South African Stannic Group N race at Kyalami for Class A and B production cars. This race took place near the end of the initial manufacturer-backed era and included the quickest ever South Africa-only production Opel Kadetts and 2.7 litre BMW 325iS Evo cars. Tony Viana lead the BMW attack in the 2.7 litre BMW 325iS Evolution II, while Mike Briggs headed up the Opel attack in the 2 litre Opel Kadett 16V Superboss. As usual the battle between them saw each driver extracting the absolute maximum from themselves and their cars.
Opel Kadett Superboss vs. BMW 325iS with Chris Harris
British journalist and YouTube sensation Chris Harris drive and discuss the
legendary locally-developed Opel Kadettt 2,0 GSI 16V S, aka "The Superboss"
and its rival, BMW's 325iS, both of which captured the imaginations of
aficionados and fans of Group N circuit racing in the early Nineties. They
drive the racing versions of both cars and the video includes NEVER SEEN
BEFORE AMATEUR FOOTAGE of a pitlane disagreement between BMW and Opel
protagonists, the late Tony Viana and Mike Briggs, from the period. Then
Chris and Deon take two well-kept examples of the limited-edition Superboss
and 325iS to a twisty road to see how they compare with modern hot hatches
and sporty coupes. Watch Harris's reaction to the roadgoing Superboss or
see more about it here:
CAR Performance Shootout 2013 feat. Deon Joubert and Chris Harris
It's Shootout time again and this year we've got a few special treats for
View the highlights of CAR magazine's hot hatch brawl, the cover feature of
our January 2013 Performance Issue. CAR track test ace Deon Joubert and
renowned British motoring journalist Chris Harris help the CAR team sort
the wild from the mild in a track and on-road shootout featuring most of
South Africa's most potent compact performance cars. The line-up comprises
the new Opel Astra OPC and Ford Focus ST, BMW M135i, RenaultSport Megane
and Clio Red Bull Editions, Toyota 86 and Subaru BR-Z coupes, a Volkswagen
Golf 6 GTI Edition 35, Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV, Audi A1 Sportback S-line
and Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. There's also a retrospective on the BMW
325iS and Opel Kadett Superboss, a pair of homologation specials that that
had an epic on-track rivalry in the Early Nineties... Have those cars stood
the test of time? The January issue is on sale now, and comes with a free
pack of "Icons" trump cards.
* The annual CAR Shootout video series is brought to you in association
with Liqui Moly.
Group N Production Car Crash 1990
Group N Production car racing crashes for you from the 1990 season, full
season of the BARC Firestone series, and a few clips from two rounds of the
Esso series, which was BRDC ? Watching the Firestone series, you end up
wondering how Andy Middlehurst managed to keep a race license for a full
season, so much blatant "troll" driving to push other cars off that dare to
be ahead of him. The Esso clips are not from TV but from commercial
compilation videos, I put them here to give their proper context, and show
the various views from different tapes as none of the commercial tapes that
feature these clips did a proper job. More seasons to come.
SA GROUP 1 RACING KYALAMI 1985
1985 Group 1 (similar to the then European and Australian Group A series)
race at Kyalami. At this event, the Ford Sierra XR8's of Serge Damseaux and
John Gibb were unbeatable, but that didn't deter Tony Viana from delivering
his typical inspired performance behind the wheel of the Winfield BMW 745i,
the only other Class T car. The Alfa Romeo Class U challenge, headed by
Nico Bianco in the SA-only Alfa GTV 3 litre, didn't shape at all for this
race, held amidst a season of high controversy off the track.
1970 Tasman Series Production Touring Car Race
The 1970 Tasman Series Production Touring Car Race was held at Warwick Farm
in Sydney, Australia. (No spoilers!) Look out for Allan Moffat and Ian
Geoghegan in their Ford Falcon GTHOs, Digby Cooke and Colin Bond in their
Holden Monaros as well as many others. Introduced by Will Hagon,
commentated by Graham Howard and Bert Oliver. All credit to the Golden Age
of Motor Sport and ABC Sport Australia. Awesome!
Nissan SA Motorsport 1986
Hierdie video is 'n kort opsomming van Nissan Suid-Afrika se motorsport
suksesse van 1986 - die glorie dae... Dit was die dae van Skyline's en
Safari's, Hannes, Kassie en Hennie vd Linde, die dae toe Nissan nog op die
grondpaaie en die baan oorheers het, al het manne soos Sarel vd Merwe en
Ben Morgenrood hard probeer. Geniet!