The Kalahari Desert Speedweek is a motoring event that takes place on the Hakskeenpan, in the Northen Cape (South Africa). The inaugural Speedweek took place in September 2012, and saw hundreds of petrolheads flock to the 600 km² flat Pan, where over the next week, both cars and motorcycles would compete against the speedometer in an attempt to push their vehicles (and driving nerve) to the limits. This high speed event is set to become the new Bonneville, of land speed tests, with a new landspeed record being attempted here in 2013, by The Bloodhound Project. The fastest speed recorded in 2012, was set by Mr Andrew Van Zyl, on a Turbo-cahrged Suzuki Hayabusa (321 km/h).
These photographs were published in The Red Bulletin magazine, November 2012.
All photographs © Luke Daniel / Red Bull Media