The Jaguar Simola Hill Climb in Knysna has become THE motorsport event of the year, a unique week of motorsport festival that kicks off with a motor show, follows up with a charity golf day and VIP cocktail party, and culminates in three days of magnificent machinery storming up 1,9 kilometres of mountain pass asRead more about A hill climb for Hospice[…]
Every Easter, South Africans hit the road for their long awaited holiday – cars are loaded to the gills with luggage, mountain bikes, families and padkos. The caravans get a spring clean, the Venter trailers are packed and repacked, and the kids go crazy with anticipation. We’ve had a tough first quarter in 2017 andRead more about HAPPY HOLIDAY OR HIGHWAY TO HELL?[…]
This year’s WesBank COTY awards featured 9 final contenders for the crown: Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Sport S-Tronic sedan Honda Civic 1.5T Executive 4 door CVT Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDI Elite AWD DCT Jaguar F-Pace TD V6 Diesel Pure Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy Renault Kadjar 1.5 DCI Dynamique Toyota Fortuner GD-6 Raised Body AT VolkswagenRead more about WESBANK Car of the Year 2017[…]
I recently watched a video of a tragic motorcycle crash that occurred at Cape Town’s Killarney race track. A lot of questions surround this accident, why it happened, how it could have been avoided, but at the end of the day, a very talented and popular competitor lost his life and all the answers in the world won’t bring him back. Watching the horrific footage of the incident, however, made me think about the differences between racing and driving on the road.
I first met the Continental Tyre SA team shortly before last year’s Jaguar Simola Hill Climb. A chance interaction with marketing boss, Niel Langner, led to us fitting a set of awesome Continental SportContact tyres to our Subaru BRZ for the event.