How useful is the massive decrease in fuel prices to us if we can’t go anywhere? Donald Trump has rolled back the emission regulations and laws which Barack Obama had put in place, this could get interesting. As we attempt to imagine a future beyond Covid-19, do we need to consider accelerating the advent of solar roads, driverless cars and delivery drones? And a man in Australia had a hilarious excuse when the cops stopped him for speeding. Powered by AutoTrader.

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03.04.20 Pt 2 – If you have furry friends, just be aware that vets are part of essential services and pet stores are open. In a time of international lockdown, how on earth do travel companies survive? Keeping clean makes you feel better… do it, stay clean and wash your hands you detty pig! Adversity will reveal the weather of your consciousness and if you are dependent on alcohol or other stimulants or depressants, 21 days of going cold turkey could be rough.

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, we look into how Covid-19 has impacted the South African and global automotive industry. We unpack how the FIA is ensuring race fans get their racing fix during the worldwide lockdown. With everyone indoors, we also look into how car manufacturers are getting innovative with their car releases, and how to ensure your car is still fit post the 21-day lockdown. In Industry Talk, Bobby Petkov from Mitmak Motors gives advice on how dealers can keep business going during the national lockdown. Finally, what happens if you drop a car onto a giant trampoline? Powered by AutoTrader.

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27.03.20 Pt 2 – The people one has to feel for are those in a sordid affair in general life, how do you carry on getting saucy nookie on the side in these #Lockdown2020 times? Michael Flax is basically trying to start a swanky kibbutz in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg… and he’s discovered a new type of tree in the process. Those in essential services are on the front line and deserve our respect for their selfless natures. Gert-Johan Coetzee explains the power of a celeb wearing a garment which he has designed. The South African government is not messing around when it comes to the lockdown, an essential services civilian was searched 5 times on their commute to work – luckily they had all the essential documents. Stay safe, stay home!

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The automotive industry is not Covid-19 proof, and will have to evolve just like every other industry post the pandemic. What are the digital and online options for selling, purchasing, and delivering cars in the future? Geely have taken the first step to innovate on how they will deliver a brand new set of car keys. VW and Audi have shown a human side… their logos have provisionally been changed, a nice touch. A Mitsubishi Diamante was taken back to the future and underwent a very cool transformation. Is there a timeline for all of our vehicles to be electric all around the world? And can the Tesla Model X filter viruses? Powered by AutoTrader.

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AutoTrader are doing their bit by self-quarantining as a company, and taking their business digital. Website activity is stable – which shows that customers are loyal to a well-run business, even in times of distress. Suzuki launched their S-Presso digitally, how did the industry and consumers respond? BMW are shutting one of their plants. How will businesses in the motor industry survive the Covid crunch? Uber and Lyft have suspended their ride sharing feature in most markets, but not South Africa. And a Russian man decided to take an unusual spin on a Mustang! Powered by AutoTrader.

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20.03.20 Pt 2 – Should we laugh at people who claim to have symptoms of Covid-19? There’s a doctor who says sex will save your life in these diseased times. One of the leading sages of our time, Cardi B, says “Coronavirus, this shit is real!” High Rob is taking coronavirus seriously, but he’s not ’Italian serious’. Should parents be allowed to have a favourite child? Pandemics have an interesting effect on society’s psychology at large, Dr D joins us to unpack her thoughts on it, and what new behaviours people may need to adopt.

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast we discuss how the coronavirus has impacted global new car sales projections. We unpack what has happened in the 2020 F1 Winter testing, and determine if the new Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door is worthy of the GT name. Finally, Les McMaster from Right to Repair joins us to give us the scoop on what to expect in the drafted guidelines. Powered by AutoTrader.

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How does digital advertising actually work in the motor industry? AutoTrader is now making the K53 learner’s book available on their website – for free. Jeremy Clarkson has had a career change, he’s an agricultural guy now. Fuel taxes are rising, the Budget Speech gave us little hope about this. What could R5 get you back in the day? Geely are releasing an intelligent air filter. Don’t go to Dallas if you fear bed bugs… having said that, at least your rideshare vehicle will be sparkling clean. There’s an exterminator who’s doing God’s work. And Batman might live in Russia. Powered by AutoTrader.

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