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2017-01-27 15:47

NEW BAKKIE ALERT! Mitsubishi's new Triton is finally available in South Africa. Image: QuickPic

Cape Town - Its been a busy week at the Wheels24 office, we've had three car launches to attend and also deal with the motoring news from around the world. 

Ex-Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone was unceremoniously dumped out of the sport he almost single-handedly turned into a multi-billion dollar empire. 

Six of the best

But there were more stories, like a Volvo that's covered 4.8-million kms to whether it's legal to drive on a South African beach, here are six motoring stories for your weekend pleasure. 

1. SA bakkie war: Will Mitsubishi's new Triton give Hilux, Ranger sleepless nights?

The battle for bakkie supremacy is about to go into overdrive as Mitsubishi's new Triton joins the fray,' writes Wheels24's Charlen Raymond. Read the full story here

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2. Illegal spinning: This video shows why it's incredibly dangerous in SA

Cellphone footage from a street 'spinning' event shows the moment a man collides violently with a BMW's rear end. Read the full story here. 

3. To the moon and back six times...in a Volvo

After 4.8-million km, Irvin "Irv" Gordon is the current world record holder for the highest vehicle mileage in a non-commercial, original-owner car! Read the full story here. 

4. Good news for SA bakkie owners? The Ranger Returns

A small bit of Ford news will have huge influence for South African bakkie owners. Read the full story here. 


5. Driving on SA beaches? Better have a lawyer on speed dial

Though other coastal countries make provision for driving along beaches, doing it in SA can get you fined up to R500 000! Read the full story here. 

6. WCape: 7 arrested for 'walking under the influence'

More than 20 people were arrested in the Western Cape for alcohol-related matters, while four more lost their lives. Read the full story here. 

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