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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01
JUL

Taking a drive with SA's classic car enthusiasts

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by guests Reuben van Niekerk (Leisure Wheels) and Stuart Grant (The Float Chamber) to talk about classic cars and the joys of driving them in Lockdown level 3. They also bring you your usual dose of industry news and chat about what they've been driving.
23
JUN

New Toyota Corolla sedan is good looking but thirsty

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. They touch on all the latest industry news and also talk about what cars they've been driving.

Denis and Brenwin have both enjoyed the new Toyota Corolla sedan while Thomas has been having a ball in the Suzuki Swift Sport. The team also discusses the in and outs of car auctions as well as Ford's new sim racing competition that starts on June 29.
17
JUN

Our top car picks for 2020 so far

This week on Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in studio by Brenwin Naidu and resident petrosexual - Phuti Mpyane​. This week the gents have a mid-year report and talk about cars that have impressed impressed them in 2020 thus far. They also chew the fat on the latest motoring news.
08
JUN

Are French and Italian cars really unreliable?

​In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner in joined in studio by Denis Droppa and Phuti Mpyane. They discuss what what's been happening in the motoring world, what they've driving and whether or not any of them could actually buy and own a French or Italian motor vehicle.
01
JUN

Exploring SA's car communities

​In this episode of Cargumentive, Thomas Falkiner is reunited in the real-world studio with Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. The guys chat about what they've been driving as well as what's been happening on the news front of things. Producer Paige also makes an appearance behind the mic to ask the gents about the different types of car people you get in the world.
25
MAY

'Buying down' in light of Covid-19

In this episode of Cargumentive Thomas Falkiner is once again joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. This week they talk about 'buying down' in light of the Covid-19 crisis and what vehicles you should consider from three main segments of the market - hatchbacks, sedans and SUVS. There's also a good dose of news plus a side helping of banter.
18
MAY

Iconic cars that don't live up to the hype

​The band is back together! In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu to talk about what's been happening in the motoring world over the last two weeks. They also chat about meeting their heros – cars that they long held in high regard and finally got a chance to drive.
11
MAY

Crossing Africa in a Hillman Imp - Terence Tracey shares his adventure 

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner chats to Terence Tracey about his epic 2013 trek from Johannesburg to London in his 1963 Hillman Imp - an adventure that many of us can only dream of. Tracey reveals why he did it, what he encountered along the way and what it felt like to finally reach his destination. Not one to be missed!
04
MAY

The golden age of SA motorsport ft. racing legend Deon Joubert

In this episode of Cargumentative, Thomas Falkiner has a one-on-one with SA racing legend, Deon Joubert. From his rise up the ranks to racing overseas at Monza and battling it out in the country’s once-proud super touring car series, Joubert spills the beans on local motorsport’s so-called ‘golden era’.​
27
APR

Talking classic Porsche restoration with Wernher Hartzenberg

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner has a one-on-one with Wernher Hartzenberg from Aircooled Wonders about the ins and outs of classic Porsche restoration, why the 928 makes a surprisingly good racing car and what it's like to drive a 356 Carrera 2 from Johannesburg to Matjiesfontein​. 
20
APR

Keeping your car in shape during lockdown

In this episode of Cargumentative the guys give some top tips on how to keep your car in shape during the Covid-19 lockdown. They also take a look at what's been happening in the automotive industry over the last couple of weeks.
14
APR

Rob Green Motorsport on modifying your ride

In this episode of Cargumentative the guys are joined in their virtual ‘studio’ by Adrian Burford: the PR officer for renowned SA tuning house, Rob Green Motorsport. They talk about the ins and outs of modifying your car and the various options available to suit your budget. The team also chats to Adrian about his other automotive venture called Stigworx: a one-stop driver coaching shop that uses the latest and greatest in performance measuring hardware & software to make you quicker around the racetrack. ​

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