Gordini 50th Birthday / Verjaarsdag

Wow, can you believe it, the 50th birthday of the R8 Gordini. It feels like yesterday when these little giant killers were still King of the road.

In early 2014 it dawned on me that the R8 G would turn 50 later in the year and i started playing with the idea of having a 50th birthday bash. Am i glad that i did!

What turned out to be only a casual get together and a braai, became a full days event. It was an AWSOME day and i would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone that made my vision a success. I met so many interesting people, like , Leon Harmse, his wife Magda, John Meyers, etc etc. Too many to mention. Unfortunately Scamp Porter was ill and couldn't attend. That would have "sealed" the deal. Special thank to Hennie Mostert for getting his R8 G ready for the day. By the way, his Gordini is the first 1300cc Gordini in SA and he collected it from the factory. What stories that car can tell !

Many thanks to so many who traveled from a far to attend the event, Ian Swartz, Piet Moolman, Peter Henning,Mynderd vd Berg, Jimmy Brink etc etc. I saw so many faces, but couldn't meet them all.

I hope each and everyone enjoyed the event with us as much as we did and we are looking forward to the next big event.

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