Car classics visit Zululand
The 6th Maluti Tour made a whistle stop visit to eShowe recently where they enjoyed lunch at the Eagles Nest Restaurant.
The participants in the rally met at The Green Lantern Inn in Van Reenen for documentation and scrutineering.
After breakfast the next morning they toured through the area before booking in at the Battlefields Country Lodge and Sports Resort outside Dundee, and then headed to eShowe via Nkandla.
They returned home on Sunday, 25 March.
The Maluti is organised by the South African Regularity Rally Association.
Two-person crews (driver and navigator / timekeeper) drive along a route set by the organisers on public tar roads.
The crew must keep to the set speeds shown on the route schedule, which are always below the prevailing speed limit.
The organisers calculate the precise time you should arrive at any point on the route if you kept to the exact set speeds.
Marshals ‘clock’ your car at various points along the route and penalise the crews for any early or late arrivals.
A typical one day rally will be about 200km long and a weekender up to 1 000km.
Beautiful classic cars are encouraged, but this does not stop people with modern cars from competing and winning.
The Classic in the name refers more to the type of rallying than the cars, this is how rallies started, and how they were run until the 1970s.
Some of the vehicles line up outside the Eagles Nest in eShowe