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The roar of Grand Prix cars will return to South Africa some 80 years since they turned a wheel in anger when the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival celebrates these legendary machines in November and December 2018.

For the first time in 84 years, Whitney Straight’s Maserati 8CM will share the same piece of tarmac again with Dick Seaman’s MG K3 when some 20 pre-war Grand Prix cars converge for the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival in November. It will be just one of the special moments in a magical showcase of some of the most important and valuable Grand Prix cars in the world.

Organised by UK eventers Speedstream Events, the celebration will reunite more than 15 actual cars that raced in the South African Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939.

Much of the original Prince George Race Track in East London still exists. The cars will retrace the historic 17km circuit, before racing in anger on the current track on 25 November. Other entries already confirmed for the event include two ERAs and the Riley Ulster Imp, which finished second in the 1937 event. Other MGs, two confirmed Bugattis, Aston Martin Ulster and Talbots are among the eclectic mix.
Limited general access and VIP Hospitality tickets for both the East London Race event and the Grand Prix Garden Party can be bought online, www.sahistoricgp.com