If you thought paper and ink were outdated, think again. There's something very satisfying about opening a diary, seeing at the flip of a page where you've been and what the future holds and making notes that can be as libellous as you like - there's no way they're going to wind up on FaceTube!
And if that diary comes complete with a collection of motoring, flying and petrolhead facts, figures and general all-round information, so much the better.
If you've ever had one you'll know we're talking about the Motorheads Diary - Heide-Marie van der Au's annual Christmas lifeline for family members who simply don't know what to give the petrolhead in their lives.
PAGE A DAY
The page-a-day diary section is more than enough for even the busiest person - and it doesn't matter if you gave them one last year and maybe even the year before that; over its eight years of publication the Motorheads Diary has become an interesting and useful library, to be valued as a reference work in time to come.
The information it contains is an ongoing database of anything that drives, rides or flies; it has settled many a late-night or Sunday afternoon dispute. Many companies find it an ideal place to advertise their products and services, which helps make this a useful buyer's guide as well.
A LINE TO ONLINE
The cover price of R160 is almost the same as it was when the diary was launched eight years ago - not much more than an imported monthly magazines - not bad for a publication which will be used daily for 12 months and as a reference for years to come.
Look on the Motorheads website for your nearest retailer, or buy one direct from Motorheads at gatherings such as the Piston Ring Club meetings at Modderfontein, race days in Gauteng, or flying days at Zwartkops Air Base. The diary is also available at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, from AutoBooks and Model Cars for Africa.
For more information contact Heide-Marie von der Au on 083 455 7685.