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Neglected for 40 years, barn-find E-Type gets complete restoration

Neglected for 40 years, barn-find E-Type gets complete restoration
One of the UK's leading E-Type specialists, E-Type UK, has completed an intense restoration on a "barn-find" Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC.  Copy...

Mazda 100th Anniversary: Celebrating the RX-7

Mazda 100th Anniversary: Celebrating the RX-7
Japanese marque Mazda is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and as a first in a new series, we'll be taking a closer look at the cars th...

Back in the Day: Petrol Stations in Cape Town

Back in the Day: Petrol Stations in Cape Town
We travel back in time courtesy of 10 period photographs of petrol stations in Cape Town. Can you identify the cars and the landmarks? By Graeme H...

Lockdown blues? Binge-watch the entire SentiMETAL series!

Lockdown blues? Binge-watch the entire SentiMETAL series!
If you love cars and beautiful cinematography, as well as local stories, then the SentiMETAL video series could be just the thing to keep you ente...

Opel Manta and Ascona turn 50

Opel Manta and Ascona turn 50
This seems to be the year of automotive anniversaries, with the latest being the Opel Manta and Ascona, which both turn 50-years old this year. It...

Forgotten Heroes Part 3: Chrysler 300C SRT-8

Forgotten Heroes Part 3: Chrysler 300C SRT-8
Launched locally in the mid-2000s, the 300C saw the platform bits of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class married to a stonking 6.1L Hemi V8. Petrolheads too...

Vicarious Travel

Vicarious Travel
The lockdown may signal a temporary stay on the thrill of driving but rest assured you can still get your fix by planning a dream overland adventu...

8 Top Tips when Buying a Classic Car

8 Top Tips when Buying a Classic Car
If you're reading this blog, you're more than likely keen on owning a classic of some sorts. But what are the do's and don'ts when shopping for th...

SentiMETAL Episode 15: Porsche 356 B Super 90

SentiMETAL Episode 15: Porsche 356 B Super 90
The first restoration by a franchised Porsche dealership in South Africa belongs to one of the marque's most fervent supporters, the one and only ...

Forgotten Heroes Part 2: Lexus IS-F

Forgotten Heroes Part 2: Lexus IS-F
Lexus makes excellent cars but only a select few have been truly memorable. Is the Lexus IS-F one of them? There's an elderly gentleman that comes...

"Big Wing" 190 E turns 30

"Big Wing" 190 E turns 30
The car with the biggest rear wing since the Ferrari F40, Mercedes-Benz's rare 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, turns 30 this month. We think it's aged ...

VW celebrates 70 years of "Bulli"

VW celebrates 70 years of "Bulli"
Volkswagen is celebrating a big birthday this month with the 70th anniversary of its iconic Transporter, also known as the "Bulli", or the Kombi.....