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Historic-Racing Beauties

As a car guy I’m privleged to live a stones throw away from the Zwartkops Raceway. It’s close enough to somedays hear cars zooming around the track. Then there are days when you hear the unmistakable sound of what could only be a supercar. A ferrari or lambo. Something special. Supercars are loved by everyone. Even if you’re not really into cars. There’s just something about them that makes us smile. It’s like the muscles in our cheeks are somehow connected to their accelerator pedals. I love all types of cars but I love some more than others. The older models really get me going. They’re just so much more interesting somehow and have so much more character. Than comes those classic cars that have been modified for racing. Lowered suspension, nice fat tyres and souped-up engines. They bring a tear to my eye….
Enjoy the photos while I get something to dry my eyes.

Datsun 240Z

VW Scirroco

Alfa Junior

The Alfa Junior is up there in my top 20 cars of all time. I’ve always wanted 1 of these great cars. Maybe 1 day…

Another Z car

Mazda R100 Coupe

Datsun 160u SSS

BMW Bros

A mate and I decided to take our cars for a spin. We inevitably ended up at the track. Obviously I arrived first in my Green Monster. A 1995 BMW e34 540i Individual.
He arrived a while later in his less powerful but gorgeous 525i. The Calypso Red colour really enhances the lines of this already beautiful car. The wheels are A-Line Scorpions specifically made for the BMW 5 series. Just look at that dish.

The 540i individual doesn’t need any introduction to Beemer fans but here is some info for those of you unfamiliar. Only 3203 examples were built. South Africa got 72 of those. That makes it very rare. This car doesn’t have an engine. No, it has the Hulk trapped under the bonnet. It sports a 4.0 liter V8 that wacks out 232KW @ 6900rpm, oh yes. Top Speed 240km/h. Just 10k’s off the pace of the M5. They were produced with individual exterior and interior colours which makes them very desirable.

Oh yes and my other mate followed us in his…. uh hmm… Toyota Camry.