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Roger Downard

Roger Downard has written 6 posts for Drive RSA
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2018 Trade Brands Tour Natal Rally

For the first round of the 2018 National Rally Championship, the Natal motor Cycle and Car Club took a bold decision to move the event from its home for the past 10 years The event has traditionally been run on the KZN South Coast centred around Scottburgh. The reason has been that the gravel roads […]

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Cars in the Park Pietermaritzburg

For the 43rd year in succession, the Vintage Sports Car Club of Pietermaritzburg is holding its “Cars in the park” motor show. Until recently, the event took place in Pietermaritzburg’s Alexandra Park. Due to space and other constraints the event has moved to the Ashburton Training Centre. The VSCC has, as a result of this […]

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Alfa Romeo National Clubs Gathering 2018 – in KZN

ALFA ROMEO NATIONAL CLUBS GATHERING 2018 – in KZN Registration: Friday 25 th May 2018 Registration and Alfisti catch-up will take place at the Durban Jewish Club from 4:30pm. Welcome speeches and a preview of the events planned. Warm finger snacks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.   Saturday 26 th […]

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KZN Motor Racing: Dezzi’s Raceway in Port Shepstone

Desmond Gutzeit is a remarkable man. In a few short years he single-handedly achieved what all KZN Motor Sport Clubs and enthusiasts failed to achieve in more than 30 years. In  1982 the last motor race was run at the Roy Hesketh circuit in Pietermaritzburg. Over the years, many attempts were made to obtain land […]

Truck accident in Pinetown

Truck accident aftermath

Once again the country has been rocked by the tragic loss of multiple lives in accidents involving a bus and a heavy truck. And again the public and official outcry fails to address the most logical solution to the problem. In the most recent case, which is probably known to all readers, an articulated vehicle […]

A Strange Kind of Logic

Travelling back to Durban from a most enjoyable day of Historic car racing at Zwartkops Race Track I received, courtesy of Lanseria Airport, a copy of the Sunday Times containing the tragic story of the death of 23 farm workers killed in an “accident” at rail crossing. According to reports, the driver of the truck […]