July 2017

Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star

I have spoken about cult cars before and how they somehow manage to attract both car-nuts and car-nots. There is one car, though, that I feel manages to attract more car-nots than car-nuts – the Fiat…


Mercedes-Benz Straight 6 Engines

In days gone by, Mercedes-Benz was the last word in refinement. Silky smooth straight sixes were the order of the day and while slightly less practical to package than a V6 motor of equivalent capacity, the…


TVR

Utter the words Griffith, Cerbera, Tuscan, Tamora, Typhon and Sagaris to any common or garden human and they’ll ask why you’re listing the ingredients of a McDonald’s burger patty, but say even one of those within…


MY FIRST CAR: Jeff Osborne

An interview by John Fraser on behalf of The Cape Messenger Jeff Osborne is a well-known figure in the world of motoring. He is now the CEO of Gumtree Auto South Africa. The Cape Messenger caught…


Ford Fiesta ST

2018 will see the arrival of the all-new Ford Fiesta ST aka the Ultra Mobile and if you listen carefully, you can already hear all the boets fist-pumping in anticipation of this auspicious occasion! Big news…


Honda Civic

There are few things in this world which are more reliable than a Honda. I have often said that not even a play school teacher could rival Honda’s sterling reputation for trustworthiness, and that is quite…


Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Many moons ago, if you wanted space for your things, you needed a shooting-brake. Designed to cart Archibald, Terence the rest of the yoohoo brigade and all of their guns and dogs to and from their…


MINI Cooper S Convertible

Alfa have the Alfisti, Ferrari have the tifosi and Porsche have…the Germans? All manufacturers have their faithful, regardless of what they decide to call them, but a new breed of ultra-fan has seen an emergence over…