We joined the Cars.co.za Sentimetal Bastille day run out to the Franschhoek Motor Museum this past Sunday with our 1981 Porsche 930 Turbo, 1970 Lotus Europa and 1989 Audi Quattro that are all coming up for sale soon.
A stunning turnout of over 120 cars gathered at the Engen 1 stop on the N1 but even more impressive was the diversity of the cars on the run. Everything from a Classic Peugeot 404 to a couple of Dodge Vipers and a 1959 Cadillac versus a Ferrari 365 Boxer.
After a spirited commute to the Franschhoek Motor Museum the like minded group motor enthusiasts parked their cars in the court yard for a photo opportunity and topped up their caffeine reserves.
All three of our cars performed well, but it was the Lotus Europa (the first rear engine Lotus produced by Colin Chapman) that surprised us the most. This example has had its powerplant upgraded to a Toyota Twincam VVTI unit producing 160 BHP (almost double that of its original Renault). The ultra responsive modern engine has unlocked the potential of this chassis which delivers telepathic handling.
Well done to the team at Cars.co.za for an enjoyable event.