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GENEVA 2019

Last year, Geneva was preoccupied with autonomy, writes Richard Aucock. Most show-goers puzzled over the relevance, and it seems this year, the automakers have agreed. Self-driving cars are for the future: there are more pressing concerns for now, such...

PRODUCTS ON PARADE

Such is the success of the Vermont Sales customer and product show case expo that by 10am on the first day, no less than 500  invited guests and attendees were already registered and inside the company’s huge warehouse and...

2019 STATE OF THE MOTOR INDUSTRY

If the heading sounds serious, then all the suits and ties at the event surely added to the gravitas of the morning held by Toyota South African Motors (TSAM) to discuss the local motor industry. Devi Sankar – the tough...

WORLDSKILLS 2019 SOUTH AFRICA

WorldSkills South Africa held the National Competition for spray painters mid-February at the BASF Refinish Competence Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. Six competitors from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban went head to head to see who would have the honour of...

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR YATU

2018 was a rewarding year for YATU with export growth reaching 30%. The completed product lines, supported with the state-of-the-art colour retrieval system created by YATU, have received strong acclaim and endorsement in the US and European markets. YATU Group...

VIRTUAL PAINT SIMULATOR NOW IN LOCAL COLLEGES

The unique state-of-the-art technology from VirtualPaintTM Products is revolutionising the way we do today’s training in collision repair training colleges around the world. Training centres have recently upgraded to this technology and purchased large systems to improve training modules...

KAPATAL BRANDS ADD SMIRDEX ABRASIVES TO THEIR RANGE

A new direct importer, Kapatal Brands, is setting out to service distributors as well as end-users with the top-quality Smirdex abrasive car refinish brand. Andre De Bonis sales director at Kapatal Brands is confident that their trial results in...

AUTOMECHANIKA JOHANNESBURG 2019

There will be three major focus areas at this year’s Automechanika Johannesburg. The trade fair for the automotive aftermarket takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September 2019. This year’s event will mark the sixth time that a world-renowned...

CUSTOM CORNER – VW BEETLE

Turning a client’s dreams into reality is sometimes easier said than done. In this case, it was a story of incorporating a definitive look, with some very serious (and modern) underpinnings. Take a garden-variety VW Beetle, and give it...

THE OLD AND THE NEW

Zwartkops Raceway situated near Pretoria always produces excellent races, but this years’ running of the 18th Day of Champions produced more than its share of cut and thrust races. Luckily it ran in perfect summer sunshine. The two-wheel brigade, in...