Henrie Geyser: motoring editor's profile on Bizcommunity
Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years. He joined the online publishing industry through iafrica.com, where he worked for five years as news editor and editor. He now freelances for a variety of print and online publications, on the subjects of cars, food and travel, among others; and is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists.
Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser is a petrolhead from way back, having fallen in love with cars when he was still a pikkie sitting on his father's lap and steering the old family Chevrolet.
He raced sidecars at Killarney in the sixties and a Dart Flamingo in the eighties.
He has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town.
After running his own public relations consultancy for 13 years he sold the business to take up golf and build a Porsche Spyder replica while trying to make a living as a professional gambler.
After that character-building experience he was lured by the smell of big money into the dot.com business, working at iafrica.com for five years as news editor and editor.
He finally bid farewell to daily office routine nearly ten years ago and has been a freelance journalist since then, writing about his favourite subjects - cars, gambling, golf, food, wine and travel for a variety of print media and internet web sites.
Henrie is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists and has attended a number of advanced driving courses.
He is married to Penny who is in the travel business and they live in Hout Bay.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Local new vehicle sales showed a surprisingly high jump of 19,5% during April with 8,312 more units sold than during the same month last year. Exports also continued to register another strong performance reflecting an improvement of 29,7%.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] In the same way that lithe-limbed Brazilian model Karen Nurenberg has recently been turning heads and setting runways ablaze in Europe with her lacy black underwear, Hyundai is causing quite a stir with its hot and sexy new Veloster hatchback.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Picking an SUV from the wide choice of models on the local market is as difficult as selecting a South African shiraz that perfectly suits your palate or finding a butchery or supermarket which doesn't use strange meat in its boeries.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Renault has now also pushed its Clio on the dance-floor to join the growing number of car manufacturers who are already stomping to the popular beat of "Down-Sizing" by "The Turbo Chargers".
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The new Auris is aesthetically quite a brave move by the rather conservative Japanese carmaker and all the signs are there that future Toyotas will look more like its cheeky new 86 sports car than the Plain Jane passenger cars it has been churning out for years.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Nissan has given its Pathfinder range a much sharper competitive edge with the addition of two slimmed down, priced down SE models, which start at more than R100,000 less than the outgoing range entry level LE models.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] GMSA has injected some more power into its popular 5-model Cruze sedan range with the addition of 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre engines to supplement its three 1.6-litre variants, which have been criticised for their lazy performance.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Being able to choose from a wide selection generally favours consumers, but one has to feel both envy and sympathy for local bakkie users who have about 147 different models to choose from - a task that will be even more difficult now that Isuzu is flexing new-found muscle with the introduction of its spiffed up 6th generation KB pick-ups.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Suzuki's cute little go-anywhere Jimny has been given a few extra touches of war paint and the living quarters have also been made a bit more comfortable and practical to give its growing popularity a further boost.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Who said Italians are only good at making small silly cars and sporty machines with macho looks and muscular performance? To prove them wrong Fiat has just launched its rather-off-the wall Qubo which is tailor-made to fit young small families.