Top 20 South African Motoring People on Twitter

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!

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Top 20 SA Motoring Gurus on Twitter

We're attempting to compile a list of the top Motoring people in SA. Suggestions welcomed.

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sasha martinengo (F1sasha) on Twitter

The latest from sasha martinengo (@F1sasha). Gearz radio with http://www.ballz.co.za My tweets are my own sasha@isdial.net. Johannesburg

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 223
Edward Makwana (EdwardMakwana) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 208
Hannes Oosthuizen (HannesO_GWM) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 171
Matt Black (MattBlackZA) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 215
Denis Droppa (DenisDroppa) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 217
Zero 2 Turbo (Zero2Turbo) on Twitter

The latest from Zero 2 Turbo (@Zero2Turbo). Car Blogger | Car Mad | Petrolhead | Supercar Obsessed | Motoring Fanatic & Enthusiast - Founder of #exoticspotSA and #carandgirl. South Africa

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 214
John Beale (jtbeale) on Twitter

The latest from John Beale (@jtbeale). Head of Strategy @Cerebra | Write about cars for Fitness He Edition & http://Cars.co.za | Lover of #Doucheplates | http://jtbeale.tumblr.com. Johannesburg, South Africa

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 220
Leo Kok (LeoKokSA) on Twitter

The latest from Leo Kok (@LeoKokSA). On the communications team of Toyota South Africa Motors. Johannesburg, SA

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 175
Steven Slotow (slotow) on Twitter

The latest from Steven Slotow (@slotow). @FHMMotoring has become @Slotow! Same deal as before. VISIT http://www.asksteve.co.za 4 the best in motoring and tech living! I follow back, RT and DM!. South Africa

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 179
Rob Byrne (TrafficSA) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 219
Pierre Steyn (PierreSteyn) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 210
Miss Sareen (SpeedFreak_SA) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 209
SpeedQueen (SpeedQueen) on Twitter

The latest from SpeedQueen (@SpeedQueen). Petrolhead by day...and night. Motoring journo. Tweeting in my personal capacity. #petrosexual. South Africa

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 172
Thomas Falkiner (TomFalkiner111) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 167
Sher Maistry (Sher1_ZN) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 213
Carla (Carla_Nunes83) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 221
Daryl Peel (Daryl_Peel) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 184
Mrs iauto (Mrsiauto) on Twitter

The latest from Mrs iauto (@Mrsiauto). Columnist http://www.iauto.co.za. Wife and mother of 3 with an opinionated view on motoring, motherhood and whatever else tickles my fancy. Oh and I'm an FD . Johannesburg, South Africa

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 193
Ray Leathern (Ray_AutoCirca) on Twitter

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

Aug 05, 2013 - twitter.com - 224
Clare Vale (clarevale) on Twitter

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

 

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