Bakkie

Like a Bat out of hell

Meat Loaf’s 1977 hit song could just as well have been written about the new Ford Ranger Raptor. ANTON WILLEMSE SNR insists that this is probably the craziest and most fun vehicle he has ever driven, and that it might be a while before we see anything similar on the roads.

“Well, I can see myself tearing up the road, faster than any other boy has ever gone.”
– Meat Loaf, Bat out of Hell

No need to break the bank

There is a bit of a predicament with the new Ford Ranger Double Cab XLT Bi-Turbo 4×4 Auto. ANTON WILLEMSE SNR believes it is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Because what is it actually?

That’s the spirit

Renowned for its challenging terrain and thrilling atmosphere, the Spirit of Africa challenge is the brainchild of local motorsport legend, Sarel van der Merwe. Described as one of the toughest 4×4 challenge in Africa for amateurs, this year saw the 19th edition of the event, run in partnership with Nissan for the first time. ANTON WILLEMSE SNR participated in the media challenge.
Photos by BRADLEY JONES

Grrreat expectations

A past employer once told her that there is nothing scarier than a woman driving a double cab bakkie. Hold onto your hat buddy, because Liana Reiners attended the recent launch of the Toyota Hilux GR-S and if she had her way, things would be getting a whole lot scarier right about now.

Now for something different

The most popular class of vehicle on sale in South Africa is without a doubt a bakkie. And when most people think bakkie, they think of the “holy” trinity: Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger. These are normally people’s first choices when buying a double-cab bakkie. However, there is a perception that these top players tend to be slightly over-priced. So, for those on a tighter budget, there are some great alternatives, such as the Mitsubishi Triton. Anton Willemse Jnr put it through its paces.

A new beginning for Amarok

he Amarok has been on the market for a while. It is known for its refined nature. And now Volkswagen has a new one on the horizon.

Test all limits in the Nissan Navara