The organisers of the 2021 Durban-Johannesburg regularity trial for classic motorcycles made before 1937 are already accepting entries for what while be the 51st of these events which commemorate that annual motorcycle road race between the two cities that was staged from 1913-1936. The event was then banned by the authorities on the grounds of safety for riders and the public.

The 2021 event is scheduled to take place from March 12-13, starting from Hillcrest, outside Durban, and finishing at  Benoni Northern Sport Club in Benoni with an overnight stop in Newcastle. The closing date for entries is February 1, 2021 and entry fees are R1 250 for first-time riders and R1 500 for other riders.

This international event is organised under the auspices of the Vintage and Veteran Club of South Africa by a team which includes members of othr local clubs such as the Vintage Motorcycle Club, the Classic Motorcycle Club (CMC) and Pretoria Old Motor Club (POMC). Clerk of the Course, for the fourth year in succession is Larina MacGregor of the VVC.

Once again the competitors will carry digital loggers which will be used to check their arrival times at the various check points on the route, with penalties for running earlier or later than the calculated speed for your particular average speed group.

This year’s event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first of these commemorative regularity trials in 1970, attracted a field of more than 100 entries. Clerk of the course Larina is hopeful of once again attracting a strong entry, but with the “new normal” we live in one does not know what size of entry to expect.

For any queries contact Larina on 084 949 0937 or email

Picture Caption: Larina MacGregor

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