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Pretoria Old Motor Club - POMC

Cars in the Park 2016

Cars in the Park 2016

Zwartkops Raceway once again plays host to the 37th Cars in the Park on Sunday, July 31, 2016

It was a chance meeting between two old car enthusiasts just near Loftus Versveld in the mid-1960s that saw the establishment of the Pretoria Old Motor Club, and the subsequent hosting of Cars in the Park, the country’s premier “old-car” event.

Legend has it that Erwin Kuschke was driving his Ford Model T down Park Street in Pretoria one Saturday morning when he came upon Steffan Stander driving a Model A Ford. The two naturally sounded their “ah hoo-gah” hooters and stopped for a chat, and that confluence saw the idea for an old car club take root. In 1966 the Pretoria Old Motor Club was officially formed, and the rest is pretty much history!

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Trofeo Challenge and Midvaal Historics

The fourth round of the 2016 Inland Championship saw the Trofeo Challenge and Midvaal Historic categories head to the popular Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday 16 July with the biggest entry of the day. Another impressive entry of no less than thirty entries made for some action packed racing.

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The strong field of Trofeo Challenge and Midvaal Historics competitors

The strong field of Trofeo Challenge and Midvaal Historics competitors

Pole man Martin Botha (Datsun GX Coupe) took the lead ahead of Jackie Morrison (Ford Escort) and Brendon Parker (Datsun GX Coupe). Mossie Mostert (Datsun GX Coupe) slotted into fourth position with Johan Prins (Datsun 160U) and Reghardt van Zyl (Alfa GTV) hot on his heels.

 

A determined Parker was up to second place before the end of the first lap. John Hendriks (Alfa Sud) was the best of the Trofeo Challenge brigade as he slotted into eighth position. Van Zyl picked up one spot when he passed Prins on lap three.

 

With numerous battles throughout the field there was action aplenty. When the chequered flag came out it was Botha who claimed a comfortable Overall and class E victory over Morrison and Parker. Fourth placed Mostert took the class F honours with eleventh placed Peder Jensen (Datsun 1200) taking class G. Fifth placed van Zyl took the class X win with sixteenth placed Henry Fourie (Alfa Berlina) taking class H. Hendriks held on to take the Trofeo Challenge win in tenth place overall.

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