Catch the racing action with Vroom Vroom - ALL THE SIM RACING. This online gaming -community is all about car, speed and gaming.
The South African Sim Community has been hosting regular online tournaments a while and now it's even more popular with the quarantine pulling out the gamers onto the online excitement.
How to be part of the community?
You can get hold of Dominus Gaming
Download the Discord app
And join their group for some fun action gaming
Streamed and casted every Wednesday night.
Tuesday & bi-weekly Sunday evenings - League with Simsport Racing.
Note: 12 April 2020, RLM will have a 12 hour endurance race.
For more information, click here.
What Is It?
To kick start October on a good note Fat Cats Athletic Club is bringing their very exciting running event coming up this October to make sure that everyone is fully in. They are about to set the streets of Joburg alight with the spirit of health and fitness. So, join in as the Fat Cats 10km, is set to make the streets of Jozi vibrate on the 13th of October. Trust us when we say you do not want to miss out!
When Is It?
Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 07:00.
Where Is It?
Mall of Africa, Lone Creek Cresent and Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City, 1686 Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
To enter please visit their website.
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Petrol heads, start your engines! The Festival of Motoring is returning to the city this August for another revving event, bringing you some of the best motoring excitement and entertainment in the country.
People from all over South Africa attend this thrilling extravaganza to celebrate the love and beauty of cars of all models. This is not your average motoring event.
Other than bringing the entire motoring industry together, it also allows visitors to not only view and admire the latest models and classic beauts, but to experience both the performance and handling of these cars on the track.
This four day event will be jam-packed with plenty of motoring and family-friendly activities, making it the perfect day out for the whole family.
Smell, feel, touch, view and experience all the leading manufactures with this unique and interactive festival. Here are a few features to look out for at this year's event:
Don't miss the opportunity to see the only official BMW 7 series modified race car in the world. BMW 745i Modified “Art Car” is a beautiful machine, which was raced by Tony Viana. A famous local artist has painted the rear of the car to depict the Culture of Johannesburg. This will be its first public appearance. The BMW 745i Modified “Art Car” can be found at Garage 1 at the Festival of Motoring. It'll be on display and on track. Trust us, nothing sounds like this car!
Don't miss the recreation of the famous 1977 Wynns 1000 race winner, driven by Jody Scheckter. This is the only South African domiciled race car to be invited to Goodwood. You can find this beauty on display and on track. She certainly has an incredible sound.
The Cape Town based V8 Series will be making a rare visit to Kyalami! Expect 10 V8 Mustangs on track with local V8 Supercars. They will be taking to the track for practice on Friday, and the races will take place on both Saturday and Sunday. The pit area upper platform will be open to the public. Don't miss out on seeing these cars and maybe even meeting the drivers.
Thursday, 22 August 2019 – Sunday, 25 August 2019.
Show times are as follows:
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, corner R55 and Allandale Road, Kyalami Estate, Kyalami, Midrand, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost between R20 - R525 per person and are available at Howler.co.za.
Ticket costs are as follows:
For more information about this exciting event, visit festivalofmotoring.za.
Get double the action with World Sports Betting Grand Series Leg 1 and Leg 2 at Turffontein Racecourse. There will be a variety of hospitality options as well as loads of activities to keep the whole family entertained.
Expect everything from loads of entertainment in a designated area for the little ones to adrenaline-packed horse races and the cherry on the top – The Blue Bulls VS Western Province rugby game which will be screened at 17:15. Don't miss out on this fun-filled day.
Saturday, 13 October 2018 from 11:00 – 19:00.
The Turffontein Racecourse, 14 Turf Club Street, Turffontein, Johannesburg.
Entrance is FREE.
For more information about this event, visit www.itsarush.co.za.
What Is It?
Joburg’s fantastic Prawn Festival is back once again, bringing Joburgers plenty of delicious food along with an exciting day at the races! The Prawn Festival coincides with one of the major race days on the horse racing calendar - the third and final leg of the Triple Crown and Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara series. There will be plenty of world-class racing, there's no doubt about that. And to make the day even more exciting, there will be even more entertainment between the races, perfect for the whole family. And as for food, of course, there will be prawns for Africa!
Tuck into a portion of 12 succulent queen prawns with a side of chips, rice and a sauce! And if seafood isn’t your thing, don't worry, there'll be plenty of food trucks offering guests an array of other exciting dishes to tantalise their taste buds. Also, don't forget to visit the Beer Garden (open to 18 years and older) to grab an ice-cold one to go along with those little critters, set in a real beer fest style.
And what is a race day without thrilling prize giveaways! Visitors will need to keep a watchful eye on the various competitions to be held throughout the lead up and on the actual day so that they don’t miss out.
And as for the little visitors to the racecourse, they will be taken care of at the kids-only designated play area, where the they can play to their hearts content in a safe zone. There'll also be some awesome live entertainment on the day. Don't miss out.
When Is It?
Saturday, 04 April 2020 at 11:00 - 17:00.
Where Is It?
Turffontein Racecourse, 14 Turf Club Street, Turffontein, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entrance to the racecourse is FREE!
For More Information
For more information about this exciting event, visit the website at www.itsarush.co.za.
In April 2016 we were invited to a media conference held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. To prepare for the meeting we did a little bit of research on the place . It is shrouded in interesting facts. For instance, it opened in 1961 and was used to host the South African leg of the Formula One Grand Prix Championship until international sanctions were imposed because of apartheid. The original circuit was rated as one of the most dangerous tracks in pro racing and claimed the death of Welsh F1 driver, Tom Pryce. Bends and turns such as the infamous Leeukop Bend and the Kink were removed.
Skip a couple decades and we're standing on the revamped, redesigned and ultra-modern Kyalami Grandprix Circuit. In 2012, the plot went up for auction. Most of those who attended the bidding wanted to bust down the pit building, rip up the tarmac and turn 77 acres of racing history into middle market apartment blocks. This was curbed by Toby Venter of Porsche South Africa who won the auction with a bid of R205 million. To Toby the 77 acre property is more than just a piece of land with curves and bends of asphalt on it. For decades Toby has spent time with his family at the iconic race track. He sees it as part of South African automotive history that must be restored and preserved for future generations. That is why events such as the SA Festival Of Motoring are now possible — because there is a world class venue available.
With Porsche South Africa's acquisition of the property, the subsequent revamp of key buildings and a new game plan, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit has evolved above and beyond the regular race and track days. Events such as Comic Con Africa, the DSTV Delicious Festival and the Baby Show have made Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit their host venue of choice.
For the annual calendar check out Kyalami Grand Prix.
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