When a Subaru grows wings!

Who would have thought that a little town nestled at the foot of the Olifants River Mountains would prove to be a brilliant host for the third round of the Western Capa Rally Championship on Saturday 8 June 2019? With the sulpher yellow Disa only found in a single colony in the town of Porterville powerful summer thermals attract paragliding enthusiasts and the Dasklip Pass will take you to the Groot Winterhoek Reserve and now, the annual Porterville Rally.

Porterville Rally Round 3 Leatitia Bester

Porterville is Calling

With the third round of the 2019 Western Cape Rally Championship heralding the arrival of the Porterville Rally on Saturday 8 June 2019 there is much to speculate on as the area will be unfamiliar to the current crop of regional rallyists and with winter settling in the weather could change the anticipated conditions overnight.

Team 431 wins Darling Rally

Ismaeel Davids (Rondebosch) and Yusuf Ganief (Surrey Estate) made their S5 debut in Darling in 2018 but this year they returned as outright favourites for overall victory in their ex-factory ID Paving 431 CCMCC S5 (S2000) Toyota Run X 4x4. It was wet in 2018 and very dry and sandy in 2019, both favouring the 4x4 and as expected they dominated.  

2nd Darling Rally - Preview WP1

It is somehow fitting to see the second oldest motor club in South Africa organise the opening round of the Western Cape Rally Championship scheduled for Saturday 2 March 2019. Back in the 18th century some 29 farmers lived in an area named Groenkloof and the town of Darling was eventually established on the farm Langfontein in 1853. No, I am not a historian of note, you are welcome to find all this information on Wikipedia.

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