Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The E30 community in South Africa is quite a large family, following spin events and BMW runs, most BMW’s seen on these outings, are those of the E30 chassis. It’s angular figure, and sharp architecture give it a very boxy feel, hence the local term “Box-Shape BM”. Given the close knit circle of friends I have made in all walks of car culture, I do get the odd person greeting me, and calling me by name, even if I don’t particularly know them. Fayaz and I had met at a car meet about 3 years ago, where he showcased a really immaculate E30 pillar-less cabriolet, which was perched atop a gorgeous set of BBS RS’s in gold, with a healthy helping of dish and shine. At this point I was urged to find the owner of this car, and not particularly to ask him about the car, which in it’s own is a rare site on our Southern tip, but about his wheels. As many of my mates would know, I am quite the wheel hoarder. Anything interesting, with decent heritage makes me warm and happy, and there I stood, in front of an original set of all time favourites, BBS RS’s, finished in that signature gold, with decent lips, and shiny too. Eventually, Fayaz and I became friends, and the rest was history.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
We take you through a business well known, Mag-Nificent Mag Wheel Repairs!
Father Billy Van Vollenstee started back in 1990 from a small garage corner workshop repairing and refurbishing rims with only 1 employee under him.
Son Clinton Van Volenstee (Sly) says "Being in school back then was fun not having Dad at home, working late hours all week which lightened the blow when caught bunking"
Billy then sold Clean-A-Car Mag Wheel Repairs to Wessel which is now known as Dynamic Wheel Repairs situated in Kempton Park.
Later Billy felt the need to Re-open but this time Bigger and Better and also closer to home, of course to take care of his somewhat problem-some Son "Sly".
This is where it all started in 2001 , when Billy then Opened what is now known as Mag-Nificent Mag Wheel Repairs with new staff and Bigger plans, finally had the shop opened after a week of hard work getting all the equipment and staff together.
Monday, May 27, 2013
What better way to start off the week than by shooting this clean 1998 CLi Jetta Mk3.
Owner Jp Moreira says : "My Jetta is different from all the other Jetta`s which you see driving the streets of Johannesburg, from far it may look like just another Jetta but if you look at it closely, it looks far from just another Jetta, as it consits of allot of different mods done to it "
Lets start with the front and rear bumper which has been flushed clean for that neat, euro look, you might be thinking wheres the indicators, they have been moved into the headlamp so that drivers still know which direction Jp is going. The headlamps have been smoked and Jp fitted a very rare front grille to finish off the clean look up front.
For wheels and suspension Jp chose to go for 17'' Schmidt reps and had them sprayed a custom Brownish pearlescent paint which goes purple in the sunlight. To have that low yet driveable look Jp had the springs custom dropped to 85mm at the front and 60mm at the rear.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Spinning in Africa has become a huge form of motorsport to all ages/races and mostly all car enthusiasts over the passed few years.
Spinning has grown tremandously as a sport in South Africa and has definitely taken the industry to a different level all together, especially with our very own local talented spinners who does some crazy stunts while spinning, such as jump off the drivers seat, stand outside and look at his car spin, this is definitely something you will not see anywhere other than South African soil thats for sure .
With Mc`s Vic and Wannie keeping the crowd going it was definitely a great day filled with great people, friends, family`s and mostly enthusiasts.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
What better way to spend your sunday afternoon snappin' a classic in the Mother City. Davids bug "Betty" who was really down to earth with her all round natural lowered self and hint of camber that's rolling on stock Red Steelies with necessary rust and odd interior accessories like my rustic steering wheel ,hand shaped wood gear knob to add character to the rat look/theme, allowed me the great pleasure to do vintage statics, pannings, and quite remarkable rolling snaps.
Just a vintage... low enough to scrape the paint from the road!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
On some occasions one comes across something that ticks all the correct boxes, something that gives you that sense of appreciation. Over the many years that have gone by i have been very much of a VW fanatic but Ive now grown more into the whole European makes AKA Euro...but on the list of most adored VW is the not so famous VW mk1 caddy van. Unfortunately this is one Van that isnt as common as its sister hatchback version, I say unfortunately because i would prefer to see a lot more of these Vans than i do and since these cars are not as common as the iconic hatchback, seldom will you spot a well looked after one or one that has been built properly. Boys and Girls I happen to have spotted what i believe is the cleanest caddy van roaming the streets of Cape Town.
Monday, April 1, 2013
///Magnificent Bavaria. The team From Take It Easy extent their help to HoodRideSA to cover the BMW festival
Firstly HoodRideSA would like to send out their Thanks and appreciation to Ghosain Jacobs for taking out some of his content to share with us. The HoodRideSA team was unavailable to attend the BMW Festival that was held at Killarney and after having a few words with the boys from Take It Easy Photography they kindly agreed to send us a few shots of the action that was happening on the day, and i must say that we are far from disappointed by the content that was sent and it is with great pleasure that I publish these photos.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Before we go any further, Rowan has previously posted the main coverage of this event, however, i would like to take this a little bit deeper. It's one thing to go to the event as a spectator, but i personally think that when a person is given the privilege to go behind the scenes you should really use it and actually show the fans what goes in to making them go wild. So HoodRideSA attained media access to wheels of fury hosted by D1S (Drift Squad), the hype was immense, and since i love my drift photo's, there was no way i was going to miss out on a full day of tire slaying sideways action. I was extremely excited because 2 of the drifters from out of Cape Town who I've been communicating with online, I got to meet in person. Lets get this thing rolling with some more in depth behind the scenes coverage
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It’s not often that you come across a group of friends that are so closely knit, you’d actually mistaken them as family. Always welcoming people, and making strangers feel like they’re part of the proverbial team, so to speak. When I was first introduced to Super Dubz, which was back in 2011, at the first ever Vdub Campfest, which was held at Abraham’s Rust out in Vereeniging, I knew exactly the type of people I’d be getting involved with, and these are not the guys that your parent had told you to stay away from, the complete opposite actually. As we spoke, and introduced ourselves to each other, we got to know a whole lot on each persons tastes and preferences. Since 2011, the Super Dubz crew have been pulling out the best show style Volkwagens this side of the country, and I am sure I have a few hands to prove me right. Having started the air movement, these guys have taken no stops when building top notch show cars within the South African scene.