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Historic Racing South Africa

Historic Pursuit Racing

Historic Racing South Africa (HRSA)

Historic Racing South Africa (HRSA) (formerly The Historic Racing Car Register of South Africa) was formed in 1973 with the aim of preserving and racing old cars from yesteryear.

Many of the original members are still to be found participating in races and supporting the club, leading the Committee to believe that the current Formulae of racing offered by the HRSA, is popular and also attracts a good following of spectators.

The Club offers a number of different categories of racing:

Cars are homologated in terms of FIA guidelines for the Historical Technical Passport.

Current sponsor for the Historic Saloons is Marlboro Crane Hire, a long standing sponsor that has been a sponsor for over 3 years already. New to the fray is Hamptons that sponsor the Historic Endurance Series and Charlies SuperSpar that sponsors the Historic Pursuit Racing Series.

Historic Racing is one of the fastest growing categories of racing in South Africa. Come and join us and indulge yourself in an exciting, enjoyable and affordable form of racing.

Historic Pursuit Racing - 2017

Historic Pursuit Racing is a Club Championship racing category based on a staggered reverse starting grid where the slowest car starts first and the fastest car starts last.

The whole emphasis of Pursuit racing is “catch me if you can”.

Historic Pursuit Racing consist of two competition classes, namely ‘Fine Cars’ and ‘Trophy Cars’.

The Fine Car class caters for the almost standard road legal/ready classic cars, and the Trophy Car class caters for race prepared cars from the current Historic Saloon and Sports and GT race categories.

Historic Pursuit Racing

Historic Handicap Racing

Pursuit Racing is seen as a good entry point into the Historic Motor Racing scene, as it not only teaches you the basics but also very importantly consistency – ask any racing driver, consistency wins championships.

We have drivers that have been racing in this category for more than 10 years and span a large age group from 80 to 20 years old, we also have a number of lady competitors.

The Pursuit Racing category is the only category where a near standard budget car can compete competitively and fairly against a high powered big budget car. From your 1300 Ford Escort to your 911 Porsche, everyone has a chance of victory, consistency counts.


For more information on the Historic Pursuit Racing please contact the Chairman:

Nick Van Wyk – (083) 587 1433 –


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