Steve Pickering along with his newly formed company CLASSIC MOTORSPORT, have done it again. They are entering the EVO KALAHARI RALLY. As they are the only team entering from Southern Africa it will certainly be interesting to see how the international teams will respond to a challenge of a completely South African prepared Porsche 914/6. -


- Starting in Windhoek, Namibia the race is approximately 3 000 km. The next port of call will be Swakopmound followed by a dash up to Tsumeb, ending back at Windhoek. The event is scheduled to run for 11 days, starting on the 25th of January 2003 ending on the 4th of February 2003. -

- THE CAR : -

- A Classic 1971 Porsche 914/6 with a high performance engine package, close ratio 5 speed gear box with quaif differential. The car is built to FIA Rally specifications. This car is not new to the international Rally scene as it has competed in the Shield of Africa 1998, London to Sydney marathon 2000 and Evo Africa 2001. -

- THE TEAM : -

-Steve Pickering will be the assigned driver over which many hours of back breaking time will be spent shifting gears, braking and steering through changing surfaces of sand, gravel and tar. Keith Delport will be the navigator, at which his time will be taken up with route maps, schedules calculation, readings, more calculations and still more calculation. Gordon Eslick & Bill Dreyer will be following as technical support, which means they are the lucky one’s to work on the car at night, drive through the day to the next check point and in between get some sleep. The support vehicle will be a Nissan Hardbody bakkie, which is no stranger to rally support. -

- The team wishes to thank Norma Clamps, Vesconite & NGK for their support and sponsorship. As the rally progresses and information starts to filter back, further bulletins will be posted. Should there be any other rally enthusiasts that would like to take an interest or sponsorship, please feel free to contact CLASSIC MOTORSPORT.

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