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Giles Smith

Giles Smith

    Sit-ins and picketing in KZN
    Sit-ins and picketing in KZN
    The "rolling mass action", aimed at getting the criminal charges against ANC president Jacob Zuma dropped and scheduled to begin on Friday (August...
    Honey, they shrunk the car
    Honey, they shrunk the car
    BMW is (as car companies tend to be) pretty clear about the customers it is hoping to tempt with its extraordinarily sleek and boldly nose-thumbing...
    One to set the pulse racing
    One to set the pulse racing
    Cars don't come a lot more handsome than the new Brera from Alfa Romeo, which, with good reason, fancies itself as something of a George Clooney...
    Volvo's beautiful cruiser
    Volvo's beautiful cruiser
    The latest version of the Volvo C70 coupé comes with a retractable steel roof. What larks! At the touch of a button, the boot lid launches itself...
    Honda unplugged
    Honda unplugged
    In an ideal world, cars wouldn't have to burn petrol and smog up the place. They would run on a combination of grass cuttings and rainwater and, as...
    You have arrived
    You have arrived
    Broad, long and fastidiously smoothed over at every corner and edge, the new Peugeot 407 coupé appears to fancy itself as something in the...
    Curb your emotion
    Curb your emotion
    Hail the arrival of an all-new car, and hail the arrival, to go with it, of an all-new acronym. You're thinking: it's a smallish car with a lot of...
    Music of the spheres
    Music of the spheres
    If you are going to go about in a spanking new Ferrari F430, you had better not be shy. There can be no more efficient way of getting noticed on a...
    Peugeot's teensy-weensy city runaround
    Peugeot's teensy-weensy city runaround
    The 107 is, it goes without saying, a small car; as small as a Peugeot gets. It replaces the 106, but don't be fooled by the bigger number into...
    Yaroop!
    Yaroop!
    Among the many key words that Bentley claims were inspirations for the design strategy that underpinned the glorious new Continental Flying Spur...
    Just add water
    Just add water
    Desperate to drive into a lake? You'll be after a Gibbs Aquada, then. It's the world's first factory-produced, customer-ready, high-speed amphibian...
    Emission impossible
    Emission impossible
    Driving while attempting to preserve the environment is a notoriously difficult manoeuvre to pull off. It's even more difficult than driving while...