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Introducing the A. Kahn Land Rover Defender winter edition

Published by on Feb 1st, 2013, No Comments

The winter weather confronts the Northern hemisphere, particularly in the UK, with rather tough driving conditions. However, help is at hand – even in the most treacherous of conditions!

An absolute colossus in rugged terrain and uncompromisingly chameleon-esque in nature, the Kahn wide body Defender will bring out the steel-edged, fearless drive-anywhere person in you; it feels almost unstoppable with excellent ground clearance, grip levels and good axle articulation.

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MapStudio’s Book of the Road Review & Competition

Published by on Jan 30th, 2013, No Comments

MapStudio’s Book of the Road, brought to you by the leading distributor and publisher of maps in Africa for over 50 years, is the only road atlas that you will need to navigate around South Africa.

The map book is colour coded allowing for easy browsing and consists of 75 pages of detailed road maps and 208 detailed street plans. Maps are detailed at a ratio of 1:750 000 making it MapStudio’s first super-detailed map.

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Rolls Royce’s new hood ornaments

Published by on Jan 8th, 2013, No Comments

Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce has recently introduced three new hood ornaments.

The iconic flying lady that is positioned proudly on the hood of every Rolls-Royce will now be available in an illuminated polycarbonate version that first made an appearance on the 101EX concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006.

The illuminated flying ladies are available for the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost from the 2013 model year.

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A. Kahn’s RS250 Evoque Vesuvius Edition

Published by on Dec 7th, 2012, No Comments

Having been modified by A. Kahn Designs, this Range Rover Evoque is transformed into something unique – the RS250 Evoque Vesuvius Edition.

The black body contrasting against the “Vesuvius” matte orange roof and bonnet stripe complete with the Kahn lettering on the bonnet’s leading edge, ensures that this vehicle attracts attention with its bespoke and luxury status.

Enhancements include a front bumper replacement with integrated vents complete with 3D mesh inserts, front bumper grille inner in matte black, side vent surrounds in matte black, LED day time running lights for the front bumper vents, painted bonnet stripe, rear bumper replacement with integrated vents, brake calipers finished in Vesuvius orange, front bumper mesh in matte black, front headlight detail in copper, side vent inserts in copper, front bumper replacement fog lamps, wheel arch trims and side sills in body colour, front bumper centre section graphic in matte black, front grille outer section in body colour, painted floating roof and side sill trim in body colour.

Centered round a radical design and interconnected in order to coalesce design and engineering expression is the  cross hair exhaust system.

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Padkos 101 – tips on what to pack for your next road trip

Published by on Nov 28th, 2012, No Comments

It is December 2012 and ‘tis the season to be traveling. Some of you will be jet-setting to places abroad while others might be simplifying a local journey with a quick flight, but this article is for the adventure-seekers among us who’ll be travelling the traditional way – A Road Trip.

Taking the right Padkos can make or break your trip. Since you might be stuck in the car for more than 10 hours with the same CD on repeat, fighting off bodies and boogie boards, dealing with traffic and those mundane 45-minute stop & go’s, food may be your only solace. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts for the right padkos.

Biltong – It is a love that has been fostered from a young age with South Africans. However, take care of how much you eat as the salt will induce a great thirst and thus quenching, which could lead to some impromptu stops in the bush (not ideal for the ladies). DO indeed!

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Rogue Rally to plant 1000 trees to off set carbon footprint

Published by on Nov 26th, 2012, No Comments

Rogue Rally, the 2500kms super car road trip has announced that they will plant 1000 trees to offset the carbon footprint caused by the rally to be held next year in June.

“We will be planting 1000 trees in partnership with Green Works to off set the carbon footprint of the rally. We feel that it is our duty to take measures to reduce the impact that the Rogue Rally will have on the environment,” says BAM and Rogue Rally CEO Mark Castel.

According to Castel, 500 indigenous shade and 500 fruit trees will be planted in areas deemed as previously disadvantaged. “We hope that the trees not only help in reducing our carbon footprint but also help the communities in which they will be planted in. It is our belief that the trees will provide food, anchor the soil, beautify the surrounding areas and provide a source of shade and shelter for these local communities,” says Castel.

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The Defender Concept 17 by A. Kahn

Published by on Nov 20th, 2012, No Comments

Afzal Kahn insists the road is his catwalk and true to his mantra, the iconic British designer has combined what can only be described as the “the Champagne of fabrics”, Harris Tweed with a descendent of the all-terrain vehicle developed in 1947 on the 250-acre Anglesey farm of joint Rover MD Maurice Wilks: the iconic Defender.

This is a fashion statement in every single sense of the word and the nearly-seventy-year-old original Defender, treated to a makeover by the principal British Designer under the guise of the Kahn expedition Vehicles Umbrella and aptly titled: The Defender Concept 17 Wide Body – Harris Tweed Prototype, is proof Afzal Kahn is a keen supporter of investing in British Industry.

On paper, it should not work. However, Defender owners need not exercise caution, for Harris Tweed is a ‘noble’ fabric that is favoured by Afzal Kahn and is applied to many of his products.

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Win a Mustang with AXE South Africa!

Published by on Nov 15th, 2012, No Comments

AXE South Africa is giving away a 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to one incredibly lucky AXE Man at the end of the year.

The Ford Mustang is an American automobile, originally based on the Ford Falcon compact named after the Southern Methodist University Mascot. The first production Mustang, a white convertible with red interior rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964. Introduced to the public at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, and via all three American television networks on April 19, it was the most successful product launch in automotive history.

But there’s more! Before AXE hands over this beautiful muscle car to the winner, the highly excitable folks at AXE HQ decided to bring to life a once in a lifetime male fantasy. 3 beautiful models, 1 Mustang, and the most epic photo shoot EVER.

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