Fast From The Past

Early Motor Racing In South Africa

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e found these photographs among a batch tucked in a

second-hand book at a flea market recently. Though the

photos are a little fuzzy, we thought they’d nevertheless be

of interest to readers. The car pictures, Frank Hoal has established,

were taken at the First Queenshaven Settlers’ Handicap held at

Grand Central on 29 August 1953. Frank Brodie (1250cc MG

Special) won the race from Harry Peirce (1250cc MG Special), Tony

Fergusson (490cc Cooper Norton), Bill Jennings (1496cc Riley

Special) and Ray Lock (1250cc MG Special).

The pictures show, clockwise from right, Doug Duff (1498cc Riley

TT Sprite) going wide at Tombstone Corner; Ray Lock leaving the

same bend in his MG Special (no 7); and Boet Ferreira on his 250cc

MOV Velocette. Our thanks to Frank Hoal and Paddy…

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