April 2017 Newsletter
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Media release. Knysna Motor Show: 7 April, 2017
Rare and classic vehicles: 2017 Knysna Motor Show fully subscribed
This year's Knysna Motor Show sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth is firmly on track to offer members of the public an unusual – perhaps even once-in-a-lifetime - look at some of the world's rarest and most unusual vehicles.
“The line-up is incredible – and it just gets better and better every year,” said Peter Pretorius, the chairperson of the Garden Route Motor Club and the organizer of the show.
“Our selection process and the resulting quality of the displays we've been able to attract have made it one of South Africa's most prestigious motoring events – but this year's list of more than 400 classic, modern, and futuristic cars and motorcycles is outstanding by any measure,” he said.
“Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, BMW, Austin Healey, GSM Dart, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Cobra, Lotus, Ford, de Tomaso, MG, Morgan, Bentley ,Veteran and Vintage cars. - they'll all be there, alongside a group of historic micro cars from the 1960s and 70s, the pre-war MG MMM cars of the 30s, NMMU's ultra-futuristic Eco-Car, and some of the incredibly powerful machines that'll be taking part in the Jaguar Simola Hill Climb on the following weekend.”

Of particular interest, said Mr. Pretorius, will be cars like the iconic 1972 Porsche in which Gary Dunkerley won the 1988 Wesbank Modified Saloons Championship, and which has just been beautifully restored by its owner, Franz Pretorius, in its original white and red livery.
“It's a 3,600 cc, 1972 Porsche RSR (engine type 930/25), and it's possibly the best car of its kind in South Africa – and the general public doesn't often get to see vehicles like that at close quarters,” said Mr. Pretorius

Another rarity that’s recently been confirmed for exhibition is Nick Vernon’s De Tomaso Pantera GT5, which Frederick Booysen is currently restoring.
“This steel-bodied, 1982 model with its 450 hp Chevy Stroker motor is one of only a handful of right-hand-drive models ever built (they were all built in Italy, mostly for the US market)”. “It’s also unusual because most of the GT5s came out with Ford 351 engines,” said Mr. Pretorius.

Whilst Lindenberg Racing will exhibit at the show for the fourth time in 2017, this will be the first year that it'll have its Shelby SA cars in Knysna.
“Besides the Castrol Edge Shelby Super Snake – which Paige Lindenberg will drive in the Hill Climb – they'll also be showing a Shelby 2.3l GTE, a Shelby 350GT, a Shelby Daytona Coupe, a mighty '68 Ford Fairlane, a ’72 Capri Perana, and if all turns out well, their incredible V12 Ferrari P4 recreation,” said Mr. Pretorius.
“The Barnard BTR is a sophisticated Le Mans Prototype-style sports racing car designed and built in South Africa,” said Mr. Pretorius, “and we'll have two of them at the show: Izak Spies' road-legal model with its 750 hp Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine, and Jacques Wheeler's track-focused version powered by a 650 hp, twin-turbocharged Lexus V8.
Mr. Spies described the Barnard as a work of art. “With the right gearing it's designed for a top speed of 400 km/h - but it's the race-derived aerodynamics that produces huge downforce that make it really stand out. And in the Hill climb, where it’s all about cornering speeds, this is where the Barnard excels,” he said.

Donor Club is an on-going income generating project for Knysna Sedgefield Hospice. However, YOU as our loyal Hospice Friend, stand a great chance of winning up to R10 000!  All it entails is filling out an application form and paying R50 (the cost of one entry) per month/R600 per annum. This can be done via EFT, cash, cheque or debit order. 
Please contact Mariana for more details on 044)384 0593 or email her on

Upcoming Events 2017
  • 3 - 10 May - Hospice Week
  • 30 April - Knysna Motor Show (Come to the Hospice stall for tempting cakes)
  • 5, 6 , 7 May - Simola Hillclimb
  • 11, 12, 13 May - Ballet
  • 14 October - Voices for Hospice
  • 4, 5 November - Leisure Isle Festival

The Ladies Hillclimb Team are doing it once again!! 9 team members are racing up the Simola hill during the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb event on
5th - 7th May.  This team is super passionate about our organisation and our patients! Click on the link and show your support for Knysna Sedgefield Hospice and help increase awareness for ladies in motorsport!

R1842 was raised by our My Village supporters in April!
Thank you to all who have become MY Village members or have changed Knysna Sedgefield Hospice to be your beneficiary charity.

This is a passive and most importantly a sustainable form of income for us and one that is so easy to administer, saving precious time which enables us to focus on the many fundraising activities within our organisation.

This so easy it achieve with the help of you, our loyal Friends of Hospice. If you already have a card, please click on to check that 'Knysna Hospice' is nominated as one of/your only beneficiary. If you do not have a card yet, please pop into the office to collect an application form, we will even submit it for you and issue your card here at the office.  Please encourage your friends and families to take out cards and name us as the beneficiary.

Just a reminder that you can earn money for Knysna Sedgefield Hospice just by swiping your My Village card at Woolworths, Engen 1 Stop shops, Falcon Spur, Wimpy and many others.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

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