Donna Collins Swakop Spin City is going to pump on 30 December, when a blistering battle between spinners is going head-on for the 2017 floating Spin trophy in the biggest event of the year. Chris van Rooyen, the chairperson Coastal Drift, Spin and Drag Motorclub, says they are expecting many cars from around the country to turn up the heat, in what he describes as a spin-off that promises an action-packed day for the whole family. The name to beat at the coast is ‘Boyster’ driving a BMW E36, which was converted from sedan to a bakkie, and is a huge favourite with the crowds. ‘Boyster’, who won the 2016 King of Spin Title and was also the man to beat in Otjiwarongo this September, is among the hot names on the scene that include Llewellyn, Chris and Jacques. There are currently 12 active members in the Coastal DSD club, which unfortunately has seen the Walvis Bay spinners falling out of the sport this year. The remaining members, who are a group of dedicated ‘petrol heads’, are meanwhile keeping spinning alive at the coast. They believe that by hosting this big event in December, they will rekindle the spirit among many of the guys who have left the club, and will hopefully bring their cars back for the 2018 spinning season. The Swakop Spin City facility was established in 2015 by members of the Coastal DSD Motor Club, and is a fully-fledged interlock spin track with two ‘kitchens’, safety barriers, fencing and ample parking. It is situated by the Swakopmund Go-Kart track. Gates will open at 10h00 on the day, with action starting at 12h00. Entry N$80 adults and N$30 kids. Bar, food and DJ will be laid on for a great spin experience.
2017-12-21 09:54:35 9 months ago