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Wayde van Niekerk's Audi supercar and 9 more cool car stories

2016-09-09 15:04

ROAD TRIP! We took BMW's X1 on a road trip that truly put the SUV to the test. Image: Wheels24 / Charlen Raymond

Cape Town - South Africa is still buzzing with Wayde van Niekerk-fever and doctors, it seems to us, have no medication for it.

We're not complaining - anything but! In fact, the Wheels24 team also seems to have come down with this fever...

But Van Niekerk finally returned from the 2016 Olympic Games and was met by a huge crowd at OR International airport in Johannesburg, as well as a brand new Audi R8!

Van Niekerk's story is one of ten stories that we are wrapping our week up with. From an 81-year-old South African Gogo designing for BMW to restoring a 1973 Beetle, here is our pick of the week!

1 Hero's welcome: SA reacts to Wayde van Niekerk's R3-million Audi R8

World-record sprinter, Wayde van Niekerk, arrived back in SA and was met with a hero's welcome and rewarded with a new Audi R8 at OR Tambo airport.

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2 Parent's worst nightmare: Pre-schoolers drive SUV to visit grandma

Two children, ages five and three-years-old, took their parents’ SUV to visit their grandmother. Their road trip was cut short after crashing into another vehicle.

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3 WATCH: We drive BMW's M4 GTS at Kyalami

BMW launched the ultimate version of its M4, the GTS, at the inaugural South African festival of Motoring at Kyalami. We drive the new M-car at SA's iconic race track.

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4 BMW Art Car: SA Gogo created this amazing piece of automotive art

"I am still Esther Mahlangu from Mpumalanga," says 81-year-old artist after completing artwork on a BMW 7-Series.

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5 BMW X1: Worthy of an epic SA road trip?

Wheels24's Charlen Raymond takes the BMW X1 on a road trip to find out if the little SUV has what it takes to be in the same league as its bigger X-badged siblings.

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6 Skipping traffic lights: Why does this happen in SA?

A horror crash in Bronkhorstspruit showed two drivers skipping their respective traffic lights. We find out why this reckless behaviour persists as well as what the law says in SA.

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7 The Golf GTI Clubsport can be driven hard anywhere

If you have a passion for driving, the VW Golf GTI may not be your first choice of hot hatches. Wheels24's Sean Parker feels the Clubsport may change your mind.

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8 Stranger agrees to restore this driver's classic 1973 VW Beetle

What lengths would you go to restore your beloved 1973 Volkswagen Beetle? An owner turned to Cragslist and a stranger offered to fix her classic 'Bug'.

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Why the Mitsubishi Pajero Legend II makes a great mom's taxi

Mitsubishi has hardly revamped its Pajero Legend II and that's because it has a winning off-road formula. Wheels24's Janine Van der Post finds out whether the 4x4 can double as a daily-driver.

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10 Classic cars SA: What makes this VW Jetta MkII so special in Uitenhage?

Nitin Bhikha is a Volkswagen aficionado. So much so, that he donated a car he restored to the VWSA museum in Uitenhage. We find out more about his 1991 Jetta Mk2.

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