A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post Reply
993 Kadett
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun 16 Dec 2007, 13:33

A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by 993 Kadett » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 10:38

Hello Guys,...Was chatting to a friend of mine over the weekend who convinced me to send in this story of a day at the races in Oudtshoorn in 1974. Written a number of years ago I managed to upset a few if my old BMC buddies so... I warn you that sensitive BMC/Mini supporters may be offended by the content so parental guidance is advised. The content is however, factual, and therefore I have taken the chance to send it anyway....I did say at the outset of my scribblings that my version of the old days may be just a little different to that which is popularly understood....? P
Attachments
A DAY AT THE RACES Part 1.doc
(155 KiB) Downloaded 267 times
A DAY AT THE RACES Part 2.doc
(183 KiB) Downloaded 193 times

User avatar
mahleu
Posts: 519
Joined: Thu 27 Aug 2009, 19:23
Location: Durban. SA.
Contact:

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by mahleu » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 11:07

Brilliant, you must send it in to Classic and Performance Car Africa mag, I can send you the editors email address if you need?
That's how I roll. Down the hill 'cause the car won't start and the brakes don't work.

nick sheward
Posts: 158
Joined: Fri 30 Nov 2007, 15:01

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by nick sheward » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 15:23

Thanks very much. I thoroughly enjoyed the article!

First V8
Posts: 1188
Joined: Fri 03 Dec 2010, 17:08
Location: Boksburg
Contact:

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by First V8 » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 17:18

A great story and some good descriptions of how things were done back then . The Opel is a stalwart in the small motor class , i have a Opel Combo 1400 as a delivery vehicle and would buy another when the time comes , just sad to see that the new Opels are being badged with a bow tie and not the lightning bolt .
2010 Chev Lumina SS
1968 Chevy Impala (SOLD)
1968 Vw Beetle ( SOLD)
1963 Mini Pick Up ( Exported to UK )

User avatar
Billy_the_Kid
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue 10 Aug 2010, 10:15
Location: Pretoria

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by Billy_the_Kid » Thu 14 Apr 2011, 13:43

Thanks alot, great story, I really enjoyed it and yes send it in to a mag, it will make a great article.

Cheers
William
My current rides
Ford Cortina Ldv 3.0L V6
Ford Transit 2.5L V6
Kawasaki GPZ 550 Customized
Kawasaki GPZ1100

User avatar
werner
Posts: 460
Joined: Tue 24 Sep 2013, 23:35
Location: Cape Town

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by werner » Sun 28 Feb 2016, 19:48

Somehow I downloaded the file of part one to my downloads. I thought it was a download of a Queen album, but after I opened it and read it, I searched the www with google and found part two on AMC forum of all places. Might be something like " deur die k...".

Anyway, I realy enjoyed the story and will read the rest of 993 Kadett's posts later.

He does mention about ebooks with other stories. Any body knows if it was done and where to read it.

User avatar
Ranger1
Posts: 333
Joined: Fri 04 Feb 2011, 22:04
Location: Cape Town

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by Ranger1 » Mon 29 Feb 2016, 08:22

I missed this thread completely and only saw it now.
What an awesome story.
Thanks
Mark

sidedraught
Posts: 366
Joined: Fri 11 Apr 2014, 10:44

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by sidedraught » Mon 29 Feb 2016, 09:29

This was such a great read! It made my day, hell I wish I could have been there to watch that first race! :o :D :D

User avatar
Johann65
Posts: 6288
Joined: Sun 24 Aug 2008, 13:07
Location: Rothdene, Gauteng

Re: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Post by Johann65 » Mon 29 Feb 2016, 15:27

Now you all can appreciate what happened at GM Product engineering Us and Ford and the things that took place.
That is why the Opel Rekord with the 2.5 Mckinnon conversion in 1965/66 is special! There are Old folk members that may remember what took place and some memories!! There was a Raubenheimer that raced a 64/65 Rekord. Would love to hear his story!
Courtesy Roy Heskith Circuit.
X693205.jpg
X693205.jpg (138.83 KiB) Viewed 4058 times
Member No: 209
Ah! Yes I remember it well! (Only GM's!)
1966 Opel Rekord L CLASSIC SEDAN Current Project

Post Reply

Social Media

     

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests