Quite an ambitious claim hey? Do you have what it takes to make our Top 20 list?
When I first set out curating this list after coming across the concept on a blog post showcasing the “Top 50 Oil & Gas People on Twitter” by a brilliant Social Media expert, James Hahn, I underestimated the complexity of such a task. I mean what’s one man’s meat can be another man (or woman’s) poison. (And I’m not even referring to the Durban Poison!)
So a few days later, after some serious deep diving into the local Twitter motoring landscape and with a little help from Followerwonk and Klout, I have finally arrived at this Top 20 S.A. Motoring Gurus List. These people SHOULD be followed if you are looking for FRESH, up-to-date info on all that’s happening in the local Motoring world. I can assure you that these 20 people below will entertain, educate and humour you if you share the love of cars like we do.
My apologies if I inadvertently missed anyone out – please drop me a note below if that’s the case. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this list, and since it’s an interactive list, kindly vote for the candidate of your choice!
Top 20 SA Motoring Gurus on Twitter
We're attempting to compile a list of the top Motoring people in SA. Suggestions welcomed.
The latest from Edward Makwana (@EdwardMakwana). Manager: Group Automotive Communications (#PR) at #BMW South Africa (@BMW_SA). Husband to lovely Skin Therapist & father to 2 adorable girls. Tweets own views!. Johannesburg, South Africa
The latest from Hannes Oosthuizen (@HannesO_GWM). Brand and Product Development Manager for GWM South Africa. Ex-editor of CAR Magazine, South Africa. Author of CRANKED UP: Confessions of a Petrolhead. Cape Town, South Africa
The latest from Matt Black (@MattBlackZA). Write about cars. Likes spending time online. Has a hot girlfriend. Views are my own and not those of a real person. Johannesburg, SA
The latest from Denis Droppa (@DenisDroppa). Motoring Editor of Independent Newspapers South Africa (The Star, Pretoria News, Daily News, Mercury and Cape Times) and I rather like cars and bikes. Johannesburg, South Africa
The latest from Zero 2 Turbo (@Zero2Turbo). Car Blogger | Car Mad | Petrolhead | Supercar Obsessed | Motoring Fanatic & Enthusiast - Founder of #exoticspotSA and #carandgirl. South Africa
The latest from Leo Kok (@LeoKokSA). On the communications team of Toyota South Africa Motors. Johannesburg, SA
The latest from Rob Byrne (@TrafficSA). Nationwide #Traffic updates for #SouthAfrica, tweeted as it happens ~ a fully interactive service ~ ~ want route advice ? send a tweet to @TrafficSA. South Africa
The latest from Pierre Steyn (@PierreSteyn). Husband and dad, journalist and editor of the motoring magazine Top Gear South Africa, and still a lover of life, travel and loud things that go fast. Cape Town, South Africa
The latest from Miss Sareen (@SpeedFreak_SA). Motoring Journalist obsessed with shoes and Dubs. Love supercars & guys with big arms. Future Top Gear presenter! "@autoDRIFTonline". The Autobahn
The latest from SpeedQueen (@SpeedQueen). Petrolhead by day...and night. Motoring journo. Tweeting in my personal capacity. #petrosexual. South Africa
The latest from Thomas Falkiner (@TomFalkiner111). Sunday Times/Times Live Motoring Scribe. Historic Racing Driver. Lover of American Muscle Cars, Porsches and JDM sports cars. Apparently my views aren't my own. South Africa
The latest from Sher Maistry (@Sher1_ZN). Magazine Editor, Photographer, Motoring Journalist, Importer of JDM parts, #F1 mega fan. #McLarenMercedes #Arsenal #FCB #Hakkinen #TopGearUS #VTEC #JDM #Bulldog. South Africa & Houston, Texas
The latest from Carla (@Carla_Nunes83). Sub editor, motoring photographer, LFC fan, F1 addict and proud Ferrari supporter, wannabe racer and born under the sign of Scorpio. Proceed with caution! ;). Fourways, South Africa
The latest from Daryl Peel (@Daryl_Peel). Motoring Journalist, Publisher, Radio presenter (motoring show), Know It All ;), Media Entrepreneur, Cowboy and coffee addict!. Johannesburg, South Africa
The latest from Ray Leathern (@Ray_AutoCirca). Motoring Journo & winner of some prize to do with writing. I blame the maroon Z28 Chevy Camaro I used to powerslide around my dinner plate as a child. South Africa
The latest from Clare Vale (@clarevale). Racing driver and drifter, chairperson of Women in Road Safety, marketer of used trucks and trailers. Johannesburg, South Africa