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Gavin Foster

Gavin Foster

    Subaru's castrated pit bull
    Subaru's castrated pit bull
    About ten years ago I interviewed a school headmaster who believed that it was okay for teenage girls to be forced to bend over, hoik up their...
    The Jag roadster: The finest sound on the planet
    The Jag roadster: The finest sound on the planet
    Many years ago I knew a chap who owned a 1954 Jaguar XK120 roadster -- back then people who owned Jags were all chaps, while those who loitered...
    Ford's friendly little Bantam gets a facelift and gains a diesel engine
    Ford's friendly little Bantam gets a facelift and gains a diesel engine
    You could say that 1983 was an interesting year. The struggle for power in South Africa had reached its tempo, with bombs exploding weekly around...
    Honda: Breaking the mould
    Honda: Breaking the mould
    Honda, famous for building motorcycles that go very quickly, also knows how to make them stop. Few people know that the company's founder, Soichiro...
    Get me a Cadillac
    Get me a Cadillac
    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Gavin Foster's praising a car that's too powerful, too expensive and -- most tellingly -- too American for most South...
    VW Scirocco rich with flavour, history
    VW Scirocco rich with flavour, history
    "There is a lovely road which runs from Ixopo into the hills," wrote Alan Paton in Cry the Beloved Country. Volkswagen South Africa took...
    How I grew to love the Hummer
    How I grew to love the Hummer
    It's big, it's brash, it's American and you can't afford it. Or can you? Gavin Foster comes to grips with the car environmentalists love to hate --...
    A whale of a wagon
    A whale of a wagon
    If you, like me, think the Mercedes-Benz ML500 is expensive, consider this; the R742 000 4x4 wagon is considerably cheaper than whale puke....
    Car of the Year finalists: What's hot and what's not
    Car of the Year finalists: What's hot and what's not
    Nine cars, three days, and just one winner. The evaluation of the nine finalists in the 2009 South African Guild of Motoring Journalists' (SAGMJ)...
    Isn't it time for SA to take to two wheels?
    Isn't it time for SA to take to two wheels?
    It's not often that a politician proposes a change to the law that will loosen the state's grip on ordinary people's lives and make their day-to-day existence easier, but the unthinkable recently happened right here in South Africa. ...
    Mini Cooper S -- maxi fun
    Mini Cooper S -- maxi fun
    Who cares that the Mini brand, now owned by BMW, is no longer, strictly speaking, British?
    Look how far Honda's come
    Look how far Honda's come
    The motorcycle I went to Pietermaritzburg to drool over and photograph was a humble little beast, even when it was new, 45 years ago.