Event: Passion for Speed Festival

The Passion for Speed Festival held at Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town on 9 February 2019 featured exciting racing events and renowned motorsport racers – including Sarel ‘Supervan’ van der Merwe, who drove a MK1 Ford Escourt fuelled by ACCELERATE Special Gasoline! Read more…

SA Oil recaps the Passion for Speed Festival where Sarel Van Der Merwe was fuelled by ACCELERATE Special Gasoline

Sarel van der Merwe at the Passion for Speed Festival

South African motorsport legend Sarel ‘Supervan’ van der Merwe was one of the event’s major attractions – the South African racer has an impressive motorsport track record, with multiple South African Rally Driver wins under his belt, on top of a score of other racing achievements. Needless to say, fans attending the Passion for Speed Festival were eager to meet with the racing icon – and he was happy to oblige!

Super Fuel for Supervan

Although Sarel was set to race in a freshly-ACCELERATE Special Gasoline-branded Ford Escort Mk1, courtesy of Willie Ras to whom the car belongs, engine problems unfortunately took the car out of the day’s racing events leaving Sarel on the sidelines. This was no setback for Supervan, however, who took the snag in his professional stride, and instead spent the day meeting with fans and motoring enthusiasts. We were proud to sponsor such a super racer with our super fuel!

Other events raced on without a hitch, showcasing some impressive vehicles – Lamborghinis, Opels, Fords and big V8s, as well as some superbikes and classic motorcycles for those who fancy two wheels over four. The G-Energy sponsored event was a roaring success, and has definitely set the bar high for motoring events still to come this year!

SA Oil ambassador with Sarel Van Der Merwe

Supervan with super fan and ACCELERATE Special Gasoline sales ambassador Angelo Marsiglia.


SA Oil recaps the Passion for Speed festival where we sponsored our fuel ACCELERATE Special Gasoline

All-time classics at the Passion for Speed Festival – a favourite for vintage car lovers!


SA Oil recaps the Passion for Speed Festival where we sponsored our fuel, ACCELERATE Special Gasoline

Fans attending the festival made sure they didn’t miss a second of the action!

The Racing Fuel for High-Performance Engines

ACCELERATE Special Gasoline is a specially formulated fuel containing no lead, no ethanol, and no oxygen, with a 102-octane rating to boost power and performance. This makes it the ideal fuel for high-performance engines like Sarel’s Ford Escort, and vintage cars too! Fuel up with our pure performance fuel!