And to top it, nogal, a story of romance as Tashwen Brukman takes the opportunity to declare his everlasting love, no not only to his cabbie, but to his girlfriend Chandre Booysen.
Tashwen, a 25-year-old petrolkop from Blue Downs, cleverly planned the photoshoot, he says: “As a normal couple-and-car shoot, but I had already planned that I would propose to Chandre on the day, and now she is my fiancé.”
He adds: “We are not yet married, as this lockdown has affected everything, but hopefully later this year we can plan a wedding.”
If the proposal is anything to go by, the wedding will be awesome.
But Tashwen, you will need to invite your 2008 VW Polo 1.6, after all she was at the proposal.
Tashwen says he started out his modifying career with a Toyota Corolla before he moved over to VW.
He likes the nice and clean look, and has not done much in the way of exterior mods, except for getting the Polo bagged by Slamworx and fitting 17-inch Rotiform Nue wheels.
The interior is also standard, but the the lights have been converted to LED. As is the engine.
Bobby asked Tashwen what he did to keep the karkop gees going during lockdown.
He says: “All that could really be done was to keep washing and polishing her every couple of days, even though he was still standing in the yard. And I did some maintenance where required.”
That sounds like some good attention given there, Chandre should be impressed.
What he loves about his Polo is that “she never skips a beat, I travel a lot and often have people taking photos when I stop and drop the cabbie. It’s the best feeling ever.”
Tashwen has, however, sorted the audio pleasure with a 7-inch full touch Pioneer front loader, Rockford speakers all round, a Targa 10-inch sub mounted face up in the boot, all powered by a Powerbass 6000 watt monoblock.
He does have his eye on new rims, and is keen on trying out the white-on-white look.
Then he plans to flush the front bumper and change out the headlights to Vivo lights, and the boot display to house two subs. This guy likes his audio it seems.
He says the only annoying thing is “fear of the traffic cops, so when I’m driving the car is always back at standard height, I sure don’t want my disc pulled.”
Although his Polo “does everything I expect of her”, Tashwen does fantasise about one day owning a Honda Civic Type R.
He does not currently belong to any club as he says he has had “bad experiences with politics” before.