What do you think of, when somebody utters the words “nine-eleven”? The Twin Towers, of course. The start of a massive offensive against terrorism. The beginning of the end for Osama bin Laden. Now, the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie after publication of his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses, had nothing on Al Qaeda’s jihad, nor America’s […]
You see yourself as Ahab; standing at the helm with your gaze thrown far past the bow to the gentle rise and fall of the horizon. There is determination in that gaze and a burning fire in the soul as sails flutter before you…
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.