Wesbank Drives Uber

Wesbank Drives Uber

When Uber first launched in South Africa, I enjoyed chatting to the drivers, in particular about what they did before driving an Uber Black, which was the only one available, initially. I met former taxi drivers, a factory supervisor, a truck driver, the unemployed,...
Jaguar XE Coming To South Africa

Jaguar XE Coming To South Africa

Jaguar has always had a certain appeal. An appeal that comes from an air of elegance, luxury and class coupled with an underlying edge and mystery, especially in the sportier models. Or perhaps that’s just my British schooling (in Lesotho) speaking. I have never been...
Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

When the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series I was launched in South Africa by the Daytona Group, I had the opportunity to take it for a leisurely drive around Houghton after having been driven around by a pleasant young lady from the Daytona’s marketing and sales team. Back...
Contextualising The Opel Adam

Contextualising The Opel Adam

2015 started with work on the launch of the Opel Adam, which is the ‘first shot’ in the German manufacturer’s (although it is owned by General Motors) repositioning of the brand, under the theme ‘New Germans’....
Ken Block’s Gymkhana 6

Ken Block’s Gymkhana 6

Ken Block is the man when it comes to precision driving. I have previously posted his Gymkhana Five as well as a clip from when he was featured on Top Gear. Finally, he’s done Gymkhana 6: The Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course with the guys from Need For Speed Rivals, for...
Motorcycle Madness

Motorcycle Madness

A few months ago, I decided that I am middle-aged enough to get a motorcycle and randomly ride somewhere on Sundays for pancakes and scones, joining the mass exodus of men and women who do the breakfast runs on weekends out of Joburg. My last experience on a bike was...

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