Droomers Weekly! (edition 139)
EDITION 139 (2012/05/21)
EDITION 139 (2012/05/21)
News and Views
RIDERS IN OVERDRIVE PREPARING FOR NISSAN WINTER CLASSIC
South Africa’s equestrian and show jumping fraternities are gearing up for the eagerly-anticipated Nissan Winter Classic 2012, which will take place in KwaZulu-Natal at the Durban Shongweni Club between June 14 and 17. The Nissan-sponsored event forms part of the countrywide Nissan Riders Series competition, in which the rider who accumulates the most points over the series stands the chance to win a Nissan Juke. Riders will also accumulate valuable ratings points in the 2012 FEI World Cup Jumping – RSA League.
Hosted at one of the province’s most beautiful equestrian venues, with superior arenas and facilities and an impressive prize purse, the Nissan Winter Classic has attracted top riders from across the country. They will be put through their paces on a course which is once again designed to international standards by renowned German designer Andreas Hollman.
Nissan Trailseeker – Tyger Valley
Just a friendly reminder that the first race for the 2012 Trailseeker series takes place at Tyger Valley College on June 2. Due to the popularity of the Trailseeker Series, all races are capped at 2 500 entries. To avoid disappointment, enter as soon as possible, as all entries close on May 28 if the limit has not been reached prior to that date.
To register and for more information about the Trailseeker races, please visit www.advendurance.co.za
Nissan National Half Marathon, Wellington
This popular race will again be co sponsored by Nissan SA and Droomers Nissan will showcase vehicles and man a watering point. Our friendly sales staff will be available to answer all your Nissan questions. Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 25/26 August 2012
Venue: Diemersfontein wine & country estate, Wellington, WP S 33 39 33.7 | E 19 00 15.8
Terrain: Fynbos | Rocky | Vineyard's
Elevation: 341m | Ascent: 2900m (ultra) 1850m (75km)
Features: Single tracks | Dams | Old Cape-Epic Routes
Registration: Fri 24/08 14:00-21:00 & Sat 25/08 06h30 - 16h00 & Sun 26/08 06h30 - 08h30
This event takes place on farm roads and jeep tracks heading away from Diemersfontein, through the vineyards and farms of Wellington, crossing the Bainskloof Pass road and heading towards Groenberg Mountain. The well-balanced, fast route is jam-packed with beautiful views, fynbos, historic farmsteads, stream crossings and vineyard settings, passing many of the local award-winning cellars. Expect fast flowing single track, technically within reach of everyone.
The Wellington Tourism & Wine Route of the Western Cape in South Africa is today a major tourist attraction. Nestling at the foot of the Groenberg, the historic town of Wellington lies in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Kromme River with the majestic Hawequa Mountains standing guard on its eastern border. Wellington, in the heart of the Boland and rich in cultural, religious and educational history, is an unsurpassed area to enjoy the winelands and scenery of the Western Cape in South Africa
The beauty of the area is best viewed either by foot, horse, bicycle or by car to take in the scenery of nature, fynbos, wine, olives and the historical buildings to name but a few. The pass up to Bain's Kloof winds through pine tree plantations, to the summit where on a clear day you can see a vast area, consisting of the Swartland to the left, home of the extensive wheat fields, the Cape Flats and Cape Town to the right, and the sun glimmering on the sea.
Diemersfontein is known for its beauty, informal elegance, and grace - an idyllic country destination only 45 minutes' drive from Cape Town and is situated near the Cape's famous Wine Routes. We warmly invite you to share with us the tranquil spirit of Diemersfontein - whether you are conferencing here, marrying here, staying for a few days of leisure (or even permanently) - or taking some of it home in a bottle!
We will also have a 5km kiddies ride in the venue so bring along your kids to the event, they will have a ball!
For more information, please visit www.advendurance.co.za
The Tough City Facebook page has officially reached 10 000 fans strong and is the first of our sites to reflect the new VI. Nissan Navara Australia currently has a touch over 6000 fans, our next challenge is to see if we can attract double the amount of fans our Australian brethren currently have.
The majority of Infiniti parts have arrived at the PDC and are in the process of being received into stock.
Nissan has announced that its Avila Plant in Spain will produce a brand new medium-duty truck by the end of 2013. Nissan will invest over 100 M€ to develop the model and prepare Avila plant and its local suppliers for start of production next year. The vehicle will complement the Cabstar light truck line up and contribute to an overall increase in Avila’s annual production volume, safeguarding jobs. It will also support Nissan’s constant expansion in the European Commercial Vehicle segment where Nissan is aiming to double both its sales volume and market share in the mid-term.
It has been 20 years since the first Nissan Altima rolled off the line in Smyrna, Tennessee. Today, more than 4.4 million Altimas later, Nissan celebrates another milestone: production of the top-selling vehicle’s fifth generation. The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, which has been produced at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant since the first generation rolled off the line in 1992, is the first of five all-new Nissan vehicles coming in the next 15 months. It will be followed in the coming months by production of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF and the batteries that power it, the next-generation Nissan Pathfinder, and, in 2013, the next-generation Nissan Rogue.