TG drives the Kombi in Brazil
It's one of TG magazine's greatest ever adventures: a white-knuckle ride around the favelas in a new, 50s-style Kombi van
Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Lapa is even earthier. All human life is here, including a TV crew shooting scenes for Brazil's most popular soap opera. They're in one archway; right next door, a homeless man pulls a red blanket over his head and grunts Portuguese profanities. His snoozing is further disrupted by the sound of my Kombi spinning its wheels fruitlessly as we attempt to round a tight and slippery cobbled uphill hairpin. Now we're starring in Brazil's biggest comedy show. There's a distinct lack of traction, despite the Vee-Dub's layout and Porsche 911 doorhandles.