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.

An Arena Holdings Production.

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

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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/​.
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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.
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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.
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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.​
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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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AUG

The reality of car-jacking in SA, according to tracker SA

In this special episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by Ron Knott-Craig, Executive: Operational Services at Tracker South Africa. Knott-Craig​talks about the latest trends in South African vehicle crime and answers some pertinent questions the guys have about hijacking and car theft. 
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AUG

Car sales have still not recovered in SA

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. The guys take a look as car sales in July and how the effects of Covid-19 and recent price hikes have flattened overall demand. They also chat about the new Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar as well as a raft of fast BMW models including the new X4 M Competition. 
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JUL

How AutoTrader's vehicle taxonomy database offers a wealth of used-car knowledge

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu are joined in the virtual studio by the CEO of AutoTrader South Africa, George Mienie. Mienie talks to the guys about Autotrader's Vehicle Taxonomy Database: the only used car database in South Africa that has structured car taxonomy data captured down to variant and equipment level. They also discuss what's been happening in the motoring world over the last week.
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JUL

What car could you afford if you gave up your vices?

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. The guys talk about news, what they've been driving and what cars they could afford if they gave up expensive vices like smoking, drinking and, erm, cycling.
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JUL

Dealerships are under pressure - NADA

In this episode of Cargumentative the team is joined in the virtual studio by Mark Dommisse, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA). The guys chat to him about the state of the local automotive industry and how it's coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. They also ask a question that many of you listeners have been asking - why are cars so expensive in South Africa? You can also expect a hearty serving of news and a rundown of what each of the team members have been driving lately. 
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JUL

The world's best and worst places to drive

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner in joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. This week the guys talk about the best and worst places they have ever ever driven as well as what peeves them off out on our everyday roads. They also chat about the new Renault Megane R.S 300 Trophy and what's been happening in the world of Formula 1.
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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.

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