When I think "Jaguar" I immediately imagine my late grandfather in his poor boy cap, well pressed crisp shirt and neatly combed hair. A Navy man, there was something delightfully proper and British about him. He was the perfect gentleman but even in his last years still stood at his full 6 foot and strided out with purpose. Jaguar, for me, is synonymous with wealthy old…
Cars are getting smarter. Ford has led the pack when it comes to ensuring even entry level vehicles are "connected" but other manufacturers are starting to catch up. Last year, BMW announced their ConnectedDrive offering would be made available to South Africa. A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to drive the BMW 330d for a week. The sedan was fitted with ConnectedDrive and…
Last week I got the chance to spend the day zipping around Johannesburg in the new Volkswagen Up! When the vehicle first arrived I wasn't so sure about it. At first look it is rather small and almost "bread loaf" like. However, the outside is rather misleading and once inside there is actually a considerable amount of space. The finishes are entry level. There's not a…
Straight off the bat I can confidently say I'm not the target market for the Ford Fusion. I have a Ford Ranger double cab for towing a horsebox on the weekends and spend my week days destroying a little Nissan Tiida (I drive between 100 and 130kms a day in peak hour Johannesburg traffic). I'm not going to be spending just under half a bar on…
So on a daily basis I drive more than 100kms. It starts at 5:30am in the morning with me running out the house with a Lou Harvey overnight bag stuffed with two outfits, my Superman backpack that acts as a Laptop carrier, my handbag, a lunch tin and a host of keys. I drive a good 35 minutes to get to the stables where my horses…
My name is Sam. A South African geek who loves gadgets, technology and Esports. I'm obsessed with South African Esports, own far too many pairs of Converse and secretly wish I could be one of the X-Men. This little blog is a space to find friends who share my geekiness and love for gaming, gadgets and Esports. Welcome!
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- June 21, 2017
By Sam Wright