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Year The Wesbank Modified Championship South Africa 1989 - 1994 1989

Car

Number

Driver

Team

Sponsors

Notes

200 Trans Am #4

A6

Sarel van der Merwe

Audi Sport South Africa

Audi South Africa, same livery as the Trans Am cars in 1988

The Audi 100 was called the Audi 500 in South Africa, and the Trans Am cars used the name 500 Turbo in SA. This despite the race cars actually being based on the Audi 200. The 100 (500) was a more important model in SA. They stuck a 100 grill onto the front of the car. Sarel was Class A champion in 1989. Sarel used Chriss car during the second race of the Goldfields event in 1990, thus the Bosal car ran with the number A1 in one race. Sarels engine seized in the first race, he was in the championship hunt thus he used his team mates car (chassis #1) for race 2 on the day (bottom picture)

1990

200 Trans Am #4

A1

Sarel van der Merwe

Audi Sport South Africa

Audi South Africa, same livery as the Trans Am cars in 1988

1990

200 Trans Am #1

A5

Chris Aberdein

Audi Sport South Africa

Bosal, Red livery

1991

200 Trans Am #4

A4

Terry Moss

Audi Sport South Africa

Minolta, black livery

Terrys first season with an Audi, he won the 1992 Championship. Both team cars started 1991 with the aerodynamic package as they ran in the USA in 1988. During the season they switched to the modified rear wings The 1991 livery can be distinguished from the 1990 livery by the Yellow Southern Sun logo on the front splitter General 1991 note, towards the end of 1991 one of the original Audi 90 IMSA GTOs was sent to SA. The car was studied by the local engineers and this was the basis for the building of the two S4 GTOs during 1992. Can see the teams two other cars in the background of the photo.

1991

200 Trans Am #1

A5

Chris Aberdein

Audi Sport South Africa

Bosal, Red livery

1991

1992

200 Trans Am #4

A1

Terry Moss

Audi Sport South Africa

First: 1988 Audi Livery with Mobil 1 Later: Rothmans colours with Mobil 1 Finally: Rothmans colours with Engen

Terry drove this car for the entire 1992 season except for the final round of the season were he drove the S4 GTO. The car started off in the Audi colours of 1988. They got the Rothmans sponsorship later in the year and they also switched from Mobil 1 to Engen sponsorship. Engen still sponsors the Audis run by Terry Moss in SA to this day.

1992

200 Trans Am #1

A5

Chris Aberdein

Audi Sport South Africa

Bosal, Red livery with silver

The 1992 livery can be distinguished from the 1991 livery by silver on the front bonnet and front splitter.

1992

S4 GTO #1

A9

HansJoachim Stuck

Audi Sport South Africa

First: Red and Silver Bosal Later: Rothmans Colours, with blue banner on windscreen

Stuck raced the car on its debut during the second last round of the 1992 season at Killarney circuit in Cape town winning both races. Only one S4 raced in Cape Town. He also raced at the final round at Kyalami with the S4 in Rothmans colours. Terry also raced a S4 at Kyalami, however Stucks S4 had the rear splitter on his car, this had not been added to Terrys S4 at this time. Terry was in the running for the Championship title, hence he used the second S4 at the final round. He missed out on the overall title, but did win the Class A championship. His car ran without the rear splitter. Note: These two cars can be distinguished by black rear wings. The S4s had white rear wings during 1993 and 1994.

1992

S4 GTO #2

A1

Terry Moss

Audi Sport South Africa

Rothmans Colours, with white banner on windscreen

1992

200 Trans Am #4

??

Graham Duxbury

Audi Sport South Africa

Rothmans Colours

Graham drove Terrys older car during the Kyalami event while Terry was in the S4. It was an invitational drive only for this event. I have no clear photos of the car, the image is from a still from the videos, also do not know the race number he raced with.

1993

S4 GTO #2

A1

Terry Moss

Audi Sport South Africa

Rothmans Colours, with white banner on windscreen Rothmans Colours, with blue banner on windscreen

The 1993 and 1994 liveries are distinguished by the colour of the banner on the windscreens. The 1993 cars also had the S4 logo in the top right had corner of the front grill; the 1994 cars did not have the logo.

1993

S4 GTO #1

A2

Chris Aberdein

Audi Sport South Africa

1993

200 Trans Am #4

A5

Larry Wilford

Sabat, Larry Wilford

Sabat, red and white livery

Run privately, the ex- Terry Moss car

1993

200 Trans Am #1

A0

Richard Sorenen

Richard Sorenen

Accord, white livery

Run privately, the ex- Chris Aberdein car

1994

S4 GTO #2

A1

Terry Moss

Audi Sport South Africa

Rothmans Colours, with blue banner on windscreen

The S4 GTOs were heavily penalised in 1994 and as a result the team did not win the 1994 championship.

1994

S4 GTO #1

A2

Chris Aberdein

Audi Sport South Africa

Rothmans Colours, with white banner on windscreen

Chris won both the races at the Final round in Cape Town, the last time the S4 GTOs raced competitively.

1994

200 Trans Am #4

A9

Larry Wilford

Sabat, Larry Wilford

First: Sabat, red and white livery Later: Nordson with white livery

Run privately, the ex- Terry Moss car. He had a sponsorship change during the season from Sabat to Nordson

The Audi cars after they left the Wesbank Modifieds Championship 1994 200 Trans Am #1 A26 Peter Lanz Scanmo Car competed in Mozambique during 1994. A championship was being revived in Mozambique and this car had a race in the country as part of the new series. Ashley Landman purchased the ex-Chris Aberdein S4 GTO #1 and raced with the car in the Killarney Super Saloons from 1995-1998, a regional championship at the Killarney circuit in Cape Town, South Africa This is the other S4 GTO, sister car to the one at Eurospec Sport. Was bought by Pertti and run from 1996-1998 in Finland, Sweden and Germany. Article about the car here: http://www.audistory.24max.de/old1/html/efin2.htm He raced in Finland and the Nordic region in 1996.

1995 to 1998

S4 GTO #1

A2

Ashley Landman

Bloomsbury Bloomsbury

1996

S4 GTO #2

30

Pertti Audi Sport Kuismanen Finland

Similar to Rothmans Colours

1997

S4 GTO #2

Pertti Audi Sport Kuismanen Finland

Similar to Rothmans Colours

Raced in the Finish Super Saloons Series and Super Saloon Nordic series. The main focus in 1997 was the German Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy (STT) in which he won the title. He modified the rear wing and exhaust system. Again competed in the German STT and Nordic series.

1998

S4 GTO #2

Pertti Audi Sport Kuismanen Finland

Similar to Rothmans Colours

2006

200 Trans Am #1

370

Marc Surer

??

Audi 1988 colours

The car that was owned by Eurospec Sport sold to a Swiss collector? Competed in the 2006 Bergprfung Altbron hillclimb in Switzerland Footage of the car here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwp5XZcbv3k

Current Location of the cars The car 200 Trans Am #4 Location


The first Audi in Wesbank, the Audi 200 Trans Am Chassis #4 debuted in 1989 and it now owned by Eurospec Sport in America and has been returned to Factory 1988 Audi livery. More info: http://eurospecsport.com/race-cars/transam-4/index-new.htm

200 Trans Am #1

The second Audi was also a 200 Trans Am chassis #1 and is now owned by a private collector in Switzerland.

S4 GTO #1

The Audi S4 GTO driven by Chris Aberdein is also owned by Eurospec Sport in America. More info: http://eurospecsport.com/race-cars/s4-gto/index.htm

S4 GTO #2

The Audi S4 GTO driven by Terry Moss was sold to a Finnish racing driver Pertti Kuismanen who competed with the car in Europe from 1996-1998 and still owns the car today in Finland.