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Peter Bailey

Bailey & van Aarle to the fore as Historics thrill Zwartkops

Historic Racing South Africa bounced back from its lockdown blues with a wonderful display of classic car racing at Zwartkops’ Historic Regional Racing Day in Pretoria on Saturday. Peter Bailey made no mistakes as he trotted to a double Pre-80 Historic Saloon victory in his Bailey Porsche 911 as he held Johann Smith’s JMS Mazda Capella RS and George Avvakoumides Liqui-Moly Porsche off for the overall win, while Rob van Aarle took Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit honours in his Datsun SSS.…

2021 - Round 4 - Zwartkops Raceway

Historics celebrate Sunday speed at Zwartkops

Historic Racing South Africa stars at Zwartkops’ Passion of Speed Historic Racing South Africa’s opening Sports, GT and Saloon Car race was among the jewels in the crown of the weekend’s Zwartkops Passion for Speed Races, while the HRSA Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit Series entertained as always.    PE visitor Rudolf de Vos’ thundering Basil van Rooyen tribute Chevy Can-Am played a cat and mouse game with Rui Campos’ nimble Martini-liveried Porsche 911 RSR as the two dived through the slower…

Pre 80 Historic Saloons

An historic Passion for Speed

HRSA categories set to star at Zwartkops Passion for Speed Historic Racing South Africa is quite literally marching on Pretoria for what is for all intents and purposes the jewel in the South African historic racing calendar’s crown. Postponed from its regular February date, the Zwartkops Raceway’s annual Passion for Speed Winter Edition has attracted a splendid entry and not least of all in the HRSA’s twin Sports, GT and Saloon Car, and Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit series races.   The…

Peter Bailey leads

Historics Star at Zwartkops

Bailey takes scratch, van Niekerk handicap honours in Pretoria Historic Racing South Africa’s classes once again delivered spectacular and dramatic racing when the series visited Zwartkops on Saturday. Peter Bailey took HRSA Sports, GT and Saloons victory, while Willem van Niekerk’s Marauder took the day’s win in the whirlwind Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit races.    Bailey made his intentions known right up front when he was the only driver to qualify at under the 1 minute ten second bracket in his…

Sean Hepburn

Historics march on Pretoria

HRSA Sports, GT, Saloon and Pursuit series set for Zwartkops Historic Racing South Africa is marching to Pretoria as the series prepares for its fourth round races at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday 22 May. Tight and twisty Zwartkops not only makes for close and spectacular action, but races there often attract larger than normal entry lists in classes to the Sports, GT, Saloon and Charlies Super Spar Pursuit series races. HRSA Sports & GT winner at Phakisa last time…

2021 - Round 2 - Phakisa

Porsches fight off Escort in Welkom

Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance. The Charlies Super Spar Pursuit series meanwhile bounced back from a mass break-out in race 1 to see Richard Tudor-Owen and his Mercedes-Benz take a rare double race win.    It was…