Features

13 Nov 2014

Read This Before You Say No Go

A couple of years back I attended a media event at a hotel near OR Tambo airport at which a…

11 Nov 2014

Investing In The Classics

Even someonewith  a relatively weak grasp on money matters will tell you that a car is not a solid financial…

10 Nov 2014

It’s Never Too Late To Ride

I had always wanted to ride a motorbike. But the moment you mention it, whether you’re 10 or 61, everyone…

06 Nov 2014

Driving Audi’s Le Mans Racer

Heartbeat. I’ve got the world’s tiniest steering wheel in my hands and millions of dollars of responsibility on my shoulders.…

05 Nov 2014

Driving On India’s Deadly Roads

This year, the family of Rakesh Pillai, a bank employee, achieved a long-held aspiration. After hauling themselves around on bicycles…

03 Nov 2014

Closer Look: SA’s 2015 COTY Finalists

The 2015 Wesbank/SAGMJ (South African Guild of Motoring Journalists) Car of the Year finalists have been announced. Following votes cast…

31 Oct 2014

Opinion: Psyching Up For Polo Cup

Psychology was one of my majors at university, so it was there that I was introduced to Sigmund Freud’s structural…

30 Oct 2014

Car Clinic: Condor Gear Woes

Question: I have a 2002 Toyota Condor 4x4 with about 217 000km on the clock. When the engine warms up,…

28 Oct 2014

13 Slowest Cars In SA

It’s always about speed, isn’t it? As petrolheads we’re obsessed with the 0-100km/h sprint time and automakers are relentless in…

27 Oct 2014

Car Clinic: Pigtails And Oil Leaks

Question: The engine warning light on the dashboard of my 2002 Mercedes C180 Kompressor recently came on. At a Mercedes…

27 Oct 2014

Opinion: Greet Fellow Bikers

Things are changing in South Africa; slowly, but they are changing for the better. I don’t mean the crucial things…

24 Oct 2014

Close To Death On A Cub

One of the greatest misadventures of my life involved the most successful motorcycle of all time — the Honda Super…

24 Oct 2014

Interview: McLaren’s Chief Test Driver

If you think motoring hacks have a dream job, then meet Chris Goodwin. In 1999 he sat down with the…

21 Oct 2014

Interview: Jaguar’s Design Director

The automotive industry is full of corporate suits and perhaps no more so than the board members you find at…

16 Oct 2014

10 Chinese Car Copycats

A number of the world's automakers these days are relentlessly seeking to capitalise off the Chinese market's burgeoning economy. But…

16 Oct 2014

Interview: Peugeot’s Design VP

Peugeot had 40 cars on display at the Paris Motor Show and I had a great chance to get some…

15 Oct 2014

The Best From The Paris Motor Show

There are  some major highlights on the annual motor show calendar. Frankfurt and Paris alternate each year and still attract…

10 Oct 2014

Interview: BMW’s Design Boss

The other day in Paris I met with Karim Habib, the head of design for the BMW Group. The 44-year-old…