Established by Peter Lindenberg in 1979, Lindenberg Racing emerged from the world of waterski racing before moving on up to international Formula 1 Powerboat Racing. Then the team moved onto terra firma when Peter took to the tarmac in 1983, making his car racing debut in the Group 1 production class at Kyalami.
Over the years, Peter has been a dominant force in motorsport, winning 23 national championships over three decades, but recognizing the future potential of Historic Car Racing worldwide, Lindenberg Racing moved to become South Africa’s most professional and competitive historic race car team.
Peter has since won the 2014 Sports and GT championship, but now Lindenberg Racing enters a new chapter as a historic endurance racing team with Peter and Paige Lindenberg teamed up as SA’s only father/daughter team racing a Shelby Daytona Coupe. Peter and Paige will also race a number of other high profile events in the new Shelby Mustang and Perana Bakkie, as well as in The Historic Tour in their Ford Fairlane and Cortina, while team members Djurk and Kirsten Venter will be back in action for 2017 too.
Historic Racing’s 2016 Team of the Year, Lindenberg Racing is a professional and well-promoted outfit competing in among the strongest motorsport series in the country and the only one with regular international participation.
Allied to the historic race effort, Lindenberg Racing will also run the Shelby South Africa team focused on alternative motorsports the likes of the Simola Hillclimb, drags and all-tar rallies with Peter racing Shelby Ranger 600 and Paige pedaling a Castrol Edge Shelby Super Snake. Both cars will further be co-sponsored by Hollard with additional backing from Sabat, Herschell, GES, 1st Race and Aquelle.
Still highly competitive at the age of 60, the patron and backbone of the team, Peter Lindenberg will race a Shelby Daytona Cobra this year. Pete’s motorsport career spans 36 years and is peppered with countless race wins and national championships.
Peter has earned Springbok and Protea colours in 3 different sports and was inducted into the South African sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Peter currently races a Shelby Daytona Coupe in Pre-66 Sports and GT, Class B and a 1968 Ford Fairlane in Pre-79 Historic Saloon Cars. He won the 2014 and 2015 championships in the Fairlane and was also awarded prestigious Knight of The Historic Tour award.
Recently graduated Stellenbosch University BBA Marketing scholar Paige’s day job is running her Exception signature events company, but on the weekend she races her ’67 Ford Cortina 1600
Paige started racing Junior Powerboats at the tender age of seven and had won the SA title by nine before taking the world championships by eleven. Miss Lindenberg then raced karts for two years before taking a break. At 15 Paige returned to the track to race a VW Polo in Midas colours before, moving on to her current ’67 Cortina.
Paige also races the team’s 1968 Ford Escort and will share LindenBerg Racing’s newly built 1968 Ford Fairlane with dad Peter in endurance events. Paige enjoyed a great last race 2016, winning the race and clinching the championship runner-up slot in the process.
Paige was also one of 16 South African racing young guns to be selected to the MSA Motorsport Development Academy last year…
Djurk & Kirsten Venter
Partner in auditing firm Glass, Tucker and Venter; Djurk Venter races a Lindenberg Racing a 1972 Ford Capri Perana in Historic motorsport, where he finished second in Class D in 2014 and took the Index of Performance title, won his class and ended second overall in the 2016 endurance championship.
Djurk steps up to the team’s second ’65 Shelby Daytona Coupe from the January 2017 international Passion for Speed at Zwartkops and Killarney, while aesthetic practitioner Kirsten Venter will race a ’68 Ford Escort.