LION LIFESTYLE 1/2 MILE SUPERCAR SHOOT OUT
Event date: 30 August 2015 | Words: Nicholas Abrahams | Photos:
Very few things cross racial,
economic, political and religious divides like motorsport. Sunday
was no different as a group of enthusiasts gathered to enjoy some
extreme high octane fun. Even some pretty questionable weather
could not stop the 70 plus guys taking to the West coast road
for in some cases, “under an hour”.
Last Lion Lifestyle hosted a private half mile supercar shoot
out at the airfield in Saldanha Bay on Sunday the 30th of August.
I had an idea of what was going to happen but was shocked at the
scale of the event and its exclusivity. It was very well organised
and something to look forward to if invited.
Truth be told when first hearing about these guys I had my doubts.
The image of massive egos popped into my mind with massive bank
balances and one car more expensive than the next, people comparing
holidays overseas and how terrible the VIP lounges were at the
But to my massive surprise that was furthest from what I experienced.
Everybody was super friendly and a real feeling of community was
present. The community was also very friendly to outsiders and
in fact went out of their way to make everybody welcome.
My favourite thing of all was that no matter what the emblem on
the steering wheel was that they were driving they all shared
one common denominator, “PETROL HEADS”. The rain was
falling rather hard at times and it did not stop most of the guys
from racing. I overheard somebody saying that he had driver aids
for weather just like that and nothing was going to stop him from
Biketique also brought along a small arsenal with two brave pilots.
They came with their BMW S1000RR and Ducati Panigale to entertain
the crowd and the weather played very little part in stopping
their fun on the day. I myself enjoyed the heads up racing between
bike and car but think the wet surface definitely played a part
in the results.
Celebrity guest driver of the day was none other than international
Lamborghini (Italian GT/Super Trofeo) race driver David Perel.
Lamborghini Cape Town was kind enough to lend him a brand new
Huracan to pilot on the day and take multiple fans for shotgun
rides up the strip. The Huracan was extremely impressive hitting
speeds of well over 270km/h over the 800m distance.
bad at all for a standard machine. No wonder they are called supercars.
Remember that the Huracan is the baby Lambo after all. Check out
David’s video of his experience above or follow his racing
career at www.davidperel.net
I have not really mentioned much of the cars because the pictures
in this article speak a million words but if this event is anything
to go by then trust me you will have to get into the next event
on the 24th of September.
The group will be hosting a track day that will be closed to the
public and to top it off it will be run in reverse to the normal
direction we all know Killarney. Level playing field with a grid
of supercars and almost no inhabitations makes for an awesome
day of racing.
For more coverage of this event be sure to check out the Last
Lion Lifestyle social media pages on facebook
as well as their website, www.lastlionlifestyle.com