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Words by Andrew Middleton. Pictures by various These days cars have become so refined, so clean, so sterile that they often fail to stir the soul. We forget that beneath their svelte exteriors, beats a hot, steel heart which roars with percussive fury. Manufacturers have become too good at distancing us from this controlled chaos, cocooning us in air-conditioned solitude; as the world whooshes by, we remain unaware of the mechanical symphony playing out inches away. But this was not the case in decades past. Then, vehicles came alive when you turned the key, revealing complex characters and faults, seductive

A couple of months ago, I visited Alu-Cab’s Cape Town branch. While snooping around their workshop floor, I noticed a new Unimog, stripped down and ready for fitment. I’ve seen a number of cool campers come out of the Alu-Cab factory, but, let’s face it: a Unimog ain’t no ordinary 4×4. This truck’s reputation is legendary, so a Unimog camper is always going to come in for some high-level scrutiny. Sole Mates I’m not saying Alu-Cab wasn’t good before, but seeing that truck standing in their workshop felt like a big step forward for this company. Alu-Cab is well known

Words by Grant Spolander Pictures by Grant Spolander & Craig Fox GRANT’S RIDE ’00 XJ Cherokee 4.0 AT I’m currently having mixed feelings about my Jeep. One day I want to torch it, the next I’m buying accessories for it and treating it to a full valet. The troubles began a couple of months ago. I was so gatvol with my Cherokee’s drivetrain noises that I decided to do something about it. My solution was simple: install a kickass sound system to drown out the Jeep’s creaks, croaks and rattles.  So I splashed out and bought two sets of 5”

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