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Homegrown Skills Hidden in the Sticks

Published on Jul 21st, 2006, No Comments

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There is no doubt that South Africa has some fantastic manufacturing skills within it’s borders. Many may know that GM recently awarded a PE-based plant the right to move ahead with the production of certain HUMMERS and we’re all very proud that NOBLE’s are produced in the same area. As far as I know almost all BMW’s in Australia are made in South Africa and thats just the tip of the needle.

If one takes a look a little closer, perhaps in the sticks, you’ll find alot more cars being built in SA – most of which are shipped off before we get the chance to view them – like this awesome GT40…

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This gorgeous piece of work is made right here in SA and was shipped off roughly three months ago to Germany where it raced on the N-Ring. Apparantly it, along with two others like it, did very very well.

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So the question I pose is: Why are South Africans importing similar cars from abroad when the locally manufactured version are just as good if not better (thats why ze Germans are buying em from us!)?

Comments

GTR-ZA

This is South Africa….They always do something the other way around…

its the same with that weapons deal a while back….We build better tanks, guns and are highly advanced in weapons technology… yet they bought R40 million (or was it billion) worth of weapons from da USA, who is one of SA’s biggest customers when it comes to buying weapons….few people know this…

Something is seriously wrong in this country…

July 21, 2006 2:45 pm Reply

Random Richard

Hmm, that car is not really my style but I’m stoked that SA is building something of that calibre.

What I don’t get is the fact that we have this major emerging car market but still Nissan and Toyota don’t import the cars in their catalogues that really matter. Of course, I’m referring to the Skyline and the Supra. Never mind cars like the Acura NSX and others.

Very frustrating…

July 21, 2006 7:56 pm Reply

Kheiron

Wow, a lot of interesting facts there.
I’ll be sure to spread that around. (In my eternal effort to appear smarter :p)

Nice first post Dale.

July 21, 2006 9:43 pm Reply
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