Archive for January, 2017

  • Unusual Auto Races around the World

    In this count down we take a look at the 5 most unusual auto races around the world. You are definitely going to want to put on your seatbelt for this one! Auto racing is a serious sport. Big prizes and big reputations are at stake, not to mention the lives of the racers when a car spins out in a turn. High-speed driving and 24-hour endurance spectacles are no laughing matter, right? Well, sometimes they are. Not all auto races are grim and humorless. Some races are just…well, strange. From outlaw rallies that zoom from continent to continent to zany television competitions featuring ambulances and school buses, we’re going to look at some of the weirdest, most unusual auto races anyone has ever popped a clutch at. Did you know that there’s a race that actually encourages drivers to stop at brewpubs? Or one that features a 3,700-mile (5,955-kilometer) leg that goes from Stockholm to Boston? But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Red Bull Soapbox Race Remember the Soap Box Derby? Maybe when you were a kid you wanted to be in it. While some of the early vehicles at what’s now known as the All-American Soap Box Derby may have been made out of actual soapboxes all that truly mattered was that they were gravity propelled and used standardized wheels. Otherwise, participants could build any kind of engineless car they wanted and race it downhill for prizes. OK, so the soapbox derby isn’t really unusual enough for this list. But the Red Bull Soapbox Race, which emphasizes not just velocity but outside-the-box (and off-the-wall) creativity, really is. “Cars” from past races have been in the shape of a piano, a giant cob of corn and — you’re forgiven if you’re having trouble imagining this one — the Golden Gate Bridge. Technically, of course, this isn’t an auto race because the vehicles aren’t self-propelled. But when the race is this entertaining, does anyone care? Carpocalypse Ambulance Chain Race The Spike-TV program Carpocalypse, which was reportedly inspired by the Atari video game, “Test Drive: Eve of Destruction,” was a smorgasbord of bizarro auto racing concepts, from a school bus figure-8 race to a blindfolded trailer race. We’ll throw a dart at the entire Carpocalypse episode guide and talk about…the ambulance chain race. What’s a chain race? It’s a race between vehicles towing other vehicles behind them on chains. Why would anybody want to race…

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  • Pimp your dirt bike

    Pimp your dirt bike with original Zeta accessories and parts, available from Randburg Midas on request. The saying ‘there is more to Midas’ really does apply at our store. We do not only stock spare parts and accessories for your car, we are now also able to assist you with all of your motorcycle needs. Including original parts and accessories by the world renowned manufacturer Zeta. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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  • The jungle of lubricant standards

    This educational video will guide you through the jungle of lubricant standards and will get you to know everything you need to know! Lubricants have a number of different standards to make it easier to compare competing car or motorcycle oils. This will also help ensure the motorcycle or car oil you are buying is safe and reliable. Each of them have they own acronym: API, ILSAC, ACEA, JASO, OEM. But if you are still left unsure, just give us at Randburg Midas a call and we will advise you on what is the best oil for your car or motorbike. Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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