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] The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), which came into effect in April 2008, has far-reaching implications for vehicle buyers, particularly those interested in acquiring a used vehicle, yet there still is a lot of ignorance around with buyers being taken for a ride because they don't know their own rights. 22 May 2013 09:26
[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%. 6 May 2013 06:28
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The Porsche Boxster has won the coveted title of South African Car of the Year by scoring 40 points more than it nearest contender, the Range Rover Evoque. 7 Mar 2013 12:52
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Local new vehicle sales lost some momentum in February with a gain of only 1.6% over February last year but exports rocketed 22.4% higher than the previous year. While local sales were only up 832 vehicles to 53,220, exports increased by 5,057 to 27,611. 4 Mar 2013 10:27
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] A good few years ago Chinese carmaker Geely rattled the entry-level car market in this country by offering an entry level city car for only R9,999. Now they have done it again by adding a zero to that figure and by putting its small, rather well-specced sedan on dealer floors for just R99,990. 14 Feb 2013 05:38
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] New vehicle sales jumped 6,805 in January to record a 14.1% gain over the same month in 2012. Sales of 55,007 units represent increases across all segments of the vehicle market. 5 Feb 2013 06:41
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] New vehicle sales increased to 623,914 units last year which is a growth of 9.2% over 2012 and 2% more than expected by automobile industry body NAAMSA. The 2012 total does not include 7,794 units sold by Great Wall Motors. 10 Jan 2013 05:44
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Toyota's Africa-conquering Land Cruiser 70 has undergone a number of cosmetic changes and mechanical improvements and for the first time it is now also available as a double cab. 8 Jan 2013 11:50
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Audi sold 15,552 vehicles in South Africa this year and by the end of November it was leading the German premium brands in year to date growth after eight consecutive record months. 20 Dec 2012 07:10
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Thanks to a technological magic wand that turns blue into green I recently drove a sexy four-door coupe at a less then leisurely pace from Gansbaai to Hout Bay using an average of just 5.8 litres/100km of costly juice for the journey. 4 Dec 2012 08:52
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] In spite of the impact of the transport sector's strikes and disruptions on local manufacturing plants local sales of new vehicles for October increased by 10.1% compared to the corresponding months in 2011. Sales were up by 5,519 units to 57,845 compared to the 52,326 units in October last year. 2 Nov 2012 12:04
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The new Geely EC7, a subcompact passenger vehicle due for launch in South Africa early next year, has taken the top spot in the Chinese subcompact market segment. 29 Oct 2012 16:08
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The South African new vehicle market was down 2% on August but slightly stronger than September last year according to the National Automobile Association of South African (Naamsa). 2 Oct 2012 12:20
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] One of the most eagerly awaited cars and probably the most exciting Toyota to arrive in South Africa for a long time, the new Toyota 86, will go on sale locally early in July - and the good news is that the entry level model will cost a fraction less than R300 000. 21 Jun 2012 05:18
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] New vehicle sales in South Africa in May 2012 accelerated to more than 20% higher than the same month last year and about 11% higher than the average for the first five months of the year according to figures released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). 4 Jun 2012 14:10
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Some of the best off-road jockeys in the country have saddled up Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 TDi steeds and battle has commenced for top honours in the Spirit of Africa 4x4 competition - one of the toughest competitions of its kind on the continent. 9 May 2012 08:32
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The negative impact that public holidays have on the motor trade is illustrated by the 10.5% year on year growth in new vehicle sales in April. Total sales numbered 42 617 which is about 6.9% up on the growth for the first four months of the year. 3 May 2012 11:34
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] With over 56 000 units sold since its launch in March 2010, Volkswagen's Polo Vivo continues to be the dominant brand in the passenger car market - a success story that is further enhanced by the fact that it is the only locally produced entry-level volume car on the market. 26 Apr 2012 05:27