MABHIDA PUMPED WITH ADRENALINE
By: Sinenhlanhla Mthembu and Michelle Harripersadth
The Top Gear Festival once again delivered the usual dose of humor, silliness, fast cars and driving stunts. This year’s festival displayed amazing treats for Durbanites with vintage cars, exceptional driving talent, flaming rally cars and the infamous RB7.
The entire city oozed with immense adrenaline as Top Gear returned for its second installment. This a major highlight for those that love cars and anything with wheels as it attracted both young and old “adrenaline junkies.”
An excited onlooker Nka Shabalala, described the experience as awesome. “It was my first time at the festival and it was a great experience. I was captivated from beginning to end.
The festival catered for hundreds of petrol heads as they anxiously awaited the arrival of the Infiniti red bull 7. The street circuit ignited Durban roads with smoke, burning tires and amazing driving talent as the cars took of for the 2km street circuit racing in and around Durban’s coastline, the TGF fans were not disappointed.
The live stadium show is what had most motoring enthusiasts sitting on the edges of their seats. This motoring madness started as soon as Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond the hosts of BBC’s hit show were driven into the pitch on their custom made stage, which viewers usually see on television.
The atmosphere at the Moses Mabhida stadium became electrifying when The Stig drove in an Infiniti Red Bull racing F1 car, with a roaring engine and screeching tyres. The same buzz peaked when Sasha Martinengo bungee jumped from 106 meters above the world cup football pitch.
Rajna Daya, interior design student said that “It was an amazing and breathtaking experience. I was impressed with the live show, the crowd and the atmosphere. It was definitely worth attending and I look forward to next years edition.”
The live stadium show ended on a peak- when the crowd wanted more. The adrenaline was introduced, it got pumped, it revved, it took off, and it took over the crowd’s emotions. On that same note, the incredibly humorous hosts dropped their famous goodbye sign off: “Be Safe and Drive Fast.”