The photograph in Matters of Moment on page 4 of last month’s issue does indeed show a race at Kyalami, but it is not from 1969. It is in fact the eighth Rand Spring Trophy, which was held on October 5, 1968.
Basil van Rooyen’s No3 is a Brabham BT24-Repco (not the McLaren-Ford he drove early in the ’69 season). Jackie Pretorius in the Lola 140 made the best start of those on the second row and is therefore seen coming up between front-row starters John Love and Dave Charlton.
It still is a beautiful picture.
I am, yours etc,
Robert Schockaert, Aalst, Belgium