You've built the next greatest thing in IT and just listed your IPO, or made that all important exit, and now you've got some cash. »
The byline for the launch of the 3rd generation MINI is 'The New Original.' It's a confusing line. Are MINI suggesting that the 3rd generation is a revival of the car drawn by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959 or is it a revitalized version of the MINI that BMW gave the world? I had the chance to drive the #NewOriginal MINI… »
- Thou shall not Bling Bling thy Rover. Ghettoizing or installing 20″ wheels, chrome wheels, or wheels with spinners is not allowed and is punishable by car crusher or forced sale on a shady used car lot.
- Thou shall never leave thy fellow Rover behind. Failure to assist a disabled or God forbid stuck Rover shall be… »
So weird, going down the highway today I saw a young girl - maybe 30 or so, driving a Rolls Ghost with her husband and bodyguard following her in the S500 behind. Was really weird »
Very cool man. And insane. I've seen Nimitz sitting offshore. Its INSANELY big and insane to thing the sea can damage something so big.
What was your job on the ship? »
Interesting point. Here in the land where the Presidents home renovations cost $25 000 000 (South Africa), hybrids are a good 10% more expensive to buy than their diesel equivalents. You need to drive it a hell of a lot to make up that difference. »
- 2002 Corsa Utility (1/2 ton pickup) with a loud exhaust, plastic coverings that looked like carbon fibre and a cone filter. It was also in the kind of used car lot that you'd go to look for your car that had been stolen the night before. The transmission exploded one day. Ya. I was 18, I somehow had convinced my dad… »
Theres also the RS6 Avant for Europe and here in South Africa weget the Merc CLS Shooting Brake AMG, thought I've never actually seen one. »
E61 M5 Wagon. No contest here. Insane performance, better economy than a Porsche Cayenne, more space than an E60 M5 and faster than anything this side of a Ferrari 458. »
Suzuki have just released the new version of their compact cross-over into the South African market.. Introducing the 2014 Suzuki SX4. »
Do you still have your Ferrari? You didn't mention it either in this piece or in the video. I want to know your Ferrari is ok.
Doug, you had better not have sold your Ferrari! You waiting weeks for that thing. I'm not sure I'm ok with you writing here if you don't own a Ferrari any more! »
Really nice piece dude.
They sell a good 800 Sparks a month in South Africa (Our best seller, the VW Polo, hits 2500 pm and Spark tends to be 10th or 11th best selling car in SA most months).
Try the manual if you can. Its a far more engaging drive thanks to the fact that you a)need to change gear and b)can force those… »