Adventurous petrolheads from across the country are about to descend on the second annual Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek. Our very own version of Bonneville SpeedWeek held in America every September, this unique motoring event will be playing out across the Northern Cape’s Hakskeen Pan from 14 to 23 September 2013.
A throwback to the land speed racing of yesteryear, it allows people the opportunity to stretch their speedometers to the maximum down one of two specially prepared desert drag strips. Last year’s event was an unprecedented success and attracted a diverse spectrum of men and machinery.
From tattooed rockabilly revivalists sporting old school hot rods to brazen captains of industry in multi-million rand Lamborghini Aventadors, you couldn’t have asked for a richer automotive mixing pot. Although many will be making the trek to SpeedWeek just for the heck of it, the more serious speedster will be out to topple the top-ranking speeds set at last year’s event.
Like the 386km/h clocked by Sakkie van Jaarsveld on his turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa superbike. Those who prefer getting their thrills on four wheels will be looking to better the current 326km/h record set by Paulo Dos Santos and his custom-built and heavily modified Lexus IS300.
For more information visit www.speedweeksa.com