TG drives the VW Amarok in Africa
Another epic Top Gear magazine feature from the archives: the only thing between us and certain death is a VW...
Posted: 17 Oct 2013
Between the scalding sun, the invasive dust, the dead earth, it's tough to imagine how humans survive here. But they do, clinging onto existence in this harshest of landscapes. Yesterday, we passed through a scrubby settlement, a higgle-piggle of - what? - two or three thousand tiny reed huts perched against a scorched, dusty hillside. Hardly even huts, most of them, just flimsy windbreaks, a crude screen to keep the worst of the sun out. No running water, no sanitation, just basket-huts and few tin-shack shops - including, most interestingly, the ‘LIVING2GETHER BAR AND DRIVING SCHOOL', unquestionably the most dangerous dual-function establishment since Barry's Firearm and Magic Mushroom Mart.