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SURPRISES GALORE AT MIDWINTER POWER SERIES Round 4 of the 2022 Power Series presented by Wingfield Motors at Killarney on Saturday 4 June delivered a day of fascinating racing in perfect weather, with unexpected results and new names coming to the fore in several categories. The expected...

EXPECT MIDWINTER MAYHEM AT JUNE POWER SERIES Round 4 of the 2022 Power Series presented by Wingfield Motors at Killarney on Saturday 4 June promises a full day of midwinter mayhem, made even more unpredictable by the Cape’s notoriously fickle winter weather. Raaziegh Harris is back with...

BIKES PREVIEW Racing legend ‘Danie van Killarney’ Maritz has entered his 1986 championship-winning Suzuki GSX-R750 in this class; he’ll be riding to honour the memory of his brother Francois, who passed away recently. For sheer entertainment value however, there is nobody in this category to match...

MEMORIAL RUN PAYS TRIBUTE TO MORGAN SMITH Drag Racing is usually a noisy affair, but an eerie silence fell over the Killarney Drag Strip during the lunch break of the MSA Drag Racing event on Saturday 26 February as family, friends and competitors honoured the memory...

TOP SA MOTORSPORT EXPERTS SERVE ON WORLD GOVERNING BODYn Two top South African motorsport administrators have been appointed to prominent positions in the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body of international motorsport, while a third has just completed a four-year term as a member...

SUSPECT IS BACK AT KILLARNEY MSA DRAGS! The undoubted star of the final MSA Drag Racing event of 2021 at Killarney on Thursday 16 December, was Mitchells Plain’s own monster truck, the Chev Lumina Ute ‘Suspect’, which we hadn’t seen since its builder and original owner,...

A CYCLE OF LIFE – THE VAN BERGEN LEGEND Emotions ran high as Minota-Ann van Bergen waved the chequered flag on the start / finish line for her husband, Ewold van Bergen, approaching in his 1936 BMW 319/2, nicknamed Matchbox for obvious reasons, at Killarney International...

TOY RUN A TRIUMPH FOR BIKER SPIRIT The 39th annual Cape Town Motorcycle Charity Toy Run at Killarney on the last Sunday of November should have been a disaster. Limited in numbers and deflated by Covid-19 Regulation that prevented the iconic mass ride that is for...

HISTORIC RACING WITH A DIFFERENCE AT KILLARNEY’S CAPE MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL! The good old days at Killarney are back, with the Cape Motorsport Festival presented by the City of Cape Town and G+A Motorsport on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 December. The two-day Motorsport Festival will feature the...

HIGH DRAMA AND HEARTBREAK AT BRAGGING RIGHTS NATIONAL FINALS DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0027.JPG There was a high drama and heartbreak the national finals of Bragging Rights presented by the Western Province Motor Club, Race SA, GHC Drift Outlaws and Spin Outlaws, VP Racing Fuels, Gas Magazine and the City of...

TRUCKERS FROM ALL OVER SOUTH AFRICA SUPPORT CANSA RUN You could hear them from several kilometres away, as a convoy of more than 80 trucks, horns blaring, made their way to Killarney on Sunday 24 October for the annual Truckers Cansa Run. They came from all...

RIP MONICA DLAKAVU It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Monica Dlakavu, for many years the lady in charge of the kitchen at Killarney’s admin block, after a three-year battle with cancer. Monica was much more than a tea lady – she kept...

WET-AND-DRY WEATHER SHAKES UP KILLARNEY SUPERBIKES WET-AND-DRY WEATHER SHAKES UP KILLARNEY SUPERBIKES Completely unpredictable weather, with bright sunshine interspersed with bouts of heavy rain, played havoc with Round 8 of the Power Series presented by Wingfield Motors at Killarney on Saturday 16 October, especially the...

To celebrate the return of slot-car racing to the Killarney-in-Miniature circuit in the Upstairs Hall at the Clubhouse, convenor Jonathan Gunn will be giving away this stunning Ferrari 488 at the first meeting of the new season on the evening of Wednesday 20 October. The circuit...

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