Mpiti Sports, Ford GT & Willie Hepburn, Midvaal South Africa
Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:56
They also had this GT 40, continuation in the same race, but sadly did not last the first lap
I also had the opportunity to catch up with Willie Hepburn, one of South Africa`s best drivers over the last 45 years.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:15
Posted 30 October 2011 - 15:22
Not sure where ALPINE comes into the picture. I know that Alpine ran a works A210 for Depailler/Grandsire at the Kyalami 9h race in 1967. At the time there were also folk from Renault's head office in South Africa to look at the local motoring market. I doubt, though, if Jean Redele had any connection or even knowledge of this little car. Will be interesting to hear more, though...
Posted 30 October 2011 - 17:57
Regarding the year of manufacture, the chassis plate on the car was stamped with a 1964 manufacturing date, also the program states a 64 year of manufacture.
Edited by zakeriath, 30 October 2011 - 17:57.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 19:57
Posted 31 October 2011 - 18:37
Were does the name Mpiti come from? I think it is translates as 'hyena' but I'm not certain.
I think it is a Zulu word for a Duiker ...a small antelope. Look at the badge.