05 July, 2009

He's a growing legend

Gugu Zulu is known to many as the Fastest man on Africa is more than just a rally car driver. He is a growing legend and admirable to all.

I decided to dig deeper and find out who he really was behind the steering wheel. Besides the fact the he's charming and absolute dream to interview he is extremely comfortable with who he is. Honest to the core and holding no punches. He believes that everyone should be given a chance to experience their dreams. His dream beginning when he was 17, where he attended the Isondo Racing Academy in 1999 and made it to the top 17.

Moving up comes naturally
Moving up the ranks almost comes naturally to this humble man. To list his accolades would take forever, so to keep it short he has made it on the international market and respected tremendously by his colleagues, which is why he ended up presenting on Car Torque, SABC 3. He's on Strictly Come Dancing South Africa built a following and a new found respect for the man who thinks motorsports and business. He recently held a car show in Maponya Mall at Soweto, Johannesburg (24/0609 -28/06/09). Zulu said, "It was to bring cars to the people, because let's be honest for a black man to go to a car dealer it's a weird experience and why should they drive all the way to Sandton or Kyalami in order to view a car." It was obviously meet with challenges and disapproval by big car dealers, but that doesn't change the fact that it was a success and they sold seven cars considering the current economic recent.

He's a gentle soul

In person Gugu Zulu is shy and a gentleman as I interviewed him after his seminar at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. This his second time attending the Arts Festival, which he much appreciated. Calm and comfortable he's not afraid to say the truth like it is. He's charismatic; add his beautiful smile and a dash of confidence. There you have it Gugu Zulu South Africa's growing legend scorching those tyres across international waters.


Anonymous said...

Beautifully written and honest!

A growing lengend indeed.

Gugu said...

"He is a Growing Legend......" hmmmm

Amanda,it was a pleasure meeting you at the National Arts Festival. I appreiate you interest in my passion-Motorsport and motoring in deneral and i am happy to have shared it with you during our brief discussion.

Anonymous said...

Simple - like the man himself