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Local motorsport publishing company, SA Motorsport Memories, previewed a new book at a function hosted by Toby Venter at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Several motoring media, contributing photographers and other dignitaries joined author Denis Klopper and his team at the announcement.

The high-quality large format book (280mm x 240mm) covering the vast and impressive competition history of Porsche at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is available to pre-order. The 300-page hard cover book covers the full history of the Porsche brand dating back to the victorious opening 9 Hour race in 1961, up until the race winning return of the 9 Hour in 2019 including the brands last appearance to date at an international race held at Kyalami in early 2023.

The publication covers the Porsche cars, engines and drivers that raced at Kyalami in the international endurance races spanning a 60-year period. It also covers the Porsche 944 Turbo Cup Series which ran in South Africa from late 1987 until the end of the 1989 season. Other Porsche cars and drivers that competed in local series also feature in separate chapters. The book contains over 500 special images, most of which have never been published before, each accompanied by a detailed caption in both English and German. Statistics of all the races held cover car types, drivers, engine numbers and results. Legendary motoring scribes, including Roger McCleery, Stuart Johnston, Andre De Kock, Hendrik Verwoerd and Roger Houghton will pen a story of their unique Porsche Kyalami memories.

Four Porsche race cars, two Porsche 944 Turbo Cup and a Porsche 911 GT2R driven and owned by Toby Venter will also be featured in the book. These championship winning cars were joined at the early morning photo-shoot by the ex-Gary Dunkerley raced and Grant Viljoen owned SABAT Porsche 911 race car. The book will also detail the history of these four successful South African race cars. This world class publication will be dispatched during the second quarter of 2024.

A limited number of the book – Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit 60 Years of Memories, are still available locally directly from the Publisher. The iconic 500-page book is available internationally through Chater’s Motoring Booksellers. Details on further SA Motorsport Memories publications will shortly be announced.

Publication Information
Title – 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami
ISBN – 978/0/7961/5438/5
Publisher – SA Motorsport Memories
Author – Denis Klopper
Editor – Roger Houghton
Foreword – Toby Venter, Sarel van der Merwe and David Piper
Layout and Design – Chris Dawson (Cinnamon Graphix)
Project and Research Manager – Toni Marais
Language Editors – Reuben Klopper and Margret Letowt
German Translations – Monique van Jaarsveld
Guest Writers – Roger Houghton, Hendrik Verwoerd, Stuart Johnstone, Roger McCleery and Andre De Kok
Website Development and Design – Santhea Sinivasan
Press and Social Media – Motorsport Media and Bryce Young
Availability – Second Quarter 2024

Editions Available

Standard Edition – Limited to 500 Copies
Hard Cover Large Format Publication
Signed by Author and Includes Courier Delivery with South Africa
R 2 195.00

Collector’s Edition – Limited to 100 numbered Copies
Hard Cover with Dust Cover, Presented in Protective Sleeve
Signed by Author, Editor and Toby Venter
Includes Courier Delivery with South Africa
Individualise your Collector’s Edition
Select available book number
Select two Photographic Prints
Personalised Message from Author
R 3 795.00

For more information contact:

60 Year Kyalami book and Porsche Racing at Kyalami book orders visit:

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