This heritage website has been designed by Nigel Owen a former resident of Pietermaritzburg who was a mechanic at Kempster Kingslea and part of their racing division with their Vauxhall Viva GT driven by Ray Emond.
An avid racing fan and petrol head who raced Stock Cars at Roy Hesketh Circuit Dust Bowl back in the good old days of the 60s and 70s. Nigel has now retired to Spain after running his own engine business in the UK.
This site is designed for fans and drivers alike with fond memories of the Roy Hesketh Circuit.
There is listing of the events and results from the first meeting in 1953 up to the last in 1981 which is being updated as it is researched and verified for inclusion on the relevant pages.
The photo galleries have been divided into two sections.
The Motorcycle which also include a History of the South African TT from 1920 to 1979 written by Ken MacLeod, and the Racing Cars section which has then been divided into five sections.
Formula Cars, GT Sports and Saloon Cars, Open Cockpit Cars, Stock Cars and Karting.
There is a section on the History of the Roy Hesketh Circuit and of the namesake himself Roy Hesketh, plus a Newspaper and Magazine section with report from the media at the time.
A page has also been dedicated to the late caricaturist Jock Leyden.
If you have any info images or memorabilia you would like to share on this website we would be grateful for them.
We will accredit you for your donation of images and stories. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org