Sudhir “Banzai” Matai – Editor & Founder

Double Apex started out as a petrolhead clothing brand and a sideline hobby to fund track days at Killarney but has grown exponentially over the last few months while I have had the opportunity to dedicate some attention to the project.

The proudly and uniquely South African label provides limited-edition gear aimed at petrolheads, car enthusiasts and motorsport fans. From this was born Double Apex media, an online portal bringing you news, reviews 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 largest motoring titles. During this, 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 at club level.