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THE BLOODHOUND PROJECT – ANDY GREEN’S DIARY

It’s only a few weeks to October when we plan to have Bloodhound SSC running in South Africa, and there is a lot to do between now and then. It’s not just the engineering required to run at high...

CAPE AUTO FORUM ENJOYS SUPPORT FROM AUTOMECHANIKA

The first Cape Automotive Forum, supported by Automechanika, is already attracting interest from exhibitors and conference delegates, although it takes place only much later in the year. The event will be staged at the Cape Town Convention Centre from...

FIAT CHRYSLER RECALLS 4.8 MILLION US CARS

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million US vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. It warned owners, including those outside the U.S., not to use the function until they get software upgrades. The Italian-American...

ROBERLO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS IN THE COATINGS BUSINESS

Roberlo are celebrating their 50-year anniversary this year. That’s some accomplishment in this age of quick change, mergers and acquisitions, corporate scandals and failures. The fact that ownership has remained with the same family since inception is even more astonishing....

BMW X3 XPLORE TOUR

Story & pics by Jay Groat BMW Group’s R6.1 billion upgrade to Plant Rosslyn has turned it into a state-of-the-art X-manufacturing facility. The first BMW X3s rolled off the production line in April this year, for sale in global and...

INTERVIEW AXEL THEISSEN, CEO CYMOT, NAMIBIA

Axel Theissen is the second generation CEO of CYMOT, one of Namibia’s most successful retail motor and industrial sales organisations. Automotive Refinisher took time out to see just how well the desert nation is doing. Q In the last year,...

ALT HEAT SERIES OIL BURNER A COST-EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR BODY SHOP PAINT DRYING

It’s taken over three years of painstaking work and development to this new compressed air burner that uses used engine oil as a primary source of heat transfer instead of diesel or LPG to generate heat. “The burner is now...

NEW GENUIS IQ SPECTROPHOTOMOTER

Using cutting-edge technology and advanced design, the all new Genius iQ spectrophotometer sets new standards for colour matching. In combination with innovative Standowin iQ software and using a Wi-Fi connection, it gives you better results – faster and more...

KEEPING IT SAFE ON SOUTH AFRICAN ROADS

With over 130 000 people having died in road accidents in South Africa over the past decade, road safety is a daily worry for the country’s motorists, public transport users and pedestrians. While sadly, accidents do happen and it...

MAZDA WILL LAUNCH COMPRESSION IGNITION PETROL ENGINE

Japanese car manufacturer Mazda has announced an expansion of its environmental initiatives by setting new efficiency, safety and sustainability goals in the lead up to 2030. The company’s most significant development in this plan is a new generation of...