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Free Schumi exhibit, new Grand Tour trailer... this week's top 10 motoring stories

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TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK: We list the top stories for the first week of October 2016. Image: Wheels24

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Explosions, hot cars, banter... The first trailer The Grand Tour is out and it looks set to deliver everything fans expect from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Cape Town - Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are set to star in the trio's new Amazon-driven series, The Grand Tour.

The new show will air from November 18 2016. The first trailer for the show has been released and it reveals the three things fans are expecting from the trio; Racing action, hot cars and, most importantly, legendary banter.

News making headlines

The Grand Tour trailer is one of many top motoring stories that made headlines this week.

An Australian father, who allowed his son to perform a burnout in a V8 sedan, has landed himself in hot water. The problem? The boy is only five-years-old!

Bentley's Bentayga is the most expensive SUV in the world. A YouTube clips takes an in-depth look into what justifies its R4-million price tag.

Other stories include the hardtop version of Mazda's MX-5 entering production, a guide to drifting a Focus RS, and nine Australian fans who attended the Malaysian GP in speedos!

Check out 10 stories that made headlines this week:

1 F1 stunt: Malaysia frees Australia's 'Budgie Nine'

Nine Australian men, who provoked anger in Malaysia by donning skimpy swimwear bearing the country's national flag at an F1 race, were released without being charged.

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2 Reader pics: 'Potholes deep enough for pot plants!'

'In one suburb with homes on the river front in Princess Alice drive, Nahoon, the potholes are deep enough for pot plants to be grown...' East London readers share their pothole pics.

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3 The Grand Tour looks to be everything we want from Clarkson, Hammond & May

Explosions, hot cars, banter... The first trailer The Grand Tour is out and it looks set to deliver everything fans expect from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Click here to watch the video.

4 Motoring heritage: SA’s exclusive BMW M-cars

To celebrate 120 years of SA motoring heritage, Ferdi de Vos arranged a meeting of the first ever ‘M-car’, the South African built BMW 530 MLE, and the latest special, SA-specific M5 model, the Pure Metal Edition.

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5 Why it's a bad idea to allow a 5-year-old to perform a burnout

A father faces the wrath of authorities for allowing his five-year-old to perform a burnout in his driveway. Did we mention the car was a V8 sedan!

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6 Next from Mazda: SA-bound hardtop MX-5 RF heads into production

The forthcoming Mazda MX-5 RF has entered production. The new hard-top roadster is headed for South Africa!

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7 Fanboys, this is how to drift a Focus RS!

Ford probably didn't realise how controversial its Focus RS 'Drift Mode' would become. The automaker has released a clip illustrating how to drift. Watch and learn.

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8 EXPLAINED: Why the Bentley Bentayga costs nearly R4-million in SA

This video looks at all the details and intricacies that culminates in the Bentayga's staggering local price-tag - R4-million. Is it worth it?

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9 SA vehicles sales: Top locally-built cars, bakkies

South Africa has a long and proud motoring tradition of manufacturing vehicles for local conditions and exports. We list the best-selling cars and bakkies for September 2016.

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10 This reckless Mustang driver nearly crashes into kids

At a recent Cars and Coffee event in Houston, Texas, a reckless driver nearly sent his Ford Mustang crashing into bystanders, some of whom were children. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

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