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.
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014
33rd RFS Bike Econorun
That 4×4 Show Series 2
32nd RFS Bike Econorun
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2013
Hooked Up Series 2
Once 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
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.
Hooked Up Series 1
Featuring 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.