Go! Camp & Drive - - CONTENTS - ED­I­TOR schalk.jonker@me­dia24.com

After eight months of go! Drive & Camp be­ing on the shelf, the re­cent Beeld Hol­i­day Show was my first op­por­tu­nity to meet some of our read­ers. Thank you to each and ev­ery one who came over to say hello and have a chat. The feed­back that we re­ceived from you re­gard­ing the magazine is in­valu­able to us. go! Drive & Camp ex­ists for one rea­son only: to better pre­pare you, our reader, for your next out­door ad­ven­ture. This is why we find it ex­tremely use­ful when you chat to us and tell us more about what you want.

I said this to ev­ery­one I met at the show and I’ll say it again: My con­tact de­tails are on this page. Write to me.

A tri­umph for the little guys

Some­thing that re­ally drew my at­ten­tion at the Beeld Hol­i­day Show was the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ fo­cus on a new gen­er­a­tion of campers – younger peo­ple who don’t have a full tow­ing li­cence (Code EB).

As you know you may not tow any­thing heav­ier than 750 kg with an or­di­nary driver’s li­cence, and three trail­ers in this weight cat­e­gory caught my eye: the Gypsey Lite Impi, Aloe’s Peri Peri and Venter’s Mini Camper. Leon tells us more about th­ese three and a host of other car­a­vans and mo­torhomes in this month’s News sec­tion. And if you’ve ever won­dered what a mo­torhome worth R2,5 mil­lion looks like, go have a look on page 24.

Good news

When Gen­eral Mo­tors (the for­mer own­ers of Isuzu in South Africa) with­drew from South Africa last year, there were thou­sands of wor­ried South Africans who were fac­ing un­em­ploy­ment. Isuzu Mo­tors in Ja­pan, how­ever, in­ter­vened and bought the Struan­dale plant in Port El­iz­a­beth from GM. Cyril was at the open­ing of the plant and he says there is a new-found op­ti­mism amongst the work­ers.

Isuzu also launched their new­est ve­hi­cle, the MU-X, at this event. Read about it on p.28 and let us know what you think.

Safe trav­els!

Cover pho­tos Cyril Klop­per (Montagu), Leon Botha (Punda Maria)

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