RUN: 15 NOVEMBER 2015
The 7th Last Lion Lifestyle event for 2015 kicked off to a great
start at the Westin in CT. The organizers Ish Kaskar & Junaid
Hamid invited guests to arrive from 9am, however by 8:45 the
parking courtyard was already bursting at its seams with CT's
The line-up consisted of the top Italian, German & Japanese
marques with Ferrari's dominating the count. Out of the 70 cars
that attended, there were 11 Ferrari's, 7 Lamborghini's as well
as the rare & famous Liberty Walk Nissan GTR to name but
Due to the size of the event, traffic officials had to assist
in coordinating the flow of Supercars out of the Westin and
onto the N1 highway to ensure that the group remained together.
This 300 million Rands worth of display in motion is something
that Cape Town motorists have never witnessed before!
Passengers in cars passing by on the N1 highway looked upon
the convoy in amazement! The route took the drivers over the
scenic Du Toits Kloof pass - it was a breath-taking site and
sound for both bystanders as well as passengers in the convoy
going through the pass.
The group was welcomed by Antoinette Steyn (Mayor of Breede
Valley) at the Opstal Estate in Slanghoek. The Mayor was aware
that the Last Lion Lifestyle team was coming through and she
arranged to bring 40 previously disadvantaged youth from her
region to the event to witness the display of cars.
As the team arrived, it was apparent by the expressions on the
faces of the youth that they couldn't believe their eyes and
ears! For many of these youth, the only interaction they have
had with supercars are the poster pics on their bedroom walls.
Once the cars were parked, owners had an opportunity to interact
with the youth in a relaxed, non-pressurized & welcoming
environment. Shani Naidoo, the MD of American Swiss &
Sterns provided all the ladies that attended the event with
a gift from their recently released Precious Pink CSI collection.
larger pieces of the Precious Pink collection was auctioned
by Danny Naidoo to the audience with the proceeds being donated
to the Reach & Help Foundation to continue doing the great
work with the youth in the various communities.
After the auction, the youth were provided with a stomach
warming meal courtesy of Last Lion Lifestyle & Velocity
Cars. Maurice Page aka Calvin Xavier from Isidingo was flown
in by Velocity Cars to give a talk and inspire the youth on
Councillor Junaid Hoosain (DA) started the pilot project to
connect the Last Lion Lifestyle Supercar Owners with the Youth
to create awareness, motivation & develop an apprenticeship/internship
academy at the previous Last Lion Lifestyle event at Killarney
raceway and this was the 2nd phase.
The Last Lion Lifestyle crew will be going with councillor
to the Overstrand Region for their next event on 27 December
2015 to continue reaching out and inspiring the Youth to follow
It was a day that will always be cherished by the supercar
owners as well as the community that was visited. The organisers
Ish Kaskar & Junaid Hamid would like to thank the brand
partners Castrol, American Swiss/ Sterns & Velocity cars
for their assistance in creating such a memorable day for
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