Monday, December 29, 2008

Kuching Auto Show @ Crowne Square ~ 28th December 2008








~ coming soon ~
Here are the pichas of the show, finally!

Saw this parked outside the event. This baby should rightfully be one of the showcars, don't you think?

'The Largest Hair Show in Sarawak'?? WTF, i'm confused. =p 5 bucks per entry. This is by far the largest of carshow event, i have been to so far, in Kuching. Of course, don't lah compare with what they have over in KL or Singapore.


A Mini with sound blasting equipment that is anything but MINI!

WRC liveried STI Version 8 *oops, number plate censorship blunder! well, it's the only ONE of its kind in town, so nevermind la*

Mazda's legendary Rotary Rockets. I always have an affinity towards RE machines, namely the FD3S RX-7. I had actually driven this same car some 3 years ago, when it was clad in a less flattering grey dress & still running a fairly stock sequential twin-turbo setup. Even back then, it was quite a hoot to drive, with all that torque & boy, it sure was a chick magnet. I absolutely loved the distinct howl of the RE. On the downside, it drinks fuel like the germans do beer in Oktoberfest.

Now clad in a more elegant RE Amemiya party dress & with running a single big turbo setup under the hood, she's making a lot more horses, i heard. Why that big-ass-tiang-sidai-kain spoiler ~ with the very high speeds that the 7 is capable of, the spoiler & all that ground effect pieces will come in handy at speed above 150km/h. I know that, coz i that is something i do on almost a daily basis. =p

Lineup of the Japanese racing bred cars. I always dream of owning at least one of those.

oops, another cencorship blunder.. This is a Version 9; the very last model of the 4-door Scooby Imprezza. The new hatch design of the Version 10, still looks funny to me. I have yet to see any on the road here in Kuching.

An EVO9. These 4WD turbocharged machines have tons of traction & can easily lauch from standstill with crazy acceleration without much wheelspin drama.

A Nismo 400R kitted R33 GTR a.k.a the Godzilla

SW20 MR2. Has the look of an old school Ferrari. Even in stock form, the 3SGTE powered MR2 is a very fast car. Had spent sometime behind the wheels of one before ~ a very fun & zippy car to drive; but due to the MR layout nature & weight distribution of the car, it has tail-happy handling characteristics ~ meaning easy to spin out when cornering hard, if you try do drive it like a FF car. It will take a highly skilled driver *which, i'm not as good as i think i am, or want to be* to fully exploit its performance & handling potential.



Big ass! R34 GTR ~ the other Godzilla, reputed to have over 600 horses under the hood; can't imagine what it would feel like to be driving this beast. Had driven a 400hp modded EVO before; even running at low boost i've got my hands full already... boy, what an intoxicating experience it was. When you start making boost, be afraid.... be very, very afraid, for the sudden brutal rush of acceleration will knock your senses silly.

That is the big red machine i was talking about...
Now off, to some highly sought after European marquees

Hamann dressed Mini Cooper S ~ very sleek, i likey

Souped up Bee Eems!

from the feminine Z3 roadster...

to a carbonized 3...


to a blown 3. It's pink in color for god's sake! Is that intercooler turbo i see? or is it just a 'interfooler' turbo? *dummy unit; just purely for aesthetics*

The Belle of the Ball...


350Z Fairlady in full designer dress! ~ a full Veilside Version 3.0 bodykit & rolling on 20" hot wheels! Looks like it just rolled off straight from Tokyo Auto Salon. Almost an exact replica of the villain's ride in Too Fast Too Furious3: Tokyo Drift

& for the GO to match all the SHOW, she's got a bolt on HKS supercharger kit installed. Near orgasmic sounding when throttled.


Airtrek Turbo. Don't be fooled by it's massive size. It's EVO engine powered. I got smoked in a straight line by one of these highly modded Airtreks once.

Only one of the 2 Honda show cars at the event. This Prelude BB6 is sporting the Top Secret gold paint job & scheme.


Finally some old school rides. I just fell head-over-heel for this old school Celica. It's got that American muscle car look & it's in a pretty mint condition for an almost 30 year-old car. Running a quad-throttle trumpet webber intake! I can only wonder what she would sound like when fired up.

That's all folks! Sorry for the long waiting time & misleading preview, there ain't much hot heels to shoot... ^_*


22 comments:

lee said...

1 only??? expecting more to b come out soon

M said...

Hahaha, didn't know you took photos of 'heels' as well. ;p I saw that girl too. She was pretty!

cal81 said...

lee: that's y 'coming soon' mah... still no time to digest all the photos... hopefully will get time to do it soon before the new year comes... ^_*
m: ha, i intended to shoot the wells, & cun-cun she was standing right in view too... very tastefully dressed! =p
but that's about the only good pix of hot heels...

lee said...

hai ya thats y expecting more to come out ma... b family man at hm la then can uplad liao

Ah_Mike said...

Oh you were there too? I was disappointed with the event la...the bad-ass 350Z and one particular race queen was the only nice thing to see in an otherwise wasted RM5!

cal81 said...

lee: family man, need to work oh...
mike:yup, for a little while just to shoot some pichas... =p
at least this time round they've got more show cars., but still can't compare to the magnitude of what they have in kl lar...

lee said...

work durin workin days ma then b a family man durin wekend lo.. haha...

allen said...

LOL.. you din snap pic of me shaking hand with her?

cal81 said...

lee: wa, u make me sound so old like that...
allen: aiya, missed that! how, could i! eh, how come never intro to me oso.... ? hehehe

lee said...

haha.. old liao ma...

M said...

Your 'coming soon' not short also. Hahaha...

faithlovechocolate said...

yo... lucky you lar, the timing so "cun" looks like a prearranged composition.

cal81 said...

lai liao, lai liao!
m: 4 days old lia.. heheh
faith: yala.. cun, cun she walked by... or maybe i was waiting for her to walk by? heheh =p

CHERRYSA said...

Which one is ur car?

cal81 said...

chas: unfortunately none of them is mine... have had the priviledge to drive one or two of them before... =)

lee said...

eh, tot wil c 1 of the 'expected' red car, bt seems nt...

CHERRYSA said...

I thought the white one is urs!!!

:D

cal81 said...

lee: eh, tot u asked me not to post the big red machine? ..ha, actually i shot some photos of it, but did not managed to get a good angle la.. =)
chas: wah... i oso hope so ar... ha, my car is not autoshow material la.. looks so normal... more like a sleeper... =)

lee said...

oh, blame me ah? coz u shoot from function and post it ma... diferent situation ba...

cal81 said...

lee: no la.. no blame u la.. okie lar upon popular request, i'll upload more photos of it.. =)

Rel said...

Very clean looking v spec II there ..is it the one that the old dude always bring around ?

cal81 said...

hi Rel, thanks for dropping by... yeaps, it's a V Spec II, quite heavily modded from the sound of its exhaust note... but last time i saw, it was being driven by a young fella...