A celebration of the cars that participated in the South African Grand Prix of the 1930's. 


 The festival will be an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity for a limited number of the public to see these amazing cars in action.

The event will be held over 9 days starting at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on the 25th November 2018 and ending at Val De Vie Estate in the Franschhoek/Paarl Valley on the 2nd December 2018.

For the road going cars, we will use the week in between the two weekends to tour to the Western Cape through the beautiful Garden Route before reaching the final Grand Prix Garden Party at the stunning Val de Vie Estate in the Franschhoek/Paarl Valley on the
1st and 2nd December.   

Event Partners

Ronnie Motors - event partner of the SA Historic Grand Prix


South African Historic Grand Prix East London Circuit

The SA Historic Grand Prix Exhibition Race

The Exhibition Race will consist of two display races and a track demonstration at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on the 25th November. 

A significant portion of the original circuit from the 1930's still exists and the participating cars will once again come alive and drive corners such as the legendary Potters Pass. These corners, usually part of a public road, are not much changed from what they were 80 years ago! 

See the Entry List here.

The demonstration will be held in conjunction with a historic car race meeting, giving the public lots of activity and classic machinery in which to immerse themselves.

The highlight will surely be witnessing a selection of the original 1930's Grand Prix cars that competed in the races once again being driven in anger around the very race track that helped them become so famous.

For Saturday 24 November Race Program please click here.
For Sunday  25 November Race Program please click here.

[Please note the Race Program is subject to change.]


South African Historic Grand Prix  

 The Historic Grand Prix Tour

Slotting in between the East London Grand Prix Exhibition Race and the Grand Prix Garden Party at Val De Vie in Franschhoek, a leisurely road tour will take place for owners and the road going cars from the Grand Prix, as well as other age related cars.

This will be an opportunity for many of these cars to relive the roads they once travelled from East London to the Grosvenor Grand Prix (held a week after the SAGP) between the races and for owners to enjoy the splendours of South Africa's famous landscapes, hospitality, cuisine, weather and luxury accommodation.

The Tour will move through towns such as Port Elizabeth, Knysna and Swellendam covering over 650 miles to end in the breathtaking Western Cape for The Grand Prix Garden Party. 


South African Historic Grand Prix Garden Party at Val De Vie Estate, paarl

The Grand Prix Garden Party

The culmination of the event will take place at the Val de Vie Estate. The high-end two day event will see an evocative display of the original cars that took part in the South African Grands Prix during the 1930's. 

There will also be a live demonstration of the cars, at controlled speeds, to allow the public to get up close to these magnificent machines and hear their beautiful exhaust notes.

There will also be an area close to the Grand Prix display for premium car brands to show their latest models off as well as one of their heritage models if they so wish.

There will be limited tickets to the Drivers Club VIP Hospitality facility available for public or corporate sale. This 5-Star facility will allow prestigious access to the event, with fine food on offer throughout the day in luxurious surroundings and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the Grand Prix car owners as well as other like-minded individuals.

The event gates will open at 10am on Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December.

General Access tickets will be available for sale at the gate. Kids under 12 will have free entry if accompanied by an adult.

Click here for a Val De Vie parking and access map.






The 9 day event will be topped off with a private Gala Dinner for the car owners and participants to crown off a never to be forgotten celebration of these iconic cars.
Dress code: elegantly casual.