Think Kyalami and it conjures up images of speed, prestige and even a few idioms that come to mind.
All of these are condensed in a new large-format coffee-table-style book of more than 400 pages covering the history and memories of Kyalami’s 60 years and is now nearing its completion.
The book is expected to be available in May 2022 and is titled Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit - 60 Years of Memories.
It measures 300 mm x 300 mm with a full tank of high-octane content that covers the iconic circuit’s 60-year existence. Naturally, there are over 1200 images each documenting a story and memory of its own, many of which have never been seen before.
Additionally, it contains personal memories from some of racing’s greats, officials, photographers, journalists, and numerous other personalities who all have played a key role in creating six decades of illustrious memories.
The iconic track that is conveniently situated between the major South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2021 with the first race meeting taking place at the newly established circuit on 4 November 1961. Kyalami then established itself as the premier motorsport venue in Southern Africa and became a firm favourite with international and local motor racing legends and teams battling it out for racing glory. It has seen action in several formats and classes of racing including F1 Grands Prix championship races, the Intercontinental Endurance Series, Motorcycle races and even manufacturers showing off their newest mettle around the fast sweeps of the circuit.
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit - 60 Years of Memories by Denis Klopper and edited by Roger Houghton will be launched and made available in May 2022 and all books will be printed on a pre-order basis with orders for the limited print run, Publisher’s Edition and Standard Edition having opened on 1 April 2022. All copies of the Collector’s Edition of the book, which was limited to just 60 numbered copies, have all been sold.
To place an order, click here: Motorsport Memories