Race Articles

Race Articles

1985 State President's Air Race

1985 Barnib State President's Air Race

Held at Virginia Airfield, Durban - 31 May to 1 June 1985

By Allan Blain and Colin Jordaan

For the first time in many years a coastal venue was chosen for the 19th State President's Trophy Air Race. The coastal weather again showed its moody and unpredictable nature, but luckily held up and allowed competitors to complete the event.

1984 State President's Air Race

1984 State President's Air Race

Held at Bethlehem Airfield - 1 to 2 June 1984

By Dietlind Lempp

EVEN THE SLOWEST GET THERE EVENTUALLY!

1961 Governor-General's Cup

The last time the Governor-Generals Cup was awarded was in 1961. The event was held on 26/27 May 1961, the last weekend before the Republic of South Africa came into being.

1980 State President's Trophy Air Race

1980 State President's Trophy Air Race

Pietermaritzburg to Ermelo, 30 to 31 May 1980.

HISTORIC WIN FOR WOMEN

Maureen and Juliette triumph in 1980 State President's Air Race

By Godfrey King