- Dealer News
- 26 February 2021
“It’s not what you ride, but that you ride!”
Farouk Dangor, owner of the well-known Speedy Car Sales in Klerksdorp, will soon be celebrating his 40th anniversary in the exclusive pre-owned car business in South Africa. Dealerfloor approached him about the business that led to numerous awards and accolades and the fascinating motorsport museum at the dealership.
The old adage that those who race on the weekend, sell on the weekday, but for Elvéne Vonk of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) East Rand, it holds special significance.
Erad de Lange is a man of few words. As Dealer Principal and owner of Caledon Toyota since 2007, he is a busy man, though. The dealership is buzzing – all day, every day.
Staff who answered the numbers listed for Izy Motors in Durban told Dealerfloor they hope police will soon arrest the person who has been abusing the name of used car dealer, Izy Motors, to steal money from unsuspecting buyers.
A new or used vehicle is probably for most people the biggest capital outlay after purchasing a house. For this reason, vehicle owners must ensure their four wheel-assets are kept in pristine condition. Adhering to regular service intervals is one sure way of protecting an asset that is already losing money in other respects.
Family businesses seem to flourish in a distant, but very important, part of the country, namely Upington in the Northern Cape. The town, famous not only for its extreme temperatures but fine wine and grapes, is located close to the southern border of Namibia and the south eastern border of Botswana. The nearest big town, Kimberley, is about 400 km away.
You need high octane fuel in your veins when doing business in rural and even smaller urban areas these days. Marius du Toit is a car dealer not afraid of the challenges associated with the decline of rural towns. He also has a keen interest in the motor trade doing business on-line. Marius is the managing Director of the 4Wheels Motor Group with branches in Vryburg, Lichtenburg and Mahikeng (previously known as Mafikeng) in North West.
Paul Louw, 40-year-old Dealer Principal of Volkswagen Table View, is a man on a mission – in his professional life as Dealer Principal, but also his private life as husband and father.
In the mining hub of Rustenburg in North West, a woman is on a mission to make two Chinese nameplates a household name. Dealerfloor spoke to Kerry Lee Palm, Dealer Principal GWM Rustenburg, which sells GWM and Haval, about the challenges for these brands in an economically sensitive part of our country.
The oldest BMW dealership in South Africa under private ownership – that is one of many attributes proudly claimed by BMW Paarlberg in the Western Cape.
The name Park Motors has been around for almost 37 years. It is not only a familiar name within the motor industry but also well-known to customers across the country. Dealerfloor chatted with Mark Parodi, a Group Director and the Dealer Principal at Park Motors BMW in Welkom.
Ask any CEO or owner of a business what the greatest asset of the business is, and you will probably hear the cliché of our employees are our greatest asset, and while it is well intended, it rarely gets explained or unpacked.