Springbok Rally

Springbok 2013 Poster


Springbok Rally 2013 was another great success with the numbers up from last year and another great adventure challenge to Die Hel which was organised by Kevin Van Blerk. Dual purpose bikes and adventure rides are becoming more and more popular, we live in an absolutely awesome country and there is so much to see. Contact Kevin if you have any questions or seeking advice, this is his passion and he is a nice guy, he will be more than happy to help you 🙂

Please diarise the dates for the 2014 Springbok Rally which is to be held from the 3rd October to 5th October 2014 which is inkeeping with the 2014 October School break.

Kevin van Blerk has again taken lots of pics and made them available for you here. Do not contact the Nomads wrt. these photos as they are the sole property of Kevin van Blerk. You are welcome to use any of  these photos in the media as long as you recognise Kevin van Blerk as the photographer.



When we arrived in Oudtshoorn on Thursday afternoon it was hot. We unpacked & headed for a shift from 16h00 to 20h00. At some stage in the afternoon the most frightening wind came up and we ended up watching the huge marquee blow to the ground. It was actually scary to see how powerful the wind can be.

Friday morning it was up bright & breezy for another ‘scheduled’ shift from 08h00 to 12h00. By this time the wind had subsided and the weather looked promising.

On Friday evening we had the Miss Springbok and other competitions in the main tent.  Without any hassle or begging for entrants we had 10 lovely ladies enter to compete for the title of Miss Springbok.

Paolo (the DJ) did a great job as MC, with a gentleman from the bar and 2 ladies from the crowd as independent judges, we had a very pretty winner, Danica van der Merwe, from the Wild Dogs, Western Cape.  Runner-up was Samantha Ferreira from the Villains and third place went to Dominique Bendix from Dukes of Hazard.

Later the evening we had some beer drinking.  A newbie for us was the Half Yard of Ale – much fun had by all who participated, just very happy I didn’t cover my face & clothing in beer – once it starts bubbling, there’s no stopping the flow.

The male beer drinking was won by Johan Schultz from Gordon’s Bay and the female winner was Michelle Liebenberg from the Clique.

Mr Boep was a showdown between the Clique and the Nomads.  The title was taken by Rob Todd from Nomads.

We moved onto Mr & Miss Tattoo – the winning gentleman was Clint Connolly from Plumstead and we had a tie for the ladies, Michelle Liebenberg from the Clique and Natasha Pike from Table View.

Saturday morning was time for the Junior competitions and games.  We had so many cuties entering and the title of Junior Miss Springbok went to Alicia and David was the young gentleman winner.  From there we took the kids upstairs for games.  What fun.  We played with hoola-hoops, skipping ropes, spray painted hair, drew pictures on paper plates (a couple of really artistic little ones amongst them), and the favourite of all the games must have been the sack races.  One father offered me money to keep his kids running…

After a short break for lunch, it was back to the adult games.  I forgot the tyres for tyre throw off my request list and we ended up arranging another round of beer drinking.  I definitely think this was more fun anyway.

The funny bikes provided endless fun and bruises as per normal.  Shawn Jackson from Rude MCC took the 1st place, by completing the obstacle course in 22 seconds.

The beer drinking was taken by Angelo Ford, guest of Nomads and again by Michelle Liebenberg from the Clique – Michelle had practised well the night before.

The egg toss was won by Shawn & Viking from Rude MCC.  The distance was so huge between the contestants, that I was worried the one lot would disappear over the hill.

Another short break and it was time to get ready for prize giving.

The concours results were:

Runner-up:  Kobus Barnard with a Honda CBX1000.

The most popular bike belonged to Schalk Swart and it was a Suzuki GSXR 750 K7.

We gave 2 consolation prizes to Derek Baxter with a HD Sportster 1200 and Blain Barnard with a Suzuki Hayabusa KS.

Cape Town Motorcycle Club took the prize for the Best Represented Club.

The longest distance couple went to Rosa & Dieter Laumann who travelled 2286kms from Heidelberg, Transvaal.

The oldest male rider on a bike was Johnny Strydom from CTMCC – at the age of 82 years & 4 months.

Oldest bike & rider (combined age) went to Nick Coetzee from Nomads. A combined age of rider 71 and bike 33, gave a very impressive total of 104.

Longest distance on the smallest bike went to Shawn Cowney on a 110cc Vuka scooter – he road 482kms and did the majority of it through the night!

Our lucky draw winners were:

Lucky Draw #5       Toppie Brand                    Ticket number 215

Lucky Draw #4       Anton van Rensburg         Ticket number 391

Lucky Draw #3       Cheryl Rautenbach           Ticket number 190

Lucky Draw #2       Ray Preston                      Ticket number 243

Lucky Draw #1       Meltus Meiring                Ticket number 135

A huge thank you to the Country Pumpkin Barrydale, Eilandzicht, Frox Accessories, Garden Route Casino and Reevu Helmets for the fantastic sponsorships received.

Thanks to all the rallyists who made the rally a lot of fun and a great success once again.

Lizl Todd

Social Secretary, Nomads

Awards for Prize Recipient Club/Entry #
Miss Springbok 1st Prize Champagne, Eilandzicht Hamper & R500 Danica vd Merwe Wild Dogs Western Cape
Miss Springbok 2nd Prize Champagne Samantha Ferreira The Villians
Miss Springbok 3rd Prize Champagne Dominique Bendix Dukes of Hazard
Beer drinking – Male 6-Pack Johan Schultz Gordon’s Bay
Beer drinking – Female 6-Pack Michelle Liebenberg The Clique
Mr Boep Eilandzicht Bottle Rob Todd Nomads
Mr Beard canned & gave prize to 2nd miss Tattoo
Mr Tattoo Eilandzicht Bottle Clint Connoly Plumstead
Miss Tattoo Eilandzicht Bottle Michelle Liebenberg The Clique
Miss Tattoo Eilandzicht Bottle Natasha Pike Table View
Funny Bikes GRC cap & T-shirt – 6 pack beer Shawn Jackson Rude MCC – course in 22 seconds
Beer drinking – Male GRC cap & T-shirt – 6 pack beer Angelo Ford Friend of Jonathan’s – Nomads
Beer drinking – Female GRC cap & T-shirt – 6 pack beer Michelle Liebenberg The Clique
Egg Toss GRC cap & T-shirt each Shawn & Viking Rude MCC
Runner-up: Trophy; Gloves & Free entry to 2014 Springbok Kobus Barnard Honda CBX1000
Winner – most poplular bike: Trophy; Gloves & R500 from Eilandzicht Schalk Swart Suzuki GSXR750 K7
Colsolation Prizes
Gloves Derek Baxter HD Sportster 1200
Gloves Blain Barnard Suzuki Hayabusa KS
Best represented Club Plaque & Group Photo by Global Photo Booth Cape Town Motorcycle Club
Longest distance – Male None
Longest distance – Female None
Longest distance – Couple R500 + 2 pairs of Gloves Rosa & dieter Laumann 2286 Kms from Heidelberg Tvl
Longest distance on dirt None
Oldest Male (On a Bike) R250 & Gloves Johnny Strydom CTMCC – 82 yrs & 4 months
Oldest Female  (On a Bike) None
Oldest Bike & Rider (combined age) R250 & Gloves Nick Coetzee Nomads – 71 + 33 = 104
Longest distance – smallest Bike R250 & Gloves Shawn Cowney 482 kms on 110 Vuka scooter
Lucky Draw #5 R1000 cash sponsored by Country Pumpkin Toppie Brand #215
Lucky Draw #4 Frox Jacket & gloves Anton van Rensburg #391
Lucky Draw #3 Reevu Helmet & Gloves Cheryl Rautenbach #190
Lucky Draw #2 Reevu Helmet & Gloves Ray Preston #243
Lucky Draw #1 Reevu Helmet, Frox Jacket & Gloves Meltus Meiring #135