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Old 06-24-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hi guys, we all know Sport Compact is going through a tough time in the States but in South Africa, it's grown quickly without any red tape. Magazines and local newspapers give it good coverage and the times and speeds have improved dramatically. Spectator crowds range up to 5 thousand on any given Sunday while Cape Town sees in excess of 15,000 when the much stronger Johannesburg contingent pay a visit. Few years back, one Joburg vs Cape event pulled in 30,000 spectators.

The industry has grown in leaps and bounds too and there are more American-based tuners and companies putting their full back-up and support into our local stars. Big names such as Mike Laskey, Stephanie Eggum and Bill Schimmel have shown good support to us. A prime example would be Africa's quickest Unibodied FWD named Nasen Padayachee, who after spending a few weeks with Steph, has finally dipped into the eights with his GM-based Opel Kadett. Even though you guys are going through a tough time, rest assured that your efforts have not gone noticed in South Africa. Here's a few pics of some of our local talent:

Marius Oosthuizen, a Supra powered panel van, 9.7 seconds.


Seun Coetsee, 2l 16V Golf 16V turbo, 9.9 seconds.


Sybie Coetzee, a Ford Twin Turbo package, 8.7 seconds.


Nasen Padayachee, GM Turbo, 8.9 seconds


Gavin Wilkins, Ford V8, 8.6 seconds.


Richard Jordaan, Nissan van with Mazda 16V turbo, 9.0 seconds


Eziel Esterhuizen, Honda Civic B20 Turbo, 10.3 seconds


Joel Silva, Honda CRX B18B Turbo, 10.4 seconds


Wynand Mulder, GM Turbo, 9.4 seconds


Kirsch Naidoo, Supra powered Corolla, 9.9 seconds


Leon du Plooy, Nissan van with Toyota turbo, 9.7 seconds
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I love posts like these!

Very cool to see things around the world, I love how you guys think outside of the box and make your own fenders and aero packages
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thanks 4 sharing
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:59 PM   #4
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Thanks. The South African Rand to the Dollar is not great. Importing stuff from the States does become very pricey, so most of us do improvise to keep the costs down. Where you guys probably buy the stuff off the shelves, we normally have to wait quite some time for our orders to be shipped over, and always at a serious price. Even though we could order direct from the States, some opt to go the cheaper route, for example, making proper chromoly sideshafts and massive CV's takes no less than two months to manufacture here. The one-piece bonnet and fenders pieces take over a month to complete. Us South Africans can become rather impatient at times - haha!

Our times aren't that impressive, but please do take into consideration that we race 7,000ft above sea level, and our tracks have rubber only up to the 60ft mark. The rest of the track is tar. Wheelspin is not an option here.

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It's always great to see drag racing from around the world. The large crowd is nice to see also.


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nice thank you for sharing with us
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Thanks for sharing, great looking cars. I'd love to see more pics of that panel van
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I love how everything is different around the world

that supra powered rolla is twisted lol
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it's really cool to you guys out there having fun.
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Cool!!! 15,000 spectators!!!
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Nasen (Nascar) is a fella we have been helping for a while now.

He is a good fella

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thanks for sharing. I always wonder what other people in the world are racing
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To E-town;

I think you should help these guys out with a little funding to get up here to some really nice facilities

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Nasen speaks very highly of the BullsEye Turbo range in South Africa. As requested, here are some more pics:

Krubin Naidoo, Nissan van with Mazda 16V Turbo, 9.3 seconds



Bear Racing's Top Bike, 7.5seconds



Rex Wilkinson, GM Turbo



Logan Naicker, Lotus Exige with Mazda 16V Turbo, 9.7 seconds



Annie Silva, VR6 Turbo



Marco Versloot, Honda Civic, 9.7 seconds



Nasen with his 8.9 second motor



Theo Knipe, GM Turbo, 10.7 seconds



Kappies Kaplan, Volkswagen with Audi 5-cylinder turbo, 10.7 second



Alex Bass, Volkswagen 20 valve turbo, 10.8 seconds



Eziel's Honda motor, 10.3 seconds



Joel's CRX, Honda B18B, 10.4 with no wheelie bars.



Duppie du Plessis, Nissan van with Mazda turbo, 9.3 seconds



Wynand's GM Turbo motor



Clive Naidu, Volkswagen 20-valve turbo, 10.8 seconds
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Great pics! Do you have any videos?
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dont worry about the times not being "impressive" its just cool to see what others around the world are racing with. good post
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Thanks for the pix! We just picked up a few accounts in South Africa and it's nice to see we'll be supporting such a great racing scene there!
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Thanks for the pix! We just picked up a few accounts in South Africa and it's nice to see we'll be supporting such a great racing scene there!
Agree'd...

Always a pleasure talking with the fellas over there!
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Kirsch Naidoo, Supra powered Corolla, 9.9 seconds
orange car second 2 last first post
damn thing left & he hit the hydro switch must of been a afranrican!!! LMFAO

some good times
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Good stuff guys!
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This is great! I am so proud of my continent! Keep up the great work. Nice choice in wheels, too!
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Not to be picky, but are there any up close engine bay shots of some of these things. They are simply amazing! I'm loving the little pick ups
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This is great! I am so proud of my continent! Keep up the great work. Nice choice in wheels, too!
Hi Bisi, where are you originally from?
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Thanks for the pics-- lovin' the VW's.
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Thats it!......I found where Im moving to. I love how anything goes over there. Race what you brought. You put a dsm engine in a honda they will boot you over here. Seems like they will let you swap out anything you want.
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