As part of our public duty to you, we thought we’d swoop in and let you know that there are cars on sale with as much as R100,000 off the price tag on 7days.co.za. And that’s not even exceptional or weird – they’re all over the site! Click the pics to go directly to those [...]
South Africa’s roads are treacherous, we all know that. From the potholed one-lane nightmare-roads in the Eastern Cape, to the isolated N2 of the Karoo, staying alive on the road is never more important than it is within our very own borders.
As the excitement surrounding Uber’s car service spreads like wildfire across South Africa, some punters have found themselves waiting longer than they had hoped, for a car. It looks like that is about to stop!
Okay, so we know that these sorts of collectors items are not targeted at sensible, middle-class sorts of people. They’re targeted at completely looney rich folk who have lost their sense of judgement after years of eating nothing but imported salmon. But still, a million bucks for a toy? Come on.
Remember Gymkhana 5? Sure you do. It got almost 4 million views in 24 hours. You’ll be happy to know that Ken Block is back with Gymkhana 6, and it looks like it could be heading the same way as Gymkhana 5. Written, directed and driven by Ken Block, Gymkhana 6 is yet another masterful demonstration of driving genius.
It’s true, the bike helmet does take some of the open-air appeal away from biking – but it may not have to be that way for much longer, as two women in Sweden have come up with an ingenious solution. It’s an inflatable bike helmet. When you don’t need it, it’s stowed away under you neck. When your precious head is hurtling towards the ground, it self-inflates, thus saving your life.
Cape Town has it. Durban has it. It’s only fair that Johannesburg gets it. And now, my little sweethearts, you do. Buying your new, demo, or pre-owned car tends to have a heck of a lot of missioning involved. But there is happy news. The good people at 7Days.co.za do the haggling with the dealerships for you. After stunning success along the coast of SA, they’ve trekked inland to offer the same radical solution to the people of the greater Johannesburg Metro.
Some people go a little nuts for branded competitions – but this is straying into cry-for-help territory. An unemployed woman in the Eastern Cape was so keen on winning a new Citroen C1 that she sent text messages pretty much all day and all night, spending around R28,000 in airtime, which could justifiably buy a decent 2nd hand car – but the taste of winning was too sweet.
A reader sent in a link to an article about a Hollywood actress’ sex tape. It included a trailer for the sex tape, with Land Rover SA’s branding all over it.
You haven’t started driving on the open road for real unless you’ve overtaken a few trucks, right? If you’re going to drive far, you’re going to get stuck behind trucks – that’s a fact. Problem is you never pass them, because it’s just too hard to see around them..
Multi-award winning rapper, Khuli Chana, became a victim of police violence early this morning, when SAPS fired multiple shots at his driver window. Chana was on his way to meet a DJ at the New Road Caltex garage for a gig in Pretoria when he was shot at from an unmarked police vehicle.
Remember that story we posted about the bikers who chased down a Ranger Rover and beat up the driver? We have some new footage that reveals just what happened when the driver got a stuck in traffic. There’s some hectic footage of the guy being dragged out of the car and beaten up, but what’s really interesting is the emerging story of an undercover cop who, in a bid to remain undercover, got involved in the carnage himself.
You or someone you know has a silver car, right? Silver has been the world’s favourite car colour for more than a decade now. Why? Well, presumably because it offers a nice trade-off; you get the flash and allure of a precious metal, without going full-on gold and looking like someone in a mid-life crisis. So why move away from silver, everyone?
Well, this kind of just fell into our laps. You’ll remember the launch of the Lamborghini Veneno from March this year. Well my friends, the certifiably crazy people over at Lambo have announced that they’re releasing a topless version. Because the original was so super boring.
And you thought you were bad! Sleep easy tonight knowing that you are not nearly as bad as his particular man, who has no less than 238 warrants out for his arrest, with a total bill sitting at around R150,000! Who could it be?
There is a lot going on in the news at the mo with regards to the rollout of this new ‘E-toll’ vibe. The DA even ran billboards mocking the ANC. Watch this video to get to grips with the whole thing.
A monster truck “Extreme Aeroshow” in Chihuahua, Mexico, went horribly awkward this weekend when one of the monster trucks lost control and ploughed into a crowd of spectators. At least eight people died and 80 people were left seriously injured in the accident. Please be warned, the video above is of a massive monster crashing into a crowd of people, its graphic and quite hard to watch.
I used Uber for the first time last night. It’s mindblowing. You download the app, store your credit card details (once) and next thing you’re watching the car (black Merc) heading towards you on the map. In a word, it’s ridiculous.
Roadhogs is a local site put together to report bad drivers on our roads. As it stands now, Johannesburg is voted the worst city to drive in (with 49% of the votes!) and Volkswagen drivers, the worst on the road
The next generation Mini is not only keeping up with the times, its taking giant leaps ahead of them and going big on technology. Take the “Driving Experience Control” switch for instance, with a flick of this switch you can turn your already pimping car into a party-mobile by changing the entire cabin’s colours and turing the footwells into a ‘Mini Disco floor.’
A tip for survival, don’t piss off a biker, and definitely don’t piss off a whole mob of bikers! One way to piss off a biker is to mess with his ride. The driver of this black SUV learnt that the hard way when he was involved in minor fender bender with a motorcyclist taking part in the annual “Hollywood Block Party” bike rally.
Our friends over at 7days.co.za heard that you missed out on booking yourself a long weekend, so they’re helping you get a one-up on your mates by giving you the chance to win yourself the keys to a stunning Lexus IS 350 for the weekend, and dinner for two at the Mount Nelson’s ultra-exclusive Planet [...]
No doubt many of you would have driven past this debacle en route to your office this morning. If you’re a fan of The Butcherman in Green Point you will be devastated to hear that you’ll have to go elsewhere for the rare and delicious lamb shoulder that you’ll no doubt have been planning to roast this evening with garlic gloves, rosemary and mint – because a car just drove through their front window.
Another skyscraper is being added to the London skyline and usually, when this happens, complaints roll in about the view being spoiled, but that’s not entirely the case for the latest addition, dubbed, the ‘Walkie Talkie’. Complaints about this one have to do with melting expensive cars.
Nigel Mansell. Ayrton Senna. Michael Schumacher. These are people who inspire you. You may even care for these people, emotionally. We want to be with them. You may want to be them. Hell, you may want to be inside them. If you’re a petrol head, you cannot miss this.
Skip this one if you’ve survived a professional racing incident involving you being in your car when it bursts into flames. Michael Stofflet races cars for a living. As does sometimes happen in motor races, Michael had something of a little spill. Except that he spilled on to his roof, and watched – trapped inside the vehicle – as fuel leaked from his car, and ignited with him stuck in the seat.
With a level of brainlessness usually reserved for dashcam footage from remote corners of Europe (we mean Russia), a Gauteng biker has been filmed leaving a sports bar on a super bike. Oh yes, there was a small child clinging on to the rider’s waist, with no child safety support equipment of any kind. But [...]
The oldest user on Facebook is 105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier. Look at her – 105 and happy, and on Facebook, and still driving! She’s not only Facebook’s oldest user but California’s oldest driver too. She learned to drive when she was 19 in a Ford Model T. Now here’s something that will restore your faith in [...]
Yes! One step closer to the Transformers! South Korean researchers at the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have spent buckets of money creating a prototype for the Armadillo-T folding car.
Some people love Euro cars. It’s not so much about the brand, as the place. You might be one of those people. You might occasionally catch yourself fantasising that you’re careening around the curves of a French gorge on your way home. You might also fantasise about saving R136,000 on your next car.