On Saturday 3 February 2024 spectators at the annual Passion for Speed / Killarney Revival will enjoy a very rare privilege when 10 extremely rare and extremely old Ford cars take to the Killarney International Raceway.
Not expected to reach speeds in excess of a phenominal 40km/h these veterans aim to complete each lap of the 3.267km circuit in not less than 4min55 in order to allow spectators to great their Historic Grand Prix Cars Association passengers and enjoy the visual spectacle of these incredibly beautiful machines.
As far as can be ascertained the previous parade lap by the Model T Ford Club of SA members occurred prior to the 1963 F1GP at Kyalami, 61 years ago.
No less than nine Model T Ford cars will be joined by the only Model S Ford in South Africa. 15 Million Model T cars were built and the variants available almost too many to attempt mentioning.
Each car will be carrying a number on the front in order to make identifying each car easier whilst the HGPCA driver presented with each car will be identified closer to the day.
The members of the Model T Car Club of SA will be present at the new Denis Joubert Pits from 09h00 and welcome anyone interested to come and learn more from them.
01 The 1908 Model S Ford driven Alice van Jaarsveld (Johannesburg) precedes even the Model T and is the only example in South Africa.
02 Gerhard Breytenbach (Pietersburg) will wow everyone in the magnificent 1910 Model T Ford 4 Seater.
03 Greg Björkman (Cape Town) presents his unique 1914 Model T Ford Torpedo.
04 President of the Model T Ford Club of South Africa, Emil Kuschke (Pretoria), present in his 1914 Model T Ford 4 Seater.
05 Philip Kuschke (George) and his 1915 Model T Ford Roundabout a familiar combination.
06 André Wessels (Wellington) will have one of his 1915 Model T Ford Speedsters present.
07 Ockert van den Berg (Groot Brakrivier) driving his unique 1915 Model T Ford “Woody” Bakkie.
08 Riaan van Niekerk (Harrismith) travels all over in his 1915 Model T Ford Depot Hack “Bus”.
09 Harry Heyns (Somerset West) enjoys his 1923 Model T Ford 4 Seater. One of the youngest present at 100 years of age!
10 Phillip Rosser (George) the youngest present in the 1926 Model T Ford Runabout.
An opportunity not to be missed as they are from all over South Africa and rarely seen together at the same venue – or circuit!
These beautiful machines will be travelling 60km to the circuit and they plan to do so “topless” in order to give their international guests better exposure during the parade laps.
And if you want more these vehicles will also be participating in the Crankhandle Club Kalk Bay Run on Sunday 4 February 2024. An event catering for any vehicle built in 1919 or earlier!
Watch this space for times
Published by: Patrick Vermaak
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