AKARI has a Swahili ring to it and most folk from East Africa would mentally connect it with askari. But it’s Japanese for ‘light’ and has nothing to do with East African soldiers, or a bank in Pakistan.
GENERAL Motors has announced it will discontinue its Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and Impala early next year and shut three assembly plants as it reduces its workforce and feeds demand for crossover SUVs and pickups rather than sedans.
First thing that entered my mind when I saw the Kombi 70 was Surfin’ Safari, by the Beach Boys. The catchy song dates back to the early 1960s, when the beach culture of the day was arriving, and sometimes living in, a VW Kombi, usually with surfboards tied onto the roof.