Fountains Mall Rally Featured
Fountains Mall Jefferys Bay will be the place to be this Saturday the 29 October 2016 to see Algoa Rally Club cars competing in stages around the Mall. The first car will enter the stage at 10h00, when the rally officially starts. The stage is a real challenge for drivers and navigators to negotiate the tight corners without making mistakes or time penalties.
The second and third stages will be held on the farming lands of Jubilee and Boplaas and spectators will be able to view the rally cars in full flight on gravel. The stage starts at the farm gate entrance along the Humansdorp Road and exit the farms at the Swartriver Road ending at Koraal Street. This stage will be repeated and return to the mall for a service check.
From Fountains Mall parking, the rally will move to a stage at Zuurbron, starting after the quarry along the Kabeljous river road and exit on the R 330 and then cross to the Zuurbron farms road to start another fast stage and return to the mall for a repeat stage which will start from the back of the mall to end at the front parking stage.
Zuurbron will be repeated and will include a stage from Melon tower to Spekboom Lapa and return to the mall around 16h30 for the final stage. The winners will be rewarded with valuable points towards the VW Polo end of the year prize and for the day, watches from Gabriel Jewellers. Wayne Smith of drifting fame will be entertaining the spectators at the mall between stages. Wayne’s car control and driving skills are not to be missed.
Local competitors from the area will be Neels and Jan Vosloo driving Toyota Yaris, assisted by navigators Kevin Futcher and Piet Rossouw respectively, in with a good chance on home ground. The challenge for the Volkswagen Polo Prize with one more round to go will be between Johan and Juane Viljoen, Rikus Schmidt and Sherilee Pieterse driving Volkswagen Polos. Rally competitors from Cape Town, Ismaeel Davids driving a Toyota Corolla, with Yusuf Ganiel, may spoil the party for local 50k competitors. Bloemfontein aces of Jacque Du Toit and navigator Ronald Rens, driving a Nissan Sentra, may also take points home for the championship.
Spectators are welcome to follow the rally and share in the 8 birthday celebration at Fountains Mall.
Article by Neville Bartle
Photo by DIGIWORX
The Heinesport Rally will take place in the Uitenhage Area of Port Elizabeth on the 25th and 26th November 2016 as the final event for the ARC – 50k Challenge 2016. The invitation is for any MSA licensed competitor to participate as an end of the year rally open to any rally competitors.
The purpose of the invitation is to give competitors prior notice of the event to prepare and plan for the rally of the year. MSA Regs will be sent out prior to the event and competitors that would like Algoa Rally Club to reserve an entry please complete the attached form below.
The rally will start with a recce on Friday afternoon at 14h00. The official documentation will be in the evening, with the first night stage at 20h00. Total stage kilometres for Friday night will be 57 kilometres that will end at 23h47.
The rally will continue on Saturday morning starting at 10h00 and finish at 15h20 consisting of day stages, a total of 59 Kilometres, with prize giving at Rangers Outdoor Game Farm at 17h00. All times are provisional and subject to alteration.
Limited accommodation will be available at Rangers Outdoor Ranch where dormitory rooms will be made available as well as camping facilities both at Spiders Web and Rangers, this will be on a first come basis.
Open to all drivers and navigators that hold a valid Motorsport South Africa licence, competitors not residing in South Africa (Namibia or neighbouring countries will also be considered).
There is no restriction on class or category of rally cars providing all MSA safety requirements are met for scrutineering.
Results will be included for the event as invitation and not included in the 50k championship.
Entry to the Heinesport Rally will be R 800.00 per vehicle that will include pace notes and flash drive with DVD. To make sure your entry is reserved, the amount of R 800.00 will need to be paid with proof of payment sent along with the completed form below to the club secretary ASAP. This payment deposit of R 800.00 will be retained and used as the full entry fee once the regs and permit are confirmed, should for any reason the event not take place the deposit will be refunded.
For competitors that reside out of the Eastern Cape a R 600.00 travelling allowance will be refunded at the prize giving provided at least one stage has been completed.
All visiting competitors will automatically be entered into a lucky draw to win 200lt of 98 Octane racing fuel valued at R 5000.00.
You can download the reservation form here
We look forward to your participation and assure you this will be the rally of the year.
Engen Penford Rally 2016 Results Featured
The Engen Penford rally, held in Uitenhage on Saturday 3 September, became a challenge in the rain causing some stages to be cancelled. The organisors of the event, Algoa Rally Club, had to make the decision to cancel the event or reorganise the sequence of stages. With the freshly graded stages of Spider Web and Jagtvlakte impassable
Entries for Round 5 of the 2016 Algoa Rally Club R50kChallenge (The Engen Penford Rally) are now OPEN!
The event will comprise of special stages held on tar and dirt linked by road sections on private and public roads. The total distance will be ± 130kms of which ± 65 kms will consist of special stages.This will take place at Motherwell - Jachtvlakte - Spidersweb
My 1970’s Salzburg Rally Beetle replica
By Jakes Cronje
It all started in the early 1970’s, the same time I started life as well.
The sole Austrian Porsche distributor, Porsche Salzburg Austria, seemingly were a bunch of pretty fantastic cooks back in the '70s. Why? Because they were a Porsche distributor, and they wanted to rally.
And they did so, but they entered a Beetle.