Killarney –

Map and circuit history of Killarney International Raceway, Western Cape, South Africa

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Remember my dad telling me about the Metropolitan Motorcycle and Car Club (Mets) and Killarney from a young age and going through his album with him

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Creative Writing Course: How to Write Creatively: Those who can, do; those who can't, teach. Those who can’t do either (or perhaps ANYTHING) , just write” (a lot)!


Lesson 1

Hazel Lock

Colenso Rd


Cape Town


Having a boy friend who is completely mad about racing cars, all shapes and sizes and about me (only one size), I was persuaded to go with him to our local car racing event, which is held at Killarney race track, some ten miles out of Cape Town.

As he was going to assist with the spanner-holding in one of the driver’s pits, he asked me to keep a record of the lap times and to make a comprehensive chart of the results of the various races. Unfortunately, I was so captivated by the racing setting and scene that times and charts didn’t enter into the race at all and this is now the afternoon (my first visit) at the races was seen by a feminine eye.

The beautiful surrounds of…

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Lunch with… Desiré Wilson

I came across this article ‘per chance’

Also see

Driven by Desire

Driven by Desire’

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Team Meissner’s Cinderella


During the second half of the sixties, saloon car racing was on a high. Not only was a national championship up for grabs but also the category championship titles. There were four categories: Class W for cars up to 1000cc, Class X for cars up to 1300cc, Class Y for cars up to 2000cc and Class Z for cars over 2000cc. Perhaps the best remembered of these was the Y151 Ford Escort, but here’s the often forgotten tale of another trick Ford offering from local tuner Meissner and its pilot Clarry Taylor.

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Formula 1 in South Africa: A unique racing story




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“I want to write with the spirit of an Ayrton Senna…”

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Bathurst 1000 km

V8 Supercars (Australia): One of my great passions Up early (very- “sparrows fart”) getting ready for the BIG day PPS

Bathurst 1000 km — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

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Gordon Murray creates the ultimate supercar (again)

Gordon Murray

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Gordon was born in Durban, South Africa

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63 Cooper-Chevrolet T61 ‘Monaco’

Kylie Logan

Denise Dickinson
#monaco, #chevrolet, #car, #motorsport, #classic

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Craig’s Motor racing blogs (and books

BooKs by cRaig loCk

My old friend in South Africa , another racing “nut” asked me about my racing blogs, so here’s a first step in getting my “sh…shoosh/chaos” in order

'Hey, everyone! I think I found the bottleneck!'

G writes very well and has led a most interesting life. His story would make a great read


racing blogs

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

and his various other blogs (+-300) are on wordpress

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

~ Franz Kafka


Blow’n in the wind by Bob Dylan
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Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *
* not bridges (thank goodness)!
Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and…

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