I remember the first time I ever popped Fast and the Furious Tokyo drift in the DVD player, and I was literally glued to the screen till the very end. I’m not your typical girly girl who sees a pink car and squeals (unless it’s a pink mini cooper – then I will scream for you any day), I like American muscle cars… Shelby GT500, Dodge Viper and you’re now singing my tune, life is a highway after all.
A couple of years ago I got to fulfil a dream that I’ve had for years – going to the Top Gear Festival at Kyalami. The roaring of the engines, the bass coming from the speakers – it’s my world, I couldn’t imagine anything better. No no no wait I can…. the squeals in the distance of rubber hitting tar, I knew I had to check it out!! There they were two Chevrolet Lumina’s spinning effortlessly like ballet dancers performing a scene from Giselle.
For R100 per person Speed and Sound would let you experience this graceful ballerina (to my dismay we weren’t allowed to drive, only professionals), it literally was the most amazing experience. The feeling of your stomach in your heart and your feet all tingly – it doesn’t get any better. The man driving clearly wasn’t fazed, his phone rang, he answered it, drifting one handed – I would like to learn this skill I think….
Shame but in the end… the road won and the tyres gave out… and were quickly thrown away like last month’s girlfriend for a new set and it was ready set go all over again!
Kyalami is hosting a track day on the 22nd September, as well as Zwartkops Raceway hosts events every weekend – why not get the blood pumping and take a ride on the wild side!
Petroleum in this case may not be priceless but it sure is #amazeballs