Sudhir “Banzai” Matai – Editor & Founder

Double Apex started out as a petrolhead clothing label and a hobby to fund our own racear but it has grown exponentially and now includes this automotive portal.

This proudly and uniquely South African label provides limited-edition gear aimed at petrolheads, car enthusiasts and motorsport fans. From this was born DoubleApex.co.za, an online portal bringing you news, car reviews, Formula One write-ups and the lighter side of motoring. We sincerely hope you enjoy the site and the products as much as we enjoy serving this community.

Banzai has been a motoring journalist for almost two decades. He started off as a freelancer, covering and photographing club level events. This quickly evolved into supplying feature stories, both for international and local titles.

In more recent years Matai plied his trade at some of South Africa’s leading motoring titles. During this time he has traveled the world covering new vehicle launches, track days, car shows and motorsport events, meeting countless auto industry celebrities along the way. Have a quick look at some of the Banzai photo journeys here.

On the local front, he has written hundreds of road tests, new model reviews and was at one time a works driver for Volkswagen Motorsport and Ford Racing both at the national level.

He’s now the creative director of Double Apex clothing and a part-time racer.


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