The Freelander 2 continues to evolve into a highly accomplished little machine, especially compared to its dog of a predecessor.
Toyota South Africa has announced a recall service campaign to correct potentially-faulty accelerator pedal mechanisms in 52 546 cars, including Corolla, Auris and Verso models. However, CAR technical editor Jake Venter stresses that consumers need not be alarmed by the recall, because the number of claimed “sticking throttle incidents” in North America are, although not insignificant, relatively minor compared the number of vehicles sold in that massive market.
Magaliesberg, Saturday – The father and son combination of Karl-Heinz and Quintin Sullwald clinched the South African Special Vehicle championship in dramatic fashion today when they won the RFS Magalies 400, the final event on the Absa Off Road series calendar, which ended at Tarlton International Raceway.
The regional selections for the Land Rover G4 Challenge are well under way, and in a few months, only two will be left standing to represent South Africa on the international adventure. For this Challenge, Land Rover has supplied the Discovery 3 and the Range Rover Sport.
The Osram Rally, formerly known as the Mountain Trial, returns to the intimidating mountain roads in the southern Drakensberg this weekend with round six of the Sasol SA Rally Championship, centred on the Eastern Cape town of Barkly East.
The Motorite BAT team scored its sixth win of the season when Evan Hutchison and Achim Bergmann today won the Special Vehicle category on a Ford Carnival City 400 mudbath.
A little needle among the top teams, along with outstanding championship issues, could provide the Special Vehicle category with an explosive finale to the Absa Off Road Championship at the Ford Carnival City 400 on November 17 and 18.
The 2006 ABSA Off Road series draws to a close at the Ford Carnival City 400. Team Ford Racing will be going all out to end the season in blaze of glory. The Ford sponsored event has been kind to the team in the past and should once again provide a thrilling finale.
Special Vehicle title challengers will find themselves at the sharp end of the stick on the Toyota Dealer 400, the penultimate round of the Absa Off Road Championship, on October 27 and 28.
Off road motorcycle legend Alfie Cox is on track to win yet another South African title in what has been a remarkable career on two and four wheels.