World championship motorsport is back at the Killarney International Raceway with the second edition of the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa on 24 and 25 November 2018. As before, when almost 30 000 fans packed the specially built stands for the first World Rallycross event ever in sub-Saharan Africa in November 2017, it’s the final event of the WRX season; there are scores to be settled and championship positions to be decided.
A celebration of the cars that participated in the South African Grand Prix of the 1930’s.
The festival will be an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity for a limited number of the public to see these amazing cars in action.
The SA Grand Exhibition Race:
The Exhibition Race will consist of two display races and a track demonstration at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on the 25th November.
A significant portion of the original circuit from the 1930’s still exists and the participating cars will once again come alive and drive corners such as the legendary Potters Pass. These corners, usually part of a public road, are not much changed from what they were 80 years ago!
The demonstration will be held in conjunction with a historic car race meeting, giving the public lots of activity and classic machinery in which to immerse themselves.
However, the highlight will surely be witnessing a selection of the original 1930’s Grand Prix cars that competed in the races once again being driven in anger around the very race track that helped them become so famous.
The Historic Grand Prix Tour:
Slotting in between the East London GP Exhibition Race and the Grand Festival in Cape Town, a leisurely road tour will take place for owners and the road going cars from the Grand Prix, as well as other age related cars.
This will be an opportunity for many of these cars to relive the roads they once travelled from East London to the Grosvenor Grand Prix (held a week after the SAGP) between the races and for owners to enjoy the splendours of South Africa’s famous landscapes, hospitality, cuisine, weather and luxury accommodation.
The Tour will cover areas such as Port Elizabeth, Knysna and Swellendam covering over 650 miles to end in the breathtaking Western Cape for The Grand Festival.
The Grand Prix Garden Party:
The culmination of the event will take place at the Val de Vie Estate. The high-end two day event will see an evocative display of the original cars that took part in the South African Grands Prix during the 1930’s.
There will also be a live demonstration of the cars, at controlled speeds, to allow the public to get up close to these magnificent machines and hear their beautiful exhaust notes.
There will also be an area close to the Grand Prix display for Premium car brands to show their latest models off as well as one of their heritage models if they so wish.
There will be limited tickets to the Drivers Club VIP Hospitality facility available for public or corporate sale. This 5 Star facility will allow prestigious access to the event, with fine food on offer throughout the day in luxurious surroundings and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the GP Car owners as well as other like minded individuals.
The 9 day event will be topped off with a private Gala Dinner for the car owners and participants to crown off a never to be forgotten celebration of these iconic cars.
We encourage those attending to relive the era by wearing 1930-40’s period correct style Clothing.