Car clas­sics visit Zu­l­u­land

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Larry Bent­ley

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.

The event

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.

The cars

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

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