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Coming soon! Return of the Kyalami 9 Hour after 37 years

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Kyalami 9 Hour, last raced in South Africa 37 years ago, is to return  during the 2019 racing season to join the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, California 8-Hour, Total 24-Hour of Spa and Suzuka 10-Hour on 2019’s Pirelli Intercontinental GT Challenge  schedule. This event will be raced at Kyalami over November 21-23 and, besides… Continue reading Coming soon! Return of the Kyalami 9 Hour after 37 years

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The VW Microbus is back – but not as you know it, Jim

Type 20 concept has VW heritage, futuristic technology Don’t be fooled by the shell – the VW is unique Take a Microbus, and let the geeks loose on it… BELMONT, Californina – VW Group America has a new name and an expanded role for what was its Electronics Research Laboratory here and unveiled a unique… Continue reading The VW Microbus is back – but not as you know it, Jim

Motoring News

Road-tripping: Ride into auto history at 2019 Nasrec Classics

Yesterday’s supercars on show at Nasrec One day only – if you’re a car fan, be there! It might be midwinter – but get out there JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The 2019 mid-winter version of the Classic Car Show at the Nasrec Expo Centre south-west of Johannesburg on July 7 will cover a number of milestones… Continue reading Road-tripping: Ride into auto history at 2019 Nasrec Classics

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Speed-freak Eisenberg burns up beach to top records

LONDON, England – Record-breaker Zef Eisenberg has raced into the history books with speed records on the vast Pendine Sands on Britain’s South Wales coast. He scored: Fastest sand speed record yet achieved by a wheel-powered vehicle at 534km/h. Fastest flying quarter (one way) wheel-powered record at 427km/h Fastest flying mile (one way) wheel-powered record… Continue reading Speed-freak Eisenberg burns up beach to top records

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Shocking survey shows 50% of cars are theft risks

Car theft in UK at his worst in a decade Check with your dealers to see if your car is safe Even big-bucks luxury vehicles are susceptible LONDON, England – Thatcham, vehicle security experts in the UK, have assessed the security features over a range of entry and expensive cars and SUVs and what they… Continue reading Shocking survey shows 50% of cars are theft risks

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Mad Max to hit Pendine Sands for double speed record

He’s done it on a motorcycle, now for a car Historic Welsh beach to be the track 895kW on call for epic high-speed Porsche run PENDINE SANDS, Wales – Record-setting car and motorcycle pilot Zef Eisenberg and his MadMax Race Team have a new target: at least 320km/h along the vast tidal expanse of Pendine… Continue reading Mad Max to hit Pendine Sands for double speed record

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Named at last: 2019 SA Car of the Year finalists

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The 12 finalists going through into final testing to determine the 2019 South African Car of the Year have been named. They are international – coming from Italy, Japan, Korea, Germany, France and Sweden – and include almost every motoring genre. George Mienie, CEO of main competition sponsor AutoTrader, believes that is… Continue reading Named at last: 2019 SA Car of the Year finalists

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Here they are: 31 vehicles line up for SA Car of Year

More suggestions, longer list of entries 31 vehicles on 2019 contest line-up First Chinese vehicle takes on world JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The 2019 South African Car of the Year competition is under way. and the organiser, the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists, has revealed the list of qualifying vehicles. Included in the 31 vehicles… Continue reading Here they are: 31 vehicles line up for SA Car of Year

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Top off! VW T-Roc SUV to go cabrio in 2020

SUV cabriolet to be assembled from 2020 Volkswagen to invest €80-million in production Cabriolet success at Osnabrück is continued OSNABRUCK, Germany – It’s a green light for a new VW cabriolet based on the 2017 T-Roc! Yes, the Volkswagen brand is to launch its first convertible SUV with production starting from the first half of 2020.… Continue reading Top off! VW T-Roc SUV to go cabrio in 2020

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25 record repair bills: See what one insurer paid out

Top warranty company reveals giant 2017 repair bills See how much work on a McLaren MP4-12C cost insurer Own a Lambo, Landy or Ferrari? Then be prepared! A CAPE TOWN acquaintance, owner of a VW that’s a tad old, wanted to keep his trusty sedan for a few more years so dropped off old faithful… Continue reading 25 record repair bills: See what one insurer paid out