Cargumentative

Join Sunday Times motoring journalist Thomas Falkiner on Cargumentative: a sometimes-pugnacious podcast about all things cars and motoring.

Expect spirited banter about everything from general car culture and classics right through to new releases and industry news. Sit down, plug in and gear up.

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Keywords: Motorsport, cars, motoring, car spotter , podcast, auto, car lover, automotive news, vehicle, car news, car manufacturers

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06
NOV

Volvo's latest safety innovations including autonomous driving and driver monitoring cameras

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio Charmagne Mavudzi, Head of Customer Experience at Volvo Car South Africa. They talk about some of Volvo's latest safety innovations including autonomous driving and driver monitoring cameras​. Brenwin Naidu and Denis Droppa also stop by to chat about exciting new vehicles launched this week including the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R.
30
OCT

Is it better to buy a second hand diesel or petrol car?

​In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by motoring media personality and secondhand car buying guru, Sagie Moodley. Denis also talks to Thomas about his ride on the sexy new BMW R18 cruiser.
22
OCT

What it takes to build and race solar cars in the Sasol Solar Challenge

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Robert Walker who is the director of the Sasol Solar Challenge. Robert delves into the history of this sun-powered event and gives insight into what it takes to build and race these specially designed solar cars on such a competitive level. Brenwin Naidu and Denis Droppa also stop by to chip in on the latest motoring news.
15
OCT

The benefits of swapping four wheels for a motorcycle

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner talks motorcycles with the National Director at the Association of Motorcycle Importers & Distributors, Arnold Olivier. They chat about the best-selling bike brands in SA, the benefits of swapping four wheels for two and what bikes are best for first-time riders. Ignition TV's Shaun Korsten also makes an appearance to talk news.
02
OCT

We need to teach our kids about the importance of road safety from a young age

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Denis Droppa and Shaun Korsen are joined in the virtual studio by Automobile Association (AA) spokesperson, Layton Beard. The guys discuss road safety in South Africa and how the government needs to a adopt a more proactive approach to help reduce road deaths. They also touch on news and what they've been driving.
25
SEP

A celebration of South African classic cars and heritage.

​In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by Cars.co.za Consumer Experience Manager, Hannes Oosthuizen. Hannes chats to the guys about the automotive media industry at large as well as SentiMETAL - an online subsidiary of the Cars.co.za brand that celebrates classic car culture and South African specials. 
16
SEP

Spinning champion Vernon "Veejaro" Hendricks says spinning cars is not a dangerous sport.

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu are joined in the virtual studio by SA spinning champion Vernon "Veejaro" Hendricks. Veejaro talks about the culture of this uniquely homegrown motorsport, how he got into it and what it's like to compete in events like the Red Bull Shay 'iMoto. The gents also talk about news and what they've been driving.

Note to listeners: The 2020 Red Bull Shay 'iMoto is happening on 19 September at the Wheelz N Smoke Arena in Johannesburg. You can watch it live at https://www.redbull.com/za-en/​.
09
SEP

How the Motoring Industry Ombudsman of South Africa resolves disputes

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by the Executive Director of the Motoring Industry Ombudsman of South Africa (MIOSA), Johan van Vreden.​ For listeners who don't know the MIOSA is an impartial body that focuses on the resolution of disputes where a deadlock has been reached between the automotive and related industries and their customers. The guys also talk about the latest motoring news and what they've been driving.
02
SEP

Paige Lindenberg talks bout the journey to Shelby South Africa and her motorsport career.

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu are joined in the virtual studio by the head of national marketing, merchandise and promotions at Shelby South Africa, Paige Lindenberg​. The guys chat to Paige about what Shelby SA offers muscle car fans and also find out more about her motorsport career that's seen her compete both locally and overseas.
27
AUG

Volvo ensures safety for both sexes

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa get a chance to chat to Charmagne Mavudzi, head of customer experience at Volvo Car South Africa, about Volvo's Equal Vehicles for All (E.V.A) initiative that is dedicated to making cars equally safe for male and female drivers.​
20
AUG

Delving into the dark art of carbon fibre wheels

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Brenwin Naidu and Shaun Korsten are joined in the virtual studio by special guest Adrian Burford from Roadworx Communications. Burford chats to the guys about Blackstone Tek: a proudly South African company that specialises in the manufacture of high-end carbon fibre wheels for cars and motorbikes. He also glides into the sticky subject of oil and answers all your questions about grades, viscosity and the difference between synthetic and mineral motor oils.

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