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   Kelly Lodewyks

  28 Aug, 2019

After a conversation with some close family members and friends about what they keep in their vehicles as the bare essentials, Kelly Lodewyks was left surprised. And we’re not talking about more standard items like a spare wheel and jack etc (which are very important), we’re talking about the other stuff - clothes, shoes, first-aid kits, and more!

Car Nostalgia What Do We Mean, Nostalgia?

 Calvin Fisher

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 8 Aug, 2019

Yes. Mr Fisher drive two old cars. Yes, they remind him of a more interesting time in motoring. But is that as far as it goes? See, design is in an intrinsic thing, it’s resides deep inside our DNA, and when we spot something old and get a warm fuzzy feeling, it has a lot more to do with ourselves than the car. Calvin Fisher explains.
Fiat Panda vs Golf GTi Under The Right Conditions, I’ll Take on Anyone

 Calvin Fisher

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 19 Jul, 2019

If you think that Calvin Fisher fancies himself as a hotshot behind the wheel, you couldn't be further from the truth. All cars are inherently capable and if you have a basic understanding of how to corner, transforming anything, from a humble hatchback to a slab-sided panelvan, into something capable of humiliating faster metal can be easy.
Toyota Supra South Africa Toyota Supra, The Most Tuned Car in The World? And We Have Prices

 Calvin Fisher

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 15 Jul, 2019

Ahead of the new Toyota Supra launch later the week, Calvin Fisher reflects on what it was like to have an GT86 for a year, not to mention owning a 36-year-old Celica Supra. Oh, and we have pricing for this BMW co-developed coupe packing a turbo-charged straight six 3.0 litre with 250kW and 500Nm on tap – good for a 4 or so second sprint to 100kph.
Mahindra XUV300 W8 1.5 Diesel Going Quantum in My Hometown

 James Siddall

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 30 Jun, 2019

With a recent drive in the new Mahindra XUV300 W8 1.5 Diesel, for James Siddall it’s becoming increasingly clear that the future, at least in developing countries like ours, perhaps belongs less to Tesla-type vehicles and hydrogen-cell wonders that we’ll drive in glittery tin-foil suits, and more to the Chinese, especially Haval, and the Indians.
Tips for new drivers Things You’re Not Taught When Learning to Drive (But Really Should Be)

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 29 Jun, 2019

Driving in South Africa can be uniquely frustrating, and if you’ve just passed your driver’s licence exam you might find yourself flustered out and about in your new set of wheels. Don’t stress, there is only so much your driving instructor can teach you… In the meantime, Kelly Lodewyks shares some advice for new (and even seasoned) drivers.
Naturally Aspirated Sports Cars Under R1million Last of The Action Heroes

 Calvin Fisher

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 26 Jun, 2019

Don’t get us wrong – we love boost as much as the next driver, but there’s something about perfectly the linear acceleration with razor’s edge response of a naturally aspirated engine, and well, we’ll miss it as the world goes turbo. Calvin Fisher lists five of the greatest naturally aspirated sports cars you can still buy for under 1 Million Rand.
What are my rights as a driver? What Are Your Rights as a Driver?

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 29 May, 2019

After recently trying to renew her driver’s licence Kelly Lodewyks was told that there were two outstanding warrants against her name. That meant that she couldn’t renew her licence until the warrants were sorted. As a result, I’ve been wondering about what the laws are around this and what one should do (and NOT do) when stopped at a roadblock.
James Siddall Great Drives Those Magnificent Miles

 James Siddall

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 23 May, 2019

When James Siddal ponders his great drives of the years and decades past, they’re less vast, sweeping bucket-list recounts of Nurburgring forays in supercars or seminal Sahara crossings. No, instead, he’d prefer to tell you about behind-the-wheel experiences that for brief and shining moments are, forever, burnt neon in his motoring memories!
How to do a burnout safely The Anatomy of a Bloody Good Burnout

 Calvin Fisher

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 13 May, 2019

Calvin Fisher explores that most satisfying means of turning rubber into vapour – the burnout. Is it childish? Sure. Satisfying? You bet. But it doesn’t need to be dangerous. In fact, you absolutely don’t need to put yourself nor anyone you love in harm’s way, or an innocent bystander either for that matter. Class is now in session. Pay attention.
New Cars Under R4000 Per Month Top Five Under Four (Grand Per Month)

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 3 May, 2019

Sure, you can save money buying used, but sometimes you just want something straight out of the box and all the benefits of that - a full maintenance and service plan, for example. After spending some time behind the wheel of the new Honda Amaze, itself an affordable compact sedan, Kelly Lodewyks gives her top 5 cars priced under R4 000 per month.