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Glenn Munday's Summernats 1 survivor HQ SS

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'The Car' Is a New Book That Takes a Joyride through Automotive History

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Honda plans to launch 10 electric motorcycles in 3 years

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5 outrageous car insurance claims submitted to this South African insurer

Dialdirect in a recent blog post revealed the five most outrageous car insurance claims the company has ever received. “While insurance and humour do not usually go hand in hand, you do come across some pretty out-of-the-ordinary claim explanations,” ...

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If you don’t mind our saying so, Street Machine Drag Challenge has been a runaway success since its inception in 2014. Everyone who tries it loves it, and that extends to our valued sponsors, most of whom have been supporting ...

All-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E projected to outsell iconic V8s

Ford’s glitzy introduction of a redesigned Mustang sports car powered by fossil fuels runs counter to the industry narrative of ditching gas-burning cars to make way for electrified models. Ford is betting there’s enough life left in the 58-year-old ...

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Damian Baker of BG Engines says, “Rocket brought two of the Warhawk LS7X blocks into the country way back in the 2000s when they were released.” He adds, “One went over to WA and we grabbed the other. Back then, ...

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South Africa’s first electric “bakkie” coming in 2023

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Planning to own an EV in Malaysia? Make sure to install these apps first

Owning an electric vehicle (EV) here in Malaysia is not as simple as it may seem, at least for now. Not only does it require you to adjust to the “charging disciplines”, owning an EV here also pretty much ...

What this month’s petrol price drops will look like when you refuel

What you’ll be saving BMW 3 Series – Save R120.36 Toyota Urban Cruiser – Save R97.92 VW Polo Vivo – Save R91.8 Ford Ranger – Save R28.80 Toyota Fortuner – Save R28.80 South African drivers can expect to save ...

Camaro vs. Mustang: A Complete History of Our Comparison Tests

1 of 49 1968: Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 and Ford Mustang 390 GT in Six-Car Shootout Curiously, our first comparison test featuring both the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro didn’t take place until 1968, the year after the ...

What your BMW will soon be made from

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Electric bakkie-builder Rivian partners with Mercedes-Benz

Conserving Cash Ford Ties Upside for Amazon Carry On Rivian just added almost $3 billion (R51 billion) to its market capitalization in a day, and all it took was a fairly bare-bones deal with a new frenemy. The upstart ...

Volvo XC40 vs Mercedes-Benz EQA – Cheapest electric crossovers on the market

All-electric power Volvo XC40 P6 Recharge Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 Progressive Electric cars are slowly but surely becoming an ever more common aspect of South Africa’s roads, helped by the introduction of a wider variety of new models from multiple ...

The price of a fraudulent driver’s licence in Gauteng

To buy a driver’s licence in Gauteng through an official at a driver’s licence testing centre (DLTC) without having to do any tests will cost around R6,500, according to the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa). Outa was commenting on ...

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Porsche Track Day Driving Experience at BIC 2022

Introduction Nine thousand revolutions per minute. That’s how high the Porsche 911 GT3 RS revs! And it hits this rpm limit with such speed, savagery, and aural intensity, that one can feel the revs tingling the bones. It is motoring ...

Awesome photos from Ford’s Performance Centre – Including the only 2020 Ford GT in Africa

A visual treat Ford Performance Centre Ford South Africa has relocated its Performance Centre to the heart of Centurion, offering a number of parts and services designed to get your Ford ready for a day at the track. To ...

Tracking pre-owned prices of South Africa’s favourite cars since Covid began

Average prices since 2019 2018 BMW 3 Series 2018 Ford Ranger Double Cab 2018 Toyota Fortuner 2018 VW Polo + Polo Vivo Used car prices have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic but they ...

Porsche’s Formula 1 prospects dim as Red Bull talks fall through

Porsche said it’s still mulling an entry into the Formula 1 racing series after ending months of talks with Red Bull as a potential partner. Discussions faltered after the pair couldn’t agree on an “equal footing” on engine collaboration ...

New Audi RS3 – Where it stands against the high-performance competition

High-performance competition Hot hatchbacks Sporty sedans The new Audi RS3 has made landfall in South Africa with a powerful 2.5-litre engine and a first-for-the-brand torque splitter. Available in both Sportback and Sedan body styles, the halo model of the ...

Most affordable electric cars in South Africa

Affordable EVs Mini Cooper SE Volvo XC40 P6 Recharge Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 Progressive BMW iX3 M Sport Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4Matic BMW i4 M50 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic BMW iX xDrive40 Audi e-tron 55 Quattro Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD ...

Gordon 'Pinky' Fellows interview

After a long battle with ill-health, legendary show announcer Gordon ‘Pinky’ Fellows passed away yesterday at the age of 76. The Street Machine team got to know Pinky in the early 2000s, when he was the voice of the weekly ...

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