Speedweek was a high-velocity fest

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  1. A BMW M3 blasts out of the starting blocks.
  2. There were some beautiful American muscle cars, including this '71 Mustang with Darth Vader paint job.
  3. The virgin hard-packed clay looks solid enough but quickly deteriorates into slippery mulch. Next year organisers will use a chemical compound to make the surface more tar-like.
  4. Team Star Motoring's Porsche Panamera achieves 275km/h, the third fastest car behind two Lamborghinis.
  5. Tent city at Kalahari Speedweek. There are lodges nearby but most competitors chose to stay right there on the pan.
  6. In 2014 Andy Green will attempt to drive his Bloodhound car at 1000mph (1610km/h) on Hakskeenpan (a different section to the one used at Kalahari Speedweek). But first, these 300 workers have to clear the 16km track of 6000 tons of stones.
  7. Sportscars young and old came to play. Here a 2012 Porsche Panamera lines up with a classic Porsche 930.
  8. This team came from Kimberley to play with their bright green Dodge Super Bee.
  9. Kalahari Speedweek organiser Jan Els.
  10. Real bravery is riding a tail-twitching ZX-10 on the dirt at 288km/h.
  11. It wasn't all about mega speeds, but meeting personal goals. This Volvo Amazon achieved 147km/h, a creditable speed for a 1970 family car.
  12. Our rivals apply some aero modifications to their Rob Green Chrysler in an attempt to beat Team Star Motoring's Porsche Panamera. It didn't work.
  13. From SUVs, to superbikes, to American musclecars, to bakkies, Kalahari Speedweek attracted an eclectic mix of competitors.

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