Monthly Archives: June 2012

Car Setup Part 1

Thanks Hennie for the topic suggestion. This is a very extensive topic so I will deal with it in a few installments.  I have had many discussions with people about the importance of a car setup to provide for a … Continue reading

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Preferred Engines

When I started racing in the 1970’s the Ford Kent Engine was very highly regarded as an excellent base unit to start out with and could be extensively modified. Some of the reasons were the over square bore to stroke … Continue reading

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South African’s in overseas motorsport.

In 1977 I sold my Lotus 61 to Andy Jarvis and bought a Royale RP21. The Royale was at that stage still a modern Formula Ford. It was a car designed in UK by Rory Byrne who later went on … Continue reading

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Hilton Spark and Racing in the Rain

There were many colorful characters I ran across during the time I raced in Formula Ford. One that springs to mind is Hilton Spark.  Hilton was the skinniest driver in FF. He was also one of the nicest people you … Continue reading

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Kyalami 100 MPH Club

In the early 1970’s there was an annual event at Kyalami for enthusiasts to bring their road vehicles to the race track, and attempt to achieve 100 MPH down the long straight. The run you did started at Clubhouse Corner and the … Continue reading

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