So You Think You Can Spin is a South African reality competition television series in which contestants compete to win the title of the country's best spinner.
Spinning in South Africa is a celebrated motorsport where hustlers and dreamers of modest means become heroes. It's not just a sport - it's a culture. The sport was established some 35 years ago and is now recognized by Mototsport South Africa the country's regulatory body.
Spinners hit no more than 50km/h, with an average spinning set lasting about three minutes, ending when both back tyres burst.
Auditions were held in Cape Town, Nelspruit, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria. The Top 80 compete on the series.
1st - R250,000
2nd - R150,000
3rd - R100,000
Top 16: R25,000 each
Season 1: Sam Sam (real name Samkeliso Thubane)
Hosted by Victor Pardal and Mpho Popps, the judges for So You Think You Can Spin are motoring enthusiast Vuyi Mpofu; and spinners Magesh Ndaba and Preshu Singh.
So You Think You Can Spin was executive produced by Selwyn Bouverle for The Monarchy Group and directed by Ernest "Easy" Nkosi. The executive producer for e.tv was Molefi Lebone.