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Top 10 motoring stories of the week

2017-04-22 06:00

KISSED A KIA FOR 50 HOURS: Dilini Jayasuriya, the winner of a 2017 Kia Optima, after 'smooching' the sedan for just over two days. Image: Youtube

Rouel Van Nelson

Cape Town – It has been a frantic week in the motoring world with some rather unusual but also exciting events taking place.  

On the note of bizarre events, we kept an eye on a live car kissing competition out in Texas, whereby contestants were required to kiss a Kia for as long as possible with the aim of winning the car.

Wheels24 also turned back the clock and remembered the time when Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher was in South Africa for a jam advertisement in the late 1990s. 

Other stories included Toyota’s updated version of the 86 and BMW brings back the Club Sport name for the M4. 

Here are the top 10 motoring stories of the week. 

1. Car-smooching battle: Texan woman wins a Kia after kissing it for 50 hours

2. Horror crash: F1 drivers rally to support teen racer who has legs amputated

3. That time Michael Schumacher drove a Ferrari for a jam ad in SA

4. Drunk driving in SA: Jail, criminal record and huge fines

5. BMW resurrects Club Sport name for M4 and it's coming to SA!

6. Toyota's updated 86 in SA: Has the sports car been improved?

7. Renault launches updated Clio, GT-line in SA

8. China's Haval Motors to bring new SUVs to SA

9. SA Vehicle Price Index: The effect of nation's Junk Status on cars

10. SA bakkie wars: Ford's limited edition Ranger Fx4

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