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Clarens Bike Fest, Festival of Motoring, Concours South Africa and more

17 September 2020 - 18:15
Car and motorbike enthusiasts have lots to forward to later this year.
Image: 123RF/lanarusfoto Car and motorbike enthusiasts have lots to forward to later this year.

With the recent postponement of all motoring events due to the COVID-19 outbreak, here are some great events to look forward to later on this year…


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This guide is sponsored by Rex Diff and Gearbox.

RedStar Raceway, Delmas, Mpumalanga
Image: RedStar Raceway, Delmas, Mpumalanga

Redstar Open Practice

If lockdown has you yearning for the racetrack and all you wanna do is let your mad machine loose, then we have some awesome news for you. Just an hours drive out of Joburg, RedStar Raceway holds open practice sessions every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and here's the best bit - any and every car or bike is welcome to join, with Sundays earmarked for bikes only. In order to secure your slot, head over to RedStar's website where you can book either a full or half day at a nominal fee, food and drink will also be available at the track. However for the safety of everyone, no spectators will be allowed- keep it safe out there guys!

Kyalami 9 Hour: November 19-21
Image: Kyalami 9 Hour Kyalami 9 Hour: November 19-21

Kyalami 9 Hour

  • DATE December 10-12
  • LOCATION Corner R55 and Allandale Road, Midrand, Gauteng

Breaking news to all car enthusiasts, the Intercontinental GT Challenge returns to South African shores. Bringing you the Kyalami 9 Hour Endurance Race. Alongside the race is an extensive festival programme filled with entertainment for all the family to join in on.

Kyalami, Aug 2021
Image: Festival of Motoring Kyalami, Aug 2021

Festival of Motoring

The Festival of Motoring is returning to the Kayalami Grand Prix Circuit. Guests will get to enjoy both static and active cars,  supercars and classic cars! You’ll even get the opportunity to get behind the wheel at the dedicated Kyalami Handling Track or be professionally driven around the world class Grand Prix Circuit.
Image: Sim Race SA

Sim Race South Africa

Just when you thought COVID -19 has sucked up all the fun out of life. Sim Race South Africa is here to save the day. With 8 years of experience, cool car models to choose from and dozens of online championships to participate in. Sim Race South Africa is calling all the petrol heads to join their weekly online races. 

DATE: September 24-17, 2020
Image: Karcher Classic Car Rally 2020 DATE: September 24-17, 2020

Karcher Classic Car Rally 2020

If you are a sucker for some classic cars and road-trips with a mix of nostalgia, then the KARCHER CLASSIC CAR RALLY is exactly what you need. The route will start at the Pretoria old Motorclub in Silverton and end at the Ingwenyama Conference and Sports resort in White RIver. The event welcomes all cars pre 1994 as Classic Entries as the only pre-requisite. All ages with drivers license and cars welcome.

Date: September 26, 2020
Image: VP Racing Fuels Grudge Racing Date: September 26, 2020

VP Racing Fuels Grudge Racing

Witness history in the making as VP racing Fuels brings you the largest Drag racing event of the year , the VP Racing Fuels Grudge Racing .The event will take place at Midvaal Raceway and will be the first Preped track event in SA.

Catch the action via Live stream on Facebook from 08:30 @ vpracingfuelssa.