15 Sep TOWER LOUNGE RENAMED IN HONOUR OF ADRIAN PHEIFFER
Adrian Pheiffer was a driving force behind the formation of the Western Province Motor Club, the ‘ideas man’ who saved the Killarney circuit from almost certain closure in 1965 and who devoted most of his adult life to motorsport.
He was the first chairman of the WPMC and was the Club’s PRO for many years, becoming a regular contributor on motorsport to local media, both print and online.
He wrote and compiled the prestigious book ‘Killarney, 50 Golden Racing Years 1960 to 2010’ and was honoured with a number of motoring journalism awards.
But what’s less well known is that he helped create the Tower Lounge on the top floor of the control tower, the No.1 place to meet the elite in Western Cape motorsport. For many years Adrian drew up the menus and acted as host at this venue for every main-circuit event, making sure that his guests were well looked after.
For that reason – among so many more – it is fitting that the Tower Lounge has been re-named the Adrian Pheiffer Lounge, as a permanent memorial to the man who gave this venue its unique character, mostly due to his unique character.