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Continental one of SA's top companies to work for

8 Conti SA487849Continental Tyre South Africa will become the employer of choice for many of this year's matriculants and graduates after being named one of SA's leading companies to work for by an international research institute.

Continental pioneers holistic vehicle connectivity for smart mobility

2 continental pp cloudterminal 487530For the first time ever, this year will see half of all new cars rolling off the production line equipped with some form of connectivity solution, which means that by 2020, around 250 million connected cars will be on our roads all around the world.

Johannesburg - Goodyear South Africa welcomes new Managing Director

31 Darren Hayes-PowellJean-Jacques Wiroth, Managing Director of Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, has decided that this is the right time to venture into his next opportunity.

Continental Tyre SA MD Shaun Uys honoured in CEO Today Africa Awards

20 shaun-uys-managing-director-of-ctsaShaun Uys, managing director of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), has been honoured as one of Africa's most dynamic and innovative leaders by UK-based CEO Today magazine.

Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Now Open in Ongwediva

16 twt storeA new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened in northern Namibia, at 3191 Mandume Ndemufayo Street in Ongwediva. This is the second Namibian store for South Africa's best-loved and most awarded wheel and tyre brand.

Firestone tunes in to social sharing with its #FirestoneKK campaign

13 MEDIA SERVE FIRESTONE 031Firestone hit the high notes this weekend with the South African launch of its Firestone Kombi Karaoke campaign (#FirestoneKK).

Continental showcases its vision of the cockpit of the future

6 Continental-485178Digital mobility strategies, a rising tide of information and the increasingly interconnected and mobile lives of drivers - these all lead to new requirements for the way information is conveyed inside vehicles. It's an area in which conventional display and operating systems are rapidly reaching their limits.

It's LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION as Speed Stars returns to your tv screens this week

5 Speed Stars challengeThe wait is finally over as the eagerly anticipated third season of the popular reality television series, Speed Stars is back on Ignition, DSTV 189. The new season launches off the line on Saturday 7th October at 19:00 and the chequered flags drops on the nine part series on the 8th December.

And our first episode is a real star studded show as we bring back some of our fastest Stars from Season One and Two to contestant just two Wild Card slots in the new season. Catch Rob Forbes, Jack Parow, Katlego Maboe, Richard Stirton, Reuben Riffel and Jason Goliath as they pull out all the stops to book their spot on track and another shot at being crowned SA's Speediest Star.

And we introduce you to two new stars as we track our search for public talent in this episode. After the success of last seasons public search, Speed Stars expanded on the format to give more motorists without prior racing experience the chance to qualify for the show. And the response was overwhelming - more than 800 hopefuls strapped themselves into our VW Up's to tackle the technical gymkhana courses set up at the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops, Festival of Motoring at Kyalami, Hi-Q Greenacres and Tavcor Volkswagen in Port Elizabeth, Barons Volkswagen Cape Town and Alpine Volkswagen Pinetown.

SPEED STARS – THE SHOW
Sponsored by Volkswagen Driving Academy and Goodyear, this season once again invites SA's famous faces to show us their race faces in a bid to claim the title of SA's Speediest Star. With guests paired up in each episode, they take to Zwartkops Raceway in our race-ready VW Polo's to battle it out for top honours, with their fastest lap time going up on the Speed Stars Leaderboard. In a Speed Stars first, our eight fastest stars at the end of the season will contest an actual race in our season finale as part of the final round of the Extreme Series at Zwartkops Raceway on the 25th November.

But Speed Stars isn't only about teaching our stars how to go fast, Road Safety and Driver Education form an important part of the entire Speed Stars experience. Each episode has a Safety Lesson, driving home important tyre, road and driver safety tips and advice. Not only are we educating and improving the driving abilities and awareness of our stars but importantly, also those of our viewers.
Each episode also sees our celebrity guests competing in our popular Charity Challenge, with the winning team donating R2500-00 each week to charity. Thanks to Volkswagen Driving Academy and Goodyear, Speed Stars will be supporting Qhubeka and The Wilderness Foundation, with each charity receiving R10 000.

Speed Stars 3 will be on your TV screens from the 7th October until the 8th December on Ignition, DSTV 189 as well as being available on Catch Up.
Each episode can be viewed at the following times:
Saturday @ 19:00
Sunday @ 07:00
Monday @ 01:00
Tuesday 09:00 and 21:00
Wednesday 06:00 and 18:00
Thursday @ 13:00
Friday @ 15:00

Speed Stars is brought to you by Volkswagen Driving Academy and Goodyear, and supported by Greensky Brand Architects, Zwartkops Raceway and The Fairway Hotel.
Find Speed Stars at www.speedstars.co.za and on Social Media:
Twitter: @SpeedStarsSA
Instagram: speedstarssa
Facebook: @speedstars.sa
YouTube: Speed Stars

New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Wonderpark, Pretoria

4 TWT wonderparkA new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at the Wonderpark Shopping Centre at 344 Brits Road in Karenpark, Pretoria.

New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Tzaneen


twtnewOn 8 September 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre debuted in Tzaneen with the opening of a showroom and fitment centre at the corner of Danie Joubert and Loop Streets. 

The new store offers all the features, amenities, products and services that have made Tiger Wheel & Tyre South Africa's best-loved and most awarded brand in the retail wheel and tyre industry. 

"I speak for my whole team of capable and highly trained sales and fitment personnel, when I say that we frankly can't wait to give the good people of Tzaneen a warm Tiger Wheel & Tyre welcome," said Store Manager, Toy Nienaber.

The new store is outfitted with a high-tech showroom and a thoughtfully designed hospitality lounge, while the fitment centre includes four fitment bays and two alignment bays - each equipped with the latest tools and equipment, incorporating the most advanced technology. 

Inside the showroom is a head-turning display of wheels, tyres and automotive batteries from a handpicked selection of the world's best-known and most trusted brands. 

Among the tyre ranges are such household names as Continental, Yokohama, Hankook, Michelin, Goodyear, Pirelli, BFGoodrich and Tiger Wheel & Tyre's own exclusive Velocity tyre brand. Wheel brands include, among others, TSW, Black Rhino, Racing Hart Concepts, and Turn 1 (TM), while automotive batteries include ATLASBX, Duracell, and Turn 1 (TM). 

Services provided at the Tzaneen store include: wheel and tyre fitment, balancing, alignment, and rotation; puncture repair; free automotive battery testing; battery installation; and installation of the Beame wireless vehicle tracking system. 

Tiger Wheel & Tyre moreover offers its industry-leading X-Sure (TM) Tyre insurance; nitrogen tyre inflation; e-vouchers; and its Xpress Credit solution to help customers pay for unbudgeted expenses. 

"Our goal is uncompromising service excellence. So whether Tzaneen motorists need wheels, tyres, automotive batteries or just want to learn about better options for their vehicle, we are here to listen, chat, advise and serve them," said Nienaber.  

To learn more about Tiger Wheel & Tyre, its products, services, and what makes it the most award-winning brand in its industry, stop by the new Tzaneen store, call them on 015 590 0308 or visit the website www.twt.to. You can also shop online, and online shoppers have the exclusive ability to "Book A Bay" online, to have their newly purchased products fitted and services performed at the time and store of their choosing. What's more is that right now, all services purchased online are subject to a huge, 40% launch discount.

Speed Stars a huge hit with public at SA Festival of Motoring

SAMEX1 0040More than 500 public hopefuls got their bums in the seat of the Speed Stars VW Up at the SA Festival of Motoring in a bid to qualify for the third season of Speed Stars. Held over the three days of the event, the two fastest times posted on each of the days would qualify for the next round and a step closer to taking on SA biggest stars!

Sponsored by VW Driving Academy and Goodyear, the popular TV show is back for a third season on Ignition, DSTV 189, starting on the 7th October. Each episode features two celebrity guests who are given professional driving instruction before being unleashed on the Zwartkops racetrack to set a timed lap, with the eight fastest times fighting it out for top honours in the show finale. In a Speed Stars first, the winner of will be decided in an actual race, with the finalists piloting eight identical, race ready VW Polo’s.

Show producer, Marius Roberts, first introduced the public element to the show in season two and it was public entrant, Sandro Godinho, who went on to win it all!

“It was so well received that we decided to expand the nationwide search this year, allowing more car crazy South Africans the chance to show off their driving skills on national television” said Marius Roberts.

With VW using Speed Stars as one of their activation platforms at this year’s Festival of Motoring, they gave the thousands of visitors who attended the event the unique opportunity to be in the proverbial hot seat! With only the two fastest times posted on each of the three event days qualifying for the next round, the competition was fast and furious on the tight and technical course.

Congratulations to the following entrants who qualified and will join Kennedy Mogotsi and Louis Pires in our final elimination round to be held on Saturday the 23rd
September in Johannesburg:

Karl Illenberger Rick Mesede
Jason Absmeier Junaid Rassool
Aiden Saville Jaden Laubscher

 

 

 

CELEBRITIES TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE

Speed Stars has also invited back some of the fastest celebrities from Season One and Two to contest two Wild Card slots up for grabs in Season Three. The crowds turned out in numbers on the final day of the event to cheer along their favourite celebrity! Battling it out for the final slot were Speed Stars Season Two Runner Up and the winner of the first The Voice SA, Richard Stirton, SA’s top chef Reuben Riffel and the strangely sexy fat guy, comedian heavyweight Jason Goliath. With 5fm’s Rob Forbes having already booked his place in this seasons show, the three stars were amped to show off their driving skills. Chef Reuben Riffel was on fire, setting the early pace and he carried that form through to the first elimination round, his time of 20,42 the quickest...but only just! Jason Goliath set a time of 20,47, enough to beat Richard’s time of 20,79 and eliminate him from the competition. So it came down to one final run - Reuben was super consistent posting a time of 20,43, putting all the pressure on the comedian. But Jason had the last laugh, saving his best punch line for the show finale, posting a blistering time of 19,76 and booking the final Celebrity Wild Card spot!

SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN DRIVE?

Speed Stars is giving you one final opportunity to impress with your driving talent! We will be in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Durban on SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER from 09:00 – 12:00 at the following venues:

Port Elizabeth
Hi-Q Greenacres at The Bridge
6 CJ Langenhoven Drive
Greenacres
Tel. 041 363 5848
Tavcor Volkswagen
Corner William Moffett and Mimosa Street
Tel. 041 390 1200

Durban
Alpine Volkswagen
55 Old Main Road
Pinetown
031 717 7800

Cape Town
Barons Cape Town Volkswagen
Culemborg Motor City
Christiaan Barnard Street
Foreshore
021 409 2800

A gymkhana course will be set up at each of the venues and entry to the activation is free. If you are 18 years of age or older, in possession of a valid drivers license and have never been issued a racing license, your fastest time could see you one step closer to the drivers seat on Speed Stars.

Speed Stars 3 will be on your TV screens from the 7th October until the 15th December on Ignition, DSTV 189.

Speed Stars is brought to you by Volkswagen Driving Academy and Goodyear, and supported by Greensky Brand Architects, Zwartkops Raceway and The Fairway Hotel.

Find Speed Stars at www.speedstars.co.za and on Social Media:

Twitter: @SpeedStarsSA Instagram: speedstarssa
Facebook: @speedstars.sa YouTube: Speed Stars

 

 

Guests on Speed Stars 1:

Lalla Hirayama – TV Presenter Boity Thulo – TV Presenter
Catherine Constantinides – Environmental Activist Melinda Bam – former Miss SA
Gilan Gork - Mentalist Larry Soffer - Magician
Bridgitte Hartley – Olympic Bronze Medalist (Rowing) Sanani Mangisa – SA Hockey
Rob Forbes – 5fm DJ Darren Simpson – 94.7 DJ
Siv Ngesi – Actor, TV Presenter Tumi Morake – Comedian
Jack Parow – Musician Kurt Darren – Musician
Elana Afrika Brendenkamp – TV Presenter Jeannie D – TV Presenter
Ross Learmonth – Musician Leanne Manas – Morning Live
Reuben Riffel – Chef Kamini Pather – Master Chef
Trevor Gumbi – Comedian Katlego Maboe – TV Presenter
John Smit – Bok Captain / RWC 2007 Jonathan Kaplan – Int. referee

Guests on Speed Stars 2:

Jason Goliath – Comedian David Levinsohn – Comedian
Chris Bertish – Adventurer / Waterman Bianca Buitendag – Pro Surfer
Maps Maponyane – Media and TV Personality Jonathan Boynton-Lee – TV / Actor
Bonnie Mbuli – TV Personality / Actress Leigh-Anne Williams – Radio / TV
Roxy Louw – Model Jade Hubner – TV Personality
Werner Kok – BlitzBok Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan - MMA
Nicole Flint – Former Miss SA Nonhle Thema – Actress / TV
Wayde van Niekerk – Olympic Gold & 400m WC Akani Simbine – African 100m Champ
Sarah Kozlowski – Actress Thulisile Pongola – Actress
Richard Stirton – The Voice Winner / Musician Gavin Edwards – The Voice / Musician

 

Tiger Wheel & Tyre Enhances X-Sure® Tyre Insurance Offering with Two New Products

twtTiger Wheel & Tyre has added two new products to its X-Sure® Tyre Insurance offering. The X-Sure® Gap and X-Sure® Comprehensive offerings are more than just complementary to the tried and trusted X-Sure® New and X-Sure® Used products; they fill in the blanks to make the X-Sure® range fully rounded and complete.  

X-Sure® New is the proven product that is available to customers at selected Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores, upon purchase of new tyres. With this product motorists are insured for a credit of up to a maximum of R3 500 towards the purchase of a new tyre when their insured tyre/s gets damaged and is deemed irreparable. It's the same with X-Sure® Used, which extends this insurance coverage to vehicle owners who wish to insure the remaining tread depth on their used tyres against irreparable damage.

In both instances, the credit due for an irreparably damaged tyre is calculated by measuring the remaining tread depth on the insured tyre, minus the legal 1mm minimum. This remaining tread is expressed as a percentage credit towards the purchase of the same or a similar tyre. 

The freshly launched X-Sure® Gap is an optional product for purchasers of Continental tyres, who qualify for the manufacturer's free ContiSure Road Hazard Warranty. At the time of purchase, these customers can now add X-Sure® Gap to boost their coverage to include the portion of tread that has already been used, minus the 1mm legal minimum, and up to a maximum credit equal to what the customer paid for the tyre at the time of purchase. This product has a two-year lifespan.

Finally, X-Sure® Comprehensive offers the ultimate peace of mind to vehicle owners, with insurance coverage that pays out a full credit - equal to 100% of the original tyre value/purchase price - towards the purchase of a new tyre to replace the irreparably damaged insured tyre. 

"Tyres represent a significant expense for vehicle owners, especially if they opt for quality tyres, but whether you've purchased quality or budget tyres, driving on South African roads is a gamble in which you could lose your tyres at any given moment due to road hazards. That's a disheartening prospect, but thankfully at Tiger Wheel & Tyre it's one that has an easy solution - simply insure your tyres as you do all your other at-risk assets," said Group Marketing Executive Joe du Plooy. 

Whether you need a little peace of mind or the whole caboodle, X-Sure® Tyre Insurance now has you covered and is available at selected Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores. To learn more and for terms and conditions, visit www.twt.to.

General Tire unleashes all-new Grabber AT3 and X3

7 grabber-at3-x3General Tire, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), is building on its proven performance in the replacement 4x4 tyre segment with an exciting new range of off-road tyres: the all-terrain Grabber AT3 and the extreme-terrain Grabber X3.

Continental presents innovations for the fast-growing electric mobility market

30 continental emotor• 48V mild hybrid technology already in production for gasoline and diesel vehicles

• Volume production of integrated high-voltage powertrain to start in 2019

Goodyear sponsors Speed Stars

celebrity-shootout-participant-jack-parrowGoodyear South Africa, in partnership with the Volkswagen Driving Academy, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Speed Stars 3.

Public Hopefuls Set Blistering Times On Our Gymkhana Course And Prove They Are Up For The Speed Stars Challenge

17 Speed Stars UPThe skidpan at Zwartkops International Raceway provided the perfect arena for Speed Stars to kick off the first round of their nationwide search for public contestants.

New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Mokopane

15 mokopane-twtA brand new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at the Mokopane Plaza at the corner of Schoeman and de Klerk Streets in Mokopane, Limpopo.

"Goodyear: A true test of tyre" on DStv

10 GY dstv utube"Goodyear: A true test of tyre" is a TV special developed by TV personality and Motoring Journalist Marius Roberts that is set to air on Ignition TV (DStv 189) during the first half of August.

DUNLOP, A WINNING BRAND

7 Dunlop 20172018 Ask AfrikaDunlop, long regarded as one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world has done it once again, emerging as the winner of the tyres category in the 2017/2018 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey.

New Advantage Plus Offers Maximum Benefits to Tiger Wheel & Tyre Shoppers

4 advantage-plusTiger Wheel & Tyre has launched a new programme to reward customers. Joining Advantage Plus now gives vehicle owners exclusive access to members-only special offers, great deals and the means to quickly and securely access the brand's online store.

A First for South Africa – FleetFirst Makes its Debut

3 Good Year Truck Force VanTrenTyre is introducing FleetFirst, a tyre management solution offered by Goodyear.

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