Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
5 minute read
16 Jul 2020
6:45 am

A Beast fit for a Springbok prop

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Intention behind the Beast is not to try and challenge established dirt trackers. Think of it as something of a concept car.

After finishing matric, a friend of mine took up a job as barman at an upstanding establishment, ensuring his affluent guests stay hydrated during his temporary summer vacation gig. One night his juvenile innocence led him to comment on a patron’s choice of drink which ignited an altercation that almost cost him his job. Cringing at the idea of having to mix a very rare whisky with orange juice, his response was that he’ll have to check whether such a concoction isn’t perhaps in violation of the law.  He learned a valuable life lesson that night. People can spend their...