Latest Entries     Author: Dave Hastie
A full house entry has been received from the Kruger family for The Longest Wiggle Woggle on Saturday.

Father Ben will assist with the Start procedure, wife Cheryl has entered the Ladies Class and sons Daniel (Class A Mini), Ivan (Class D Ford Focus), Junior Niku will also drive the Focus and Ivan has entered Class D!

For latest entries, got to Events.

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Date: 08-08-2006     Title: TRAX DAY – SUNDAY 13th AUGUST 2006     Author: Zwartkops
This is for the ordinary daily motorist who would like to spend his day developing his skills at motoring.

Whilst the day does involve speed the event is for enjoyment, experiencing your road car in conditions that are safe under controlled conditions.

The chief operating officer will ensure that you are driving in an appropriate group.

The Trax Day is not an open day for racing cars. There will be special session for competition cars PROVIDED THEY ARE ROAD SILENCED. Competition cars are no the primary focus of the day. The ordinary motorist has priority.

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 08-08-2006     Title: The Longest Slalom in the World, 12 August 2006 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
What has become affectionately know "Die Lang Slang" will take place @Zwartkops this Saturday. Most of the winners of the ZOC Fun days have entered, with promises of additional entries from Silvercup, Superhatch, Marauder Club, SCC Pretoria, Formula Vee Association and the Subaru Club.

"The Longest Wiggle Woggle in the World" will consist of a Slalom ride with about 100 pylons spaced around the 2,4 Main Zwartkops race circuit.

Join the fun and enter now!

For on-line entries and latest entry list, go to the Events Calendar.

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Date: 08-08-2006     Title: National Race Day, 9th August 2006 - Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Please note that Supplementary Regulations for 19th August 2006 – National Race Day at Zwartkops Raceway are now available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 04-08-2006     Title: Big Z Top Lap Times after 29 July 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
Top Lap Times @Z have been updated afted the 29 July 2006 races.

1,685 competitors have recorded a lap time at Zwartkops since 2001.

Read on... for the full listing.
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Date: 04-08-2006     Title: HIGH SPEED MOTORING IN A SAFE AND CONTROL ENVIRONMENT - Sunday 13 August 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Get rid of the winter chills and your Monday to Friday rush hour traffic frustration while enjoying high speed motoring with peace of mind at Zwartkops (R55) Pretoria West on Sunday 13th August 2006 from 10h00 to 16h00.

Come and experience an adrenalin rush in your favorite road registered car and keep speeding off our roads. Zwartkops International World of Motoring invites the motoring public and car clubs to join us for a carefree yet controlled, high speed experience on the 2.4 km challenging race circuit.

Enjoy high speed driving with no oncoming traffic, no speed trap and no robots! Hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive in special dedicated speed groups. R180 per driver - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play park and sports bar facilities.

For the not so brave and beginners we have a special challenge on Africa’s most advanced skidpan, just pop down and test your driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. A great way to enjoy a day while gaining confidence, experience and improving your driving techniques. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!

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Date: 01-08-2006     Title: Cars in the park - 06 August 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Come and enjoy the all-day exhibition of Classic Cars and Bikes.

  • Family fun and picnic

  • Food stalls, beer and mampoer

  • Huge collection of car clubs

  • 2,000 Vintage, classic and new vehicles

  • 100th Anniversary exhibition of Lancia

  • "For Sale" area – opportunity for sellers and buyers of vintage/classic vehicles

  • Any owner of a show vehicle pre 1980 invited to exhibit

Entrance fee R30 per adult and high school student. All others free

For more info call Pretoria Old Motor Club 012 656-9081 or 082 893-9342

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 31-07-2006     Title: Inland Championships 29 July 2006 - Action Photos     Author: Webmaster
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the racing action on Saturday.
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Date: 31-07-2006     Title: WOMEN'S DAY SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN - 09 August 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Treat your lady to an experience of a lifetime – allow her to enjoy an adrenaline pumping carefree breakfast run on a 2.4 km dynamic high speed circuit with peace of mind.

Bring your lady and allow her to take her Superbikes to the limit with no oncoming traffic, no speed traps and no robots! Enjoy the excitement and freedom of performance riding in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen and television facilities, clean toilets, medical support and fun for young and old.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring and Midrand Honda invites all Superbike lady riders, their spouses, male friends or family and their pillions to join us on Wednesday 09 August at Zwartkops – (R55) Pretoria West for a special Women’s Day Brunch Run. We aim to make each and every lady feel special on this very special day with free access onto the circuit and creating a special dedicated woman’s group with their own instructors and spoiling them.

Starting at 9h00 to 16h30 all Super Bikers are welcome to join with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per male rider – male pillion passengers R30 each and LADIES FREE!

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 26-07-2006     Title: Inland Championships 29 July 2006 - Final instructions and Programme     Author: Zwartkops
See the Events Calendar for Final Instructions and Programme for Saturday's race meeting.
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Date: 24-07-2006     Title: The Longest Slalom in the World - 12 August 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
This is an invitation from ZOC for you and your club to partake in "The Longest Slalom in the World" on 12th August 2006 @Zwartkops.

Please see the Events Calendar for Info, Regs and On-line Entry.

The main circuit will have chicanes placed at strategic points which will give equal opportunity for horsepower to challenge brainpower to determine the ultimate winner on the day.

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Date: 19-07-2006     Title: SPRINGBOK HISTORIC PROLOGUE - 29 JULY 2006     Author: Zwartkops

The big focus at Zwartkops on Saturday, 29 July will be the prologue Springbok International Sorts Racing Cars and Classic Saloons in preparation for the David Piper Day in February 2007. Heading the plus 200 entry list will be the super-quick Historic Racing Cars of Grant Orbel (Chevron B16), Gerrie van Zyl (ex Gary Dunkerley Chevron B8), Mark du Toit (Chevron B8), the three Ford GT40’s of Peter Bailey, Andre Becker and Mike Nel, Andre Bezuidenhout (Martini Porsche), Frank Klinkert  (Cobra), etc.

In the Legends of the 9-Hour saloons Mark du Toit in the huge Ford Galaxie will have to contend with the very quick Alfa of Clive Denshem, the Alan Poulter Volvo 122 and the Studebaker Golden Hawk, all closely followed by Ben vd Westhuizen in the Lotus Cortina and a whole host of Mini Coopers.

In the Pre 1961 saloons Stuart Greig in the hot Austin A35 is set for a battle royal against Johan Botha’s Volvo 444 and Nic Parrot’s MG Magnet. This is a hugely spectacular and entertaining event with an equally wide variety of cars.

Not to be outdone will be the new Trans-Am Challenge cars. Will David beat Goliath this time? Francois Jacobs in his Datsun 1500 nearly, but oh so nearly, humbled Ben Morgenrood’s Mustang last time out. Now Ben will have to contend with Michele Lupini’s “Penske” V8 Camaro and Robbie Smith in the ex Han Stuck BMW.

The Pre 1966 Sports & GT Cars adds a lot of interest to the program with a Ferrari, the Daytona Coupe, the Francois Pretorius Porsche 911 and a host of GSM Darts, MG’s and Jaguars. Of significance is one of the oldest GSM Darts in South Africa driven by Andre de Kok. This GSM Dart and a number of others will be used in the special GSM Dart Tribute in 2007 when the S.A. GSM Dart celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The HRCR Classic Touring Cars have once again produced a spectacular list of entries. There will be over 25 different makes and models in a forty car entry. The fast lady Cindy Evans, Josh Broome, Dennis McBeath and that man again in his little Datsun, Francois Jacobs, are the leading lights.

Historic Single Seaters will see Ben vd Westhuizen paying tribute to the late Doug Serrurier in the LDS Ford plus the Cooper T20 of Richard Daggitt, the Lotus 51 of Ron Liddiard will recall the past with cars built and raced by South Africans.

The more comtempory categories racing will be Marque Cars, 250 Superkarts, the fast and competitive Formula Gti and SuperHatch which will be headed by possibly one of the busiest men on the track Mark du Toit in the Honda against the Golf’s of Jannie van Rooyen, Mark Silverwood, Mike Andreka and Ismael Baloyi.

There are 20 races in all.

Then to end the program brace yourself for a special day/night 1-hour race for the Sports Racing Association. This is a very unique race with some of the most interesting Sports Racing Cars in Africa. Heading the entry will be former SA Champion Grant Orbell in the Nardini plus Chris Knezcovich and Ray Joyce. Harry Costas has entered the very rare but fast and intriguing Speed. Some 20 cars will take to the line in this special event which will go into the night. Zwartkops by night is spectacular to say the least. So being yourself, your braai’s or join us at the Aces Café. Come and have fun at Zwartkops and see some spectacular racing.

Entrance R40 per adult, Students R20, Children under 12 Free. For more info call Charlene on 012 374-5802

See you at Zwartkops.


PROGRAM OF EVENTS

OFFICIAL QUALIFYING

 

07h30

Marque Cars

07h45

SuperHatch

08h00

250 Super Karts

08h15

Trans-Am Challenge

08h30

Historic Single Seaters

08h45

HRCR Classic Touring Cars – E,D,F,G

09h00

HRCR Classic Sports & GT  - Pre 1966 Le Mans

09h15

HRCR Classic Touring Cars – A,B,C, & ISP Prototypes

09h30

Formula GTi

09h45

Legend Saloons – Pre 1966

10h00

SRA

10h20

Drivers /Riders Briefing

 

RACE PROGRAM

 

10h40

1

Marque Cars

Race 1

  8 laps

11h00

2

SuperHatch

Race 1

  8 laps

11h20

3

250 Super Karts

Race 1

  8 laps

11h40

4

Trans-Am Challenge

Race 1

  8 laps

12h00

5

Historic Single Seaters

Race 1

  8 laps

12h20

6

HRCR Classic Touring Cars – D,E,F,G

Race 1

  8 laps

12h40

7

HRCR Classic Sports & GT – Pre 1966

Race 1

  8 laps

13h00

8

HRCR Classic Touring Cars – A,B,C, & ISP

Race 1

  8 laps

13h20

9

Formula GTi

Race 1

  8 laps

13h40

10

Legend Saloons – Pre 1966

Race 1

  8 laps

14h00

 

Circuit Break

 

 

14h10

11

Marque Cars

Race 2

  8 laps

14h30

12

SuperHatch

Race 2

  8 laps

14h50

13

250 Super Karts

Race 2

  8 laps

15h10

14

Trans-Am Challenge

Race 2

  8 laps

15h30

15

Historic Single Seaters

Race 2

  8 laps

15h50

16

HRCR Classic Touring Cars – D,E,F,G

Race 2

  8 laps

16h10

17

HRCR Classic Sports & GT – Pre 1966

Race 2

 8 laps

16h30

18

HRCR Classic Touring Cars – A,B,C & ISP

Race 2

  8 laps

16h50

19

Formula Gti

Race 2

  8 laps

17h10

20

Legend Saloons – Pre 1966

Race 2

  8 laps

17h30

21

Sports Racing Association

Endurance

1 hour

 



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Date: 18-07-2006     Title: Early Warning - 12 August 2006 ZOC Fun Day     Author: Dave Hastie
The next ZOC Fun Day will be held on 12th August 2006.

This will consist of a Start on the main circuit start line and proceed in an anti clockwise direction via a number of chicanes and pylons as one negotiates the stunning reverse direction sweeps and corners of the Zwartkops Circuit and exits the circuit into the pre race paddock where the stop line will be before the Kart Pits.

This makes it "The Longest Wiggle Woggle in the World" (Guinness Book of Records application pending).

Details to follow (including One Make Club bulk entry discount).
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Date: 16-07-2006     Title: ZOC Skidpan Shootout, 15 July 2006 - Report     Author: Dave Hastie
Move over all the Taxi drivers who think they know how to drive. (Not many of those, I heard you muttering!). For an absolute demonstration of car control, one had to be at the ZOC Skidpan Shootout on 15 July.

Go to the Gallery for photos of the action!

The Class D big guns brought many a gasp and handclapping from the watching drivers and spectators. Several M3’s took on the rest of the world, and it was Greg Attree that stole the show in his Toyota RXI by eliminating Michael Trafoyers’ M3 in the final Shootout.

Dan Kruger threw away a certain Class A win in his Mini after smacking a tyre or two to give the deserved win to Andre Louw in his Toyota Tazz.

The Class B battle saw Andre vd merwe swop his race car Polo for a quick Citroen C2. Although these were the only entries in this Class, Andre moved his way the final Shootout o perform very well.

The Class C encounter saw the Trans Africa MG B of Sean Pearce wiggle his way through the field. Pitted against some of the quickest cars on the day, he gave way to ultimate winner Greg Attree. Greg took on the might of german power, that included the 3 Class D players as well as a very quick Audi driven by Colin Cane. Scond in Class C was Geoff walter in his Renault Clio.

Michael Trafoyer took his M3 ahead of brother Andreas in a CSL and the biggest spinner and tyre slapper of the dy, no other than Andre Hartman. Andre easily took the Most Spectacluar Performance of the day in his tyre spinning almost-out-of-control M3.

The Ladies blew hooters in their efforts, which saw Crystal vd Merwe just pip Estelle Vermooten to the Class win.

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Date: 13-07-2006     Title: ZOC Skidpan Shootout, 15 July 2006 - Entries     Author: Dave Hastie
This is not your normal entry list. As Saturday draws closer we have the most amazing array of entries.

Firstly Brad Woolley has traded in his Westfield for .... "Judge of fact". Worried about maybe getting a bit wet he has opted to sit this one out and assist with the Organising side. Thanks Brad!
Dave Geffen, who is famous for rolling his little red racing Mini (on the Skidpan stage, nogal!) in last years 3 Stage had traded it in for a By2 Toyota Fortuna. Does this forecast better luck? Gavin Spiller has swopped his Westfield Seight for a delicate little Ford escort Onesixdoubleo Sport. (Chicken!!)
Greg Attree, who planted is rally Toyota into the Turn 4 Armco at the 3 Stage is back, this time with two Toyotas, with ,you guessed it, treaded tyres!
Newcomer to the ZOC events is Konrad Smuts who has favoured his good old Alfa GTV6 over his Scooby. That in itself tells a story!

The list goes on. Join the fun at Z on Saturday starting at 9 bells.
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Date: 12-07-2006     Title: ***** ZWARTKOPS NATIONAL RACING DATE CHANGE *****     Author: Zwartkops
The date for the Zwartkops round of the SA National Racing Championship program has been changed from Saturday / Sunday, 26th / 27th August to Saturday 19th August 2006.

The switch / change in dates has come about through the Tri-Nations South Africa vs. the All Blacks at Loftus on Saturday, 26th August.

A number of the National Road Show Sponsors will be involved in both events and may not have been able to be at Zwartkops over the weekend 26th / 27th August. Away competitors and their support teams may also not have been able to get accommodation at reasonable costs.

Zwartkops appreciates MSA’s and the racing categories support in switching the date.

The event will now take place on Saturday 19th August only.

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Date: 06-07-2006     Title: HIGH SPEED & SKILLED MOTORING WITH PEACE OF MIND - SUNDAY 16th JULY 2006     Author: Zwartkops

Frustrated with day to day traffic jam-logged highways and byways? You’ve got the car and a need to take it to its limits in a safe environment but don’t where to go. Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West has the answer. Sit back, take a deep breath and allow your body and soul to experience an adrenalin rush of a life time on a real motor racing circuit on Sunday 16th July. We invite the motoring public and car clubs to join us for another carefree, high speed experience.

Enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind on the 2,4km challenging race circuit – no oncoming traffic, no speed traps, no robots! An ideal way to hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive with special dedicated speed groups from 10h00 to 16h00. The day promises maximum family fun. R180 per driver - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play centre and canteen facilities plus TV facilities for sporting events.

We also have a special challenge for the not so brave or beginners, just pop down to Africa’s most advanced skidpan and test you driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. An ideal way to gain confidence and experience while improve you driving techniques at a nominal fee. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!

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Date: 05-07-2006     Title: ZWARTKOPS 29th JULY 2006     Author: Peter du Toit

PROLOGUE: Legends of the 9-Hour™
DAVID PIPER INTERNATIONAL SPRINGBOK REVIVAL – FEBRUARY 2007

This is a very important event at Zwartkops on 29th July 2006. We will be launching our Springbok Revival – Legends of the 9-Hour for February 2007.

For us to elevate the Revival and make it into the most significant event on the South African motor racing calendar we need to prepare ourselves now.

To set the wheel in motion we will have a prologue program comprising (with suitable HRCR Classes so that nobody is compromised) a simulation of the events which will comprise the Springbok Revival in 2007.

These events will be:

  1. HRCR Touring Cars – Classes D,E,F & G

  2. HRCR Touring Cars – Classes A,B & C
    plus International Sports Prototypes
    Class A: Sports Racing Cars (Chevrons, Porsches etc)
    Class B: Sports Racing Cars GT’s (Ford GT 40’s)
    Class C: GT3 Type cars
    Class D: Group 5 Production Cars

  3. Pre 1966 Le Mans Sports & GT Cars
    Class A: Cobra, Ferrari
    Class B: Modified Production Sports Cars and Sports Racing Cars
    Class C: Production Sports & GT
    Class D: Pre 1961 Sports Racing GT and Production Sports Racing Cars

  4. Trans-Am Challenge
    Post 1966 – Pre 1972
    Trans-Am Car Class A,B & C

  5. Legends of the 9-Hour
    Pre 1966 Saloons

  6. Historic Single Seaters

  7. Marque Cars
If we are not sure where or what class designation you are please phone me.

Attached is a program of events. We are in for a great day.

See you at Zwartkops!

Regards

PETER DU TOIT
Cell: 083 601-1737
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Date: 04-07-2006     Title: Legends of the 9-Hour™ - Updates     Author: Zwartkops
Please see the Newsletters section for the latest Legends Newsletter, which includes the latest Points Standings.

Legends Points Standings are also available in the News section under Legends of the 9-Hour™
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Date: 03-07-2006     Title: Big Z Top Lap Times after 24 June 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
One hundred and thirty two competitors set their fastest lap @Z on 24 June 2006.

1,648 competitors have recorded a lap time at Zwartkops since 2001.

Read on... for the full listing.
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Date: 29-06-2006     Title: SUPERBIKE RACING AT ZWARKOPS SATURDAY – 8th JULY 2006     Author: Zwartkops

THE STARS OF TOMORROW

Over 200 racing motorcycles will take to the circuit at Zwartkops on Saturday.

The Inland Championship from 50cc Highschool Derbi, Powersport, Super Mono right up to the all powerful unlimited Superbikes and 600cc Silvercup will provide dramatic motorcycle racing.

Every make of Superbike will be represented on the day. The most spectacular and fastest bikes that lapped the exciting Zwartkops circuit in the mid sixties will come from Greg Gildenhuys, Gary van den Berg and Craig Watson. There are a good number of national rides who also contest this class with Dane Hellyer, Shaun Portman and Bradley Zeeman. The 600 Superbike Class produces some of the most spectacular motorcycle racing in the country. The open unlimited Superbike class has contenders like Julian Odendaal, Gavin Lightfoot, Donovan Fourie and a man whose name is synonymous with racing motorcycles in South Africa – Janie Stander. This is real racing from fields in excess of 20 racers.

Not to be left out is the Battle of the Twins headed by Johan Lamberts and Benjamin du Plessis. There will be twenty events with a wide variety of racing.

Everybody has access to the pits and paddock. All are welcome to feel part of the action.

Racing starts at 10h00. Adults R40, Students R20 and Children under 12 Free.

See you at Zwartkops!

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Date: 29-06-2006     Title: FINAL REGULATIONS – HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS 2006     Author: Dave Klette
20/02/2006
REGULATIONS – HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS 2006

  1. This series is a product of the Bike Schools / Academies and the Sunday Brunch Runs at Zwartkops. To encourage these participants and other Club / Regional racers to participate in motorcycle racing at invitation level the Zwartkops Thunderbike Challenge has been established. It was initially slow to gain momentum but has grown in statue where some 38 riders participated over the course of the 2005.

    The events are included on selected regional programs and run with the BMW Boxer Cup Africa Series.

  2. The Thunderbike Challenge is only open to Club and Regional MSA licence holders.

  3. RACING CLASSES
    Scratch racing with three classes:
    • Regional Class – for all Regional Licence Holders irrespective of capacity
    • 600cc to 700cc – club statues
    • 700cc and upwards – club statues
    • plus a Senior Challenge for 40 plus
    No Motards allowed
    Minimum capacity 600cc


  4. RESTRICTIONS
    All competitors DO NOT HAVE TO run on Michelin tyres, i.e. Road, Racing slicks or semi slick tyres.


  5. CLUB - CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP
    Zwartkops will run its own point scoring system for the Challenge and pay R50 per point scored provided the rider has competed in a minimum of 3 events during the year.


  6. POINTS SCORED – PRIZE MONEY
    From 1st to 15th position overall (scratch)

    Zwartkops will pay R50 per point scored. This payment will be made at the end of the year. Riders will only be eligible for the prize fun if they have competed in a minimum of 3 events. The funds made available from Zwartkops for the prize fund are derived from the Bike Schools and Brunch Runs. Michelin have agreed to make tyres available at cost and offer tyres as prizes.

    NOTE: If you have raced 3+ times in the Thunderbike Series you will automatically qualify for an entry in the 3-Hour (2nd December).


  7. RACE DATES 2006
    25th March Inland Championships
    22nd April Inland Championships
    24th June Inland Championships
    27th August National Power TourTour - DATE TO CHANGE
    30th September Inland Championships
    02nd December SA Tourist Trophy


  8. ENTRY FEE
    R380 per event (VAT inclusive). Entry Fees made payable to Zwartkops Racing Club.


  9. OBJECTIVE OF THE SERIES
    To promote and stimulate active participation in motorcycle racing.


  10. CONTACT
    Dave Klette: 011 347-0407, 082 577-3666


  11. SPECIAL NOTES
    The South African Tourist Trophy on 2nd December 2006 will comprise:

    INTERNATIONAL:
    SOUTH AFRICAN TOURIST TROPHY
    This will be a series in South Africa. Three races starting at Zwartkops for local and International riders. This will be a ONE HOUR event – 2 Riders per bike.

    TRADITIONAL 3-HOUR:
    Open to all - three hours
    Team will comprise of:
    ONE Club
    ONE Regional
    ONE National or International.

    Teams could be three Club, two Regional but then no National/International


SEE YOU AT ZWARTKOPS!

Download these Regs as a Word document.

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Date: 29-06-2006     Title: Points Standings – HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS 2006     Author: Dave Klette
Click here to download the latest Points Standings for the HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE 2006.
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Date: 28-06-2006     Title: ZOC Skidpan Shootout, 15 July 2006 - Regs & Entry Form     Author: Dave Hastie
Regs and on-line entry for the ZOC Skidpan Shootout are available on the Events Calendar.

Please note that this event is on SATURDAY 15 JULY 2006.
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Date: 28-06-2006     Title: Inland Championships 29 July 2006 - Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regulations for Inland Championships on 29 July 2006 are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 27-06-2006     Title: NORTHERN REGIONS REGIONAL MOTORCYCLES - 08 July 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regs and Entry Form for NORTHERN REGIONS REGIONAL MOTORCYCLE CHAMPIONSHIP on 08 July 2006 are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 26-06-2006     Title: Inland Championships 24 June 2006 - Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Visit the Gallery for action photos of the Inland Championships racing on 24 June 2006.
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Date: 26-06-2006     Title: ZOC Club Event - 14 October 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
Please note that the ZOC Club event on 14 October 2006 will be a Driver Training Day on the main circuit.
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Date: 21-06-2006     Title: MSA - Safety in the Pits     Author: MSA
Please see the attached document from MSA regarding Safety in the Pits at all circuits.
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Date: 21-06-2006     Title: Inland Championships 24 June 2006 - Final Instructions     Author: Zwartkops
See the Events Calendar for Final Instructions for Saturday's race meeting.
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Date: 13-06-2006     Title: ACTION PACKED CARS AND BIKE RACE DAY AT ZWARTKOPS ON SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Trans-Am V8’s, Porsche 924 & Unlimited Challenge, VW Challenge, Thunderbikes plus many more are on the cards for the 20 action packed racing events at Zwartkops on Saturday, 24th June 2006.

Making up the program will be:
  • The Altech Porsche Challenge for Unlimited and the Porsche 924 Challenge. These are big budget racers. See the ex Le Mans GT2 Porsche of Andre Bezuidenhout in action while Toby Venter undoubtedly lays down the rubber in his magnificent GT3 Porsche closely contested by Franz Pretorius in his Porsche 956, Chris Griffiths and Hein Zimmer to name just a few!

  • The Goldwagen VW Challenge could top the entry list with over 50 entries. The Ross brothers, Ray Wilford and Wayne Masters will once again provide the thrills of close bumper to bumper racing as only they can do. The VW Challenge has a huge variety of Golf’s, Polo’s and Playas which provides good and very dramatic racing.

  • Not to be outdone will be the Zwartkops based Silvercup brigade of all sorts of cars, shapes and sizes. It’s Turbo, Superchargers and big bang engines. They are all there and racing on street legal tyres for line honours.

  • The Trans-Am Challenge will officially launch itself on Saturday. This category is for racing saloons built between 1966 and 1972. This was one of the greatest racing series in the USA in the late sixties. It even eclipsed the might of NASCAR in it’s time. It’s not difficult to see why - with big V8’s of the day racing against highly modified but lighter 2-litre cars. This is the first race of this new series with many cars still being built. However, Ben Morgenrood will be there in his Mustang while Ben van der Westhuizen will have a go at him in his V8 Capri Perana. Michele Lupini in his Camaro will be backed up by Peter du Toit in his “old” V8 Camaro. The new one is still being built! In the 2-litre class will see the great Legend Robbie Smith (Smurf) return in the ex Hans Stuck BMW 2002 challenged by new comer and very competitive Uli Sanne in his BMW 2002 and Clive Densham in his super quick Alfa. This is the birth of one of the greatest Classic Historic Racing Series of the future. Just watch this space!

  • The day will also have a full field of Marque Cars, Alfa Trofeo and Formula Libre to round of the car racing for the day.

  • Then, do not discount the Zwartkops Honda Midrand Thunderbike Challenge. These guys headed by Jeremy Pougnet (Yamaha R1), Garth Zoutendyk (Yamaha R1), Trevor White (Yamaha R1) and Andre van Rooyen (Honda CBR 1000) to name but a few race just for the challenge. They race hard and provide all the thrills we can expect Superbike racing.

Twenty races - huge variety and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Entrance R40 per adult, Students R20, Children under 12 free.

Visit the new Aces Café and enjoy the hospitality of Zwartkops. Racing starts at 10h00. See you at Zwartkops!

For more information call Charlene 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

OFFICIAL QUALIFYING

07h30 Marque Cars
07h45  HONDA MIDRAND Thunderbikes
08h00 Altech Porsche 924
08h15 Formula Libre / Formula M
08h30  Goldwagen VW Challenge – B,C,P
08h45 Silvercup
09h00 Goldwagen Challenge - A
09h15 Altech Porsche Unlimited
09h30 Trans-Am Racing Saloons
09h45
10h00 Drivers/Riders Briefing

RACE PROGRAM


10h20 1 Marque Cars Race 1 8 laps
  2 HONDA MIDRAND Thunderbikes Race 1 8 laps
  3 Altech Porsche 924 Race 1 8 laps
  4 Formula Libre / Formula M Race 1 8 laps
  5 Goldwagen VW Challenge –B,C,P Race 1 8 laps
  6 Silvercup Race 1 8 laps
  7 Goldwagen VW Challenge - A Race 1 8 laps
  8 Altech Porsche Unlimited Race 1 8 laps
  9 Trans-Am Racing Race 1 8 laps
  10 Alfa Trofeo Race 1 8 laps
  Circuit Break      
  11 Marque Cars Race 2 8 laps
  12 HONDA MIDRAND Thunderbikes Race 2 8 laps
  13 Altech Porsche 924 Race 2 8 laps
  14 Formula Libre / Formula M Race 2 8 laps
  15 Goldwagen VW Challenge - B,C,P Race 2 8 laps
  16 Silvercup Race 2 8 laps
  17 Goldwagen VW Challenge –A Race 2 8 laps
  18 Altech Porsche Unlimited Race 2 8 laps
  19 Trans-Am Racing Race 2 8 laps
  20 Alfa Trofeo Race 2 8 laps
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Date: 07-06-2006     Title: Legend Saloons Points Standings - 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Points Standings for Pre '66 Legends Saloons are now available from Legends in the News section.
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Date: 05-06-2006     Title: LEGENDS OF THE NINE HOUR: LATEST NEWSLETTER     Author: Webmaster
Please visit Newsletters in the News Section for the most recent newsletter.
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Date: 04-06-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns 3 Stage - 03 June 2006 - RESULTS and PHOTOS     Author: Dave Hastie
Overall and Class results for the ZOC Wynn's 3 Stage held yesterday are available on the Events Calendar.
For photos, 76 in all, see the Gallery.
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Date: 02-06-2006     Title: HONDA MIDRAND SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN AT ZWARTKOPS     Author: Zwartkops
It’s fast, it’s safe and it’s fun for everyone, it’s the June Honda Midrand Superbike Brunch run at Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West on Sunday 11th June 2006.

Experience an adrenaline rush on the challenging 2.4km high speed circuit in a relaxed and controlled environment without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps, taxi’s or robots.

Enjoy the freedom of performance riding with peace of mind and all the facilities you can dream of – canteen with sports bar and big screen television facilities, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 083 718-2487

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 02-06-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns 3 Stage - 03 June 2006 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Documentation will take place in the ZOC Clubhouse on Saturday morning from 08:00.

The ZOC Clubhouse will be the base during the day where information results will be posted on a regular basis.

Food, drinks and toilets will be available, and the ZOC Clubhouse can also be used as a central point for family and friends to meet at and relax.
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Date: 31-05-2006     Title: Inland Championships 24 June 2006 - Ammended Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Please note that the Supplementary Regulations for the Inland Championships 24 June 2006 have been ammended. For the latest Regs, go to the Events Calendar.
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Date: 31-05-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns 3 Stage - 03 June 2006 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
The Entries List for the ZOC Wynn's 3 Stage on the 03 June 2006 are being updated at least daily. Check out the latest entries on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 30-05-2006     Title: Legends and SuperHatch 24 June 2006 - Broadcast Times     Author: ZOC
Here are the broadcast times for SuperHatch and Legends of the 9-Hour races held on 20th May 2006.

Rapid Motion Africa -Episode #15
Goldwagen SuperHatch and Legends of the 9-Hour Production Cars.

31-May-06

20:30

21:30

1:00:00

EPS. 15

SS2

 

01-Jun-06

7:00

8:00

1:00:00

EPS. 15

SS2

Repeat

02-Jun-06

15:00

16:00

1:00:00

EPS. 15

SS1

Repeat

03-Jun-06

22:30

23:30

1:00:00

EPS. 15

SS2

Repeat

05-Jun-06

22:00

23:00

1:00:00

EPS. 15

SS2

Repeat

06-Jun-06

9:30

10:30

1:00:00

EPS. 15

SS2

Repeat

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Date: 30-05-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns 3 Stage - 03 June 2006 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Entries for this years 3 Stage have taken a whole new complexion. The Scoobie Boys have entered 4 of their missiles and this challenge for FTD will be well worth watching.

Class D has two STI's as well as two WRX versions of the 4 wheel drive cars. Contenders against these will be the BMW's of Andre Hartman (M3) and Andreas Trafoyer (M3 CSL). Sean Pearce has entered his TVR Chimaera, but the question is; will the Lotus Exige of Klippies Krige pull the carpet from all of them?

For the latest entries, see the Events Calendar.
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Date: 29-05-2006     Title: ZOC personality of the Month - May 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
We are happy to announce that Brad Woolley received the ZOC Personality of the Month award for May at our Noggin on Thursday. Brad regularly attends the Noggins and is a strong supporter of all our events, as well as race meetings.

Well done Brad!
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Date: 29-05-2006     Title: Kyalami Enduro - 27 May 2006     Author: Member Report
Congratulations to Brad Wooley and Gavin Spiller on their 2nd place in the SRA 1 hour Enduro on Saturday, SR3 class.

Brad reports that . . . . .

Well our 'little' Westie Rocam did it again, not only impressed us but impressed quite a few others at Kyalami in the dark !

Gavin Spiller and I were fortunate to get invited to compete in the SRA, www.sra.co.za 1 hour Enduro at the Winter SCC races at Kyalami, with a scheduled start of 18:00, a compulsory pit stop and one hours racing in the dark, it was just too inviting to resist.

After a few phone calls to various people just to confirm our little 1600 'bantam engined' Westie wouldn't get in the way of the SRA's impressive sports machines we happily entered knowing full well if we didn't finish last it would be an achievement.

The SRA was formulated in 2003 to provide endurance racing for various sports cars, aimed mainly at the 'Prototype' style of cars, their grids comprise a variety of cars from Chevron's & Tiga's, through to ACD Nardini's, VSP's, Shelby CanAms and even the impressive Porsche 956 Le Mans Car of Franz & Ruan Prestorius. Cars are classified on a time basis, based on a Zwartkops lap time, SR1 are sub 1:05, SR2 sub 1:10 and SR3 above that time, with our best times being in the 1:15's we were well below the average and fell into SR3. Various other competitors joined the grid with a few Porches, a TVR and a couple of GT40's, so we were amongst some impressive machinery.

Time prevented us getting the SEiGHT ready to compete, so we decided that Gavin and I would share the driving, the compulsory 3 minute pit stop giving us the chance to do a driver change. Friday practice saw us join in with the saloon car sessions, as Gavin hadn't driven Kyalami in 'anger' before we decided to go out in the first session with me driving and Gavin in the passenger seat, with only one Kyalami race under my belt I was deemed to be the most 'qualified'. A good 30 minute session and a relatively clear track gave us both some good experience of the Kyalami track, during the morning we both got a good session each driving 'solo', and were pleased with our best times around 2:11.4, Gavin beating my best by 5/100ths of a second, the afternoon sessions were getting quite full and the heavy traffic prevented either of us bettering our times.

The sessions were all quite interesting, the Porsche guys in the GT3s and Supercup cars were impressive with their straight line speeds showing us just were the little 1600 was lacking, although on cornering speed we also impressed ourselves at how close we appeared to most of the field. Keeping up and passing a few of the slower 924's gave us both pleasure, being passed by Franz in his 956 gave me the fight of my life, he seemed to come from nowhere and went passed me like a jet fighter catching me totally by surprise and leaving me in his 'jet wake' like I wasn't moving. The practice sessions gave us both some good experience, and we were both impressed with the courtesy and standard of driving of the SRA guys.

It was agreed I would take the car for the 17:00 qualifying, and luckily we went out at the correct time to complete this in the daylight, I managed a 1:11.8 to qualify 23rd, or second last, one better than we had imagined. The planned 17:30 Night time practice for the Enduro guys was cancelled so that some car company could do their official launch of an RS4 or something, Yawn !, this left us both a little apprehensive with the prospect of our first night time experience being the actual race.

We spent Saturday watching the racing from various points on the track, whilst all the events were good to watch the Porsche and VW challenge guys providing some excellent entertainment, the total lack of spectators highlighting one of the major problems with SA motor sport,' Joe Public' doesn't know what he's missing out on, a full days entertainment for a minimal cost. I think both of us got more nervous as the day went on, the phrase 'Hurry up and wait' which we often hear in the pits being really appropriate for the whole day, finally we made our way to the pits to get ready.

We decided as I had done the qualifying, Gavin would go out first, the general reasoning being that if the car, or driver, didn't make it at least Gavin would have had some laps under his belt. Some confusion about whether it was a rolling or grid start added to the butterflies in the stomach for both of us, but as we were at the back of the grid Gavin seemed quite happy to deal with that issue when it arose. It must have been quite an experience for Gavin, his first 'Race Start', in the dark, on Kyalami !. Standing on the pit wall was probably just as nerve racking for me as it was for Gavin sitting in the car. Anyhow the rolling start went off perfectly well and Gavin tucked in nicely behind one of the Sports 2000's for the first lap or so, as we counted the laps through he steadily made his way up to about 16th position, fortunately, for us, quite a few cars seemed to drop out on the first few laps, and with the faster cars lapping the back markers quite early on it was difficult to keep track of actual positions. An oil spillage on lap eight saw the safety car come out, and in traditional F1 style everyone dived into the pits for their compulsory pit stop, this threw our plans of a calm 13 lap pit stop into total disarray, and saw me running across the pits to grab my helmet and gloves whilst our 'pit crew' desperately tried to clean the oil (not ours fortunately) off the screen with my socks and a flask of water !.

I got ready and was strapped in the car just in time to get out after the 3 minute mark, now for my first night time experience, as I reached the end of pit lane there wasn't a car in sight, now normally I suppose this would be ideal, but the problem was as I left the glare of pit lane it was pitch black !, I could just make out my turn-in point for turn one and as I turned I could see the kerb on the right, but from their the track was nowhere in sight, what followed was the scariest lap I have ever completed, without a car in sight either in front or behind I 'tiptoed' round in an abysmal 2:44, the next lap was done from a combination of memory and guesswork, I adopted a method of turning in were I thought was right and desperately looking for the apex of the corner appearing out of the dark. After a couple of laps one of the faster cars caught and passed me, this helped considerably having a set of lights ahead to help see the track, at this point I wished I'd gone first I'm sure being able to follow other cars would have helped for the first few laps.

Kyalami can be a daunting track during the day, I can tell you at night it's terrifying, yet thrilling at the same time, after the pit straight turning into one was OK, enough light from the pits area to judge the turn in, but turn two was completely black, my method consisted of following the right hand kerb until it 'looked about right' and then turn left and look for the apex appearing, after the apex let the car drift right till the opposite kerb came into view and look for the small reflective board which indicated were the marshals post was on 3, aiming to the right of this generally found the apex and 3 and 4 became one turn onto the old pit straight, the straight the turn into the right hand sweep and the run up to clubhouse weren't too bad as there was some light, however from clubhouse it was darkness, the marshals post gave an indication on were to enter the Esses but the right hander of this had one line through between the kerb and a load of gravel on the track, up the hill wasn't bad as the headlights seemed to show more as the track rose, however my daytime 'targets' of the trees on the horizon were nowhere to be seen so the entry into Westbank was 90% guesswork, simply praying that the Wesbank boards appeared out of the darkness at the right place, the mineshaft wasn't too bad and the bridge was visible giving a good indication for braking into the bowl, which was in total darkness, however an extra light did get turned on halfway through my session which made things much better, it helps to see an apex before you hit it !. This now led to the worst part of the track, the chicane was pitch black and the headlights showed absolutely nothing until you'd started to turn in, I was fortunate in only making one trip across the grass by turning in too early, the last turn into the pit straight was lit by the pit lights so that was OK, the run along the pit straight reminded me of the many times I've watched Le Mans on TV.

I eventually settled into a rhythm and the lap times came down, I could see from the timer that Gavin had done a 2:18, so I was feeling a little disappointed my first five laps were in the 20's, these started to come down, I started to catch and pass a few cars which gave me more confidence and I eventually made a 2:14.4, which must have been the hardest work I've done on a lap yet, on the next lap a car in front of me went slightly off on turn 4 and left a cloud of dust most of the way down the old pit straight, the dust reflecting in my headlights was worse than any fog I've ever experienced and I had no forward vision for most of the straight, after this I settled into steady 15/16s which seemed a sensible pace, as the laps ticked over I saw the starter preparing the chequered flag, and was quite relieved we were almost done, another couple of laps and the flag dropped.

The atmosphere in the pits at the end was electric, I think everyone had had a fantastic experience, we certainly had, we couldn't find any results anywhere and decided to stay for the prize giving which the SRA guys thoughtfully arranged to do in the pits, I think the Marshals Boma would have been long gone empty by then. I think both Gavin and I enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere and discussing our experience over and over. When the results were announced we could hardly believe it, out of 9 SR3 cars, mainly Sports 200's and the like we were placed 2nd, and to cap it all on the overall Index of Performance we were also placed 2nd, so not only had we had a fantastic experience we cam away with a trophy each, and one shared trophy to take pride of place in the Locost Pits at Zwartkops.



I must say a big thanks to the SCC as event organisers, and in particular to the guys from the SRA for arranging the enduro, inviting us and for their warm and friendly reception.

Racing at night is a totally different, and often nerve-racking experience.

Would I do it again..... YOU BET I WOULD !. When's the next one Grant ?

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Date: 27-05-2006     Title: Inland Championships 24 June 2006 - Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regs for the Inland Championships on 24th June 2006 are now available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 24-05-2006     Title: Top 100 Lap Times @Z after 20 May 2006     Author: Webmaster
Top 100 Lap Times at Zwartkops have been updated after the 20 May 2006 races.

Note that there is a new section for the Top Lap Times for the Legends of the 9 Hour Series.

Got to News on the Menu Bar and select the Top Lap Times you wish to view.
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Date: 23-05-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns 3Stage 03 June - News     Author: Dave Hastie
With entries coming in all the time, SCC Pretoria have reserved 15 slots in order to ensure their members will have a shot at scoring points in their internal club championship.

Andreas of BMW M5 fame, has entered his German missile yet again. "I need to win one of your events soon" he commented, after asking if the Birkins will once again be his main threat. He has also entered his Quad bike, so we have made provision for these fellows as well.

See the Events Calendar for the latest entry list.
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Date: 23-05-2006     Title: ZOC Noggin 25 May 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
Our guest speaker this month is "Mr. Camshaft" Rich Jute.

Come and listen to another well known South African motor sport personality in the ZOC Clubhouse on Thursday 25 May at 20:00.
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Date: 23-05-2006     Title: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 20 May 2006 - Results     Author: Webmaster
Official laptimes and results from Terry Moss Racing for all the races at the National Championships Day on 20 May 2006 at Zwartkops are now available from MyLaps. These include times for practices and qualifying.

Go to the Events Calendar and click on the Results link.
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Date: 22-05-2006     Title: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 20 May 2006 - Pictures     Author: Webmaster
Please visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of the racing at the National Championships on 20 May 2006.
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Date: 18-05-2006     Title: SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN AT ZWARTKOPS - SUNDAY 28th MAY 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West and Honda Midrand invite all Superbike riders and their pillions to join us on Sunday 28th May 2006 for another adrenaline pumping experience of a lifetime on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Relax, enjoy and take your Superbike to its limits without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps and robots!

Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen with sports bar and television facilities, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 083 718-2487.

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 16-05-2006     Title: ZOC 3 Stage Latest Entries     Author: Dave Hastie
The manne are lining up for what promises to be another excellent 3 Stage at Zwarkops on 3 June.

The Class A battle will see the return of Dave Geffen in a Mini. Last year he overestimated the slippery skid pan and rolled his Mini after mounting the grass verge. Brian hastie has repaired his Cooper and will contest the Class win.

Top gun, klippies Krige, recent winner of the ZOC Hillclimb was first to enter n his Lotus Exige Series 1. This combination presents a fine package, but Klippies will have his hands full with the entry of Sean Pearce in his TVR Chimaera race car.

Brad Woolley heads up the Lotus Class with his Westfield that finished 3rd overall in the Hillclimb. Who will take him on in this competitive class?

Please see the Events Calendar for the latest Entry List.
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Date: 15-05-2006     Title: ZOC 3Stage 03 June 2006 - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Note that the Regs for thais event have been revised. A Route Map for this event is also now available. Go to the Events Calendar to view these.
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Date: 12-05-2006     Title: ZOC 3 Stage 3 June 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC will run the biggest and funnest event of the year on 3rd June.

The 3 Stage is supported this year by Wynn's and GQ Cars magazine and consists of an anti-clockwise lap of the Main Zwartkops circuit, which is followed by a lap of the Kart circuit and finishes with a lap on the Skidpan. One start - one finish and 4 opportunities to record fastest time!

Don't miss the fun this event offers! Regs and on-line entry are available on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 11-05-2006     Title: WHO IS THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL? . . . Update     Author: Zwartkops
SATURDAY, 20th MAY WILL BE A REAL BIG HOT RACING DAY AT ZWARTKOPS


Heading the program will be the fastest racing cars in Africa. The big Wesbank V8 Supercars will once again focus on the 60-second barrier at Zwartkops.

The Zwartkops track is an arena circuit in that it is a dynamic spectator circuit designed to bring motor racing to the people.

In addition to the sheer might of the Wesbank Supercars the SA National Superbikes with their 1000cc capacity engines will also be racing for the ultimate record. These 1000cc machines are the fastest in their class in the world and produce heart stopping racing as the top riders are stretched to the maximum. Included in the program is the National 600cc Class for Superbikes. On their own they are equally as spectacular.

The Shelby Sports Racing cars produce no holds barred racing and are the fastest Sports Racing Cars in South Africa.

The Zetec Formula Fords are in a class of their own and really come to the fore at Zwartkops as they too will lap the circuit in less than 65 seconds. This is incredibly quick for a racing car with limited aerodynamic aids.

A unique feature on the program will certainly be the inclusion of three regional categories.

The Goldwagen Volkswagen Challenge could have as many as 40 cars in the race. They always produce very spectacular racing, if not the hairiest racing in South Africa today.

Not to be outdone will be the Goldwagen SuperHatch Challenge with a wide variety of hatches all racing for line honour.

Then one of the highlights of the day will be the Legends of the 9-Hour Production Cars. Mark du Toit will take over the huge 7-litre Galaxie and take on Ben Morgenrood in the Studebaker, the Brian Rowlings Mustang, the Alan Poulter Volvo and Ben van der Westhuizen Lotus Cortina. A huge variety of racing saloons from the 1950’s and 1960’s including a special little Austin A35 from 1958 in racing trim of course.

At lunch time there will be a special event – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Who is the greatest of them all?

Just who will be the greatest of them all? Will it be Grant van Schalkwyk or Hennie Groenewald in their Jaguar V8’s? Will it be Roelf du Plessis in the ex Johan Fourie Opel Omega V8? Who will be the first to break the 60 second track barrier? Or will it be the Shear Might of the Superbikes with Trevor Crookes (Suzuki), Stewart McCleod (Kawasaki), Robert Portman (Honda), Arushen Moodley (Suzuki) or Shaun Whyte (Yamaha)? Or will it be the 1963 Ford Galaxie with its 7-litre engine challenging the 2005 SA Championship 6-litre V8 Jaguar? The Galaxie won the SA National Saloon Car Championship in 1965 with Bobby Olthoff. Forty years later Grant van Schalkwyk won the SA Championship in equally dramatic style. Now 41 years after the Galaxie won the Championship it will challenge Grant van Schalkwyk to a staggered shoot-out with the fastest racing Superbike in Africa.

Then there is the action on the 4x4 - Bring your own 4x4 , track rides are free, Pocket Bikes and Karts for hire on the Kart Circuit and family fun on the Skidpan.

It’s all happening at Zwartkops – the arena circuit!

Racing starts at 10h00 - 16 Events
Adults R50, Students R20, Children under 12 and public grandstand seating FREE

See you at Zwartkops for a red hot day of family fun and racing on Saturday, 20th May 2006.
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Date: 11-05-2006     Title: Practice Schedule and Race Programme - 20 May 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Below is the Race Programme and Practice Schedule for the Thursday and Friday before race day

ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY: SATURDAY 20th MAY 2006

THURSDAY 18th MAY 2006

CATEGORY START STOP DURATION
OFFICIAL PRACTICE
Formula Ford 12h00 12h20 20
SA Superbikes 12h25 12h45 20
WesBank V8 Supercars 12h50 13h10 20
Formula Ford 13h15 13h35 20
SA Superbikes 13h40 14h00 20
WesBank V8 Supercars 14h05 14h25 20
Formula Ford 14h30 14h50 20
SA Superbikes 600cc 14h55 15h15 20
WesBank V8 Supercars 15h20 15h40 20
Formula Ford 15h45 16h05 20
SA Superbikes 1000cc 16h10 16h30 20
WesBank V8 Supercars 16h35 16h55 20


FRIDAY 19th MAY 2006

CATEGORY START STOP DURATION
OFFICIAL PRACTICE
Shelby Can-Am Sportscars 09h10 09h30 20
Formula Ford 09h35 09h55 20
SA Superbikes 10h00 10h20 20
WesBank V8 Supercars 10h25 10h45 20
Shelby Can-Am Sportscars 10h50 11h10 20
Formula Ford 11h15 11h35 20
SA Superbike 11h40 12h00 20
WesBank V8 Supercars 12h05 12h25 20
MUSLIM HOLY PRAYER HOUR 12H30 13H30  
Shelby Can-Am Sportscars 13h35 13h50 15
Formula Ford 13h55 14h10 15
SA Superbikes 600cc 14h15 14h30 15
SA Superbikes 1000cc 14h35 14h50 15
WesBank V8 Supercars 14h55 15h10 15
TIMED/QUALIFYING PRACTICE
Shelby Can-Am Sportscars 15h15 15h30 15
Formula Ford 15h35 15h50 15
WesBank V8 Supercars 15h55 16h15 10/10
OFFICIAL PRACTICE
Regional Superhatch 16h20 16h35 15
Regional Legend Saloons 16h40 16h55 15
Regional VW Challenge 17h00 17h15 15


SATURDAY 20th MAY 2006

CATEGORY START STOP DURATION
TIMED/QUALIFYING PRACTICE
Goldwagen VW Challenge 08h15 08h30 15
Castrol Legend Production Cars 08h35 08h50 15
Goldwagen Superhatch 08h55 09h10 15
WARM-UP
Shelby Can-Am Sportscars 09h15 09h25 10
Formula Ford 09h30 09h40 10
WesBank V8 Supercars 09h45 09h55 10
TIMED/QUALIFYING PRACTICE
SA Superbikes 10h00 10h20 10/10


RACES

CATEGORY TIME RACE NO. LAPS
Goldwagen VW Challenge 10h30 Race 1 8 Laps
Castrol Legend Production Cars 10h50 Race 1 8 Laps
Goldwagen Superhatch 11h10 Race 1 8 Laps
Shelby Can_Am Sportscars 11h30 Race 1 15 Laps
SA Superbike 600cc 11h55 Race 1 15 Laps
WesBank V8 Supercars 12h20 Race 1 15 Laps
Formula Ford 12h45 Race 1 15 Laps
LUNCH BREAK/PARADE 13H10 20 MINUTES
"MIRROR ON THE WALL - WHO'S THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL"
SA Superbikes 1000cc 13h30 Race 1 15 Laps
Goldwagen VW Challenge 13h55 Race 2 8 Laps
Shelby Can-Am Sportscars 14h15 Race 2 15 Laps
SA Superbikes 600cc 14h40 Race 2 15 Laps
Formula Ford 15h05 Race 2 15 Laps
SA Superbikes 1000cc 15h40 Race 2 15 Laps
WesBank V8 Supercars 16h05 Race 2 15 Laps
Castrol Legend Production Cars 16h20 Race 2 8 Laps
Goldwagen Superhatch 16h40 Race 2 8 Laps


Version 1 : Revised 09/05/2006/PR-doc.dm/07h00am
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Date: 11-05-2006     Title: GOLDWAGEN SUPERHATCH READIES FOR NATIONAL EVENT     Author:
Goldwagen SuperHatch will mark a special milestone on May 20 - for the first time ever, the hatchbacks-only inland racing series, domiciled at Zwartkops Raceway, will share the limelight at a National circuit racing day.

With the Production Cars and Engen VW Cup sitting out on this round of the National tour, the organisers of the Zwartkops event invited SuperHatch, known for its close racing, to participate. The fastest cars produce laptimes roughly comparable to the Production Cars Class B backmarkers, and the series is split into four classes based on power-to-weight ratios. It’s a simple formula: the more power you make, the more you have to weigh.

Drivers compete both for Class Championships and the Overall Championship. The level of competitiveness is shown by the current top three contenders in the Overall Championship, who are all from different classes. The current leader on 68 points is Class B’s Rinus Plomp (RSi Autobody Tazz), followed by Class A’s Mike Andreka (RSi Autobody Golf) on 63 points, with Class C’s Rob Handfield – Jones (AutoDealer Conquest RSi) in third place on 60 points.

SuperHatch Chairman Mark du Toit, who originated the Series some five years ago, said: “It’s a special privilege for all of us in SuperHatch to be on the programme with some of South Africa’s top formulae. Zwartkops is our home track and we’ll be looking to provide some great entertainment for National motorsport fans.”

For further information on Goldwagen SuperHatch please contact:

Rob Handfield – Jones (Series PRO)

083 260 8663
robh@caxton.co.za
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Date: 11-05-2006     Title: GOLDWAGEN SUPERHATCH: SMALL FIELD, BIG DRAMA AT LICHTENBURG     Author:
Inland racing series Goldwagen SuperHatch held its first out-of-town race of 2006 on May 6 at Lichtenburg. The tight and bumpy 1.6km circuit dished up action out of all proportion to the field of just 11 cars that took to the grid.

Heat one saw Class A's Mike Andreka (RSi AutoBody Golf) engage in a thrilling 12-lap duel with Martin Kronström (Marty's Autobody Golf). With the two cars side-by-side heading into the home straight, Mike Andreka had a fractionally better run to the line, and took the win by 0.2 seconds from Kronström. Mark du Toit's Civic VTEC was in intensive care with engine troubles, so he elected to drive the Zwartkops Black Golf. Despite the unfamiliar car, he set creditable lap times on his way to third place. Class B's sole representative was the RSi Autobody Tazz of Rinus Plomp who drove an uneventful race to the finish.

In Class C, Rob Handfield - Jones (AutoDealer Conquest RSi) was blocked by a slower car off the line, and Claudette Grover (ASAP Opel Spares Kadett) streaked into the lead. She held off constant attacks from Handfield- Jones for six laps, but he eventually went round her outside at the hairpin to regain first place which he held to the flag. Alex Zybrands (WAZprops Golf) was suffering with handling troubles which repeated efforts couldn't cure and he had to settle for third some way behind Grover.

In the second race, Mike Andreka and Martin Kronström, starting from the back under the SuperHatch reverse grid rule, clawed their way to the front in short order. However, Kronström ran wide in the sweep to let Andreka into the lead. Despite Kronström losing water pressure with front pulley failure, he continued to motor round at a rapid rate, but with his rapidly-ailing car, he wasn’t able to challenge Mark du Toit for second place. Andreka backed off slightly, not wanting to take risks with his first place in the bag, and coasted to the win to make it a double for the day, followed by du Toit. Kronström ended the race in third and immediately parked his steaming car.

Rinus Plomp once again flew the Class B flag, but was lucky not to fall victim to a spectacular Class C shunt in the second corner of the race. Rob Handfield - Jones made a great start and passed three cars through Turn One. He was eyeing the lead when he was nudged into a spin by a boxed-in Gerhard Lottering (Marty’s Autobody Kadett) and slid across the track, narrowly missing Plomp. Claudette Grover wasn't as lucky, and was hit solidly by the wayward Toyota. Alex Zybrands cashed in, and vanished into the distance in first place, with Grover and Handfield-Jones re-joining the race in second and third positions respectively. All three drivers held their placings to the finish, with Handfield-Jones posting a new class lap record on lap ten.

Mike Andreka jumped up the overall SuperHatch points standings to take second place in the championship, behind Rinus Plomp and ahead of Rob Handfield - Jones. The next event will see SuperHatch have its first-ever race with the National tour at Zwartkops on May 20. This will be followed by SuperHatch’s second Kyalami event of the year a week later on May 27.

Additional high-res images of the Championship front-runners are availableform:

Rob Handfield – Jones (Series PRO)

083 260 8663
robh@caxton.co.za
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Date: 11-05-2006     Title: Goldwagen VW Challenge – 20 May 2006 preview     Author:
Round 3 of the Golgwagen VW Challenge sees the series’ first visit to the Zwartkops raceway, just outside Pretoria.

The series for locally made front wheel drive VW cars has gone from strength to strength in 2006, with a second year of support from the Goldwagen group, and the continued assistance of A.T.S Motorsport as far as supply of the Dunlop semi slick control tyre. Fields have averaged over 30, with nearly 40 cars taking part in round 2 of the championship.

The series is split into 3 classes. In Class A the battle is raging on with Ray Wilford holding a slender 1 point lead over George Economides with the un-lucky Jason Finney in 3rd, Jason will be driving the ex-Heinz Böse Challenge car at the Zwartkops road after binning his car (and putting himself into ICU) at the previous race meeting. The Ross brothers, Gavin and Dallas, cannot be ruled out of a class win either, with the ever improving Henry van Vledder and Wayne Masters, of Production car diesel Polo fame, also in contention. In fact the racing in class A is that close that any of the top 10 drivers who sneak a victory!

Class P, for the previous generation Polo Cup cars, is also a hard fought affair with Rory Eland 2 points clear of Barry Groenewald with Waldie Meintjes 5 points adrift in 3rd. Famed national Polo cup racing Graham Nathan might make another guest appearance and promises to ruffle a few feathers.

Class B is not as close at the moment with multiple class winner George Bath 11 points clear of new boy Edward Rodrigues, Stuart Mack is 3 points behind Rodrigues in 3rd. Mark Gregory, Craig Gammie and Mark Kingsmill are all hoping for good results, after disappointing starts to their seasons. Added spice in the class B field could be added by, Production car Polo diesel pilot, Heinz Böse making a one off appearance.

The battle commences on the 20th of May at Zwartkops!
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Date: 09-05-2006     Title: Thunderbike Challenge - Results and Points     Author: Zwartkops
Please visit the Events Calendar for results and points for the Thunderbike Challenge after 22 April 2006 races.
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Date: 08-05-2006     Title: NEW EVENT - 09 August 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Please Note that there is a new event on the 9th August - Women's Day Honda Midrand Bike Brunch Run
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Date: 08-05-2006     Title: CANCELLED Event - 20 Aug 2006 - Honda Midrand Bike Brunch Run     Author: Zwartkops
Please note that the Honda Midrand Bike Brunch Run on the 20 August 2006 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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Date: 08-05-2006     Title: REGULATIONS – HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS 2006     Author: Zwartkops
20/02/2006
REGULATIONS – HONDA MIDRAND THUNDERBIKE CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS 2006

  1. This series is a product of the Bike Schools / Academies and the Sunday Brunch Runs at Zwartkops. To encourage these participants and other Club / Regional racers to participate in motorcycle racing at invitation level the Zwartkops Thunderbike Challenge has been established. It was initially slow to gain momentum but has grown in statue where some 38 riders participated over the course of the 2005.

    The events are included on selected regional programs and run with the BMW Boxer Cup Africa Series.

  2. The Thunderbike Challenge is only open to Club and Regional MSA licence holders.

  3. RACING CLASSES
    Scratch racing with three classes:
    • Regional Class – for all Regional Licence Holders irrespective of capacity
    • 600cc to 700cc – club statues
    • 700cc and upwards – club statues
    • plus a Senior Challenge for 40 plus
    No Motards allowed
    Minimum capacity 600cc


  4. RESTRICTIONS
    All competitors must run on HONDA MIDRAND tyres, i.e. Road, Racing slicks or semi slick tyres.


  5. CLUB - CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP
    Zwartkops will run its own point scoring system for the Challenge and pay R50 per point scored provided the rider has competed in a minimum of 3 events during the year.


  6. POINTS SCORED – PRIZE MONEY
    From 1st to 15th position overall (scratch)

    Zwartkops will pay R50 per point scored. This payment will be made at the end of the year. Riders will only be eligible for the prize fun if they have competed in a minimum of 3 events. The funds made available from Zwartkops for the prize fund are derived from the Bike Schools and Brunch Runs. HONDA MIDRAND have agreed to make tyres available at cost and offer tyres as prizes.

    NOTE: If you have raced 3+ times in the Thunderbike Series you will automatically qualify for an entry in the 3-Hour (2nd December).


  7. RACE DATES 2006
    25th March Championships
    22nd April Inland Championships
    24th June Inland Championships
    27th August National Power Tour
    30th September Inland Championships
    02nd December SA Tourist Trophy


  8. ENTRY FEE
    R375 per event (VAT inclusive). Entry Fees made payable to Zwartkops Racing Club.


  9. OBJECTIVE OF THE SERIES
    To promote and stimulate active participation in motorcycle racing.


  10. CONTACT
    Dave Klette: 011 347-0407, 082 577-3666


  11. SPECIAL NOTES
    The South African Tourist Trophy on 2nd December 2006 will comprise:

    INTERNATIONAL:
    SOUTH AFRICAN TOURIST TROPHY
    This will be a series in South Africa. Three races starting at Zwartkops for local and International riders. This will be a ONE HOUR event – 2 Riders per bike.

    TRADITIONAL 3-HOUR:
    Open to all - three hours
    Team will comprise of:
    ONE Club
    ONE Regional
    ONE National or International.

    Teams could be three Club, two Regional but then no National/International


SEE YOU AT ZWARTKOPS!
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Date: 04-05-2006     Title: FAMILY FUN WITH SAFE AND PEACE OF MIND BRUNCH RUNS AT ZWARTKOPS
SUNDAY 14th MAY 2006
    Author: Zwartkops
Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West and Honda Midrand invite all Superbike riders and their pillions to join us on Sunday 14th May for another adrenaline pumping experience of a lifetime on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Relax, enjoy and take your Superbike to its limits without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps and robots!

Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen with sports bar and television facilities, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old. An ideal opportunity for beginners and the not so experienced riders to gain confidence and to be taught safe and responsible riding.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 04-05-2006     Title: MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL . . . . . Update     Author: Zwartkops
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
WHO IS THE GREATEST OF US ALL?

ZWARTKOPS GETS HOT, HOT, HOT FOR THE GREATEST HERO’S OF OUR TIME

WHO WILL BE THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL ON SATURDAY 20th MAY?
  • Will it be Grant van Schalkwyk or Hennie Groenewald in their Jaguar V8’s?

  • Will it be Roelf du Plessis in the ex Johan Fourie Opel Omega V8?

  • Who will be the first to break the 60 second track barrier?

  • Or will it be the Shear Might of the Superbikes with Trevor Crookes (Suzuki), Stewart McCleod (Kawasaki), Robert Portman (Honda), Arushen Moodley (Suzuki) or Shaun Whyte (Yamaha)?

  • Or will it be the 1963 Ford Galaxie with its 7-litre engine challenging the 2005 SA Championship 6-litre V8 Jaguar? The Galaxie won the SA National Saloon Car Championship in 1965 with Bobby Olthoff. Forty years later Grant van Schalkwyk won the SA Championship in equally dramatic style. Now 41 years after the Galaxie won the Championship it will challenge Grant van Schalkwyk to a staggered shoot-out with the fastest racing Superbike in Africa.
Then there is the action on:
  • The 4x4 : Bring your own vehicle, 4x4 track is free
  • >Pocket Bikes and Karts for hire on the Kart Circuit
  • Family fun on the Skidpan

It’s all happening at Zwartkops.

Racing starts at 10h00 - 16 Events
Adults R50, Students R20, Children under 12 and public grandstand seating FREE

See you at Zwartkops for a red hot day of family fun and racing on Saturday, 20th May 2006.
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Date: 01-05-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns Hillclimb - 29 Apr 2006 - Report     Author: Dave Hastie
Colin Chapman was renowned for his Engineering genius by, amongst other things, designing and building well-behaved F1 World Championship winning racing cars by employing his theory of 'adding lightness'.

In South Africa, the land of “Braaivleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Chevrolet” we make the world our own, by “adding heaviness.” For Chevrolet, read Chevrolet Camaro, a car that weighs plenty and has trouble in keeping the rear wheels from trying to pass the front wheels.

Enter Kevin Brink, a motor sport lover and owner of not only an Engineering works, but also a Chevrolet, of the Camaro type. He added lightness in the form of 100kg in the boot, to keep the rear wheels well behaved, or so he thought. On opening the boot one witnessed three big bags of Goat Feed and the question was begged whether he, or Chapman, had the best theory about road holding.

Joe Putter, MD of Wynn’s, was dead keen on anything V8, and wantedto see the Michele Lupini Camaro strutting it’s stuff at last. He wrote “it is time that car showed us what it is made of. It has been given more publicity than when Hitler invaded Poland and it is time we saw it in action.”

The 50-car entry included some heavy weights, like the Rob Hulme Merc SLK 55, Andreas Trafoyer’s BMW M3 CSL, Mark Turner in a BMW M5 and Colin Chapman’s Lotus Exige driven by Klippies Krige. Down the list Sean Pearce had broken a CV joint in his TVR and traded it for a Mini 1000 Station Wagon! The entry list was well rounded with what was named the “ Shaguar” XJ6 of Tai Krige, not to mention the seriously quick Birkins of amongst others, Massimo Borgia, Subaru’s MG’s, several Mini’s, Uno’s and a beautiful Alfa GTV completed the line up.

Four timed runs were held and Gavin Spiller immediately set the scene by doing a 58,51 run in his Westfield Seight. Klippies responded in Run 2 by setting what was to be an unbeatable time on the day of 56,98 in the Lotus Exige. The horns came out in response to his fantastic time and Rob Hulme just missed a gate post in a desperate effort to grab FTD from the Lotus.

In Class A (up to 1440cc) Stuart Greig drove Hedley’s Cooper S road car to victory, from Kollie’s recently completed new full race Mini, with Daniel Kruger third in his 1400cc version of Alex Issigonis brainwave. Another of Ben Krugers offspring, Ivan, pulled the stunt of the day when he lost control of his Mini 1275 and bounced across the grass and finally finished in a ditch way off the track.

Class B (1441 to 1650cc) saw Lynton Clamp throw a rod in his Honda. It stopped in a cloud of smoke, and surprisingly didn’t mess a drop of oil, although one could see a hole in the block. “What oil” you may ask! Gary Law took the win in a Mazda 1300 from the AlfaSud of Paul Griffin, with Heyns Stead third in his MGA.

Class C (1651 to 2050cc) was a close contest between Craig Marais and Mike Andreka in their Golf’s. Craig just pipped Mike with Franco Resca driving his MGB GT to third place, after some stunning wheel lifting through the fast left hand sweep.

The big guns in Class D (2050 cc >) had their ass whipped by Klippies, from Andreas in his M3 CSL followed by Marius Knoesen in a Scooby.

The Birkin brigade in Class L (Lotus 7 replica’s) saw the Locost 7 version of Chapmans brainwave driven by Brad Woolley (with Rocam 1600 power) win from Massimo Borgia’s 1600cc Toyota with Grass Gordon similar car third. Gavin Spiller couldn’t improve on his Run 1 score and finished 5th in Class behind Stan Alford in another Birkin.

ZOC invited the lads from Boys Town to be their guests on the day, and 15 fellows were treated to demonstration runs up the Hill in the competing cars followed by some refreshments. It was interesting to see which of the cars the boys preferred to ride in, with the Scooby’s being top of the list! There was much excitement all round.

Amelia van As took the Ladies award in her Demon 7, Trystan Alford won the Junior Class in his 60cc Kart, Clive Strugnell was the only 2 wheel entry.

Kevin Bink’s Camaro was a tyre smoking crowd pleaser and won the “Best Engineering Invention” award for his theory on suspension design. It didn’t quite send the Academics running to re-write their Road Holding Manuals, but did set minds thinking!

The next ZOC thriller is the 3 Stage event on 3 June. Don’t miss it!
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Date: 30-04-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns Hillclimb - Results and Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
A funny thing happened at the ZOC Wynns Hillclimb on 29 April. Kevin Brink needed something to keep the rear end of his big Chev Camaro from passing the front wheels so he loaded 100kg of weight into the boot. Funny thing to do on a Hillclimb, you may ask, when the lighter the car the faster it will go uphill. the only funny thing about it was that the load he put in the boot was three bags Goat Feed!

Klippies Krige took fastest Time of Day in his Lotus Exige, from the M3 CSL of Andreas Trafoyer with the 1600cc Rocam powered Locost of Brad Woolley 3rd fastest overall.

Forty four cars completed the event after several fell by the wayside. Ivan Kruger dropped his Mini into a ditch, Lynton Clamp blew a hole in the motor of his Honda Vetch and Franco Resca found oil mixed in his brake fluid.

Clive Strugnell rode his Kawasaki and young Trysan Alford completed the spectacle in a 60cc Kart.

It was another very successful ZOC day of fun!

See the Events Calendar for results and the Gallery for lots of super photos!
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Date: 28-04-2006     Title: Zwartkops Marshals     Author: Dave Hastie
On any given race day there could be an army of 55 marshals beavering away around the track. To put it simply – no race meeting would be possible without their attendance and hard work.

They are a very special breed of people – first to arrive and last to leave and who spend their day driving brooms, waving flags, throwing cement on oil slicks and clearing away wrecked cars and bikes. Never mind driving tow trucks, Landies and pushing cars to places of safety.

Marshals are trained to carry out their duties. These duties include flag control, crash control and observation and reporting on incidents. A corner Chief is appointed for every marshal post and his duties include managing situations within his area of the track. They not only operate out on the corners, but in the pits and start/finish line as well.

Sometimes drivers are involved in incidents and feel they need to file a protest with the Clerk of the Course to have their issue resolved. The Clerk of Course would refer to the Incident Report that is submitted by the Corner Chief to help clarify what actually happened!

There are currently 70 Marshals on the Zwartkops Register, with another 14 trainees about to qualify. By time you read this there will be 84 boys and girls who give up their Saturdays and Sundays to serve their sport.

Next time you think you can do a better job than they are trained to do phone Schults on 082 499 0246 and ask him if you can join his next training course!
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Date: 28-04-2006     Title: MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO IS THE GREATEST OF US ALL?     Author: Zwartkops
Forty years ago a 7-litre Ford Galaxie won the South African Saloon Car Championship – 1965 Bobby Olthoff National Saloon Car Champion.

In 2005 – forty years later Grant van Schalkwyk won the South African Championship for V8 Super Saloons.

Who is the faster, who is the better, who is the real hero?

Come and see the staggered shootout at Zwartkops on 20th May. This event will take place after the second heat of the Wesbank V8 event.
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Date: 28-04-2006     Title: REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING RETURNS TO
ZWARTKOPS INTERNATIONAL KART RACEWAY
    Author: Zwartkops
Its fast, it’s furious, it’s Regional Kart Racing and it returns to the Bridgestone Zwartkops International Kart Raceway, (R55) Pretoria West on Saturday 6th May 2006 for the 3rd Round of the Northern Regions Kart Championships.

With 24 events, 12 different classes, over 120 competitors, close racing and exciting challenges in all classes’ spectators are in for unforgettable kart racing at its best. After two tough rounds of the Northern Regions Regional Karting Championships the challenge is on as competitors prepare to show their worth and fight to the bitter end for line honour victory.

As in the past the GP Junior class promises to deliver a ding-dong battle with front runners Dewald Brummer, Jordan Pepper and Jordan Williams constantly changing positions and pushing hard to claim overall victory.

The Junior Max Class will once again see Trent Williams in action while being hard pushed by Kevin de Witt closely followed by Tasmin Pepper, Devin Robertson and the rest of the pack.

After his magnificent drive in Polokwane “flying” Matthew Hodges is determined to set the pace ahead of Kyle Lawrence, Dean Lester and Gennaro Bonafede in the Max Challenge Class. With 18 victory hungry young men on the grid a battle of note is on the tables.

Not to be outdone another impressive performance can be expected from the Mini Max Class as Caleb Williams leads the way closely followed by Olivier Calkoen, Axcil Jefferies and Thabiso Ngcobo.

In the “not so young” Max 175 Classes a titan battle can be expected as Steve Ridgway, Derick Smalberger, Kevin Hodgkiss, veteran racer Errol Burgin, and Donald Agnew to name but a few push hard for the overall victory.

Deon Auby in his Birel is expected to be on the roll again in the 125GP Class or will Monza drivers Michael Murphy and Rob Bakewell - Will he be able to take the lead again? Only time will tell.

The new DD2 class to be seen at Zwartkops for the first time will provide some spectacular close racing with Marc Murray leading the way ahead of competent racers such as Michael van Rooyen and Rocky Gushy.

With all this and many more the day promises to be highly competitive and value for money entertainment.

Become part of the action, rub shoulders with the hero’s and enjoy an unforgettable day of awesome, nail biting, crowd pleasing kart racing and family entertainment. Racing starts at 10h30, gate admission R30 per adult, children under 12 and grandstand seating FREE.

For more information contact Charlene at 012 374-5802
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Date: 28-04-2006     Title: ENJOY HIGH SPEED MOTORING IN A SAFE AND CONTROL ENVIRONMENT
ON SUNDAY 7 MAY 2006
    Author: Zwartkops
Get rid of your Easter Weekend and Monday to Friday rush hour traffic frustration and enjoy high speed motoring with peace of mind! Come and experience an adrenalin rush in your favorite road registered car and keep speeding off our roads. Join the Bridgestone Super Trax Day at Zwartkops (R55) Pretoria West on Sunday 7th May 2006 from 10h00 to 16h00.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring and Bridgestone invites the motoring public and car clubs to join us for a carefree yet controlled, high speed experience on the 2.4 km challenging race circuit.

Enjoy high speed driving with no oncoming traffic, no speed trap and no robots! Hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive with special dedicated speed groups. The day promises maximum family fun. R180 per driver - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play park and sports bar facilities.

For the not so brave and beginners we have a special challenge on Africa’s most advanced skidpan, just pop down and test your driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. A great way to enjoy a day while gaining confidence, experience and improving your driving techniques. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours or 082 451-3034 for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!
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Date: 26-04-2006     Title: BIG Z Top 100 Lap Times after 22 April 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
The Top 100 Lap Times have been updated to reflect changes after the events on 22 April 2006.

Visit Top 100 Lap Times.
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Date: 24-04-2006     Title: ZWARTKOPS NATIONAL SPECTACULAR - 20 May 2006     Author: Zwartkops
MAKE A DATE AT ZWARTKOPS NATIONAL SPECTACULAR
AT ZWARTKOPS 20TH MAY 2006
The fastest racing cars and bikes in South Africa will be in action on 20th May at Zwartkops.

For details, see Event Calendar Info.

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Date: 21-04-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns Hillclimb Update 4     Author: Dave Hastie
The big guns are coming out to play in the ZOC Wynn's Hilclimb on 29th April, with Andreas Trafoyer (BMW M3 CSL) and Klippies Krige (Lotus Exige) joining the starting list in the competitive Class D (over 2051cc).

Andreas put in a sterling run at the ZOC ATS Superpole to finish 3rd overall, while Klippies finished 4th overall. These latest entries see the first 4 finishers in the ZOC ATS Superpole resuming their battle for supremacy. Massimo Borgia won the Superpole in his Birkin from Rob Hulme's Merc SLK 55.

Stuart Greig has joined the Mini fray in Class A in his Mini Cooper.

See the Event Calendar for details.
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Date: 20-04-2006     Title: Racing Fuel Available on 22 April 2006     Author: Zwartkops
Racing fuel will be available at Zwartkops for this weekend's racing.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS/DRUMS/TINS as we only have bulk supplies.
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Date: 19-04-2006     Title: NEWS UPDATE - VARIOUS     Author: Stuart Greig
Just a quick reminder of the monthly noggin tomorrow night. Fanie Viljoen will be the guest speaker. Come join in and have a snack and cold beer with the ZOC family.

Kindly note Zwartkops is having problems with their telephone and internet lines, courtesy of our famous Telkom. Any entries or late minute queries regarding the Inland Regional racing on Saturday can be asked via cellphone.

Charlene 082 451 3034 or
Sonja 082 976 8551

Do not forget to enter the Hillclimb on the 29th April, its going to be hot!!

See you at the Big Z!
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Date: 18-04-2006     Title: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 20 May 2006 - Supplementary Regs     Author: Zwartkops
Supplementary Regulations for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS at Zwartkops on 20th May 2006 are available on the Event Calendar.
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Date: 17-04-2006     Title: Lotus Challenge at the Zwartkops Regional Championship races 22 April 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
The next round of the Lotus Challenge Regional Championship comes to Zwartkops on 22 April and must rank as one of the most hotly contested categories on the programme.

ZOC member Klippies Krige, has entered his home fabricated Lotus 7 Plus, which is fitted with a BMW Touring car motor bolted to a six speed sequential gearbox that was especially imported from Australia. Klippies has spent many hours tuning the suspension of his #22 racer and is confident this is where he holds an advantage in the 2-litre Class A field. His main opposition comes from another ZOC member, Clive Wilmot. Clive has developed his mutinously prepared CC7 and currently holds the Lotus Challenge lap record at Zwartkops. His lap time of 1.05.354 is just ,174 seconds faster than Klippies, so the gauntlet has been thrown down!

James Forbes, who has a fastest lap of 1.06,623 at Zwartkops in his Caterham SV400 for Saturday’s race, believes we could see a 1 min 4 sec lap for the first time in Lotus Challenge. One should not discount the Caterham of Mike Chitty from the fray, although Mike feels the run from Turn 2 up to Turn 5 will see the top runners getting away from him.

The 1600 cc category will be worth a watch and should see Lap record holder Stan Alford (1.12,937 sec), Andrew Jackson, Hendrik vd Berg, Derek vd Merwe, Massimo Borgia, Grass Gordon and Derek Rowbotham scrapping for the Class lead in their Toyota 1600cc Birkin’s.

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 15-04-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns Hillclimb 29 April 2006 Update     Author: Dave Hastie
Rob Hulme, who finished a creditable 3rd overall in the recent ZOC ATS Superpole in his Mercedes SLK 55 was quick off the mark to enter the Wynns Hillclimb at Zwartkops n 29 April 2006. Last year's winning time of 56,64 seconds was set by Tony Santana in his Porsche GT2 and will be the target time to beat this year.

Other entries so far include the tyre smoking Chev Camaro V8 of Kevin Brink, the incredible Westfield Rocam of Brad Woolley and half a dozen Mini's in various configurations, Alfa's and MGB GT.

Could the longer, faster and ascending course of the Wynns Hillclimb just favour the SLK 55 over the nimble Birkin 7's this time out?

ZOC has invited 30 boys from Boys Town to be their guests at the Wynns Hillclimb on 29 April. Boys Town will select Boys from their Randfontein and Magaliesburg projects and will hold an internal competition between their 60 odd pupils with the top 30 earning a trip to Zwartkops. They will be treated to some fierce competition amongst the entrants as they vie for the title of Wynns Hillclimb Champion, enjoy some refreshments and enjoy a demonstration ride up the Zwartkops course in the competing cars during the lunch break.

Massimo Borgia, winner of the last two ZOC ATS Superpole's, has responded to the entry of Rob Hulme's Merc SLK 55 and entered his Birkin in the ZOC Wynns Hillclimb on 29 April. "I love the spirit and fun of these ZOC events and have entered both the Hillclimb as well as Zwartkops Owners Club" said Massimo before settling a few Easter eggs.

Entries are still open and further details are available at Event Calendar.
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Date: 14-04-2006     Title: ENJOY SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MOTORCYCLES BRUNCH RUNS AT ZWARTKOPS
SUN 23 APR 2006
    Author: Zwartkops
Get rid of the Easter Weekend heavy traffic frustrations and enjoy a safe and responsible motorcycle brunch run at Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West.

Zwartkops and Honda Midrand invite all Superbike riders and their pillions to join us on Sunday 23rd April for another enjoyable experience on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Experience the adrenaline rush as you take your Superbike to its limits without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps and robots!

Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen , sports lounge with big screen television, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old. An ideal opportunity for beginners and the not so experienced riders to gain confidence and to be taught safe and responsible riding.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 14-04-2006     Title: ZWARTKOPS AUTODEALER CARS AND BIKES SPECTACULAR - SAT 22 APRIL     Author: Zwartkops
Just to keep everybody on their toes after the Easter holidays Zwartkops (Pretoria West R55) will host a dramatic day’s motor racing on Saturday, 22nd April.

Heading the filed of over 200 competitors will be the BMW Boxer Cup Africa Challenge. There are some 30 BMW Boxer Cup riders, most within one hundredth of a second between them. It is a spectacular racing series which is not to be missed as Pretoria based stalwarts Wiaan Erasmus and Braam Smit battle it out to the very end. For two years these two riders have provided hammer and tongs racing. However, John Oliver, Dewald Winterbach, young Grant Scott and Willem Janse van Rensburg are not going to let them get away with it.

Equally spectacular will be the Honda Midrand Thunderbike Zwartkops Challenge. This series is growing and is very popular with riders and spectators. Exciting racing is on the cards with Jason Crooks, Garth Zoutendyk, Jeremy Pougnet and Trojan Grobler leading the pack.

The car categories are represented by Super Saloons. The incredible clash between Mark du Toit in the Viper V8 and the screening ex Wesbank Mazda of Anton Britz continues and promises to provide crowd pleasing racing. Willie Hepburn will no doubt try to dominate the event in his Nascar inspired Chev V8. The Super Saloons with V8’s, 3 port Mazda’s, turbo and superchargers will provide good motor racing.

A full grid of 33 cars for the Silvercup race will see the six Hondas being challenged by an “all sorts” field of Toyotas, Golf’s, Alfas, Audi TT to the ultra quick Mini of Kollie vd Westhuizen all on road legal tyres.

The single seater brigade will be represented by a full field of Kent Formula Ford who have provide incredibly close and exciting racing with the front runners fighting for the leading position throughout the race. See Graham Vos, Ben vd Westhuizen, Allan Meyer, Nicholas van Weely and Matthys Strydom to name but a few race for line honours. These Kent Fords require real driving skill and guts. Not to be out done will be the Formula Libre brigade as well the 250 Super Karts who lap Zwartkops faster than the leading Wesbank V8 cars.

A new category in full racing trim, the Alfa Trofeo Challenge, will also be seen in action with Alfa Romeos of all shapes and sizes and mainly in red.

To add more excitement to the day’s racing the Legend Saloons return to Zwartkops. The mighty Galaxie which Sarel vd Merwe raced at Zwartkops and Cape Town will be driven by Mark du Toit who will have a real challenge on his hands with the revised Studebaker Golden Hawk being taken over by V8 legend Ben Morgenrood. This is going to be something to see as Ben not only tries to tame the Golden beast but also takes on the brute of the Galaxie. These two will seriously be challenged by the Rowlings Mustang, Poulters Volvo, vd Westhuizen Lotus Cortina, Alfa GT’s and Mini Coopers. Of real interest will be Stuart Greig who has prepared an Austin A35 with a Mini Cooper engine. This yellow peril could upset quite a few of the more traditional exponents.

Twenty races - huge variety and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Entrance R40 per adult, Students R20, Children under 12 free.

Visit the new Aces Café and enjoy the hospitality of Zwartkops.

For more info contact 082 451-3034 or 012 374-5802

Racing starts at 10h00. See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 14-04-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns hillclimb 29 Augut Newsflash 3     Author: Dave Hastie
Massimo Borgia, winner of the last two ZOC ATS Superpole's, has responded to the entry of Rob Hulme's Merc SLK 55 and entered his Birkin in the ZOC Wynns Hillclimb on 29 April. "I love the spirit and fun of these ZOC events and have entered both the Hillclimb as well as Zwartkops Owners Club" said Massimo before settling a few Easter eggs.
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Date: 12-04-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns hillclimb 29 Augut Newsflash 1     Author: Dave Hastie
Rob Hulme, who finished a creditable 3rd overall in the recent ZOC Superpole in his Mercedes SLK 55 was quick off the mark to enter the Wynns Hillclimb at Zwartkops n 29 April 2006. Last year's winning time of 56,64 seconds was set by Tony Santana in his Porsche GT2 and will be the target time to beat this year.

Other entries so far include the tyre smoking Chev Camaro V8 of Kevin Brink, the incredible Westfield Rocam of Brad Woolley and half a dozen Mini's in various configurations.

Could the longer, faster and ascending course of the Wynns Hillclimb just favour the SLK 55 over the nimble Birkin 7's this time out?
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Date: 12-04-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns Hillclimb 29 Augut Newsflash 2     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC has invited 30 boys from Boys Town to be their guests at the Wynns Hillclimb on 29 April. Boys Town will hold an internal competition between their 60 odd pupils with the top 30 earning a trip to Zwartkops. They will be treated to some fierce competition amongst the entrants as they vie for the title of Wynns Hillclimb Champion, enjoy some refreshments and enjoy a demonstration ride up the Zwartkops course in the competing cars during the lunch break.
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Date: 08-04-2006     Title: STANDARD 2006 GOODWOOD REVIVAL PACKAGE     Author: ZOC
Hi all our Zwartkops Owners Club members “on the move”.

As promised herewith Goodwood Revival Package

STANDARD 2006 GOODWOOD REVIVAL PACKAGE inclusive of the following:

Travel & Accommodation

  • Economy return flights Jhb – London – Jhb
    Depart Johannesburg 30th August 2006
    Return 04th September 2006 (Arrival Johannesburg 5th September)

  • 4 Nights accommodation in a 3-Star Hotel (Worthing) on a B & B basis

  • Return Airport transfers

  • 3-Day return circuit transfers

  • Airport taxes

  • Total price per person sharing ex Johannesburg     R11,290

  • Total price single accommodation     R13, 880


Goodwood Revival Access Tickets & Grandstand seating (Optional)
  • Option 1:     Weekend General Admission (Sat. & Sun)     R1,230

  • Option 2:     Weekend General Admission + Lavant Grandstand seating (Sat & Sun)     R2,100


  • Reserved Admission and Grandstand seating must be purchase by no later than Monday, 10th April – Please confirm ASAP


ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  1. OULTON PARK – GOLD CUP
    Should any members wish to attend the race meeting at Oulton Park on the weekend of 27th & 28th August 2006 please note:
      Additional cost +- R8,500 which includes transfers, accommodation, admission tickets to race. Details will be supplies on request.
  2. A TOUR TO THE ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY
    Members have requested a tour to the Rolls Royce Factory. Please indicate whether you would be interested. Details and costs to follow.


TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING WE REQUIRE A COMPLETED AND SIGNED BOOKING FORM AND A 35% DEPOSIT (BALANCE PAYABLE 60 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE)

PLEASE CONTACT SONJA FOR BOOKING FORMS.

Oulton Park – Event Lineup:
  • 70’s Road Sports Championship
  • Historic Road Sports Championship
  • Historic Racing Saloons
  • Formula Ford Championship
  • Classic Formula 3 Championship
  • Historic Formula Junior
  • Jaguar XK
  • Derek Bell Trophy Series
  • Classic Sports Cars
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Date: 08-04-2006     Title: Wynns ZOC Hillclimb 29 April 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
The ZOC Wynn's Hillclimb is coming, and will take place on 29 April 2006 at the Zwartkops complex.

Changes this year include an Inter Club Challenge, with scoring based on the 10 best positions by each Club member. There will be a new ZOC Floating Trophy for the best Club.

The section between the top and bottom roads on the old circuit just before the Start Control (previously grass and dirt) has been bricked and will easily accommodate slow slung vehicles.

Judging by phone calls and entries received so far, the coveted title of "ZOC Hillclimb Champion" will be hotly contested.

Please accept this note as an invitation to join us. Be there and experience another fun filled ZOC day!

Entry forms are available on the Events Caledar
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Date: 07-04-2006     Title: ZOC Wynns Hillclimb - 29 Apr 2006 - Regs     Author: ZOC
The Regulations for ZOC Wynns Hillclimb on 29 April 2006 are available.

Please see the Events Caledar for details and on-line entry.
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Date: 06-04-2006     Title: Open Practice Date Change in June     Author: Zwartkops
Please note that there will be no Open Practice at Zwartkops on Wednesday 14 June 2006.

On Friday 16 June 2006, a Public Holiday, there will be Open Practice for the whole day.
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Date: 31-03-2006     Title: SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN AT ZWARTKOPS - Sunday 09 April     Author: Zwartkops
MIDRAND HONDA SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN AT ZWARTKOPS
SUNDAY 9th APRIL 2006

Calling all Superbike Brunch Run riders - Join Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West and Midrand Honda on Sunday 9th April for another adrenaline pumping experience of a lifetime on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Enjoy taken your Superbike to its limits without the risk of oncoming traffic, speed traps or robots or just sit back and relax as you take a carefree cruise around the circuit.

Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen with sports bar and television facilities, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus entertainment for young and old.

Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction for beginners. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 31-03-2006     Title: 22 April - Inland Car & Bike Championship at Zwartkops     Author: Zwartkops
ZWARTKOPS INLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR
FORMULA FORD, MICHELIN THUNDERBIKES, LOTUS CHALLENGE, SUPERSALOONS,
SILVERCUP, PRE 1966 LEGEND SALOONS, ALFA TROFEO AND MANY MORE

A full race program with twenty exciting races will take place at Zwartkops (Pretoria West R55) on Saturday, 22th April 2006.

See the Events Calendar for regs, details, etc.



SATURDAY – 22th April 2006
PROGRAM OF EVENTS


OFFICIAL QUALIFYING
Official Practice 10 minutes only
07h30 Michelin Thunderbikes
07h45 250 Superkarts
08h00 Formula Ford
08h15 BMW Boxer Cup Africa
08h30 Super Saloons
08h45 Lotus Challenge
09h00 Pre 66 Legend Saloons
09h15 Silvercup
09h30 Formula Libre
09h45 Alfa Trofeo
10h00 Drivers /Riders Briefing

RACE PROGRAM
Time Event No Description Race No No of laps
10h20 1 Michelin Thunderbikes Race 1 8 laps
10h40 2 250 Superkarts Race 1 8 laps
11h00 3 Formula Ford Race 1 8 laps
11h20 4 BMW Box Cup Africa Race 1 8 laps
11h40 5 Super Saloons Race 1 8 laps
12h00 6 Lotus Challenge Race 1 8 laps
12h20 7 Pre 66 Legend Saloons Race 1 8 laps
12h40 8 Silvercup Race 1 8 laps
13h00 9 Formula Libre Race 1 8 laps
13h20 10 Alfa Trofeo Race 1 8 laps
         
13h40   Circuit Break    
         
14h00 11 Michelin Thunderbikes Race 2 8 laps
14h20 12 250 Superkarts Race 2 8 laps
14h40 13 Formula Ford Race 2 8 laps
15h00 14 BMW Box Cup Africa Race 2 8 laps
15h20 15 Super Saloons Race 2 8 laps
15h40 16 Lotus Challenge Race 2 8 laps
16h00 17 Pre 66 Legend Saloons Race 2 8 laps
16h20 18 Silvercup Race 2 8 laps
16h40 19 Formula Libre Race 2 8 laps
17h00 20 Alfa Trofeo Race 2 8 laps
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Date: 31-03-2006     Title: April Noggin - Date Change to 26 April 2006     Author: ZOC
Please note that due the April Noggin will be on Wednesday, 26 April 2006 due to the Easter Holidays.
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Date: 31-03-2006     Title: Goodwood Revival - 1, 2 & 3 September 2006     Author: ZOC
The Goodwood Revival will be held over the first weekend in September 2006 (1st to 3rd September).

Please will all ZOC members whom are interested in attending the Goodwood Revival 2006 confirm via email to Sonja vd Westhuizen at events@zwartkops.co.

Confirmation is required in order to finalise the grandstand seating and entrance tickets for the weekend. Cost will be forwarded shortly. Please r.s.v.p as soon as possible before or by the 7th April 2006.

For details of this spectacular event, visit the Goodwood website.
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Date: 29-03-2006     Title: Top 100 Lap Times @Z after 25 March - Update     Author: Dave Hastie
The Top 100 Lap Times have been updated to reflect changes after the Inland Championship on 25 March 2006.

Visit Top 100 Lap Times.
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Date: 23-03-2006     Title: SUPER TRAX HIGH SPEED MOTORING - 02 Apr     Author: Zwartkops
JOIN THE SUPER TRAX HIGH SPEED MOTORING AND SKIDPAN GYMKANA EXPERIENCE
AT ZWARTKOPS ON SUNDAY 2nd APRIL 2006

Frustrated due to day to day snail pace traffic? Need to experience an adrenalin rush in your favorite road silenced car? Let’s keep speeding and death off our roads and arrive alive! Join the Bridgestone Super Trax Day at Zwartkops (R55) Pretoria West on Sunday 2nd April 2006 from 10h00 to 16h00.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring and Bridgestone invites the motoring public and car clubs to join us for a carefree yet controlled, high speed experience on the 2.4 km challenging race circuit.

Enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind – no oncoming traffic, no speed traps, no robots! Hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive with special dedicated speed groups. The day promises maximum family fun. R180 per driver - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play park plus quad rides and canteen facilities with T.V. viewing for sporting events.

For the not so brave and beginners we have a special challenge on Africa’s most advanced skidpan, just pop down and test your driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. A great way to enjoy a day while gaining confidence, experience and improving your driving techniques. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours or 082 451-3034 for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!
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Date: 23-03-2006     Title: Zwartkops Availability over Easter Weekend     Author: Zwartkops
ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY, KART CIRCUIT, 4x4 AND SKIDPAN will be closed on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2006

17th April (Easter Monday) will be an open practice day from 08h30 to 17h00 on the main & kart circuit.
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Date: 18-03-2006     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole Results & Photos     Author: Dave Hastie
Not even the might of a BMW M5 nor the awesome power of a Mercedes SLK55 could dethrone the defending ATS ZOC Superpole Champion, Massimo Borgia in his 1600cc Birkin 7 from winning this year's event to retain his Title.

The results are at Event Calendar and click on the results link on the right.

View photos of the Drivers and the Children on Gallery.

A special word of thanks to all those helpers who put in such a good effort to ensure another successful ZOC event.

John Metcalf and Geoff Walter for their starting and timing all day, Jan for his car control, Neil for doing the boeries for the Children from the Home, Peter for assisting on the start line, Isebel for her watchful eye on the entry table and with our guests and those of you who contributed to the stunning atmosphere of competition and fun.

Thank you.

Dave
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Date: 16-03-2006     Title: 25 March - BIG DAY AT ZWARTKOPS INLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS     Author: Zwartkops
BIG DAY AT ZWARTKOPS INLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOR SUPER-SALOONS, THUNDERBIKES, BOXER CUP, PORSCHE CHALLENGE,
SUPERHATCH, SILVERCUP AND MANY MORE


A full race program with twenty exciting races will take place at Zwartkops (Pretoria West R55) on Saturday, 25th March 2006.

Heading the entry of over 200 cars and bikes will be the Super Saloons with V8’s, screaming rotaries and super modified saloons. Ian Miller – Wesbank V8, Mark du Toit V8 Viper and Anton Britz – 3 port Mazda will be chased by a screaming pack of modified Super Saloons.

The Motorcycle entry has drawn a top entry for the Michelin Thunderbikes. These racers will race for the Zwartkops Thunderbike Championship and the year end South African Tourist Trophy. Heading the entry list are Jason Crooke, Thomas Eich, Garth Zoutendyk and Dave Klette.

The BMW Boxer Cup will once again produce a full field of very determined racers. Pretoria’s Braam Smit from Auto Bavaria is determined to make this championship his own in 2006. As always it will not be an easy task a he will be chased all the way by Wian Erasmus, Grant Scott, Reg Gurnell, Louis van Bergen and Rob Holder to name a few. The Boxer Cup is fast becoming one of South Africa’s most exciting motorcycle racing series.

Silvercup, the Pretoria based road-tyre Saloon Cars have a field of over 30 cars as they start their racing season. The man to beat will once again be Dawie Olivier in what must be the world’s fastest delivery van.

SuperHatch will be out in force with Mark du Toit determined to take revenge on current leader Jannie van Rooyen in his Goldwagen Super Golf and “Ou Toppie” Mike Andreka in the super fast RSi AutoBody Golf. This is always a close knit race with the winner most likely to come from any of the seven top runners.

National Challenge Formula Vee will have a full field of racers, pulling out stops to beat current championship leader Peter Hills. These must surely be the most effective single seater racing cars in the world. The racing is extremely competitive in cars which are practical and affordable.

Formula Ford Kent Inland Championship will also field a full field of competitive racers as will Formula Libre.

The big and very powerful Porsche Challenge Racing Championship will also be on track. These are powerful racing cars, many of which have a Le Mans racing history. The Porsche Challenge will be complemented by the Porsche 924 Challenge.

Twenty races. Huge variety and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Entrance R40 per adult, Students R20, Children under 12 free.

Visit the new Aces Café and enjoy the hospitality of Zwartkops. Racing starts at 10h00.

See you at Zwartkops


SATURDAY – 25th MARCH 2006
PROGRAM OF EVENTS


OFFICIAL QUALIFYING
Official Practice 10 minutes only
07h30 Michelin Thunderbikes
07h45 SuperHatch
08h00 Formula Ford
08h15 BMW Boxer Cup Africa
08h30 Formula Vee
08h45 Super Saloons
09h00 Porsche 924
08h15 Silvercup
09h30 Formula Libre
09h45 Porsche Unlimited
10h00 Drivers /Riders Briefing

RACE PROGRAM
Time Event No Description Race No No of laps
10h20 1 Michelin Thunderbikes Race 1 8 laps
10h40 2 SuperHatch Race 1 8 laps
11h00 3 Formula Ford Race 1 8 laps
11h20 4 BMW Box Cup Africa Race 1 8 laps
11h40 5 Formula Vee Race 1 12 laps
12h00 6 Super Saloons Race 1 8 laps
12h20 7 Porsche 924 Race 1 8 laps
12h40 8 Silvercup Race 1 8 laps
13h00 9 Formula Libre Race 1 8 laps
13h20 10 Porsche Unlimited Race 1 8 laps
         
13h40   Circuit Break    
         
14h00 11 Michelin Thunderbikes Race 2 8 laps
14h20 12 SuperHatch Race 2 8 laps
14h40 13 Formula Ford Race 2 8 laps
15h00 14 BMW Box Cup Africa Race 2 8 laps
15h20 15 Formula Vee Race 2 12 laps
15h40 16 Super Saloons Race 2 8 laps
16h00 17 Porsche 924 Race 2 8 laps
16h20 18 Silvercup Race 2 8 laps
16h40 19 Formula Libre Race 2 8 laps
17h00 20 Porsche Unlimited Race 2 8 laps
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Date: 14-03-2006     Title: Superpole entries as at 13 March     Author: Dave Hastie
With just 4 days to go, the entry list for the ZOC ATS Superpole on Saturday has been boosted by a BMW M3, two Alfa Romeo Giulietta race cars and a few more Lotus 7 replicas.

For the latest entry list, visit the Events Calendar.

See you at the Big Z!
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Date: 08-03-2006     Title: Zwartkops - Open Practice Day 21st March     Author: Zwartkops
Please note that the Public Holiday on 21st March 2006 will be an Open Practice Day at Zwartkops as from 8h00 until 16h00.
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Date: 07-03-2006     Title: Superpole entries as at 5 March     Author: Dave Hastie
Grass Gordon, who won the Dash for Cash competition at last year's ATS Superpole, as well as Overall winner Massimo Borgia have submitted their entries for the 2006 event. Both Birkin 7's are fitted with Toyota multi valve engines and are hot favourites for top honours this year.

The ZOC event takes place on the Zwartkops International Kart Circuit on 18 March 2006.

Got to Events Calendar for updated entries list.
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Date: 04-03-2006     Title: ATS ZOC Superpole update     Author: Dave Hastie
Entries are rolling in for the ATS ZOC Superpole event on 18 march 2006 and have already exceeded the half way limit.

Cars entered so far include Porsche 911 RSR's, a Merc SLK 55, several lotus 7 replica's, several Mini's in various formats, Honda CRX and Ballade, a Chev Camaro and a Mazda MX5.

There are ladies as well as an Under 14 year old entered!

Brett Curling of Curling Projects CC has made available the "TLR Curling Projects Superpole Floating Trophy" for the highest placed Lotus Register member. This is in addition to the stunning trophies already announced by ATS for the first three places overall. The ATS ZOC Floating Trophy is the cherry on the top and will be hotly contested for once again.

Thirty children from the Maria Kloppers Kinderhuis have confirmed their visit to Zwartkops on 18th March and will be given a demonstration lap round the Zwartkops International Kart Circuit as well as a free lunch and party pack with compliments of ZOC.

The full entry list will be available shortly on the Zwartkops Owners Club website at www.zoc.co.za.

If you wheelbarrow wont start and you cant enter, then come and spectate. It will be a load of fun.
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Date: 02-03-2006     Title: Super Trax Day & Skidpan Gymkhana     Author: Zwartkops
ENJOY HIGH SPEED & SKILLED MOTORING WITH PEACE OF MIND
ON SUNDAY 12th MARCH 2006 AT ZWARTKOPS

It’s like a dream to come true – sit back, take a deep breath and allow your body and soul to experience an adrenalin rush of a life time on a real motor racing circuit.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West invites the motoring public and car clubs to join us on Sunday 12th March for another carefree, high speed experience on the 2.4 km challenging race circuit.

Enjoy high speed driving with peace of mind – no oncoming traffic, no speed traps, no robots! An ideal way to hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive with special dedicated speed groups from 10h00 to 16h00. The day promises maximum family fun. R180 per driver - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play centre and canteen facilities plus TV facilities for sporting events.

We also have a special challenge for the not so brave or beginners, just pop down to Africa’s most advanced skidpan and test you driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. An ideal way to gain confidence and experience while improve you driving techniques at a nominal fee. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours or 082 451-3034 for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!
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Date: 27-02-2006     Title: Brian Peter Laubscher 28 Feb 1967 – 23 Feb 2006     Author: ZOC
Brian Peter Laubscher 28 February 1967 – 23 February 2006

Brian was a recent member of ZOC and an extremely pleasant person by nature. He was active in numerous activities at Zwartkops during 2005, including the Thunderbike Series and will always be remembered as a gentle person.

Brian will be sadly missed by all who knew him and our sympathies go to his wife Amanda as well as his children and family.

His funeral will take place on Thursday 2 March at 11:00 in the Methodist Church, Garsfontein, Pretoria.
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Date: 24-02-2006     Title: TV SLOTS - Springbok Revival/Golden Age Racing     Author: Zwartkops
TV Times for The One-Hour Program Of One Of The Most Entertaining Motor Racing Events Ever Staged In South Africa. The Springbok Revival/Golden Age Racing held at Zwartkops on 4th February 2006.
Not To Be Missed - Record It For Posterity.

Our Appreciation To: BOSAL
  CASTROL
  GOODYEAR
  ROADWAY LOGISTICS


BROADCAST SCHEDULE
DATE START END DURATION SS2
Wednesday 01 March 19h30 20h30 01:00:00 SS2
Thursday 02 March 06h00 07h00 01:00:00 SS2
Friday 03 March 15h30 16h30 01:00:00 SS1/CSN
Saturday 04 March 21h30 22h30 01:00:00 SS2
Monday 06 March 22h30 23h30 01:00:00 SS2
Tuesday 07 March 09h30 10h30 01:00:00 SS2
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Date: 24-02-2006     Title: Sad News     Author: ZOC
It is with great sadness that we advise members that unfortunately one of our treasured members, Brian Laubscher, passed away last night after a terrible motorcycle accident.

He was a very big Thunderbike and Regional Bike Championship Competitor.

Our condolences and best wishes to his family and friends.
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Date: 24-02-2006     Title: Enjoy Safe And Responsible Motorcycles Brunch Runs At Zwartkops - Sun 5th March     Author: Zwartkops
Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West and Honda Midrand invite all Superbike riders and their pillions to join us on Sunday 5th March for another adrenaline pumping experience of a lifetime on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Relax, enjoy and take your Superbike to its limits without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps and robots!

Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen with sports bar and television facilities, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old. An ideal opportunity for beginners and the not so experienced riders to gain confidence and to be taught safe and responsible riding.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 16-02-2006     Title: ZOC ATS SuperPole - Regulations     Author: Webmaster
The Regulations for ZOC ATS SuperPole on 18 March 2006 are available.

Please see the Events Caledar for details and on-line entry.
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Date: 13-02-2006     Title: Top 100 Lap Times @Z after 4 Feb - Update     Author: Webmaster
The Top 100 Lap Times have been updated to reflect changes and additions from the timekeepers.

Visit Top 100 Lap Times.
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Date: 08-02-2006     Title: MSA General 3 (06) - Fuel dispensation     Author: Glenn Rowden
Hi All
Further to my comments at the Northern Regions Circuit Racing meeting last night when I said that you should all carry on regardless and use 102 Octane leaded fuel until it runs out, herewith confirmation of that in the attached MSA Bulletin

Regards

Glenn
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Date: 08-02-2006     Title: February Noggin     Author: Dave Hastie
Franz Pretorius has agreed to be our guest speaker at our February Noggin.

Apart from talking about his racing career, Franz will endeavour to bring his Porsche 917 and Bryan White will show us some of the features and tell us how he built the car.
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Date: 07-02-2006     Title: Enjoy High Speed Motoring In A Safe And Controlled Environment     Author: Media Release
Enjoy High Speed Motoring In A Safe And Controlled Environment On Sunday 12th February 2006

Need to get rid of your Monday to Friday rush hour traffic frustration and enjoy high speed motoring with peace of mind? Come and experience an adrenalin rush in your favorite road registered car and keep speeding off our roads. Join the Bridgestone Super Trax Day at Zwartkops (R55) Pretoria West on Sunday 12th February 2006 from 10h00 to 16h00.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring and Bridgestone invites the motoring public and car clubs to join us for a carefree yet controlled, high speed experience on the 2.4 km challenging race circuit.

Enjoy high speed driving with no oncoming traffic, no speed trap and no robots! Hone in your driving skills while improving your car control and enjoying a great family day at Zwartkops – open to all road registered and silenced motor cars - arrive and drive with special dedicated speed groups. The day promises maximum family fun. R180 per driver - passengers R30. Full marshal, medical, kiddies play park and sports bar facilities.

For the not so brave and beginners we have a special challenge on Africa’s most advanced skidpan, just pop down and test your driving skills on our very special and challenging gymkhana. A great way to enjoy a day while gaining confidence, experience and improving your driving techniques. Lots of educational fun for everyone from 10h00 to 16h00.

Bring the family, bring a friend or two, and become part of the action.

Call Charlene on 012 374-5802 during office hours or 082 451-3034 for more info.

See you at Zwartkops – Africa’s most exciting motoring centre!
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Date: 07-02-2006     Title: THANK YOU - from PETER DU TOIT     Author:
THANK YOU

A very big thank you to all the spectators, officials, competitors and Zwartkops employees for Friday and Saturday, 3rd/4th February.

Without your support this event will not take place and be of the magnitude it is. Whilst promoted in the spirit of Golden Age Motor Racing the event draw a wide spectrum of people with a good spirit. We had the right crowd at the right event. It was good and to many will be long remembered. We are especially grateful to Sarel van der Merwe and his competitive performance in the Ford Galaxie. As the owner of the car I know he was really driving – three sets of brake pads on one day! It was good.

The only glitch on the day Tshwane Town Council who treated us with contempt by the non-arrival of traffic controllers (after we had paid them to be there). We are dealing with them. They not only frustrated race goers, but also put them at risk by not being at the gate between 12h00 to 17h00. This is a very poor reflection on the service delivery of what was once one of the most efficient municipalities in South Africa.

We apologies on their behalf and assure we will not entrust our gate to them again.

Thank you for your support – See you at Zwartkops.

PETER DU TOIT
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Date: 06-02-2006     Title: Website Information Update     Author: Webmaster
Zwartkops Top 100 Lap Times have been updated after 04 February 2006. Go to News > Top 100. Note that you can sort this table by clicking on the blue column headings.

The gallery has some pictures of the racing on Saturday as well as the Legends 2005 Awards.
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Date: 03-02-2006     Title: SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN - 19 Feb 2006     Author: Stuart Greig
Zwartkops International World of Motoring – (R55) Pretoria West and Honda Midrand invite all Superbike riders and their pillions to join us on Sunday 19th February for another adrenaline pumping experience of a lifetime on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Relax, enjoy and take your Superbike to its limits without the worries of oncoming traffic, speed traps and robots!

Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen with sports bar and television facilities, clean toilets, kiddies play park, medical support plus fun for young and old.

All Super Bikers are welcome to join. Starting at 09h30 to 16h00 with different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R180 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034.

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 02-02-2006     Title: Club Event 12 Aug 2006 - Details     Author: Webmaster
The ZOC Club event scheduled for 12 August will be The Longest Wiggle Woggle in the World.

Two kilometres of staggered pylons to negotiate on the main circuit in reverse direction.

For details see Events Caledar.
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Date: 01-02-2006     Title: Legends and ZOC     Author: Stuart Greig
Please note you are officially invited to the Wynns Legends of the 9 hour 2005 season prize giving on Friday 3rd February 2006 at the Ace's Cafe (Canteen) at 18:00 for 18:30. A Braai will be provided and several of the overseas drivers will be in attendance.

Below I have also attached the Calender for 2006 for all ZOC events including the Noggin's. Please diarise and try to enter any of the club days.

Hope to see you all on Saturday in the Clubhouse with your feet up drinking a cold lager and enjoying the on-track antics.
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Date: 29-01-2006     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching Report - 21 January 2006     Author: Dave Hastie
An excellent entry resulted in 114 cars take to the Circuit during Saturday 21st January Zwartkops Owners Driver Coaching Day. (See the Photo Gallery.)

The morning started with 49 Novices (people who had never driven an a race circuit before) take part in a classroom session with Colin Hastie. The Manual that was handed out showed the ideal cornering lines for optimum lap times. Following this session entrants were taken onto the circuit in Groups that suited their abilities. Nine current racing drivers acted as Coaches to assist with in car coaching. 21 passengers took to the left hand seat to see what it is really like on the 2km circuit.

At around midday 35 homeless children from Diepsloot and surrounding areas were brought to the circuit by the Hands of Compassion organisation, under the auspices of the Rhema Church. This was co-ordinated by Steve Thomas of the One In One Out Charity group. FNB Pretoria also assisted with a small group of children from the Pretoria area. Terence Tracey of Historic Racing Car Register was on hand to keep control of things and many of the entrants on the day offered their cars to take the children for a few laps of the Zwartkops circuit. Special thanks must go to the many people who made a special effort to come to the circuit just to give the children a drive on the circuit. The children drove in a Ford GT40, a Porsche RS, Morgan, several Lotus 7’s, Minis, Alfa’s and other racing and sports cars.

Grass Gordon was the first Lotus Register entrant to come to grief when he spun out of Turn 1 and went reversing into the tyre barriers. Mielies then had the Opel motor in her Demon 7 pop as she entered Turn 5 at the top of the Hill. This left a swimming pool of oil all over the track! Philemon Dawson snapped an accelerator cable half way through Turn 2 and Wayne “The Mechanic” Sylvester had an almighty spin in Turn 2 and was just missed by Paul Venter who was running his new motor. Piero did some quick laps in his 23, as did several of the new Class 1600 contestants. The Zwartkops weigh bridge was open to those who needed to check that they were within the weight limits.

John Kruger put his 14 year old daughter Robyn in a Fiesta but she too found Turn 1 a bit of a challenge. She told me “there wasn’t any more road left” after the Fiesta rolled into the tyre barriers and landed up side down. At 14:00 the remaining competitors in the Classic Car Africa Tar Challenge arrived for the penultimate stage of the challenging event. Each car did 4 laps in reverse direction of the circuit. The usually large rally spectator gallery arrived in mass and this added to the already colourful and happy atmosphere at the circuit.

While all this was going on, the HRCR had been busy since sunrise doing the car registration and scrutiny for the forthcoming racing season.

A big thank you from ZOC to all those who enjoyed the day with us and made it all happen.

Dave Hastie

Chairman Zwartkops Owners Club.
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Date: 28-01-2006     Title: 04 Feb 2006 - PROGRAMME AND ENTRY LIST     Author: Zwartkops
The Programme of Events and full entry list for the Springbok Series / David Piper International on the 04 February 2006 is available on the Events Calendar. Click on the 'info' link to see the details.
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Date: 27-01-2006     Title: ATS SUPERPOLE - CHANGE OF DATE     Author: ZOC
Please note that the date for the ATS SUPERPOLE event has changed from 25 March 2006 to 18 March 2006.
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Date: 27-01-2006     Title: THUNDER BIKES SERIES - 2006     Author: ZOC
The THUNDER BIKES SERIES will be held at Zwartkops during race meetings held on the following dates:
  • 25 Mar 2006: Inland Cars/Bikes

  • 22 Apr 2006: Inland Cars/Bikes

  • 25 Mar 2006: Inland Cars/Bikes

  • 30 Sep 2006: Inland Cars/Bikes

  • 02 Dec 2006: SA TT Bike Enduro
Please see the Events Calendar for details.
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Date: 27-01-2006     Title: Whats Happenning at Zwartkops: 30 Jan - 03 Feb     Author: Zwartkops
Whats Happenning at Zwartkops: 30 Jan - 03 Feb

The following activities are taking place at Zwartkops in the week building up to the International Race Day on 04th February 2006:
MONDAY – 30th January Customs open and release cars from containers
WEDNESDAY – 01st Feb TV and media shoot – Sarel vd Merwe and the Galaxy
FRIDAY – 3rd Feb
OFFICIAL QUALIFYING
14h00 Historic Racing Cars
14h30 Goodyear HRCR Classic Sports & GT (ISP - 1966 to 1974)
15h00 Castrol SA Tourist Trophy – HRCR Classic Sports & GT (Le Mans Sports & GT Cars - Pre 1966)
15h45 Sports Racing Association (Springbok Cup – Post 1974 Sports Racing Cars)
16h15 Pre 72 Trans Am Racing Saloons
16h45 Pre 66 Legend Saloons (Legends of the 9-Hour)
18h00 MEET THE INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS – ACES CAFÉ (old canteen)
18h30 LEGENDS OF 9-HOUR PRIZE GIVING – ACES CAFÉ


Dont miss it - See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 26-01-2006     Title: THE GREAT SPRINGBOK REVIVAL IS ALL SET TO ROCK ‘N ROLL     Author: Zwartkops
THE GREAT SPRINGBOK REVIVAL IS ALL SET TO ROCK ‘N ROLL
AT ZWARTKOPS ON SATURDAY, 4th FEBRUARY 2006


With a record entry of over 300 racing cars and motorcycles the Golden Age of Motor Racing is set to Rock ‘n Roll at Zwartkops. There is a huge variety of over 42 makes, 122 models spread over 300 entries of man and machine who are set to do battle on the spectacular Zwartkops Raceway. The track lends itself to this event as you can see and feel the action as some of the greatest racing cars the world has ever seen take to the track in vengeance! With twenty events on the program – eleven having International participants the action can best be summarised as follows:

  • Two of the most feared and dangerous sports racing cars that the world has ever seen - the Porsche 917K’s of David Piper and Franz Pretorius. This car gave Porsche it s first Le Mans win in 1970.

  • To match these Porsches are two Lola T70 Mk3B of Nigel Hulme and George Ferreira. These cars are as fast around Zwartkops as our modern V8 racing saloons.

  • Bobby Bell has brought out an Alfa T33. A similar car won the 1971 Targa Florio.

  • These five will be chased all the way by 3 Chevrons - the B19 of Anthony Corin, B16 of Grant Orbell and the B8 of Mark du Toit.

  • The GT 40’s of Peter Bailey and Andre Becker will not be far behind the chase.

  • Just to keep them on their toes will be Andre Bezuidenhout in his Martini Porsche and Vernon Bricknell and a whole host of other Porsches. The entry list features 12 in Class A alone – Class B has a special Ferrari P4, a McLaren Can-Am whilst the Group 5 cars will be represented by the van Heerden’s spectacular BMW CSL’s (Batmobile), Peter Lindenberg in the ex Olthoff V8 Capri and Cape Town Chev Can-Am of Anton Rollino.

  • The Castrol SA Tourist Trophy has 38 cars entered headed by David Pipers (twice winning 9-Hour) Ferrari P2, a European Mustang and Corvette, Aston Martin DB4 and DB5, Ford GT40’s, McLaren, Chev Camaro, D-Type Jaguar, Morgan’s to special Austin Healeys and Marcos. This is a 45 minute feature event with a compulsory pit stop and up to two drivers per car.

  • The Castrol Historic Pre 1966 Single Seaters event has an entry of over 25 cars. Heading the list is the Sam Tingle Tasman 2,7 litre, LDS and the UDT Lotus 18 of British Racing Drivers Club Director Mike Knight, with the 1,5 litre Formula One brigade comprising the very famous de Klerk Alfa Special of Lew Baker, Mark du Toit’s LDS to do battle against the SA Champ Lederle Lotus Climax, the Formula One Cooper Climaxes of Tony and Alan Ballie and Doug Mocket.

  • A prime feature of the day will be the Legends of the 9-Hour Pre 1966 Production Car race. This promises to be a dramatic event. Sarel van der Merwe will pay tribute to the late Bobby Olthoff in the huge ultimate weapon 7-liter Ford Galaxie. This car shows what it is to have real driving skills. Just to see Sarel alone behind the wheel of this car is worth the day on its own. Sarel will not have this his own way. There is another huge Galaxie from the UK. Jim Woodley will do battle with Sarel as will the Mustangs of Brian Cook, Brian Rowlings and Jan William Andre de la Porte, three Lotus Cortina’s – one of which is the ex Jackie Oliver car against Volvo’s, Alfas and other Super Stars of yesteryear.

  • One entry in particular will be five-time South African Saloon Car Champ – Robbi “Smurf” Smith who has taken over the Studebaker Golden Hawk for the event. The Castrol Legends of the 9-Hour event could be the highlight of the day.

  • Hand in hand with Legends will be the Trans American Historic Challenge. This will be lead by Ben Morgenrood in his Mustang with Michele Lupini, Tim Boles and Peter du Toit challenging the Mustangs and a Corvette. The Trans-Am Challenge will run with Historic Touring Cars and will be pushed very hard by the under 2-litre cars of Cindy Evans (Renault), Jan vd Merwe (Scirocco) and HRCR Champ Norman Poulter (Datsun). This could be the start of a major series in South Africa.

  • With the Lotus Challenge, Marque Cars and Historic motorcycles lead by six times world champion Jim Redman the day has a full days racing program.

  • At the end of the day the theme changes dramatically with a 30 lap race for modern Sports Racing and GT Cars. Hold on to your hats. This event has the 956 Porsche of Franz Pretorius, four Nardini’s, two GT2, Porsches – ex Le Man’s cars of Andre Bezuidenhout and the National Air Carrier Vernon Bricknell in his Porsche GT2. This is going to be a spectacular race.

Zwartkops will emulate the go, go, go generation of Rock ‘n Roll. The day will feature Juke Boxes, Aces Café entertainment for young and old. Children’s play parks, Kiddies Quad rides, jumping castles and open displays. The atmosphere will be electric.

Prime features of Zwartkops are the free public grandstand seating, free transport in golf karts from the parking area into the free access pit and paddock areas. See the drivers and the cars. There are very few restrictions.

The day will also see the launch of the “Springbok Series” book. Sarel van der Merwe, David Piper and many other famous drivers will be on hand to sign autographs.

Traffic control will be in place – just get there early to secure your favourite place. Friday admission is R30 per adult, Saturday R70 per adult, Students R40 and Children under 12 free. This is great value for an international event of this stature.

See you at Zwartkops on Saturday, 4th February (Rain date on Sunday).
For more information call 012 374-5802.
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Date: 25-01-2006     Title: ZOC Noggin     Author: Stuart Greig
Please remember the first Noggin of the year this Thursday 26th January 2006 at 20:00 in the Zwartkops Clubhouse.

Do not forget the Piper Historic Day on Saturday 4th February, more news will be sent out later this week.
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Date: 24-01-2006     Title: SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN AT ZWARTKOPS     Author: Zwartkops
SUPERBIKE BRUNCH RUN AT ZWARTKOPS
SUNDAY 29th JANUARY 2005

Take your Superbike to its limits with no oncoming traffic, no speed traps and no robots! Experience the excitement and freedom of performance riding with peace of mind in a safe and controlled environment with all the facilities you can dream of – canteen and television facilities, clean toilets, medical support and fun for young and old.

Zwartkops International World of Motoring and their sponsor Honda Midrand invites all Superbike riders and their pillions to join us on Sunday 29th January – (R55) Pretoria West for another adrenaline pumping experience of a lifetime on the 2.4km demanding high speed circuit.

Starting at 10h00 all Super Bikers are welcome to join. There will be different speed groups and riding instruction. Cost is R170 per rider – pillion passengers R30 each.

For more info call 012 374-5802 or 082 451-3034.

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 23-01-2006     Title: ACTION PACKED SUPERCUP KART RACING     Author: Zwartkops
28th FEBRUARY 2006

Another exciting year of kart racing lies ahead as the Bridgestone Zwartkops International Raceway prepares for the first round of the Supercup Kart Championships to be hosted on Saturday, 28th January.

With racing for all ages from 4 to 60 in 12 different categories and 24 races ranging from 50cc Cadet, GP Junior, 100cc Class, Mini Max, Max Junior, Max Challenge, Max 175, Rok Junior, Rok Cup, RM, 125 Promo and GP Promo an action packed day of kart racing and entertainment can be expected.

Come and watch the 2005 Supercup Class Champions in action as they give it all to remain on top of the list.

Will 2005 50cc Cadet Champion, Aeden van Vuuren be in top form to stay ahead of Joche du Toit and Darryn Binder who finished second and third consecutively last year and will reigning GP Junior Champion, Liam Venter have to pull out all stops for overall victory against Eckardt Briendenhann and Jason Georgio?

Mini Max will once again provided close racing from Oliver Calkoen, Mandla Mdakane and Thabiso Ncgobo as they fight for top honours and expect an exciting ding-dong battle from Kevin de Wit, Devon Robertson and Fernand de Araujo in the Junior Max Class. Will Christo Meintjies be able to remain champion and fend off Nick Verheul and Wayne Esterhuizen in the Senior Max Challenge, and what about Kevin Hodgkiss, Ingo Meyer and Japie van Heerden in the Max 175 Challenge? Only time will tell.

In the Power Stocks Class Andre Levy Strauss with have Willem van Heerden and Barry Harrison to contend with as they breathe down his neck. The RM1 Class will see Emannuel Petousis, closely followed and doing his very best against Kenny Maciver and Clayton Cunningham.

With new classes, new competitors and new challenges 2006 is set for awesome, nail biting, crowd pleasing kart racing.

Become part of the action, rub shoulders with the hero’s and enjoy an unforgettable day of Kart Racing and family entertainment. Racing starts at 11h30, gate admission and grandstand seating FREE.

For more information contact Charlene at 012 374-5802.
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Date: 19-01-2006     Title: Press Release - SAREL AND THE FORD ARE READY     Author: ZOC
SAREL AND THE FORD ARE READY
ZWARTKOP, 4th FEBRUARY 2006

TWO IRRESISTIBLE FORCES JOIN TO TAKE ON THE REST

Fords ultimate weapon of the early 1960's returns with a vengeance on Saturday, 4th February at Zwartkops. The huge 7-litre Ford Galaxie which won 23 NASCAR races in the USA in 1963 / 64, went on to beat the British sophisticated production cars and win the British Saloon Car Championship, and then came to South Africa with Bobby Olthoff and won the South African Saloon Car Championship in 1965.

The huge and crazy drag production car of Ford turned production car racing upside down and thrilled race goers throughout the world.

Some 40 years after it was raced in anger in South Africa it returns in anger. This Ford is pure grunt – it has a 500bhp engine, weighs 2 tons and does not stop and steer. Ex World F1 Champion Australian Alan Jones refused to drive it at Goodwood “It’s one thing to drive a car that does not stop – but it is quite another to drive a tank that neither handles, steers or stops!”

Sarel van der Merwe one of the greatest names of motor racing out of Africa, multi champion on tar, dirt, World Championship Sports Car racer comes out of retirement to tame this huge beast. You cannot afford to miss seeing Sarel drift this motor car – it’s incredible.

The Galaxie and Sarel will take on a field of 30 Legends of the 9-Hour™ Saloons. He will be pitched against the ex Don Gurney 7-litre Ford Galaxie of Jim Woodley from the UK. Fred Phillips from Cape Town in the ex Jackie Oliver Lotus Cortina, Brian Rowlings and Brian Cook’s Ford Mustangs, the Lotus Cortinas of Ben vd Westhuizen and Gordon Law, Mini Coopers and a Studebaker Golden Hawk.

The Castrol Legends of 9-Hour Production Cars will feature racing saloons of the Pre 1966 age. Plenty of variety but the real action is all upfront with Sarel and the Ford.

See you at Zwartkops

Adults R70, Students R40 and children under 12 free.
Free public grandstands and pit / paddock access.
Plenty of support and entertainment.
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Date: 17-01-2006     Title: ZWARTKOPS – 4TH FEBRUARY 2006     Author: Zwartkops
It’s a big day with some of the greatest racing cars and drivers of the Golden Age of Motoring in actions. Zwartkops promises the best in motor sport as we celebrate the Springbok Series revival with:
  • Sarel van der Merwe South Africa’s greatest all rounder as he pays tribute to the late Bobby Olthoff with Fords ultimate weapon of the early 1960’s – the 7-litre Ford Galaxie.
  • As David Piper returns with cars such as the Ferrari which twice won the 9-Hour and the Angolan Grand Prix.
  • With some of the most spectacular racing cars of the Rock ‘n Roll Generation – Ford GT40, Aston Martin, A.C. Cobra, Porsche 917, Chevron, Lola T70 – all distinctive beautiful and dangerous.
  • These racers of yesterday are every bit as fast as anything that is presently racing in South Africa today.
  • The Production Cars will see five Mustangs, three Camaros and a Corvette fight it out in the V8 Challenge with drivers like Ben Morgenrood, Brian Cook and Brian Rowlings. They will be chased all the way by Lotus Cortina’s and a Studebaker.
  • Formula Ones of the nineteen sixties will battle it out with 1,5 litre Cooper Lotus against their bigger counterpart 3 litre cars.

There is something for everybody at Zwartkops on the 4th February - young and the not so young. Plenty of cars, bikes and action and family entertainment

Public grandstand seating are free, pits and paddock have open access with special golf karts to transport you around the circuit. Meet the drivers and their cars at the Aces Café.

Practice stands at 07h00 with racing at 09h00 with 18 action packed events. See further details on Zwartkops website www.zwartkops.co.za

Saturday, 4th February Gate Admission Fee – R70 for Adults, Students R40 and children under 12 Free. This is real value for money.
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Date: 17-01-2006     Title: Press Relaese - FAMOUS CARS AND DRIVERS AT ZWARTKOPS – 4th FEBRUARY 2006     Author: Zwartkops
EXTRACT FROM ENTRY LIST

Some of the worlds and Africa’s most famous racing cars and drivers will be at Zwartkops on Saturday, 4th February.

The Ferrari P2 of David Piper. This Ferrari won the Angolan Grand Prix in 1965 as well as the 1965 and 1966 South African 9-Hour. This car in the hands of David Piper won many races in Europe at the time and is one of the most famous P2 Ferraris in the world.

The Lola T70 Mk3B to be raced by Nigel Hulme is the ex Jo Bonnie Lola which raced at Kyalami in 1969. The Lola was eliminated in the race when it hit the bank at Jukskei.

The LDS Climax of Sam Tingle was a F1 Brabham based LDS built by Doug Serrurier. It competed in a number of Grand Prix’s including the famous 1967 SA Grand Prix. It will be raced by Sam Tingles son John Tingle.

The Alfa T33 of Bobby Bell is the Alfa Team car similar to the one which won the 1971 Targo Florio.

The Porsche 917K of David Piper raced at Le Mans and finished 4th overall in 1970. It is the sister Lucky Strike 917 that raced in South Africa in 1970.

Perhaps the most famous Production Car to come out of South Africa is the Gunston Capri – Gurney Westlake of Peter Lindenberg. This magnificent car built up by Basil Green was successfully raced by Bobby Olthoff in 1970.

The BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) Director Mike Knight will drive the Lotus 18 which turned the tail on Cooper in 1960. This Formula One 2.5 litre Climax engined car was raced by Don Gurney at one stage.

Lew Baker will race the Peter de Klerk Alfa Special. The car drew praise from Enzo Ferrari himself after its incredible performance in the 1963 Rand Grand Prix.

The Neville Lederle ex world Lotus 21 has been entered by Bob Woodward. This car gave Neville the S.A. Championship in 1963 and finished 6th in the 1962 S.A. Grand Prix.

The Neville Lederle ex world Lotus 21 has been entered by Bob Woodward. This car gave Neville the S.A. Championship in 1963 and finished 6th in the 1962 S.A. Grand Prix.

Then perhaps the greatest and perhaps the most famous of them all the huge 7-litre Ford Galaxie. There are two entries one from the UK and the other as a tribute to the late Bobby Olthoff to be raced by one of the greatest racing drivers of Southern Africa, Sarel van der Merwe.

See you at Zwartkops on Saturday 4th February.

Adults R70, Students R40 and children under 12 free.
Free public grandstands and pit / paddock access.
Plenty of support and entertainment.
Book at Computicket.
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Date: 14-01-2006     Title: ZOC Driver Coacing 21 January Updated Activities     Author: Dave Hastie
The timetable of activities has been slightly revised for the ZOC Driver Coaching day on 21 January 2006.

The afternoon programme has been changed for the Classis Car Africa Tarmac Challenge.

Please see the Event Calendar for detailed information.
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Date: 10-01-2006     Title: Press Release - THE RETURN OF THE SPRINGBOK SERIES     Author: Zwartkops
THE RETURN OF THE SPRINGBOK SERIES IN FEBRUARY 2006

ZWARTKOPS - 4th FEBRUARY
CAPE TOWN - 13th FEBRUARY


The Springbok Series returns to South Africa in February 2006 with an expected 300 cars and bike entries. There are some 30+ International entries which will contest the Series with South Africa.

The feature of 4th February will focus on five events

The James Dean Generation of Go, Go, Go – Rock ‘n Roll will be there to capture the imagination of the “FAST AND FURIOUS”.

The Goodyear International Sports Prototypes will head their entry list of two Porsche 917’s, two possibly 3 Ford GT40’s, 3 Ferraris, McLaren, Alfa T33, Lola and four Chevrons.

The Castrol South African Tourist Trophy will be headed by a Ferrari 330P, Cobra, Daytona, Cobra, Ford GT, Ferrari P3, Aston Martin, TVR’s and Corvettes.

A significant new event which will be run under the Historic Touring Car Regulations will be the launch of the South African Historic Trans Am – Pre 1972 – V8 Pony Cars and 2-lite Production Cars. All indications suggest an incredible field of V8’s with Class Á comprising six Mustangs three from abroad and three local Ben Morgenrood, Brian Cook, Derek van Blerk to be challenged by four Camaro’s – Michele Lupini, Peter du Toit and 2 from the UK. Willie Hepburn should have his Chev SS ready to “blow them off” and a Capri Perana.

The Legends of the 9-Hour™ Pre 1966 will feature an equally strong Class A field with two Ford Galaxies – one to be driven by Sarel van der Merwe in tribute to Bobby Olthoff who won the South African Saloon Car Championship in 1965 in a similar car. Then there is a Golden Hawk with an improved engine, two Mustangs, two Lotus Cortina’s and a brace of Mini Cooper “S”, Renault and Alfa’s.

Both the Legends event and Trans Am are expected to have fields in excess of 30 cars. The huge fields of Historic Touring Cars will be in action with a number of new cars.

Historic Single Seaters will have seven international entries of the Pre 1966 Era. These pencil thin racers of a by-gone age are very fast.

Lotus Challenge, Fine Cars and Historic Motorcycles provide good racing.

To end this very full and dramatic day of racing there will be a 30 lap race for modern +1976 Sports Racing and GT Cars. This will be headed by a Le Mans Ferrari F40 driven by prominent South African businessmen. He will face the wroth of Franz Pretorius in his Porsche 956 plus a number of new sport-racing imports into South Africa. Also included in the field will be four South African built Nardini’s.

Zwartkops will Rock ‘n Roll to the tune of the greatest legends in racing of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

There is plenty of side entertainment for the family, young and old - all covered public grandstand seating and access into the pits are free, secure public parking and golf kart transportation where needed. It will be a great day with real racing, real cars and guys and dolls

See you at Zwartkops on Saturday, 4th February 2006!

Book at Computicket. Friday, 3rd February Practice, R30 per adult. Saturday, 4th February Adults R70, Students R30, Children under 12 Free

Make a date with Zwartkops!

For more details contact (012) 374-5802 or 082 451-3034
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Date: 09-01-2006     Title: Press Release - FORD’S ULTIMATE WEAPON RETURNS TO SOUTH AFRICA     Author: Zwartkops
ON THE 4th FEBRUARY 2006
FORD’S ULTIMATE WEAPON RETURNS TO SOUTH AFRICA

IT’S A ROCK ‘n ROLL SHOW OF SOME OF THE GREATIST AND MOST MAGNIFICANT RACING CARS OF THE 1960’s


Amidst an expected entry of 300 cars and bikes including an International Contingent of 30+ cars some very unique racers will be seen in South Africa, many for the first time in 40 years.

Make no mistake these cars are very fast and belong to the fast and furious of the James Dean generation.

Amongst the entries are two racing 1963 Ford Galaxies. One of the Galaxies will be raced by Sarel van der Merwe in tribute to the late and great Bobby Olthoff who raced the famous hairy and impossible to drive 7-litre Ford Galaxie to the South African Saloon Car Championship in 1965. This Galaxie is an exact example of the car that raced in South Africa

In the 1960’s Ford aimed its marketing program at the “Street Cars” and began advertisements orientated towards performance. Ford salesmen were issued handbooks telling how to recognize the new buyer “They are the young fellows who buy cars strictly for fun driving!” Their wants are simple …… They want brutal, neck snapping acceleration and quick shifting 4 on the floor speed transmissions. They want to “GO, GO, GO!” Ford was right, it was a horsepower race .The big three in the USA were in a sales race. The horsepower was emblazed in big numbers on the bonnets – Daytona, Talledaga, Darlington – big time race tracks were built. The motto was “WIN ON SATURDAY – SELL ON MONDAY!” The sales performance reflected this.”

Ford responded to this with a very special motor car. The 1963 “427” Ford Galaxie “fastback”. It was perhaps the most beautiful styling job of that year. The sole reason for the fastback body was to gain an aerodynamic advantage over the competition on NASCARS high speed tracks. Ford also designed a special new engine. A single four barrel engine rated 410hp at 5600 rpm whilst a street (drag) version had a four barrel engine rated at 425bhp at 6000 rpm. Both engines could only be ordered with a close ratio 4-speed gearbox. There were no automatic options. Ford produced a “fastback” for the new generation and to win races. And win it did. In January 1963 A Gurney won a 500 miles road race at Riverside California. Then in February the Galaxie took the top 5 places in the Daytona 500. Ford went on to win 23 major races in the USA that year. It won the NASCAR Manufacturers Championship. Holman–Moody prepared the cars for racing.

One of these Holman-Moody Ford Galaxies was imported into England by John Willment for Jack Sears to challenge the British Saloon Car Championship.

It turned the British World of Production Car Racing upside down. At first the British scorned this huge automobile from the USA which was trying to hurl itself around the tight British circuits. When it beat the Jaguars, then the Cortina’s and took the British Saloon Car Championship in 1964 they protested it and tried to get it disqualified on the grounds of having a roll cage (British cars did not have roll cages) and that the front drum breaks had been replaced with disc breaks. Whatever the protestation it won in the hands of Jack Sears. It thrilled the public and wherever the Galaxie raced the crowds thronged around the race tracks.

The might of this huge magnificent machine from America changed the face of production car racing and put saloon cars in the centre stage of racing. This is still manifested today at historic meetings such as Goodwood where the Saloon Car event is hailed by the massive public support this event gets.

The Willment Galaxie came to South Africa for the first time at the end of 1963 when it was entered for the 9-Hour driven by Jack Sears and Paul Hawkins. It blew a head gasket (heat) just after sunset. It also contested the Springbok Series. This huge car made a big hit with the South African public.

Bobby Olthoff who was part of Willment Team returned at the end of 1964 with the Galaxie. It now sprayed red with white strips. In the 9-Hour it was driven by Frank Gardner and Paul Hawkins. To the delight of the South African public the Galaxie did not return to England after the 1964 Springbok Series.

Needless to say the Galaxie contested the SA National Saloon Car Championship and won beating the Lotus Cortina’s of Basil van Rooyen and his arch rival Koos Swanepoel from Cape Town. George Armstrong was also a very strong contender in a big bore Mini Cooper S. At the end of 1965 this famous championship car was retired as the Mustangs took control of the Championship in 1966.
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Date: 06-01-2006     Title: Press Release - The most feared sports racing car in the history of motor racing . .     Author: Zwartkops
The most feared sports racing car in the history of motor racing will be at Zwartkops on Saturday 4th February 2006.

Saturday 4th February 2006
Zwartkops

The Porsche 917 which appeared on the racing scene in 1969 was the most feared racing car and destined to change sports car racing forever!

It was feared because . . .
  • It was savage in a way no other sports car before or since has been;

  • You needed real talent to make the most of it;

  • It was so very fast - it was timed at 245 mph down the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans. Dickie Attwood would tell you that at such speeds “you watched the horizon in the mirror narrow as the back of the car started to leave the ground”. The car would wheelspin while covering a mile every 15 seconds;

  • It had a 580 bhp (in 1970!) 4,5-litre normally aspirated flat 12 engine. It won Le Mans (1970 – 1971) and has 15 world sports car wins (including Kyalami in 1970), two World Sports Car titles and the Can-Am Title in 1973 with an 1100 bhp race-tuned engine!

At Zwartkops on 4th February 2006 there will be two Porsche 917’s.

David Piper (who won the race in a 917K in 1970) will bring his own 917K. It was in such a car that David Piper Lost his lower right leg in a crash at Le Mans when helping to produce the film “Le Mans” produced by Steve McQueen.

The other 917 will be entered and driven by South African entrepreneur Frans Pretorius.

These Porsches, as powerful as they are, will not have an easy time in the Goodyear International Sports prototype event with three chevrons, an Alfa T33, two Lola T70’s, two possibly three Ford GT40’s and two Le Mans Porsche RSR’s to contend with. This is just the Class “A” entry.

See you at Zwartkops!

Adults R70, Students R40 and children under 12 free.
Free public grandstands and pit / paddock access.
Plenty of support and entertainment.
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Date: 05-01-2006     Title: press Release - HUGE ENTRY FOR SPRINGBOK REVIVAL     Author: Zwartkops
SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2006

The Bosal Springbok Revival on Saturday 4th February 2006 has drawn an entry of 300 racing cars and motor-cycles to celebrate the Golden Age of Racing.

The race day will comprise of 26 events with plenty of action and family entertainment.

Heading the Springbok Revival will be the Goodyear International Sports Racing cars plus Trans Am Challenge and the Castrol sponsored South African Tourist Rally for the Le Mans cars and the Legends of the Nine Hours Saloons.

The Revival will also include the pre 1965 Formula One cars of 1,5 litre and histories libre cars.

Amongst the entries will be :

Two Porsche 917’s
Two Possibly three Ford GT40’s
Four Chevrons
One Alfa T33 Le Mans
Two Aston Martins
Five Ford Mustangs
Three Chev Camaros
Two Lola T70’s
Four Porsche RSR’s
Two Cobras, one a Sebring coupe
Three Morgens
Two Ferraris
One Corvette
Three Lotus Cortinas
Two 7 litre Ford Galaxies


These latter two Galaxies are entered in the Legends of the 9 hours pre 1966 saloon car race as a tribute to one of our greatest racing drivers ever, the late Bobby Athoff. This huge monster of a car is to be raced by Sarel van der Merwe as a tribute to Bobby. This event will be just one of the great spectacles in store for the visitors to Zwartkops.

There will be plenty of family entertainment including quad rides, play parks, playstation, Juke box and Rock ‘n Roll as we enjoy and celebrate the Go, Go, Go generation of rock ‘n roll and some of the most spectacular racing cars of the twentieth century.

Public Grandstands and parking transport within the circuit is free. The Paddock if open to everybody to view the cars and talk to the drivers.

Special signed copies of the Bobby Athoff tribute by Sarel van der Merwe and David Piper on the Springbok Series will be available at the Aces Café at Zwartkops

Entrance R70 for adults, R40 for students. Children under 12 are free.

Book at Computicket.

See you at Zwartkops!
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Date: 04-01-2006     Title: Press Release - ZWARTKOPS AND JAMES DEAN GENERATION     Author: ZOC
*** MEDIA RELEASE ***

ZWARTKOPS AND JAMES DEAN GENERATION
1955 THE YEAR “ALL HELL” BROKE LOOSE


The year 1955 is the watermark year for the birth of the Golden Age of Racing.

In 1955
  • Four American Manufacturers introduced OHV V8 Engines. Chev, Packard, Chrysler and Plymouth. This was in response to the Ford OHV V8 of 1954. These “high” performance engines opened all sorts of opportunities for high performance motoring of the sixties and seventies.

  • The Chev small block V8 was probably the most significant engine of the 20th Century. Over 50 years some 50 million Chevy Small Block and its derivatives were produced. It started out as a 162 hp (4,3 litre) engine in 1955 and ended in 2005 as a 7,0 litre, 500 hp road going engine. In competition form it has been rated up to almost 700 hp. It has powered hot-rods, NASCAR, Trans-Am, Le Mans Single Seaters at an international level at affordable cost for over 50 years.

  • TheV8’s gave birth to the great performance car race of almost every car manufacturer in the world. These high performance production engines had a profound impact on the cultural drive of motoring. By 1956 4/5th of all new cars in USA were V8’s. The V8’s stimulated motor sales in 1955 when USA Auto production jumped 44% and new car sales – 1955 were 7,9 million cars.

  • The V8’s took over in motor racing. Even General Motors who have never been in the forefront of motor racing produced a car for NASCAR. The “Chev Black Widow” and it won in NASCAR in drag racing and whatever else it was entered for.

  • The V8 gave the post war generation what they wanted – “Go, go, go”. They bought cars strictly for fun driving. Their wants were simple, they want brutal, neck-snapping acceleration, and quick-shifting four on the floor transmissions.

  • The timing was ripe, for a new age cultural shift was taking place optimised by James Dean. He was only 24 years old. He had made only three movies “Giant,”, “East of Eden” and the most famous of all “Rebel without a cause”. He was a young “rebel” movie star but he was also a racer. Some top USA drivers of the time said they had never seen such latent skill in any driver. “BUT IT WAS DANGEROUS SKILL”the kind that comes as a “desperate desire to win”. On his debut race with his Porsche 550 Spyder he was killed in an horrific road crash . “Rebel without a cause” was released to movie theatres four days after James Dean’s death. So ended a life of the first ever teenage idol, which foreshadowed Elvis Presley, the Beetles, Rock ‘n Roll and the celebrity culture we live in today! James Dean gave birth to the “Go, go, go generation of fast cars and daredevil driving with high performance engines and not much else.

  • Whilst a new generation of motor racing was being born the existing order was being transformed. In Europe the horrific Le Mans disaster lead to the need for increasing safety at race tracks and public roads. Old road racers which were dangerous to public and drivers would pass away the Milia Miglia, the Mexican Pan American Carrara and ultimately the Targa Florio.

  • Whilst increasing safety was being required the Go, go, go generation went motor racing. The cars got faster and faster. Safety in terms of brakes, road holding, roll-cages, seat belts etc. were still of secondary importance. Ultimate speed was the challenge.


It was Rock ‘n Roll rebels without a cause and go, that released energy which resulted in some of the most daring drivers, most outrageous cars, most beautiful racing cars and personalities that the world has seen and ever likely to experience again.

In this age the great Springbok Series of international motor racing was born with the South African’s competing against some of the motor racing greats of the world men and machines throughout the sub-continent. Many of these cars, Ferrari, Porsche, Lola, Chevron, Mustang, Chev, Camaro, Corvette, Alfa, Cooper – 32 makes – 125 models spread over 300 entries that will be at Zwartkops on 4th February.

See you at Zwartkops!

Adults R70, Students R40 and children under 12 free.
Free public grandstands and pit / paddock access.
Plenty of support and entertainment.
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Date: 07-12-2005     Title: ZOC Driver Coaching Day 21 Jan 2006     Author: Stuart Greig
Please see the calendar for an open invitation to all for a drivers instruction day on the 21st January 2005. Please let any aspiring hooligan racer know of this opportunity to learn the theory and then be taught the practical.

The ZOC Committee and staff of Zwartkops Raceway would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones all the best of wishes over the festive season and may the new year bring great success, health and wealth. Drive carefully and may your roads be free and windy.
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Date: 25-11-2005     Title: ZOC Competition dates for 2006     Author: Stuart Greig
Please see the Events Calendar for the dates of the ZOC club events that proved so popular this year.

Please diarise so we can have maximum entries next year.
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Date: 23-11-2005     Title: STREET RACE     Author: Stuart Greig
Please see below a note I have received regarding special stages and racing in Maputo on the 3rd December. Some sponsorship is also being offered.

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A STREET RACE (SPECIAL STAGE) IN MAPUTO ON THE 3RD DECEMBER. ORGANISED BY THE ATCM.

THE DAYS EVENTS WILL BE AN INTERNATIONAL CARTING RACE AND TO FINISH OFF A HIGH SPEED RACE. THE ATCM WILL CONTRIBUTE R1200 TOWARDS YOUR EXPENSES.

ALL OTHER COSTS ARE FOR YOUR OWN ACCOUNT EG ACCOMMODATION, FOOD ECT.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT ANTONIO MARQUES AT09258824842980 OR PAULO GUMENDE 09258828951160
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Date: 21-11-2005     Title: ZOC AGM Notice     Author: Stuart Greig
Just a polite reminder of Thursday evenings AGM, if you have not RSVPed yet please do so. We are needing to know numbers for catering purposes.
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Date: 05-10-2005     Title: ZOC Calenders     Author: Stuart Greig
Please note the 2006 ZOC Calenders are hot off the press and waiting to be bought and hung up in your studies and or Workshops. Please see Sonja or contact her at the Big Z for your own limited edition.

These Calenders are numbered and if so desired you can order the number that corresponds with your favourite number. The cost is R150.00.

Don't forget about the Regional racing at Zwartkops on Saturday, categories entering:- Legends of the 9 hour, Historics, Fine Cars, Silvercup, Superhatch, Boxercup, Thunderbikes, Formula Fords, Lotus challenge, Thundercars. Racing will be televised.
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Date: 23-09-2005     Title: ZOC GP day cancelled     Author: Stuart Greig
Notice to all that Sundays GP will not been shown in the ZOC Clubhouse.

Please see information below regarding the arrival and subsequent hosting of the top riders in the British Superbike brigade in November. They are taking part in the Zwartkops Bike TT being held on 3rd December 2005.

An invitation has been extended to all ZOC Members to join the guys at Honda Midrand on Wednesday evening the 30th November 2005 from 17:00 and meet some of the international contingent.


Herewith the details for Honda Midrand:

Cnr New & 16th Road
Midrand

Tel: (011) 805-2910
Contact Person: Dave Klette

The Riders: Steve Plater BMW Bavarian Motorcycles
Dean Ellison Endo racing
Cal Cruchlow Not yet decided
Craig Jones Honda - Dave Klette
Paul Shoesmith Donovan Fourie
The riders, together with the UK Co-ordinator, Mick Grant will arrive on the 23rd November.

23rd November - depart to the (Eastern Transvaal) Mpumalanga
26th November - return from trip
27th November - Bike Brunch Cruise at Zwartkops
30th November - Dealer evening Honda Midrand - From 17h00 - open to all
1st December to 3rd December - Practice and Race Day on Saturday.


Super Trax Day details:
Only two Super Trax Days left for the year 2005.
15th October - Super Trax Day incorporated with the Mini Fun Weekend. The skidpan will be open on Saturday 15th October as well as Sunday 16th October for the Gymkhana. The Track will be open to Super Trax Day Competitors on Saturday but only open for Mini's on Sunday. For any further information on the Mini Weekend 15th to 16th October please contact Kollie vd Westhuizen on 082-557-4712 or Ben Kruger on 083-454-4481.

The last Super Trax Day & Gymkhana Skidpan Day will be on the 13th November2005.
For more information please contact Zwartkops Office on (012) 374-5802.
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Date: 03-09-2005     Title: Results - ZOC Wynn's Hill Climb 3 September     Author: Dave Hastie
Many thanks for adding fun and enjoyment to our event today. It was good to see so many happy faces.

Where on earth does one get to see such a closely contested event? The winners were separated by ,01 sec, while five cars in the top 8 were on the same second.

Thanks for leaving the poles and gates as you found them (for a change), and we wont consider the attack on the finish line table as intentional! Thanks also to Wynns for their support once again, and to the crew that made the whole show run so smoothly.

Well done fellows, hope to see you back soon!

For results go here.
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Date: 15-08-2005     Title: Wynns ZOC Hillclimb     Author: Stuart Greig
Here are details of the Wynns ZOC Hillclimb on the 3rd of September. Entries are limited to 50. Please fax completed entry forms to Dave Hastie (011) 266 4600.
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Date: 12-08-2005     Title: Wynns ZOC Hillclimb     Author: Stuart Greig
Back by popular demand is the Wynns ZOC Hillclimb, this will take place on the 3rd of September in place of the skidpan fun day. Please enter early as no entries will be accepted on the day and only 50 entries are going to be taken.

This was an extremely popular event earlier in the year and the decision was taken last night at our committee meeting to hold a second event.

Further details, entry forms and regs will be out soon, so keep your eyes and ears open.
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Date: 31-07-2005     Title: GQ Cars ZOC 3 Stage Results     Author: Dave Hastie
Herewith overall and class results for the GQ Cars 3 Stage we enjoyed yesterday.

There were 95 entries, 87 finishers, no incidents and a lot of happy people!

Hope you enjoyed the Zwartkops experience!
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Date: 27-07-2005     Title: Final Instructions GQ ZOC 3 Stage     Author: Dave Hastie
Thank you for your entry for the GQ Cars ZOC 3 stage to be held on Saturday 30 July.

Please note the following points, which will add to your enjoyment on the day.

The hub of activity will be the ZOC Clubhouse. Food, drinks, toilets and seating for all will be available from early morning. Your family is welcome and will be in a safe environment. Documentation will be done in the Clubhouse from 08:00.
Please place your car number on the windscreen of your car. Shoe Shine will be available in the Clubhouse.

After documentation you can proceed down to the pits. The track will be open from 08:00 until 09:00 for route recce. Please treat this as a survey of the route as marshals, officials and workers may obstruct your run as they take up their positions. Proceed with caution.

Electronic timing will be in operation - please obey the start and finish timing officials. We have scheduled three timed runs. Should time be available, another run may be possible.

After your run proceed with caution from the skid pan to the pits for your next run. Cars will run in the order on the entry list attached herewith.

Prizegiving will take place in the Clubhouse at 16:00. Braai packs will be available.

Enjoy the day and have fun!

Entries
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Date: 05-07-2005     Title: ZOC GQ 3-Stage 30th July 2005     Author: Dave Hastie
The scene is set for what has been billed as the biggest fun event for 2005.
The ZOC GQ cars 3 Stage event takes place at the Zwartkops Raceway and consists of a lap of the main circuit (in reverse direction!) that leads onto the Kart circuit and finishes on the Skidpan. One start, one finish, multiple runs, plenty of fun filled action.

The enclosed entry form will ensure your place in the top 100 entries for the day.

Please circulate to your friends - everyone is welcome.Come and enjoy the fun and glamour!

For details go here.
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Date: 08-05-2005     Title: ZOC Superpole results     Author: Dave Hastie
Many thanks for joining the fun @ZOC SuperPole yesterday.

Herewith are the results for the competitors who handed in their score cards, and the 25 who forgot to will have to come back next time and do it again!

Hope you can join the next fun day @ZOC.
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Date: 11-04-2005     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole 7 May 2005     Author: Dave Hastie
ZOC is pleased to announce the Annual ATS Superpole to be held at the Zwartkops Kart Circuit on 7th May 2005.

Please find attached an entry form.

Come and play and enjoy the fun.

For details go here.
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Date: 13-03-2005     Title: ZOC Hillclimb Results     Author: Dave Hastie
Many thanks for adding some spice to the fun we had on Saturday.

Herewith are the results. Well done for some good entertainment!

For results go here.
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Date: 11-03-2005     Title: Hillclimb entries as as Thursday night     Author: Dave Hastie
Please click here for a list on entries.
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Date: 12-02-2005     Title: ZOC Hillclimb     Author: Dave Hastie
Herewith early warning notice of the ZOC Hillclimb to be run on 12 March 2005.

For details go here.
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Date: 00-00-0000     Title: Inland Championships, 03 May 2008 – Photos     Author:
Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the racing at Zwartkops yesterday.
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Date: 00-00-0000     Title: ZOC ATS Superpole, 13 March 2011 - Results     Author:
Results of Sunday's event are on the Events Calendar.
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Date: 00-00-0000     Title: Photo Gallery Upgrade     Author: Webmaster

The Photo Gallery is being upgraded and will be off-line for a day or two.

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