Semi-finalists announced for 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year

South Africa’s premiere motoring journalists have voted. So too have members of the public. The votes have been tallied and 25 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year competition. One of these semi-finalists will win the most sought-after title in the South African automotive industry, that of 2020 […]

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First World Endurance win for Goodyear at Shanghai 4h

History was made at Shanghai for the third round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) where Goodyear took their first win since returning to international motorsport this season.  The Jota Sport Oreca of Roberto Gonzales, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa won after a race-long battle with its sister Goodyear-shod Jackie Chan […]

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Hunter Engineering Company Named 2019 SEMA Manufacturer of the Year

Hunter Engineering was named SEMA Manufacturer of the Year at the 2019 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet Nov. 7 for making “outstanding strides in the manufacturing category.” The SEMA Manufacturer of the Year Award recipient meets rigorous criteria, including demonstrating outstanding business practices, establishing innovative processes and products, investing in the well-being of employees, exhibiting a high […]

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Yokohama Sweeps SEMA New Product Awards Tire Category

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners Tuesday at the 2019 SEMA Show with Yokohama Tire sweeping the tire and related products category. Yokohama’s Geolandar X-AT extreme all-terrain tire was named the “Best New Tire,” and the UHP Advan Apex as well as the Geolandar X-CV, the company’s luxury SUV and crossover tire, earned runner-up awards. […]

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The Vredestein Traxion+ makes way for the Traxion 65

Netherlands based Vredestein will be unveiling the next generation of their highly successful Traxion+ agricultural tyre at the forthcoming Agritechnica Show 2019 in Hanover, Germany during November. The all new Traxion 65 incorporates innovative new technologies that are derived from their flagship pattern – the Traxion Optimall complete with its recognisable ‘curved shape’. Other features […]

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Automechanika Johannesburg provides blend of displays, activation and training opportunities

The recent Automechanika Johannesburg trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, organised by Messe Frankfurt South Africa and staged at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from September 18-21, provided an excellent blend of product displays, activations, a focus on training and a strong “Buy South African” component. This was the sixth time that the world-renowned Automechanika trade fair […]

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BREAKING NEWS: New African car brand debuts at Automechanika Johannesburg

Mureza, a new African car brand, will make its debut at Automechanika Johannesburg, which takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September. Mureza initially has a joint venture with the SAIPA Group in Iran for platform-sharing and the supply of some of the other major components, but Mureza’s ultimate objective is to design and […]

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Big prizes to be won at Automechanika Johannesburg

Several large prizes are at stake for competitions running at Automechanika Johannesburg 2019, which takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from Wednesday, 18 September to Saturday 21 September. These prizes include an entry and transport costs to compete in the finals of the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships, at Automechanika Frankfurt next year, R200,000 […]

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Continental Designs Tomorrow’s Tyre

“Conti C.A.R.E.” delivers  technology solutions for the mobility of the future Electrification and connectivity of wheels and tyres enable sustainable tyre management FRANKFURT,  Germany,  12 September  2019 – At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting Conti C.A.R.E., a comprehensive technology system. Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified.) stands for the fine-tuned […]

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Potential R60-billion to be invested in SA Motor Industry over next five years

As much as R60-billion could be invested in the South African vehicle and component manufacturing industries in the next five years according to Andrew Kirby, the President of NAAMSA and President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors. He was a keynote speaker at the annual NAAMSA Conference at the Kyalami Conference Centre on August 22. […]

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