The 2021 DJ Run commemorative regularity rally for motorcycles made before 1937 has been cancelled. The event was to have started in Hillcrest, outside Durban, on March 12 and finished in Johannesburg the following day after an overnight stop in Newcastle.
Clerk of the Course Larina MacGregor says the intention is to stage the event again in March 2022 when it will mark the 50th staging of a commemorative rally between the two cities. The famous event was originally a race on public roads staged between 2013 and 1936 after which it was banned on the grounds of safety as traffic on these roads increased.
This is one of several major motoring events that have already been cancelled this year. These include the George and Knysna motor shows and the 1000 Bike Show in Gauteng.
However, the organisers of the Simola Hillclimb in Knysna are hoping to stage their event between 2-5 September, while the Pretoria Old Motor Club says it is still on track to stage its Cars in the Park motoring expo at the Zwartkops Raceway, near Pretoria, on August 1.
The 20th international Passion for Speed race meeting, which was originally scheduled to be held at the Zwartkops Raceway on 29-31 January, is now to be staged from 18-20 June.