Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
4 minute read
21 May 2020
7:29 am

Stuff of legends: a yellow Opel and Michael Briggs

Andre De Kock

He soon found himself fighting for Group N's overall supremacy with Tony Viana, who led the works Winfield BMW team.

South African motorsport enthusiasts often disagree about the adrenaline game's "good old days" and just when they occurred. Whatever their views, one partnership is always included when people get misty-eyed about local circuit racing's best-ever spectacle: Michael Briggs and the Opel Kadett Superboss. Say "Superboss" and people respond with "Michael Briggs", and the other way around. Somehow, the memory of Briggs in that yellow Opel Kadett 200 GSi 16V with red headlamps encapsulates the feel-good factor of local saloon car racing in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Starting in 1985, Stannic Group N was the name of the game,...