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Hyundai Genesis (Hyundai Newsroom)

Meet the 1000HP Hyundai

Some of the more keen enthusiasts (or car “nerds”) may recall that not so long ago Hyundai made a sports car called the Tiburon. Only the title sports car was a bit far-fetched because while it had two doors and a coupe like body shape, its range of engine’s wasn’t particularly inspiring, nor was it […]

Caterham

New Caterham gets Suzuki power

A few weeks ago I did a piece on the Caterham 620R – which is a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing if I’m honest. The little replica Lotus Seven body is sporty, but the 620R has a monster under the long bonnet that goes far beyond mere sportiness. It makes cannon fodder of […]

Caterham 620R

Caterham 620R

The Lotus 7 was designed in the 1950’s by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and ever since has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity. It was this philosophy that made the 7 the icon it is today and provided it with an esteemed motorsport heritage. Given the […]

Jaguar C-X17

Jaguar’s first SUV

I can just imagine the thoughts of Jaguar club members the world over upon reading my headline. “What is this nonsense?” they might exclaim, perhaps in a slightly proper English accent. You see the mere thought of Jaguar, the most traditional of English saloon and sports cars, producing a vehicle with such a vulgar amount […]

Chev Camaro (Quickpic)

JIMS: A reflection on the show that was

The Johannesburg International Motor Show, aka JIMS is largest of its kind in Africa and a must-visit for all motoring enthusiasts. The 2013 edition of the spectacle ran for 10 days from 18 – 27 October with over 250 000 visitors feasting on what the manufacturers had to showcase in the form of their latest and […]

Andrew Howes Photography

Fun in the Sun at LiveOutLoud Supercar Day 2013

Words alone cannot describe the intense rush experienced in the seat of a supercar tearing around Kyalami Race Track – an experience I have been lucky enough to enjoy first hand. Last Saturday saw many guests experiencing exactly that at the 5th annual LIVEOUTLOUD Supercar Day. The day came with many a celebration; most notably […]

Truck accident in Pinetown

Truck accident aftermath

Once again the country has been rocked by the tragic loss of multiple lives in accidents involving a bus and a heavy truck. And again the public and official outcry fails to address the most logical solution to the problem. In the most recent case, which is probably known to all readers, an articulated vehicle […]

Alfa Romeo QV (Photo: Quickpic)

The Legend of the Quadrifoglio Verde

While the likes of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Hemmingway and Poe tell a good tale from their respective eras, the actual history behind a number of Italian vehicle manufacturer’s tell a better tale of romance, adventure and triumph. One such account is that of the birth of Alfa Romeo’s ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ nameplate. The first Alfa Romeo to […]

Caterham 620R

Caterham 620R

The Lotus 7 was designed in the 1950’s by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and ever since has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity. It was this philosophy that made the 7 the icon it is today and provided it with an esteemed motorsport heritage. Given the […]

Top Gear Festival

Top Gear Festival 2013

Roaring engines welcomed festival goers to this year’s Top Gear Festival as petrol-heads descended on Moses Mabida stadium.  The 2013 festival promised to be bigger and better than the previous year. The lads did indeed deliver on this promise with their magnificent stadium show, and while the show in itself could fill the word count […]