Twin-engined SA Beetle

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Twin-engined SA Beetle

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Does anyone have more information on this twin-engined Beetle, or does anyone recognise any of the individuals in the pictures? I believe it was raced in East London in the early 70's

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That is quite something!! South African ingenuity Maybe Oom Werner or Oom Bill might know something.

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I never knew of this ones existence Only the Fitipaldi Twin engine beetle
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Twin type 4 engines, converted to upright cooling. Interesting...
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Yes I do know of them,.... will get more info on them.

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Some of the names I can remember,...

Koos Barkhuizen,....now in Capetown ,.....Porche specialist I believe

Ronnie and or Danny Marais ,....but will find out

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Post by retrovan »

As this would have to run in the modified class, I would imagine the gearbox would have to have been strengthened or a Porsche box fitted.

Can not remember it running at Grand Central or Kyalami during my youth.

Maybe some one has photo's ??

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G'na talk to the man that was personally involved with that car next week,.......will share what I get

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Due to illness,...dementia ....it was very difficult to get more
The next person has retired in Australia

If someone can trace Ooom Koos Barkhuizen in Capetown I am sure he can tell us more

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