FIVE TIME WINNER TAKES CLASSIC DJ RALLY HONOURS FOR 2022

FIVE TIME WINNER TAKES CLASSIC DJ RALLY HONOURS FOR 2022

Gavin Walton scored his fifth overall win on the DJ Rally for pre-1937 motorcycles on March 11-12. This year’s win follows victories in 2009, 2017, 2018, and 2019. This was the 51st regularity trial for motorcycles that would have been eligible for the road race between Durban and Johannesburg, which was staged between 1913 and 1936.

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FIVE MINUTES THINKING TO SAVE THOUSANDS

FIVE MINUTES THINKING TO SAVE THOUSANDS

There is no mistake – planning ahead can be tough, and at times seems to be abstract. Here’s an example of abject failure.
Multiple governments from all political persuasions have pursued elimination of fossil fuel sourced power. In the UK, each energy customer – private and business –

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FARÉCLA G3 PRO – IT’S IN THE DETAIL

FARÉCLA G3 PRO – IT’S IN THE DETAIL

They reckon that detailing is the next growth point in refinishing. As such, the Farécla G3 Pro range of detailing products for vehicles has been developed with professionals in mind. The G3 Pro system comes in three phases: cleaning, restoring and finishing. This system specialises in removing scratches and is a welcome quality guaranteed product in your body shop.

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EDITORIAL – ARE OEM APPROVALS WORTH THE BOTHER?

EDITORIAL – ARE OEM APPROVALS WORTH THE BOTHER?

Looking at the introduced Right to Repair policy and the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa, the thought of whether or not being OEM approved is a necessity came in to focus. Recent times has shown us that the way we used to do business is not necessarily the best way.

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DID YOU HEAR?

DID YOU HEAR?

No sooner had Russia made a move on the Ukraine when the F1 body of the FIA cancelled the Russian Socchi Grand Prix in September. The organiser of the Grand Prix says he is going ahead with the arrangement anyway, whilst the Russian GP driver, Mazepin is still in the running for Formula 1 points except for the ‘British GP’

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CRA’S CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE AT AUTOMECHANIKA JHB

CRA’S CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE AT AUTOMECHANIKA JHB

Once again, CRA will be setting a space to meet with their members at Automechanika Johannesburg, at their networking breakfast. The date is 8 June and the theme: “Let’s Talk Business”. What will be discussed under this theme? New ideas that you are able to add to your body shop to give your business alternate revenue streams..

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AXALTA’S NEW REFINISH CENTRE IN THE NETHERLANDS

AXALTA’S NEW REFINISH CENTRE IN THE NETHERLANDS

Axalta has officially opened its new, state-of-the-art, sustainable facility in the Netherlands to further strengthen its Dutch refinish business. The ultra-modern, strategically located facility in the Tiel municipality enables Axalta to provide more customers with its industry-leading refinish paint and non-paint products and services. The Axalta global refinish brands in the Netherlands – Cromax, Spies Hecker, Standox and Syrox.

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WHAT THE RUSSIAN INVASION MEANS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

WHAT THE RUSSIAN INVASION MEANS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

The impacts stretch beyond inflation and corporate retreats to critical shortages upstream for semi-conductor and EV supply. Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine is first and foremost a human tragedy and has fast developed into a humanitarian crisis.
But it is also apparent that in an increasingly globalised and interconnected supply chain,

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TRIBUNAL DISMISSES PANEL EATERS BID

TRIBUNAL DISMISSES PANEL EATERS BID

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed an application by Life Wise, trading as Eldan Auto Body, to excise its admission of cartel conduct, as contained in a consent agreement that was confirmed as an order of the tribunal in August 2020.

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