Projects

2015

Bridgestone 4×4 Adventure 2015

Battle of the Dunes (July 2015)

34th RFS Bike Econorun

The RFS Bike Econorun is an annual motorcycle competition to measure/compete on the fuel economy of unmodified motorcycles under standard public road conditions and traffic rules. Anyone with a valid motorcycle license can enter.

2014

Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014

BCS14 PosterIn the second year of the Club Challenge format, all 10 clubs return to challenge their members and guests. The clubs each hold their own event with the club’s top 3 drivers going through to compete in a grand final. Will the clubs have learnt from their previous years efforts?

33rd RFS Bike Econorun

The RFS Bike Econorun is an annual motorcycle competition to measure/compete on the fuel economy of unmodified motorcycles under standard public road conditions and traffic rules. Anyone with a valid motorcycle license can enter.

That 4×4 Show Series 2

More information, articles & video available at www.that4x4.co.za and www.facebook.com/that4x4show.co.za
That 4×4 Show is due back on the box the first weekend in July, and the new season of the show also brings some changes to the line-up of the first series, which recorded a million viewers for the first season.  This includes a new presenter. Tumelo Maketekete is an avid 4×4 overlander who has completeled countless Comrades marathons and competes in all sorts of healthy activities. Passionate about 4x4s and about the great outdoors, Maketekete is the perfect side-kick for Bernie Williams, who is again the main face and voice of the show. There are also some content changes. The second series features off-road tests of the latest 4×4 vehicles, 4×4 trail reviews, a focus on some big-wheeled custom 4x4s, our own three project 4x4s being turned into unique, eye-catching and highly capable off-roaders, and a weekly 4×4 adventure. The project vehicles include a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon V6 three-door, a Toyota Fortuner 3.0D-4D that will be turned into a super-duper 33-inch Arctic Truck, and a more pavement-friendly Subaru XV crossover.  The team’s 4×4 adventures will take them all through Southern Africa – from the desert lions of Namibia to the vastness of Makgadikgadi pans in Botswana to some of the most beautiful and best-kept secrets in the RSA.

2013

32nd RFS Bike Econorun

The RFS Bike Econorun is an annual motorcycle competition to measure/compete on the fuel economy of unmodified motorcycles under standard public road conditions and traffic rules. Anyone with a valid motorcycle license can enter.

Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2013

BCS13 PosterFor the 2013 competition Bridgestone has changed the competition in favour of a club competition. 10 selected clubs each hold their own event with the club’s top 3 drivers going through to compete in a final. You will see even more of the thrills and spills that the Bridgestone 4×4 Challenges are known for.

Hooked Up Series 2

HUS02 PosterOnce again featuring the Tow Car of the Year Award, this time focusing on small to medium diesel 4×4 SUVs. With more judges, and a more controlled environment, this year’s competition was full of surprises!The Winner of the 2013 Towcar of the Year is the Subaru Outback 2.0D Lineartronic

That 4×4 Show Series 1

That 4x4 Show PosterMore information, articles & video available at www.that4x4.co.za and www.facebook.com/that4x4show.co.za
A TV Show with a difference!! Our aim is to inform you in an entertaining way about what is new and relative to the huge 4×4 adventure lifestyle.

Bridgestone 4×4 Fundi Challenge 2012

Buckle up. This is one heck of a bumpy ride. The Bridgestone 4×4 Fundi Challenge, now in its 7th season, is packed to the brim with thrills and spills.The rules are simple. Once their vehicles have been thoroughly scrutineered, the contestants have to follow the given route, and complete all the obstacles whilst avoiding the poles with the golf balls. Oh, and at the same time trying not to destroy their vehicles, or the track. Points are deducted for stopping, rolling back, knocking the poles, and obviously, falling off the mountainside. The prizes are well worth it, and include a magnificent off road trailer.This is a Motorsport South Africa (MSA) sanctioned event, and the safety of all participants is carefully monitored by the MSA marshals, who also keep a very strict eye on the scoring of vehicles through the obstacles.

 

2012

Hooked Up Series 1

HUS01 PosterFeaturing the Tow Car of the Year Award, this series features 12 double-cab bakkies, and highlights some really beautiful caravanning destinations from all over South Africa. Hooked Up also features practical and helpful tips on towing safely, and has some fun introducing a variety of nifty camping gadgets.The panel of judges is made up of highly experienced vehicle testers, and three members of the public, who also happen to have vast towing experience. Each of them had to drive every single vehicle, with all the bakkies attached to the same make and model of caravan, loaded to its gross weight rating with sand bags, and being driven along the exact same stretch of road.The 12 vehicles all got the exact same treatment, so as to be able to compare apples with apples. Whilst the Tow Car of the Year is certainly no beauty competition, the scoring covered every angle in the book, from interior to exterior, from drive-ability to value for money, and of course, towing ability.

All of the bakkies tested are 4×2 double-cab turbo-diesel derivatives with manual transmission.

The Winner of the 2012 Towcar of the Year is the Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 BiTDI.