most-watched motoring TV programme left the start-line
hard and fast in April this year. And from that moment
on the team has had an absolute blast bringing you a
feast of motoring morsels.
Now as 2004 winds down into kick-back mode, we thought
weíd look back on some of the yearís highlights.
||The BMW CSL
was the car that kicked off our very first episode on
April 11. Clint had a whale of a time with the CSL and
he also rated this car as his personal choice for the
year. And in fact the lightweight BMW was our viewers
favourite as well.
retrospective programme on 40 years of Porsche 911 was
the most popular show in 2005. Audience ratings peaked
for this celebration of excellence back in May. Hendrik
had no hesitation in proclaiming the Porsche 911 Turbo
cabriolet as his top car for 2004.
driving the Porsche 911, it seemed this avowed fan of
Italian fine machinery was moving camp to Germany. Until
last week, that is, when Hendrik proudly donned his red
shirt to drive two Italian dream machines.
wasnít all about soaring rev limits, rubber-shredding
pull-offs and racetrack exploits. We also reveled in the
more genteel aspects of the motoring experience when we
rode shotgun with the Lancia club on the annual Vincenzo
experiences with the Maybach, costing around R4-million
made us realise that there is a stratospheric level of
motoring luxury that most of us can only dream about.
||Time to get
back to basics. They donít come much more basic than a
Nissan 1400 pick-up. And they donít come much faster
either, than Louis Limaís drag strip rendition. How
does 750 kiloWatts, and over 260 km/h in 400 metres grab
Torque fans are fully into the weird and the wonderful.
Like a twin-engined Golf, which the owner decided also
needed some assistance from turbocharging and a couple
of nitrous oxide bottles.
isnít buying all the hoo-hah. His favourite for the
year was the Renault Megane Scenic. In fact he liked it
so much he went out and bought one!
fooling us though. How about the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350?
was the topless jaunt in the South of France with Miniís
when an exotic like the 6-and-a-half-litre Le Mans
Bentley will find space in the Bullard garage.
ranked high in our readerís choice list. But on their
heels comes the Subaru brigade. Our Subaru special
showed some wonderful international rally footage, and
the Subaru Rally Chicks getting down and gritty in a manís
personal choice for 2004? It would have to be the BMW