Speed and Sound Issue 75 is now out

Published by on Dec 3rd, 2007, 3 Comments

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Speed and Sound Issue 75 is now out.

Featuring the best local content from around South Africa, we bring you coverage from the Speed and Sound / Yokohama Sport Compact series finals.

Our cover car is a VW beetle that features a groundbreaking sound install from the guys at Moniers.

We bring you a pant wetting classic in the form of a GTV6 3.0 twin turbo and chat to the guy that made it fast, Dawie De Villiers about building a quick Alfa Romeo. We dive into the truth behind sponsorships and take a look at what goes into the manufacturing of alloy wheels.

In a long awaited feature, we finally get hold of The Judge, Sav’s monster BMW Turbo. Anyone who has seen the car in action knows that it’s a serious machine. As is Alec’s 3S-GTE powered Toyota Conquest, dubbed Hot Wheels.

Representing the Cape is Robbie with his violent 2-door Mk4 Golf GTi in full race trim, built and driven as only Robbie knows how.

The sound guys are catered for with coverage from the Carino Sound Off and a report from the IASCA World Finals held in Atlanta where South African, Wayne Allen was invited to judge some of the cars.

VDUB Issue 9 features a smoking hot Mk2 GTi with motor work by JMS. This turbo chariot has the cleanest, neatest original paint that we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Still staying with the Mk2, we bring you a limited edition Spitze GTi 16v with a bit of a background as to what makes it so special and rare.

Ryan shows us how he supercharged his Jetta Mk2 – in an afternoon – in a step by step article.

We cover the VW Jamboree and bring you an über clean Mk1 Cabriolet as well as the usual regulars that you’ve learnt to love.

2008 Widebody VW Touareg by JE Design

Published by on Nov 12th, 2007, 2 Comments


JE Design, the VW tuning specialist from Germany, developed a distinctive widebody exterior design. The front spoiler for the front bumper features a number of cooling vents that are primarily to protect power upgraded engines from dying of heatstroke. Combined to this is a set of side sills with visual air vents, rear skirt attachment for vehicles with PDC plus a tailgate attachment for the lower tailgate area. The complete body kit also includes special wheel arch extensions providing the ultimate Wide Body look. And a nice set of 22″x10 ET55 by 10-Star-Wheels are filling in the gap with electronical lowering suspension module. Sexy..


Speed and Sound Nov

Published by on Nov 2nd, 2007, 1 Comment


Once again, South Africa’s leading performance magazine brings you the hottest content our neck of the continent has to offer. Jam packed with hot rides, informative technicals and all the best event coverage. This is a keeper.

If the cover car doesn’t grab your attention, you should seriously seek some medical attention – it’s obvious that you are in fact dead. Check out the colossal 10 page feature on this awesome Nissan 350Z from premium show car builder, Duppie Du Plessis. No part of this supercharged, nitrous fed monster has been left untouched. Carbon fiber body panels and intense airbrushing are only the beginning of this car.

The Manta Ray is a Corolla with a difference. With Lambo doors and a custom body kit, this cool Toyota is a true enthusiast’s ride.

We show you where the Hannes Minnaar legacy is headed as we bring you the full story on his son, Michael’s, monster Toyota. Running a 3SGTE motor, this cab has already run low 11’s and it’s only seen a few events.

Elton Scullard from the Cape shows us his mighty N/A VW Golf and it’s plain to see why he’s one of our sponsored representatives in the Western Province.

The Sound section brings you a monster Hummer with an insane install and a Prado that has more screens than Hi-Fi Corp.

In the technicals we show you how to install a flame thrower and dismiss the rumours regarding octane additives.

We bring you event coverage from Sport Compact round 5, the first North vs South event this year and all the action from the Ultimate Street Car Challenge. Check out Chris and I battle it out on the track in the Celebrity Blacklist where we were pitted against some other local lifestyle magazines.


We found it! The much acclaimed and spoken about Jamex Polo had made its way between our pages. Slightly re-worked, and heavily restored, it looks better than ever.

Blue Motion is subtle but sweet. This Polo Classic has received all the necessary touches without losing sight of the goal posts. It also packs an award winning sound install that has to be seen.

An über neat Mk2 2.0 turbo also graces our pages and is on worth noting. This car makes serious power!

We take you through the fitment of a performance exhaust to the Golf 5 GTi and launch our first installment of Project: Euro. Keep an eye on our pages in the next few issues as we show you how to transform your Mk1 into a Euro special with simple over-the counter mods.

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Speed and Sound

Published by on Oct 4th, 2007, No Comments


Issue 73 of the ever popular Speed and Sound once again features the best local content from South Africa.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Drag car featured on the cover but trust me, this one is worth it. It’s a Chev Firenza, dubbed Freshly Squeezed for obvious reasons. In its lucent orange paint it has to be one of the best looking door slammers this side of the equator.

We feature two highly modified Opel TS’, one is a Speed and Sound sponsored racer while the other hails from the sleepy town of Orkney. We also go in depth to show you what makes the C20LET (Opel TS Motor) so strong and potent.


Issue 71 Speed and Sound

Published by on Aug 6th, 2007, 4 Comments


Issue 71 of the Speed and Sound is hot on the shelves. This jam packed issue features some of the most inspirational vehicles we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Our cover car hails from the Big Boss Auto stable. This ultra rare two door Golf IV will keep you glued to the pages in amazement and awe. One-off wheels and mesmerizing paint job make this VW something special.

Just as rare is the Topsport tuned VW Corrado, yup, you heard right, a VW Corrado running a turbo VR6 lump with looks to match. It’s been a long time coming but finally it’s here, between our pages in all it’s glory.

In a change from what we’ve grown accustomed to, a box-shape Nissan Sentra Coupe graces us with its presence. Fully customized, inside and out, with a meaty turbo power plant to boot.

Hailing from the shores of Japan but now terrorizing the streets of South Africa, Des Gutziet’s Top Secret R34 Skyline is an absolute monster. I drove with him round Wesbank to give you a first hand account of the raw power this beast possesses.

The tech section gives you the run down of your wheels, just about everything you need to know about alloys.

With a health dose of speed and sound, the ICE section plays host to a supercharged M3 with a killer JL sound install. Neeresh also shows you how to build a wall, getting you in shape for some big numbers.


This months installment of VDUB brings you the carnage that was rounds seven and eight of the GTi Challenge as well as pics from the Krugerdorp hillclimb.

The cover car is a force to be reckoned with: A pitch black MK IV GTi that’s as loud as it is strong, with subtlety being the key.

We test the CiTi-R and the new S3 Audi (hey, it’s VAG – we’re allowed to!) to give you the truth about these well-hyped cars.

The Cape has always been big on styling and Noor’s Mk 3 Jetta is cleaner than Kojak’s head.

2007 Volkswagen GTI W12 Concept

Published by on May 20th, 2007, 25 Comments


Stronger, Faster

It seems that the GTI W12 650 comes directly from the race track. A GTI that runs like the Pace Car of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Its name means: W12 cylinder, 650 horsepower. A showcar, not more, not less. Nevertheless it shows what enormous potential the GTI has to offer.

3.7 seconds, 201 mph, 554 lb-ft

Its 6.0-liter Biturbo engine is longitudinal and placed directly behind the driver and the front seat passenger. The GTI W12 650 differentiate itself in this way from the classical central engine car. A 6-speed automatic transmission transfers 554 lb-ft to the rear axle. It catapults the GTI W12 650 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds. With a top speed of 201 mph the GTI W12 650 leaves behind nearly all of the world’s supercars. (more…)


Published by on Mar 15th, 2007, No Comments

Finally. The wait is over.

South Africa’s, nay, AFRICA’s First VW-Only aftermarket and performance vehicle magazine is now available. Limited print run means this first issue is sure to have cult like value and status!

A smoking red Mk1 old-skool vdub graces the cover and exclusive features inside include: G60 Vw Mk2 Golf, Flip-Flopped Mk1 16v monster and a slick Revo Tuned, Vw Mk5 running on 19″ alloys! Somewhat thinner then the usual Speed & Sound Magazine content, but they’v made up for it with a stunning centre-fold photo poster of a Mk2 dub.

Official Magazine Launch date is 1st April, the CNA’s and newstands should get their copies from the 22nd March. Now now, being a VW blooded nutter, we can only have so much patience. Autostyle Motorsport has managed to grab a 100 odd magazines for ourselves.

A huge congratulations to the boys & girls at Speed & Sound Magazine, and expect tons of support from us at Autostyle Motorsport.

IMMEDIATELY available at our Johanesburg store, and available from Next Thursday at our Umhlanga Ridge store.

VDub Magazine update – carblog has the scoop

Published by on Mar 9th, 2007, 18 Comments


After a flood of emails and unapproved comments, I felt the need to give ya’ll the lowdown on whats going on with Vdub Magazine.

Yes it still is coming out, its all completed and by the time you read this the boys & girls at Speed & Sound Magazine would have finished their proof reads and final checks. All ready to print. Delays were bound to happen, being the first issue they want everything to be just right.

I’v been told that we shall receive our copies middle to end of next week or the following week and will have about 100 or 200 copies for sale. As in the past, we grab the freshest copies off the printing press and I’ll be sure to send out an exclusive mailer to announce this.

In the meantime, check out – designed and developed by Vito Fiorello, a die hard VW enthusiast. Many a late nite I have spent skype chatting about the technical bits of their website. In a nutshell you choose a Vw, and get an array of options to kit it out. Using authentic bits from Kamei, Oetinger, ATS, BBS and a whole lot more.

Above is a screenshot of my dream Mk1 Gti. Slammed to the ground with 15″ 8.5j BBS Alloys, Original Broad Front Spoiler, ultra scarce plastic wheel arches and original Gti Red grille trimmings.

Yes, I’m just as anxious to sink into this magazine as any other VW nutter in South Africa!