How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

Ferrari to sue over limo

2012-01-25 12:35

LIMO ROW: It seems Ferrari won't stretch its reputation as it sparks a copyright row over the world's fastest limo.

A UK car enthusiast could be headed to court for converting a Ferrari into a limousine.

The Italian automaker is threatening legal action against Dan Cawley unless he removes all Ferrari insignia from his modified limo.

Ferrari argues that once Cawley sawed his 360 Modena in half and stretched it using hand-built carbon fibre panels, it was technically no longer a Ferrari.


The "new" vehicle is 20ft (6m) long and can seat eight people. It even maintains is blistering pace, since it weighs only 160kg more than the original 1390kg vehicle.

Cawley argues that before he took on his monster modification project he got the green light from Ferrari to convert the 298kW supercar.

He said: "What kind of precedent does it set when you can't do what you like with your own property?"

The Modena modification cost Cawley and former McLaren carbon fibre expert Chris Wright a total of R2.4m. The limousine set a Guinness World Record for the fastest limo in 2011, reaching a speed of 267km/h.

Inside Wheels24

Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy auto – understated and smart new hatch

When it comes to the mid-size hatchback choice, there are a few default choices, a few bland ones… and some often overlooked cars. The Opel Astra hatch is an example of the latter, writes David Swanepoel. - Sponsored

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.