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JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING wsl etter ISSUE TWO | April 2009 ONLINE | road2kustom.co.za ne ONLINE | road2kustom.co.za ISSUE ONE | February 2009 REPLACE IT WITH WHEN YOU CAN WHY REINVENT 22’S INSTEAD? THE WHEEL, What barcode stupid? CAR SPOT LIGHT: Killer Virus EURO STYLED V6 DUB SAMIR’S Vr6 GOLF 3 IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF VW’S Mk3 BEAST LIFESTYLE: THRILL SEEKER WHEN ZAKI HENDRICKS GOT BORED OF FOUR WHEELS, HE DITCHED A PAIR WELCOME R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING EDITOR’S LETTER ITS THE WORLD WIDE WONDER Like a magician conjures a dove from his hat, so have we turned nothing into something in the space of just two months. The first R2K newsletter enjoyed 3500+ downloads over its first weekend marketed solely via email and Facebook. That's a power number for a power title obsessed with power and the mongers who crave it. And as you can see, the second digital edition you're holding in the palm of your virtual hand continues the trend with an exquisite dub up front followed with some club and event e azin mag activity. The thoughts, words, opinions and so forth belongs strictly to the And then we have a man in tights - to be fair they're worn contributor who said it, by Zaki Hendricks, proprietor of Wheel Worx and general in their personal petrolhead who just recently made the trek to two wheels capacity. R2K is not responsible for treading and the new rush of adrenaline afforded by it. Read on on toes, bruising egos or still and you'll discover some valuable insight into music just general silliness. I by the inimitable GOODHOPE FM disc jockey, Tyrone hope that between the Paulsen. He'll guide you into getting the best banging riff and raff you find tracks into your music player this month. What the hell something worth remembering are you waiting for, get cracking. THE R2K TEAM Chris (Publisher) Tyrone Paulsen (Contributor) Keith (Photographer) Nigel (Publisher) Charlie (Contributor) ...more to come Ed (Editor) Lee (Contributor) Page 03 | Issue One CONTENTS Apr2009TWO R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING edition CONTENTS VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Vr6 The Vr6 is the only Mk3 Golf worth having. Samir does - and subsequently wired it for sound to create a 07 truly desirable piece of kit. Drool over the resultant sex on wheels on page 07 - we think you’ll agree when we say that desirability wears a VW badge. THRILL SEEKER Wheel Worx owner and general nutcase in all matters of performance, Zaki Hendricks has donned his tights 17 and riding shoes to bring us this feature on page 17. If you ever find yourself bored despite having three iconic cars in your garage, Zaki might have the answer for you. PLUS 13 23 Charlie Shares Tyrone Paulsen’s 411 ZEITGEIST! TUNES TO DRIVE BY 15 27 Lee Reports Club Review JHB RACE SCENE PHENOMENAL BUGZ Page 05 | Issue Two SHOWCASE R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING SUPER VIRUS If you’re gonna catch a bug make sure it’s this one Just like you and I, Samir subscribes to the world of tuning, but whilst some of us take up the quest for under-bonnet gains, Samir's attention is habitually diverted to Forget the original car’s V6 bellow, all you’ll within the cabin and boot. here is DOOF, DOOF, DOOF! Page 07 | Issue Two Page 08 | Issue Two SHOWCASE R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING Forget camshafts and air filters, Samir's ambition lies within the realm of audio, which means sub woofers, splits, mids and mono blocks form part of his vocabulary and indeed his dreams. Plus it's his trade so the boy has to know what he's doing. Let's measure up and see for ourselves. Bold in blue - Samir’s Virus is a contagious one in the best possible way - especially if music is your medicine Page 09 | Issue Two Page 10 | Issue Two SHOWCASE R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING The art of sound, similar to the art of war, is brutal, simple, and swiftly executed. SHOWCASE: Driver: Samir Moosa from Radio Autosonic – Culemborg Car: 1996 Golf VR6 Reason for this car: Always wanted a virus… Interior: Colour coded door panels, Leather seats, Isotta steering wheel, Pedals, Gear knob. For someone who doesn't crave spicy Exterior: 18’ SSW wheels, Golf 5 headlights, Lexus style tail lights, Eibach springs, Euro style flushed bumpers, M3 performance, he's sure picked a curious Mirrors base to start from in the form of a Performance: Powerflow 58mm stainless steel Exhaust petrolhead dream - VW's finest Mark 3 Sound: Calibra 4 Channel + Calibra monoblock + 12’ Dub, the 2.8 VR6 Golf. On second Calbra sub + Splits. It’s built for sound quality as sound is my hobby. Even home set up is for pure SQ - Hey, I’ve thought it makes perfect sense - with been 14 years in the custom sound trade. I started with a 61 Beetle then moved on to a 91 Citi and then the 96 factory performance of this calibre Samir is VR6. My next is definitely a convertible but I’m not sure able to pursue his darkest desires without what yet. distraction or deviation. Hobby’s: Quality sound, Collecting Model cars = 30+already. I also love custom car shows! Page 11 | Issue Two Page 12 | Issue Two 2 EVENT R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING And seconds can disrupt the flow of the Ness that is the bond. I also need to ask Half Minuteswith economy and the rejections of Visa's to myself if a second car is necessary – only legendary figures of our time remain the one at time can be driven after all. So CHARLIE talk of last month. Now I ask myself that thought has got to go. Once all this “what can I control?” Although tempted is in place, I need to exercise my like many pre-1994 South Africans to influence, and tell my friends about this head off to Australia, the thought of plan – so hopefully they will follow suit. which makes me a somewhat dizzy, I And as a nation, if we all get this right, know I can make a difference. First of we are on our way to lowered interest all, I need to get my head space right. rates, a deflationary environment, and Can you believe it's April? At times I there exists not one leader in this land This is different to resolutions. It is once again, a booming property market think it's just my imagination, but of ours who is as inspiring as the about values. Then I need to get my – no matter who is in power. upon confirmation with other fellow legendary Mr. Obama was…or is. Of the house in order. Literally. It is said that planet wanderers – it is true – “time is three or four dominant parties in our charity begins at home. So I will paint, And, once this said and done, and I feel flying”. Resolutions of mental fitness, land, it is relatively obvious who will rise cut, chop, clean up. Next on the list are like my vote did not matter anyway, dreams of the ultimate Men's Health's victorious – once again. It has been personal finances. The sooner I clean up Australia here I come. Oh dear. body, extra payments into the bond predicated by many that the notorious higher interest bearing short-term debt, Till next time, and goals to give up smoking have singing and dancing, and allegedly the better. Then I can finish the Loch Charlie come and gone. accused figure will be the next leader of the South of Africa. Not the first choice In a few day's time the craziness of of all – but certainly the choice of the making our cross against who we believe majority. should be in power of our beautiful country, will be here. I have given much Now if you, like me, am a little thought to where I will be making my concerned about the future – which mark, and sadly I am still left confused… seems to be somewhat out of our clouded… quite numb actually. Of control, I reckon we should focus on course, we cannot equate the hype that what is in our control, however was the elections in the US of A, but I insignificant that may seem right now. cannot help but to do a few comparisons. Prices of consumables do not seem to be dropping, more increases in fuel prices What gets to me this time round, is that are along the way, taxi violence in Page 13 | Issue Two Page 14 | Issue Two EVENT R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER lockdown Chaos Chronicles Part Two JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING The Street by Lee The last few weeks has seen the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) out in full force on the underground scene. Usually I'd be really really annoyed because were pushing and cursing at him. I couldn't culture a bad name. A Golf Mk1 stopped in every week hoping Metro has better things to that's my and the significant other's favourite even get through. The road was blocked off up front of my friends and I once and the do, but mostly out of curiosity to see what pastime twice a week. Although I miss being ahead and even an 18-wheeler truck found occupants snorted a line of coke. First the will happen next. out on the line since my car has gotten some himself stuck in the madness. For the very passenger and then the driver. They drove on TLC, I am kind of pleased the law officials first time in my life I had to say out loud that and continued to “perform” close to the are doing their job. I despised the underground. I couldn't move, crowds. Ever since then, the JMPD have nor could I get out of the car. People parked given very little scope for any street runs or As I explained in the first issue, there are their cars on either side, leaving scratches all spins. different spots for either straight line or along my baby as they forced themselves quarter mile racing… and then there are spots through the tiny spaces. I had to wait like a I'm not one to “skurrel” for cops, but if I for spinning. We tend to avoid this one sitting duck. It felt like being in the middle of didn't drive off when I did two weeks ago at spinning spot in particular as it gets a bit out a riot during the apartheid era. our favourite spot, I probably would have had of hand. But a few weeks ago, I had promised a rubber bullet up where it would of hurt a friend I would come say hello and had to Don't get me wrong, I love the scene and I'll most. JMPD showed up from nowhere and pass through. How I regretted it. The scene keep going back for more. It's the raucous started pulling people out of their cars and was packed like never before with cars parked attitudes of the crowd. While the 'spinmasters' shooting away. The law has spoken yes, but in all directions. There was a police van can control their cars and not cause any the streets always call out. And no matter caught in the heart of the chaos. The sole incidents, the spectators who do nothing but what, we just keep going back for more. It's a officer had nowhere to turn and the crowds drink and do drugs at this very spot gives the calling, and our blood answers. I go back Page 15 | Issue Two Page 16 | Issue Two LIFESTYLE R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING SHOWCASE: Driver: Zaki Hendricks (Wheel Worx) Car: 1997 M3 E36 4dr. Mods: chip and decat exhaust. Performance: Thrill Seeker • In track form, I use racing fuel, and 255/40/17 bridgestone semi's. Fastest time down the 400m is currently 13.1sec. • 800m I hav clocked 209km already. Exterior parts is on a carbon bonert. An M3, a pair of Civic Type Rs. I hav a stage 3 racing clutch but still hav the std flywheel. No other hardware goodies. No cams as yet. Oh and a pair of carbon fibre • Power figures are 228kW and 355Nm road bikes. Zaki Hendricks is officially spoilt for choice. Page 17 | Issue Two Page 18 | Issue Two LIFESTYLE R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING SHOWCASE: Giant TCR SL Advanced Team • Full carbon fibre trunk • Durace components. • Mavic kysirium rims • Michelin tyres • Extremely light If the contents of a man's garage are any What's the story Zaki? “I try and divide my indication of the man himself, then Zaki's time between club activities and organising garage only reaffirms what we've always as many racing events as I can, whether suspected - the man is a bona fide thrill they're legal or not. But the bottom line seeker, his love of adrenalin paling only in remains - my family comes first.” He comparison to his role as resolute family reaffirms. man evidenced by the myriad toys, nappies and interspersed between M3 alloys, M3 The answer is simple, purpose defines the bonnets, Civic bumpers, 102 octane fuel intent and the vehicle is just a proxy drums and other motoring paraphernalia. enabling the man to achieve whatsoever he Page 19 | Issue Two Page 20 | Issue Two LIFESTYLE R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING willed – in Zaki's case this evolves from quarter mile events to street racing (yes, the naughty kind, get over it) to circuit fun and then culminating in the ultimate road race – a hillclimb known as King of the Mountain. And that was fine until Zaki ventured onto two wheels and took to Chapman's Peak during the 2008 Argus Cycle Tour, then did it again the next year in 2009. The rest of the time he can be found running Wheel Worx – where he specialises in refurbishing, recolouring and restoring alloy wheels and generally munching on donuts at the leisurely pace that affords a business “the bottom line remains owner. If that wasn't a reason to pick up a bicycle then I don't know what is? - my family comes first!” SHOWCASE: WORX NA 1999 Civic Type R - new spec. HKS coilovers as well. But thats it - it’s basically standard. No exhaust or filter. TYPE R NA 1998 B16B. Pushing out 138kw and 165nm • HKS coilover kit with camber plates. • Spoon exhaust • Greddy management • HKS whale penis and filter. Performance: Best 400m is 14.6sec King of the mountain I came 17th with a time of 2:58sec Page 21 | Issue Two Page 22 | Issue Two EVENT R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING THE original but the Crookers Remix of the song. The original even thought its nice and funky lacks the punch and oomph that the DJ Crooker remix has. This version already has soared up the charts in the UK and the rest of Europe and currently is riding high on the local radio and club charts. Besides that, other favorites include Infinity by the with TYRONE PAULSEN Josh Guru Project, Jean Elan's Where's your head at and No Halo's – Put your hands up. But Day n Nite is definitely the one kicking my bum and my recommendation for a party starter. On the R&B & Hip Hop side, there Hey R2K'ers hope you had an awesome March are a lot more to go out and get, songs with all the heat and bad Stormer and Protea like Ludacris' – One more drink (if you perfomances. Hope your rides have been sweet and don't mind the profanity), the grammy the beats inside them have been rocking. Talking award winning Swagga Like Us, by T.I, bout 'Rocking' this month I will give you my Jay-z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Don't suggestions on a few cd's to go get and especially a forget the popular girl power track by few songs to look out for - specially for those of Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a ring ont you who like to download, by whichever means. it). But the song currently getting me going is funny enough old Bootylicious First off, why do we need music reviews? I don't herself, Beyonce with the semi hiphop, know cause basically its all about your personal crunk/R&B track DIVA. choices right, so what am I doing? Well lets just say I'm guiding you a little on those beats that could Diva, which sounds a bit like Lil make your sweet or not so sweet ride sound, well Wayne's A Milli, is funnily enough sweeter. So if your one of those DOEF DOEF type of peeps, the definite hot banging track to get the feet tapping is Kid Cudi's Day & Night, now not the Day n Nite is definitely the one kicking my bum and my recommendation for a party starter Page 23 | Issue Two Page 24 | Issue Two EVENT R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING Who cares, it sounds lekker has a nice bass line and the ladies love it, so its cool! version of Fall Out Boy's RUN. They gonna make you play it over and over again and will think you're the sweetest thing ever. Just some caution, you might find yourself singing along to it as well and might not go well with your produced by the same guy, called other "guy" friends. Bangladesh, no not the country but a producer. In an interview with Oh before I sign off, get local boy Chad MySpace, Knowles was asked if she Saaimans new CD Chasing Melodies and don't agrees that "Diva" is a woman's forget the popular Goldfish's latest Perceptions equivalent to "A Milli". Knowles replied of PACHA. Both being great CD's one nice and "It is, in a way. It wasn't consciously. chilled and the other is one of those nice "Some reviews have come out saying its driving housy cd's. dull, boring and nothing spectacular, I say who cares, it sounds lekker has a Remember to catch all the hottest tracks nice bass line and the ladies love it, so featured on the Good Hope FM Top 30, every its cool. Both Single Ladies (Put a Ring Saturday 9am -12pm with me. on it), Diva and the other nice track TY OUT!!!!!! Halo are all featured on Beyonce's New whats the world coming to, cant believe album I Am, Sasha Fierce. (Damn I'm into Beyonce) So what other songs do you look out for this month, Eminem's new one Crack a THE Bottle, Soulja Boy's Kiss me Thru the Phone (trust me ladies will love this one), Lady Gaga's - Poker Face, Flo Rida's - Right Round, Madonna's – The Beat goes on & She's not me. Another ladies favourite is Pink's - Sober and Kanye's - Heartless. Guys here's my tip of the month, if you want the ladies to swoon over how sensitive you are, make sure to get your hands on Leona Lewis' with TYRONE PAULSEN Page 25 | Issue Two Page 26 | Issue Two CAR CLUB R2K NEWSLETTER R2K NEWSLETTER JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING Phenomenal BUGZ conscious enthusiasts, ranging from drivers being Our club chairman, or PREZ (as he secretly likes in their late teens, to our oldest and most ardent, himself to be referred to) is Faizel Samsodien. He and respected member, almost 80 year old Yusuf is an ACVW junkie at heart and as his wife would Jappie, lovingly known as Papa Joe. At present, we agree, their home is often the final resting place of have more than 45 regular members, with more many a ACVW wreck, or project, depending on joining on every monthly run. We have a how great both one's vision and pockets would lie. Phenomenal Bugz VW Cruizers is an Air-cooled Volkswagen collection of different ACVW's ranging from a Suffice to say, the BUG has really gotten hold of Club that was formed in 1999. We are a non profit organization 1951 Split window Beetle, to three Oval window him. I have lost count of the amount of ACVW's with the sole intent of keeping the Volkswagen legend, as well Beetles from 1955 to 1957. Not to be outdone are the Type 2's, widely known as kombis.(only in he owns, but for purposes of how badly this one is afflicted, I shall give it a go.At last count he owns, as these great vehicles alive. South Africa) These range from a 1958 single cab if memory serves, in chronological order (LOL) a pickup (bakkie kombi), to Shakier Mukkudem's 1958 Single cab pick-up, 1958 Beetle, 1960 Beetle The club was founded by friends Faizel Samsodien rare1960 sub hatch split window camper, (Yes, the (finally restored), 1967 Variant Fastback, 1974 and Ichraam Daniels over the usual weekend more ACVW speak, the better) to my 1973 bay Beetle, 1976 Beetle… sorry if I missed any Prez. tinkering sessions we are all so accustomed to. window panel-van. After chatting about the formation of the club, Then we get to myself, Muderick Kamalie, the they printed a stack of flyers and distributed them We also have as a member, the very well known club Public Relations Officer / photographer / to all and sundry. The inaugural 'Run' yielded and extremely beautiful, circa 1965 Red and white acting webmaster / parts finder / organiser quite an impressive turnout of 48 air-cooled Karmann Ghia coupe of Faheem Benjamin. He is (could not resist). Seriously speaking, I am just Volkswagens and more importantly more than a regular on the Cape car show, and car magazine your normal, garden variety, Old School VW kop. 100 Volkswagen lovers, both young and old. The scene, being the reason for many a strained neck Nothing more, nothing less. first venue in November 1999 was Koelbaai on the of on-lookers of both the male and female False Bay coast, close to Gordon's Bay . This year persuasion. I attempt to organise as many of our events, marks the 10th anniversary of our club and that ranging from monthly runs, functions, swap utopic day. meets, annual weekends away, to our Phenomenal aim is to always support as many events, as possible, with the sole intent of attracting as many Bugz clothing, club decals and branding, to Our primary vision is to encourage owners of all sponsorships on both our clothing and website. types of Air-cooled Volkswagens (ACVW's) VW lovers back to the fold. Always attending the majority of Cape Town car shows, organisers Speaking of which, we can be found on the world whether they are Beetles, Busses, Karmann Ghias, wide web at www.phenomenalbugz.co.za. All past Variants, or Things, to experience the awe- eventually included classes for our ACVW's, as you would always find Phenomenal Bugz' vehicles and present events can be viewed in our galleries. inspiring sight of a massive convoy of ACVW's just like we did on our maiden 'Koelbaai Run'. represented. This ultimately culminated in us Information with regard to the date, time, venue The immense camaraderie and family orientated hosting our own custom car show on 14 and meeting points of all official Phenomenal atmosphere that can be found in this Volkswagen December 2008, called Hood Ridez. Many people, Bugz could either be furnished from our website, family, is another reason for all like-minded including myself, though it a difficult task to or via the Phenomenal Bugz SMS Alerts. persons to join us and experience it for arrange a complete show, in under 7 weeks. biggest Motorcycle Rallies on the Local & themselves. Many newbies had found inspiration Judging by the success, and the huge crowd that New members' name will only be added, subject on their first Phenomenal Bugz runs, and International Motorcycle and was a attended, we can only say that it social calendars. to approval, after your first Phenomenal Bugz run. subsequently the catalyst to restore, love, PHENOMENAL success. understand and cherish their "vollas". This is The first three years were not easy sailing as For any further enquiries please contact us: Our monthly 'Runs' are scheduled for the 1st ultimately what it is all about for any true VW every area of the event had to be manned by Sunday of each month, come sun, rain, wind sleet Chairperson: nutter. Swallows Members and their official or snow (ok, only in Ceres). All spouses. Even Faizel Samsodien on 0848003457 Operating on solid values, Phenomenal Bugz has some of the closest friends at the time offered Phenomenal Bugz events operate on a strictly no Public Relations Officer: over the years, gained the respect of the Cape alcohol, no drugs, road safety basis, which is why to assist in order to make this event Muderick Kamalie on 0829941643 Town, and South African car club fraternity. Our we always attract a broad spectrum of safety Page 27 | Issue Two Page 28 | Issue Two IN EDITION ONE WE SAID YOU’RE “JUST DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF TUNING, CHOPPING, MODDING AND PIMPING” Send us your story to email@example.com AND YOU SHALL BE IMMORTLISED ON THESE HALLOWED PAGES EDITION TWO www.road2kustom.co.za er slett new
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