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London-Brighton: 120 years of automotion celebration

LONDON, England - At dawn on November 6 London’s Hyde Park will look like the set of a period movie with families in strange clothes and cars made a at least a century earlier being driven or parked all over the place. From 6am, 426 veteran cars, their drivers and their passengers – many in… Continue reading London-Brighton: 120 years of automotion celebration

Bike Enduro, motorcycling, Motoring News, off-road racing

Ryan Hunt: Four decades of MX triumphs

  Ryan Hunt (Team Tork Craft), at age 46, has won the 2016 MX3 Class overall to take his fourth decade of SA National MX titles - his lifetime goal. No other South African has achieved this in a Motocross career - indeed, few have raced for 35 years, and still be winning, through four decades.… Continue reading Ryan Hunt: Four decades of MX triumphs

2016 ROTAX INTERNATIONAL KARTING FINALS Sarno, Italy. Images: Citifoto
Motoring News, motorsport

SA’s Jayden Els takes World Kart champs

East Rand 12-year-old wins a Rotax World championship 13th World Kart championship won by SA driver since 2000 360 karters from over 50 countries racing in Italy By STUART JOHNSTON JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Jayden Els, a Grade 6 pupil at Laesrskool Baanbreker in Boksburg, Gauteng, won the Mini Max category in the 2016 Rotax Max Challenge… Continue reading SA’s Jayden Els takes World Kart champs

Motoring News, motorsport, off-road, off-road racing, rallying, VW

Bertie Beetle: Rallying on a string and a prayer

Aged Bug fourth string for VW in Wales Rally Geriatric challenger takes on hot-shot Polos... ...one of which it passed on the '15 Welsh Rally CARDIFF, Wales - VW Motorsport’s three pace-setting Polo WRC entries will be gunning for outright glory on the 2016 Wales Rally GB (Oct 27-30) but spare a thought for the… Continue reading Bertie Beetle: Rallying on a string and a prayer

formula 1, Motoring News, motorsport

Hulk changes gear to Renault F1

PARIS, France - The RenaultSport Formula 1 team has announced that Nico Hülkenberg will join its team for 2017 as part of a multi-year deal. Hülkenberg , 29, has raced in 111 F1 GP's since his debut in 2010. His motorsport CV, RenaultSport said, includes an F1 pole in his debut season, winning the GP2 Series… Continue reading Hulk changes gear to Renault F1

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SA Kart team heads for Italy Rotax Challenge finals

SA team heading for Europe karting finals All ages, both sexes - SA champions all Toughest karting championship on Earth JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A 13-strong South African team is about to fly to Sarno, Italy, for the 17th international Rotax Max Challenge finals - the toughest karting competition on Earth. The South African drivers… Continue reading SA Kart team heads for Italy Rotax Challenge finals

2017 VOLVO S60 POLESTAR: Image: Quickpic/Volvo
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Volvo S60 Polestar in SA with 270kW Drive-E power

Medium-sized supercar from Volvo Maximum spec list with the price High-performance PoleStar heritage JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The latest Volvo S60 Polestar is now available in South Africa but the number is limited: only 45 units, updated for the 2017 model year. Which is numerically greater than the previous halo model in the Volvo world… Continue reading Volvo S60 Polestar in SA with 270kW Drive-E power

Bike Enduro, motorcycles, motorcycling, Motoring News, road safety, vehicle technology

Motorcycle crash-bags just got simpler with BMW

Riding protection on and off-road Full-body impact-absorbtion Nothing to be fitted to the motorcycle BMW Motorrad launches Airbag Jacket Street Air Dry by Alpinestars. Street Airbag System for improved motorcycling safety. MUNICH, Germany - BMW Motorrad is launching its Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced motor-cycle crash-bag system that clailms to give comprehensive upper-body protection… Continue reading Motorcycle crash-bags just got simpler with BMW

4x4, concept cars, Motoring News, motorsport, new models

Hyundai high-performance N Concept at Paris show

Hyundai RN30 anticipates ‘N’ models Based on new-generation Hyundai i30 Race machine to demonstrate sporting DNA PARIS, France - Hyundai has unleashed its latest high-performance N concept track car - the RN30 - at the 2016 Paris auto show. "The motorsport-inspired racing concept," Hyundai says, "was developed to deliver passion and pleasure on the track… Continue reading Hyundai high-performance N Concept at Paris show

motorcycles, motorcycling, Motoring News, motorsport

SA biker Binder takes World championship

South African takes World MotoGP title First bike World title for SA in 36 years 'We lost the battle, but won the war!' MADRID, Spain - South African motorcycle racer Brad Binder has taken the World MotoGP Moto3 champion title at the Aragon track in Spain. That, the record books show, makes him the first… Continue reading SA biker Binder takes World championship