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Uitenhage motor sport enthusiasts will be entertained on Saturday 3 September 2016 with the Engen Penford 50k rally challenge happening in and around Uitenhage, starting at 8h00 with documentation and scrutineering at the Engine Penford Service Center, in Graaff Reinet Road, where the cars can be viewed while scrutineering takes place.

The first stage of the rally starts at Daniel Pienaar School entrance, with the first rally car entering at 10h00 followed by about 18 competitors at two minute intervals. Spectators will be allowed to enter the school on foot and view the cars in action around the school grounds.

Rally special stages will be Daniel Pienaar School and Motherwell farm alternating, then moving to Spiders Web along the Caledon R367 road at 13h00, where a new stage has been created around the restaurant and includes the service park which is also spectator friendly and the facility open to the public.

Another popular area well known to the Uitenhage spectators is the Jagtvlakte quarry, where a superstage has been created for two rally cars to compete against each other simultaneously and will be visible from around the lake high ground after lunch and will be repeated.

The Algoa Rally 50k Challenge is hotting up with three events remaining and the current 2015 champions Johan and Juane Viljoen who won a Volkswagen Polo Rally Car, are currently leading the pack by 12 points from Rikus Schmidt and Sherilee Pieterse, all fathers and daughters, followed by Stephno and Lario Pieterse in third.

Daniel Pienaar School Motor Sport Technical student Deon Engels and mentor navigator teacher Martin Kleingeld, driving a Volkswagen RA5 Golf 1400cc prepared by the school as a project, are consistently lying in fourth place in the championship and looking forward to home advantage.

The Rally will end with a stage at Spiders Web and prize giving open to the public with rally cars will be parked at the venue. Four lucky winners will be taken for a ride around the final stage as part of a Win and Spin competition, with entry forms available at Engen Penford and Spiders Web. The next round of the ARC 50k challenge is Fountains Mall on the 29 October and finalis the Heinesport day night rally finishing at Rangers Game Ranch where another Volkswagen Polo will be won by the 2016 champions.

Article by Neville Bartle

 

Spectator guides will be posted when received.

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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

 

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The final results for round 3 and 4 of the ARC R50kChallenge 2016 (day 1 and 2 of the Volkswagen rally) can be downloaded here

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Round 4 winners: Neels Vosloo and Kevin Futcher

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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.

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Spectators visiting Baywest Mall on Saturday were treated to rally cars competing along gavel and tar stages on the outskirts of the mall, for the second round of the Algoa Rally Club -50k challenge.