Cape Town played host to the second round of the Wesbank Super Series this past weekend at the Killarney racetrack. All the usual suspects were once again at the top of the four-wheeled field, including Johan Fourie, Des Gutzeit, Devin Robertson, Gary Formato and the Auby family. The bike action was the source of most of the drama, however.
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A collection of some of the most newsworthy motor industry developments that took place during the third quarter of 2010.
Volkswagen has announced that both the Polo Vivo Hatch and Sedan models will receive air-conditioning as standard from September this year.
The nationwide strike by Numsa (National Union for Metal Workers of SA) members looks to continue unabated.
Volkswagen AG chairman Martin Winterkorn has opened a new R230 million Parts and Distribution Centre in Centurion, Gauteng, and also announced a legacy project for Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.
With the iconic Citi’s retirement at the beginning of this year, Volkswagen South Africa’s been preparing a new entry-level contender that continued to offer affordability, reliability and low cost of ownership. Dubbed the Polo Vivo, VWSA has come across what could very well be a new segment staple.
For one day in November, the CAR Magazine test team and a well-known local racing driver will be based at the legendary Aldo Scribante Race Circuit – just outside the friendly city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape – putting 11 or so of the country’s most desirable performance cars through their paces for our January Performance issue. You could be there too.
Nissan Motorsport, six times winners of the popular KwaZulu Natal round of the Absa Off Road Championship that Nissan has sponsored for the past eight years, start this weekend’s (May 15 and 16) Nissan Sugarbelt 400 as firm favourites following their victories in the opening two rounds of the 2009 Absa Off Road Car Championship.
Reigning champions Duncan Vos and Ralph Pitchford showed their class with a come-from-behind win in their Donaldson Nissan Navara in the Eastern Cape 400, round two of the Absa SA Off Road Championship, which finished in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday afternoon.