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Press Release 02


Local motorsport publishing company, SA Motorsport Memories, previewed a new

book at a function hosted by Toby Venter at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Several

motoring media, contributing photographers and other dignitaries joined author

Denis Klopper and his team at the announcement.

The high-quality large format book (280mm x 240mm) covering the vast and impressive

competition history of Porsche at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is available to pre-order. The 300-page hard cover book covers the full history of the Porsche brand dating back to the victorious opening 9 Hour race in 1961, up until the race winning return of the 9 Hour in 2019 including the brands last appearance to date at an international race held at Kyalami in early 2023.

The publication covers the Porsche cars, engines and drivers that raced at Kyalami in the

international endurance races spanning a 60-year period. It also covers the Porsche 944

Turbo Cup Series which ran in South Africa from late 1987 until the end of the 1989 season. Other Porsche cars and drivers that competed in local series also feature in separate chapters. The book contains over 500 special images, most of which have never been published before, each accompanied by a detailed caption in both English and German. Statistics of all the races held cover car types, drivers, engine numbers and results. Legendary motoring scribes, including Roger McCleery, Stuart Johnston, Andre De Kock, Hendrik Verwoerd and Roger Houghton will pen a story of their unique Porsche Kyalami memories.

Four Porsche race cars, two Porsche 944 Turbo Cup and a Porsche 911 GT2R driven and

owned by Toby Venter will also be featured in the book. These championship winning cars

were joined at the early morning photo-shoot by the ex-Gary Dunkerley raced and Grant

Viljoen owned SABAT Porsche 911 race car. The book will also detail the history of these

four successful South African race cars. This world class publication will be dispatched during the second quarter of 2024.

A limited number of the book – Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit 60 Years of Memories, are still available locally directly from the Publisher. The iconic 500-page book is available

internationally through Chater’s Motoring Booksellers. Details on further SA Motorsport

Memories publications will shortly be announced.

Publication Information

Title - 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami

ISBN - 978/0/7961/5438/5

Publisher - SA Motorsport Memories

Author - Denis Klopper

Editor - Roger Houghton

Foreword - Toby Venter, Sarel van der Merwe and David Piper

Layout and Design - Chris Dawson (Cinnamon Graphix)

Project and Research Manager - Toni Marais

Language Editors - Reuben Klopper and Margret Letowt

German Translations - Monique van Jaarsveld

Guest Writers - Roger Houghton, Hendrik Verwoerd, Stuart Johnstone, Roger McCleery and Andre De Kok

Website Development and Design - Santhea Sinivasan

Press and Social Media - Motorsport Media and Bryce Young

Availability - Second Quarter 2024

Editions Available

Standard Edition - Limited to 500 Copies

Hard Cover Large Format Publication

Signed by Author and Includes Courier Delivery with South Africa

R 2 195.00

Collector’s Edition - Limited to 100 numbered Copies

Hard Cover with Dust Cover, Presented in Protective Sleeve

Signed by Author, Editor and Toby Venter

Includes Courier Delivery with South Africa

Individualise your Collector’s Edition

Select available book number

Select two Photographic Prints

Personalised Message from Author

R 3 795.00

For more information contact:

For 60 Year Kyalami book and Porsche Racing at Kyalami book orders visit:

For 60 Year Kyalami book international orders:

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