Whether you’re digging through old family photos or buying a clapped-out old bakkie from a farm, we have compiled a list of the old SWA numberplates:
Author: Francois Lottering
When a manufacturer of off road tires use slogans like “Built through experience “ or “Earned on the trail” then there must be trust, credibility and confidence when offering it to the end users. This is exactly what NamWheels experienced during the launch and product knowledge session hosted by BF Goodrich on their new MK3 tires in Windhoek earlier this month.
Ever wondered how many Namibian towns have their own number plates? Is Otavi OT or OV? Were you stuck behind a slow OM driver for hours and want to figure out why? Well, good news, NamWheels has all the details for you below in a handy table:
Die Stedelike Ontdekkingsreisiger
In Suidelike Afrika is daar twee groot probleme. Stede soos Windhoek, Johannesburg en Kaapstad raak digter bevolk. Nie meer is dit ‘n vinnige uitstappie om in die kar te spring en na die naaste winkelsentrum te ry nie. Tyd, verkeer en padwerke moet in ag geneem word. Die tweede probleem is natuurlik die styging in petrol pryse. Dit is nie meer ekonomies vatbaar om met ‘n groot voertuig in die stad rond te vertoef nie en baie vervaardigers is besig om juis hierdie kwessie aan te spreek.
1903: William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson build their first motorcycle.
1910: The “Bar & Shield” logo is used for the first time. It is trademarked one year later.
Metje + Ziegler, authorised retailers of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Namibia invited new and prospective “Harley” owners, business partners and friends of the brand to the grand opening of their impressive showroom in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial Area on the first of April 2017.
2,100km met net 120 liter se voggies – is dit moontlik?
2,100km met net 120 liter brand-stof… Dis die uitdaging wat Tata gestel het vir ’n oorland-rit ‘n paar weke gelede vanaf net duskant Beitbrug tot digby die suidelikste punt van Afrika, Kaap Agulhas. Dis soortgelyk aan die teerpad-afstand vanaf Ruacana na Swakop (700km), dan daarvandaan oor Windhoek en Keetmanshoop na Lüderitz (1,200km), en weer terug na Keetmans…
Pupkewitz Auto on the corner of Bell and Armstrong Streets in Windhoek opened its doors in May this year as part of the Pupkewitz Group’s aim to capture more of the pre-owned vehicle market in Namibia. As a leading new vehicle retailer, the group identified a stronger used car market as the ideal opportunity to enlarge its pre-owned dealership footprint beyond that of its franchised (brand-specific) outlets.
The ridiculous treat
It’s early afternoon sometime in the late eighties and a young teenage version of the author is sitting on a Windhoek sidewalk near his school waiting for a parental pick-up. Suddenly a big white Mercedes roars into sight, stops at a nearby junction and disappears again with howling tyres and booming V8 thunder.