Upcoming Events

Robot Racing is the purest form of motorsport there is: Two cars line up at a red robot, the robot goes green
and whoever reaches the finishing line first, 402 metres (a quarter of a mile) away, is the winner. Running at
night adds extra excitement and drama – it’s the closest you can get to street racing without breaking the
Robot Racing started way back in 2016 as a joint effort between the Western Province Motor Club at
Killarney and the City of Cape Town, to get street racers off the public roads and into a safe and controlled
environment where they can enjoy their cars without endangering other road users and the public at large.
With up to 260 participants and thousands of spectators cheering them on, the atmosphere is electric, the
air is filled with the sound of highly-tuned engines and thick with tyre smoke – you can almost smell the
Robot Racing at Killarney on Wednesday 17 July from 6:30pm to 10:00pm is themed as “Japan vs The
World”. Competitors will be matched against each other and records will be kept – who will win?
Spectator tickets are available online at R70 for adults and free for under-12s from our online ticket sales
provider Webtickets at https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/search.aspx?search=killarney
Tickets will also be available on the night at the gate (cash or card!) at R100 for adults and free for children
under 12 – and there is no extra charge to race!
If you want to participate, just remember to bring a roadworthy car, a crash helmet, a long-sleeved top and
long trousers, and your current South African driving licence.
Documentation for participating is open at Gate 1 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on the day and scrutineering for
the compulsory safety checks closes at 8:00pm.
Tasty take-aways (including halaal) and ice-cold drinks are available in the spectator area, so bring the family
and make an evening of it – see you there!
For more information email Race Secretary Terri Philander at terri@wpmc.co.za

It’s All Systems Go, all day at Killarney on Saturday 20 July – the 55 th anniversary of the first landing on the
moon – with Rallycross on the WRX course from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Tickets online from Webtickets at https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Client.aspx?clientcode=killarneyevents
are R90 for adults, R10 for under-16s and free for under-12s, or on the day at the gate (cash or card!) at
R120 for adults, R20 for scholars under 16 and free for children under 12. And, as always, WPMC members
get in free on production of your membership book at the gate.
There will be a variety of food and drinks on sale from upmarket vendors who know just how to re-fuel
motorsport fans – but you’re also welcome to bring your cooler box and gazebo, light up your skottelbraai
and make a day of it.
Rallycross combines the best aspects of rallying, drifting and oval track in one exciting, high-octane
spectacle, with short four or six-lap sessions on a purpose-built, part-tarmac, part dirt-track circuit in a
stadium-type arena that includes a huge jump and a lot of sideways action – and the good news for
spectators is that you can sit anywhere on the stands and see almost the whole circuit.
Rallycross is an exciting and thrilling sport and is popular among both professional and amateur drivers. The
cars are typically modified versions of production cars, with powerful engines and advanced suspension
systems. The drivers must navigate a series of obstacles, including jumps, turns, and other hazards, in order
to complete the course in the fastest time possible.
The program features classes for four-cylinder cars of up to two litres and 130kW, and six-cylinder cars of up
to 168kW, while the BMWs of the E36 Cup have their own class. But the big dogs are the cars in the open
category, where almost anything goes, including genuine rally cars.
Special events for the day include Ladies’ Races and an All-Tar Shoot-Out for drivers who want to get in on
the action but don’t want to risk their cars on the dirt sections of the WRX layout.
For more information contact Steve Humble at 076 631 8275.
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Round 5 of Killarney’s Power Series presented by Lime Property Management in association with Smile 90.4
FM on Saturday 27 July is more than just a day jam-packed with world-class motorsport – it’s also a tribute
to a giant of motorsport.
Denis Joubert was instrumental in the creation of the Killarney International Raceway in 1960 and the
formation of the Western Province Motor Club in 1965. He was the first secretary of the Western Province
Motor Club, serving from 1965 until 1970, when he was elected Chairman, a post he held for 36 years.
When he finally stood down as chairman of WPMC in 2006 he stayed involved at Killarney; he served as
Honorary president of WPMC from 2014 until 2019 and is still to this day an active member of the Club’s
Management Committee.
In honour of his 90th birthday on 18 June this event will be celebrated as the Denis Joubert Race Day, in a
tribute to a true statesman of motorsport and a remarkable racing driver.
Our new format continues for this event with shorter times between your favourite categories racing in
Heats 1 and 2. This means less waiting around between races for the competitors and a more exciting
motorsport experience for the fans!
At the same time, Spin Outlaws will be shredding rubber on the Castrol Spinning Pitch; experience this
vibrant expression of street-car culture at no extra charge.
Save time and money by pre-purchasing your tickets online from WebTickets at R90 for adults and R10 for
under-16s; there’s no charge for under-12s – just pick up their free tickets at the gate. Plus you get speedy
access to Killarney with scanners in operation to verify your booking on your phone – there’s no need to
print your tickets out or pick them up.
Tickets at the gate (cash or card!) are R120 for adults and R20 for scholars under 16; children under 12 are
free. And, as always, WPMC members get in free on production of your membership book at the gate.
With races in seven car and three motorcycle categories, it’s action all the way from 8:00am till sunset – even
during the lunch break when we invite you down on to the circuit to meet the drivers and get a close look at
the cars.
The programme features races for Modified Saloon Cars, Classic Cars, Formula Libre racing cars and Sports &
GT cars, as well as Superbikes and Classic Superbikes as well as STC 650 and SSP 300 motorcycles.
For the spectators it’s all about THRILLS AND FAMILY FUN for petrolheads of all ages; there are outlets
around the facility serving hot snacks and cold beverages – as well as children’s play areas, including the
famous Kiddies’ Korner, the coolest party zone on the West Coast, which is available for hire year-round. On
Race Day your kids get to enjoy it absolutely free!
Spectators are welcome to move around throughout the day by using the free shuttle service to watch the
action from different vantage points. The pits are always open to spectators, so you can also see the cars and
motorcycles up close.

There’s ample parking all around the circuit, so bring your beach umbrella or gazebo and your cooler box,
light up your skottelbraai, park next to one of our brick braais, or just pick a seat on one of our shaded
grandstands and make the day your own.
For more information contact the Western Province Motor Club at (021) 557-1639 during office hours, or
email info@wpmc.co.za.
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https://twitter.com/killarney_ct/ and https://www.instagram.com/killarneyinternationalraceway/

Round 4 of the 2024 Western Province Regional and Club Rally Championship at Killarney on Saturday 3
August takes the rallyists off their favourite gravel surface and tests their ability on tarmac. Very demanding
on man and machine as there is no room for mistakes.
The All Tar Rally is exactly what its name suggests: a Regional Championship rally, run over a number of
short, very tight special stages laid out using sections of the 3.267 kilometre main circuit, the access roads –
and even through the pits paddock! There are seven stages totaling 70 kilometres – all in and around the
Killarney facility, and all on tar instead of the usual gravel roads.
Spectating at a conventional rally usually entails a long trip out to the country and a lot of standing around
outdoors – at the All Tar Rally you can watch most of the action sitting comfortably in the shade of the
Joubert Pits Lounge balcony, with a delicious light meal, an ice cold beverage or a mug of Cape Town’s finest
coffee at your elbow – we said it was different!
Get your spectator tickets from our online ticket sales provider Webtickets at
https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/search.aspx?search=killarney, at R90 for adults, R10 for under-16s and
free for under-12s, and you also get speedy access to Killarney with scanners in operation to verify your
booking right off your phone – no need to print your tickets out or pick them up.
Tickets will also be available at the gate (cash or card!) on the day at R120 for adults, R20 for scholars under
16 and free for children under 12 – and as always, WPMC members get in free on production of your
membership book at the gate.
There are no liaison sections on public roads, which means this rally is suitable for – and open to – circuit
racing cars, rallycross cars and gymkhana cars as well as purpose-built rally cars. Non-rally cars – including
road cars that comply with the safety regulations – will compete in their own Challenge Class.
The event has attracted a strong and varied entry list, including front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-
wheel drive cars, ranging from little hatchbacks to ‘big six’ E36 Cup BMWs.
The All Tar Rally is tight, twisty and very intense – it’s like competing in a gymkhana course 70 kilometres
long! More information from Kes Naidoo at kes@freightmore.co.za

The seventh edition of the annual Killarney Motor Show, the biggest motor show in the Western
Cape, is set for Sunday 3 November – and it’s going to be a cracker!
There’s non-stop action all day with thrilling displays of drifting, spinning, off-road action, freestyle
motocross with the daredevils of Freestyle Productions, stunts and more, as well as live music and
entertainment for the whole family, fuelled by a mouth-watering variety of fine foods and beverages
on offer.
You can catch a ride in a drift car (are you brave enough?), race a kart on our one-kilometre karting
circuit, test-drive the latest models, and set your inner child free with rides for children of all ages at
the fun fair.
There’s more than enough on the programme to keep you amazed and entertained from “Gates
Open” at 10:00am to “Last Call” at 5:00pm, with more than 2000 displays, vendors and interactive
experiences providing all -day entertainment for the whole family.
To add to your enjoyment of the Motor Show experience we are implementing new measures for
streamlined access through the gates this year, with free on-site parking to ensure a hassle-free day
at the Show for all our visitors and vendors.
The Killarney Motor Show is a showcase for the latest cars, bakkies, motorcycles and accessories, a
celebration of Cape Town’s vibrant street-car culture and a gallery of lovingly restored and
maintained classic vehicles. But it is also so much more, with dozens of racing vehicles on display and
hundreds of stalls offering a huge variety of motoring accessories and memorabilia.
The paddock behind the Clubhouse brings together hundreds of exotics bearing names such as
Porsche, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo, but you’ll also see race cars old and new, as well as restored family
cars from bygone days.
Nothing teaches automotive history to the next generation of petrolheads quite like getting up close
and personal with historic vehicles – most of which arrive on their own wheels; the Killarney Motor
Show is for real – live, unedited, right here and right now.
For more information contact Marizca Radyn at (021) 557-1639 or send her an email at