If you’d like to rub shoulders with F1 royalty, be sure you plan a visit to the Rand Show this Easter. While South Africa’s own racing legend, Jody Scheckter, won’t be there himself, four F1 cars from his private UK collection will be.
After moving to the UK in 1970, Scheckter enjoyed a meteoric climb up the ranks of Formula One racing, winning the Formula One World Drivers Champion in 1979 after winning the South African, Belgium and British Grand Prix races, the only South African ever to achieve these heights.
The Rand Show will be displaying the car that carried Jody to glory at the Monza 1979 championships – the “very special” Ferrari 312T4 – as well as the Wolf, the Tyr-rell Ford and his first Formula 1 car, the McLaren 19.
For more high-powered car action, you can also go drifting with the Speed & Sound Achilles Chevrolet Lumina Drift Team, which will take Rand Show visitors for a spin they’ll never forget on the track. The team will also be giving demonstrations by some of SA’s top professional drifting drivers, in the 6.0-litre V8 rear-wheel drive “Speed & Sound, Barloworld GM Bruma” Chevrolet SS Lumina, and the sexy 3.5-litre V6 “Achilles, Turn 1” Nissan 350Z.
And from 30 April to 2 May, you’ll be able to experience some of the loudest car sound installations in South Africa, as competitors turn up the volume in a series of ear-splitting challenges set by the International Auto Sound Challenge Association (IASCA) of South Africa.