Peter Lindenberg, South Africa’s powerboat champion

Peter Lindenberg, the South African powerboat champion Image source

Saturday, 28 September 2002

Peter Lindeberg won the European Barefoot Water-Skiing title in 1977.[i] Peter won his first South African powerboat racing title, as well as set a world record in the ramp jump in barefoot water-skiing in 1981.[ii] He won the British Powerboat Grand Prix in the 1989 World Powerboat Series.[iii] Peter won the Maccabi Sports Award on three occasions. He competed in the South African Stock Car Auto Racing championships in 2002.[iv] Peter has also been awarded the State President’s Sports Award on two occasions.[v] Peter was inducted into the South African Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.[vi] He retired from Formula One powerboat racing 18 months prior to his planned retirement after he was involved in a nearly fatal boating accident in Saldanha Bay on 28 September 2002.[vii] After retiring, Peter took on a more administrative position in the sport of high speed power boating, and became President of Powerboat South Africa.[viii] Peter has three daughters named Paige, Chiara and Abbi with his wife Debbie.[ix]

End Notes

[i]Peter Lindenberg: speed sensation, https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/people-culture/sport/greats/lindenberg (4 December 2002).

[ii]H. Du Plessis: Lindenberg’s driven to be the best, http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/motorsport/lindenbergs-driven-to-be-the-best-1731300 (6 August 2014).

[iii]Peter Lindenberg: speed sensation, https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/people-culture/sport/greats/lindenberg (4 December 2002).

[iv]Peter Lindenberg: speed sensation, https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/people-culture/sport/greats/lindenberg (4 December 2002).

[v]H. Du Plessis: Lindenberg’s driven to be the best, http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/motorsport/lindenbergs-driven-to-be-the-best-1731300 (6 August 2014).

[vi]H. Du Plessis: Lindenberg’s driven to be the best, http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/motorsport/lindenbergs-driven-to-be-the-best-1731300 (6 August 2014).

[vii]Legendary Lindenberg retires from powerboat racing, http://www.carmag.co.za/speedpost/legendary-lindenberg-retires-from-powerboat-racing/ (25 November 2002).

[viii]Legendary Lindenberg retires from powerboat racing, http://www.carmag.co.za/speedpost/legendary-lindenberg-retires-from-powerboat-racing/ (25 November 2002).

[ix]C. Raymond: South African family pioneers Shelby outside US, http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/wheels24-exclusive-south-african-family-pioneers-shelby-outside-of-us-20160627 (27 June 2016).

References:
• Bionic man Peter Lindenberg makes a triumphant return to the world of racing, https://www.carmag.co.za/speed_post/the-bionic-man-peter-lindenberg-makes-a-triumphant-return-to-the-world-of-racing/ (8 October 2002).
• Du Plessis, H.: Lindenberg’s driven to the best, https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/motorsport/lindenbergs-driven-to-be-the-best-1731300 (6 August 2014).
• Lindenberg cheats death, keeps racing, https://www.sport24.co.za/OtherSport/Lindenberg-cheats-death-keeps-racing-20141205 (5 December 2014).
• Peter Lindenberg: speed sensation, https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/people-culture/sport/greats/lindenberg (2 December 2002).
• Raymond, C.: South African family pioneers Shelby outside US, https://www.wheels24.co.za/News/wheels24-exclusive-south-african-family-pioneers-shelby-outside-of-us-20160627 (27 June 2016).
• Legendary Lindenberg retires from powerboat racing, https://www.carmag.co.za/speed_post/legendary-lindenberg-retires-from-powerboat-racing/ (25 November 2002).

Last updated : 14-Jun-2017

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