It’s birthday party number two for PLAYBOY South Africa and so we asked our award-winning motoring journalist Egmond Sippel to reflect back on two of his greatest rides. Here he invites you on two succulent journeys of driving mountain passes and peaks.
Jaguar might not sell many cars. But with a first strike into the popular four-cylinder segment of the premium market , the new XF 2.2 D is set to change the fortunes of the prestigious British Thus sang the Hollies, on their 1970 hit single boasting a 23-year-old Elton John on piano. The band’s previous […]
There is a place for everyone on the water – whether your bank balance and beer-boep work in the same or in opposite directions. Of course, time in the sun and on the water is best shared with plenty of skin. Go play, boys…
The unique Porsche form has commanded the attention of the thoroughbreds among us for over six decades, and finally Porsche’s ultimate luxury SUV delivers on a promise that was never truly fulfilled by its predecessor. As your trusted adviser, I am duty bound to confirm that it is indeed your masculine good looks that have aided […]
It’s not that kind of fun. It’s not like jumping into bed with your favourite Playmate. No. It’s more like dating the Queen of Sheba. She might or might not have had sexual dalliances with King Solomon, but the attraction was mainly based on his wisdom and wealth. Or so she said. A matter of […]
Summertime! Ah! Time to take off the anoraks and live! George Gershwin certainly captured the essence of our hottest season when he composed this masterful lullaby for his 1935 opera, Porgy and Bess. The lyrics of Summertime are all about the languid pace of life as the sun guns for high noon. Let it be said, […]
Even if you don’t like Ducati, you have to respect the massive amount of pedigree and racing history encapsulated in their 87 years of operation. They moved from humble beginnings (they started as, and still are, an electronics manufacturer, although the businesses now have different owners) to utterly dominate the World Championships in the 70s, […]
Zorro . Zorin . Zoltan . Zatopek . Zagato. There’s a certain mysterious ring to entering a name with the exit letter of the alphabet; vide: the mask and the mark of Zorro. Max Zorin, for his part, was a James Bond baddie, but not a very good one at that. Zoltan and Zatopek are […]
The car is undergoing a slight metamorphosis but as our most highly evolved form of individual transport, it will survive. Quo Vadis? Where to? To which end? These are some of the most commonly asked questions, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. They pertain to just about the whole spectrum of life, from minutiae to the broader strokes […]
Our intrepid adventurer, Tim Houghton, is persuaded to pit Harley against Vespa. Here are his conclusions.
C’mon baby, light my fire! Rumour has it, that it was Nero who first uttered this command. Marie-Antoinette wanted something sweet, Nero something hot. So successfully were his prayers answered that Rome burned down as a result. And from the ashes arose, not a phoenix, but a prancing horse, which happened to turn a Machiavellian […]
In the clutter and kitsch of American culture, few ideas survive the test of time. Consumer products that outlast their 15 minutes of fame are few and far between. The Fender Telecaster. The Louisville Slugger. PLAYBOY. Now you can add another to the list: the Harley-Davidson Sportster.