Cape Town's first traffic light.
The city's first three traffic lights were installed in January 1932.This one is in Darling street near the Castle. They were promptly named Robots. a uniquely South African term which has remained through the years.
The very first Argus race. 1978
"The Argus" as it is popularly known is the world's largest individually timed cycle tour attracting more than 35.000 cyclist annually. This 110 km tour round the Peninsula began in 1978 with a mere 525 participants. More at ;www.southafrica.info/about/sport/cycletour.htm
Have you ever wandered what Cape Town was like back in the good old days when people still wrote letters, men still opened doors for women and blowing your nose into a handkerchief was common practise. Take a look at these marvelous … Continue reading →
Killarney Race Track
Situated on the Blouberg side of the city, is the Killarney Race Track where many famous racing drivers has competed. This shot was taken at the Cape Grand Prix on the 2nd. January 1962. In car no. 5 is Jo Bonnier in his Porsche with Trevor Taylor in a Lotus next to him, and in car no.1 is another Lotus with the famous Jim Clark behind the weel. (Photo via Marius Matthee)