This Saturday I held our team’s annual track day for 20 diehard motor racing fans at Zwartkops Raceway. Taking to the track in the early morning, my Sunday Times/Castrol Ford Mustang was supported by three other historic racing cars including Mark du Toit’s Chevrolet Biscayne, Lee Thompson’s Chevrolet Bel-Air Black Widow and Colin Frost’s Gulf-liveried Ford GT40. Quite an awesome spread if I don’t say so myself.
Anyway, after the Master of Ceremonies had, at random, allocated five people per car, we hit the circuit and gave our passengers a ride to remember. And did they dig it? Did we get a whoop-whoop, a hoo-ha of appreciation? Absolutely we did! Blasting around the paper-smooth blacktop in the cool AM air, the presence, noise and power of the big V8s engineered the sort smiles that stick with you for days.
You see for many this was the first time that they had ever sat inside a proper racing car, so watching their reactions unfold was as enjoyable as the driving. Fear. Joy. Laughter. Bewilderment. Every passenger displayed a different emotion. And that’s the great thing about hosting a track day. It gives you a chance to let non-racers experience all the thrills that competitive racing dishes out; a cocktail of awesomeness that everybody should sample at least once in their lifetime.
So will we have another one anytime soon? Definitely. We believe in promoting the sport and giving something back to all our loyal supporters. So watch this space if you’re keen to sample life in the fast lane.
Thank you Thomas, and every one involved for making this day a reality, it was a day never to be forgotten.
Much apteciated. – I want more