into the world Autophilia or ‘extreme love of cars’
came about pretty much the same as how many others would
have experienced it, by nestling the latest issue of a
popular overseas car magazine, or even better, obtaining
a copy of a DVD showing the latest from abroad. These
media formats were choc-full of sweetly tuned and styled
cars that easily tore up their local streets, in countries
like the US, UK or Japan.
So imagine my dismay, and that of thousands of others,
when i discovered that the good old R.S of A has stricter
import policies than a German nanny named Olga looking
after the king’s virginal daughter. This crushed
many hearts, as well as many incorrectly imported vehicles.
The cars available from across our borders or over the
seas was much to be desired, as they came in shapes and
formats us local lads could only drool over while watching
those DVD’s or reading those magazines.
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