Jeep needs to roll the Stones out to SA

Afro Voice (Northern Cape) - - BUSINESS - Would you love to see the Rolling Stones play in SA? Share your thoughts on Twit­ter @Ed­win_ Naidu

I LOVE the world’s fastest li­brary. Where else but on the in­ter­net can one quickly find out the age of the Jeep, spon­sors of an­cient rock stars the Rolling Stones, show­ing that they’re gath­er­ing no moss on their forth­com­ing Euro­pean tour.

Jeep was first pro­duced in 1940. That makes it 78 but still older than them Stones. Yet they are con­tem­po­raries. Mick Jag­ger turns 75 in July. Keith Richards is 75 in De­cem­ber. Char­lie Watts is 76. Ron­nie Wood is 70. They’re al­most as youth­ful as the Jeep.

This year the Rolling Stones will per­form in the UK, Ire­land, France, Ger­many, the Czech Repub­lic and Poland from May 17 to July 8 with spe­cial guests, the Jeep range, to rev up an ex­cit­ing brand ex­pe­ri­ence. While that sounds like a match made in rock heaven, I am dis­ap­pointed that they will not be driv­ing to South African shores.

Come on Jeep, this would have been the right thing to do. It will show the world that Ramapho­ria is walk­ing the talk with Katy Perry on the way, fol­lowed by the leg­endary Car­los San­tana. This is prob­a­bly the last time the world may be wit­ness the Rolling Stones be­fore they hang up their mi­cro­phones.

I saw them at El­lis Park in Fe­bru­ary 1995. They were amaz­ing. The world’s last great rock n roll band should sing farewell to South Africa. Al­ter­na­tively, Jeep must do its bit to en­sure that real non­mo­tor­ing jour­nal­ists who know their rock tease from their torque be driven to OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional by Jeep to catch a plane to one of their Euro­pean gigs and share the ex­pe­ri­ence with read­ers and lis­ten­ers.

Hope you’re read­ing Messrs Richard Slo­man and Shane Howarth, the men be­hind the Jeep brand in South Africa. Now, that’s rock n roll. And I’d love it.

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