SA racing legend dies

Time of article published Jun 6, 2006

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Legendary South African motor racing personality Doug Serrurier died in Johannesburg on Sunday, June 4.

Serrurier was an enterprising South African motor racing driver and car builder, who built his own F1 special, the LDS*, powered by an Alfa Romeo four-cylinder engine driving through a Porsche five-speed gearbox.

He raced his home-brewed cars against drivers such as John Love, Sam Tingle, Dave Charlton and Jackie Pretorius in South African Grands Prix in 1962, 1963 and 1965.

He was also a leading competitor in the Springbok Sports Car series with a very fast Lola Ford T70.

* LDS was the name given to various single-seater racing specials built for the South African F1 championship by Louis Douglas Serrurier, hence the name.

The Mark 1 and Mark 2 models were based on Cooper designs, the Mark 3 based on the Brabham BT11.

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