Friday, 7 August 2015
Motor enthusiast (HF's grandson)
Hendrik’s entire life revolves around cars – motorsport in particular. He has competed in, written about and commentated on motoring and motor racing events for the past twenty years, and is regarded as one of the country’s leading authorities on Formula 1 racing. He is a regular commentator for Topsport at local racing events, and organizes tours to international motor races.
He also writes regular columns for several newspapers and magazines, and is editor of “Formula One Week”, a weekly e-mail newsletter that goes out to an ever-growing list of motor racing fans.
Hendrik is Chairman of the SA Motorsport Club, founder member of the Formula One Club of South Africa, and a member of SA Guild of Motoring Journalists where he is a regular Jury member in the annual Car of the Year competition.
He describes his interests as “fast cars, cricket, golf, music (especially 70’s rock), wildlife, and a nice cold Windhoek or two”.
Hendrik’s journalistic skills, in-depth knowledge of the motoring world and totally relaxed presentation style, whether in English or Afrikaans, makes him a valuable contributor to Car Torque.