Shhh… Do you hear that? It’s the sound of hippies everywhere rejoicing at the new-school Volkswagen Kombi. The iconic vehicle, which first debuted in 1950, was a favorite at this week’s Geneva Motor Show and comes with a whole lot of new goodies.
The turmoil in the Middle East has done damage to the fragile oil price, and last week saw a more than 10 percent increase in the price per barrel. As a result we have seen petrol prices increase this month, and March will be no different. The Spanish are being productive about things though, we could learn from them.
Ever seen a guy launch himself over a Kia, only to catch a ball thrown out of the sun roof and slam-dunk to win the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest? No, neither had the judges and that’s why LA Clippers power forward and NBA rising star Blake Griffin won the 2011 version of the dunking contest. Impressive [a la Darth Vader].
It’s one thing to be forwarding a funny email on to those that you feel might benefit from the humour you found to be present in said email. But what happens when you’re a big cheese at a major construction and infrastructure development company and the joke is politically incorrect, and you get caught?
Hoo ha. I try and avoid playing the ‘hey look something funny happened on the internet’ game with you guys too often, but it’s Monday and this bear unlocked some dude’s car door and “drank 4 beers, ate a bottle of mallox, and crapped all over the place.” That’s special.
It’s always great when your buddies are out there doing it in a big way, and I’m sure local creatives would also be interested to know that my buddy Colin Jeffery (The Advertising Guy – ex King James) is Creative Director at David&Goliath in LA, who shot the highly acclaimed “One Epic Ride” SuperBowl commercial [...]
The new Larry King and TV’s most famous petrol head are at it again trading blows in public. Piers cordially invited Jeremy to join him for a chat on CNN. Jeremy said no ways not even if they record the show in his back garden. Piers hit back and called Jeremy an “ageing pot-bellied Brit”. It’s a middle-aged slam down.
Deep inside a homing pigeon’s head is a detector cell that picks up the earth’s magnetic field and sends it straight to its destination. No hardware, no software – just a natural sense of position for thousands of kilometres. I know people who get lost in malls where they have lit up maps on eye level. Are pigeons smarter than us? I’m beginning to think so.
Finally. Something to spend this R1.5 million I have lying around on. Lennon’s 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe (I don’t know what most of that means!) is being auctioned off in February; they expect it go for slightly more than his dark green Chrysler station wagon, which was recently auctioned off for $5,500 (ZAR 37.5k).
Today’s game involves a car that was spotted on the streets of Cape Town. This is a given, as it has a stunning WP numberplate. But the big question is, WHERE in Cape Town was it spotted? More to the point, what suburb? Follow the link to see the answer!
I thought it only fair to start my year off back at 2oceansvibe with a Detroit Auto Show roundup. It’s what I do best you see, sort of. After the jump you will see some of the highlights of this year’s North American Motor Show.
The revolutionary new system was first tested in Braamfontein and will now be rolled out to the rest of the city. The city council and metro police will promptly reconvene in the board room to brainstorm places people can walk other than sidewalks. The side of the road will not be considered as this is already reserved for parking.
This is a cautionary tale. You get new hair, and your life will change. This is the news: Jacques Kallis crashed his Audi R8 (excellent taste, JK) supercar into his neighbour’s gate at 02h30 this morning. Now let it be known, hair implants will increase your self-confidence to dangerous levels.
I have feared this for years. What happens if one day you switch off the television, but the McDonalds logo is still burnt into the back of your corneas, and it won’t go away until you buy the Biggest Mac that there ever was? Well, that day is today friends. Sort of. Once in a theatre in Germany.
So most of us, in fact all of us, will never ever be able to afford a Bugatti Veyron, but a man and in my case a woman, can dream. Bugatti have realised this dream and have loaded a Bugatti Veyron configurator online, just for you and me.
Yes, I know that headline sounds like something you should be thinking about whilst in a dark room with a towel, but it’s actually rather funny. Sabine Schmitz takes CAR magazine’s Juliet McGuire around Zwartkops in a matte-black M3 Frozen Edition.
There’s an ancient Tibetan joke that goes something like “There’s nothing funny about a car accident unless one of the cars involved was transporting a bucket of PVC paint, which exploded on impact, for maximum comedic effect.” Sure, we’re the first to admit that some of the humour is lost in translation, but the wisdom is clear.
Living in South Africa we are used to dodgy vehicles on the road. You know the kind. Hell, even our taxis are sometimes held together with ducktape, while a monkey wrench substitutes the all important function of steering wheel. But you might be safer in that than in any of these cars. Auto Shippers has listed the ten least safe cars of all time.
Did you have a Mini? Then got married, started having kids, basically grew up and had to sell the one thing that made you smile? Well Mini has taken you into account my friend and have brought out the grown up version to suit your lifestyle. That’s right my friends, Mini have stepped up yet again!
Oh yes people, the McLaren MP4-12C is here. This supercar is what dreams are made of and it is definitely set to cause a stir in the performance stakes. It’s light, very light with even the engraved rather than raised lettering McLaren detail saving 2 g of weight!
Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear team give us an exclusive look into what really goes into the making of The Stig. Come and take a tour around the Stig farm and get to see what really goes on behind the scenes as they reveal The New Stig.
Using doubles in movies is quite clever. Using one actor to perform as twins is also pretty advanced. Then you get 3D movies like Avatar, where the whole movie is computerized and still looks real. Then you get the new MINI Countryman commercial – OMF! Video after jump.
Even though it was covered in plastic camouflage, Mercedes has decided to beat the spy photographers at their own game and release some images of the 2012 SLK test prototype as well as some interesting information on one of its highlight features – that folding roof.
Parking is a well-known bugbear for the citizens of the greater Cape Town Metropole, some might even say the situation is reaching a critical mass. But the men and women of of the Northern Suburbs are putting on a masterclass of guile and smarts in the parking department. Thanks to Mike and Mike’s brother for sending in the evidence.
If any of you spend even a mild amount online and have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, the new MINI ‘Connected’ system which is built into the new MINI Countryman (launches late November I’m told) will blow your head off. So 2oceansvibe Radio in the car is one thing, but how can you watch news feeds whilst driving? Not to worry, the car reads it out for you! Video after the jump!
The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is known for things that most of us probably couldn’t afford. So it was quite a moment when 100 hot, limited edition Camaro Convertibles worth $75,000 each sold out in three minutes.
While many sportsmen spend their time in the run up to a major event practicing, James Hunt spent the 2 weeks prior to his famed 1976 win in Japan on a “round-the-clock alcohol, cannabis and cocaine binge”.
The image you see here is a familiar sight, I have no doubt. You usually bow your head when the envelope arrives in the post, open it slowly and immediately your eyes dart to the value of the fine. Once that is done, there is hopefully a photograph taken at the scene of the crime, with you in the car as you drove over the speed trap. But what if it wasn’t you? What if it was no-one?