DRIVE ANGRY SUPERCAR GATHERING IN PENANG

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

Last Saturday, a group of Ferraris and Porsches convoyed up from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to promote Nicolas Cage’s new 3D action movie Drive Angry.

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

I was invited by Tom & Angeline from Zerotohundred to participate so I joined the convoy when they reached Penang and we made our way to 1st Avenue, where the film’s distributor was holding a special screening of the movie for all the car owners.

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

News had gotten out about this gathering of exotic cars and there was a huge crowd waiting for us when we arrived at 1st Avenue.

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

People were so excited that they didn’t even wait for the cars to come to a standstill before they started taking photos.

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

I thought it was pretty amazing because there were at least 100 people there with DSLRs not to mention all the people who were snapping photos with their phone so I’m pretty sure that thousands of photos were taken on that day.

The Exige proved to be very popular amongst the photographers and I’m guessing it’s because it was the only Lotus in attendance and the color is pretty funky!

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

Ahh … Germans VS Italians

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

After the movie was over, we left 1st Avenue to head to the Hard Rock Hotel, but just getting the cars off the sidewalk where we parked took a while as most of the cars were pretty low and a ramp had to be made to ensure no front splitters or bumpers were damaged on the way down.

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

It took about 20 minutes to get all the cars down and I really have to thank Erwin for making sure my carbon fiber front lip never touched the ground (I think of all the cars there mine was the lowest)

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

The official hotel for this event was the Hard Rock Hotel, which was great coz that meant that we could all hang out there! We were treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner at the hotel and later on in the evening I took some of the guys to Sixty-Nine (thanks to Keith for being so accomodating and helping us to arrange parking for so many cars!)

Drive Angry Supercar Gathering @ 1st Avenue Penang

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day for me and I’d like thank Tom & Angeline again for inviting my “baby supercar” (haha) to participate!

Here’s a short video I threw together of the gathering at 1st Avenue so you can see all the cars that were there:

And of course here’s the trailer for the movie:

REMUS CHANG

Dinner w/ Remus @ La Bodega

Recently, I managed to spend some quality time with my buddy Remus Chang and his lovely lady Jess.

Those of you who know Remus know how busy he is so actually being able to get him to sit down and chill out for a day is next to impossible.

(For those of you who don’t know, Remus & Jess run Motorsport Playground, Malaysia’s best automotive sticker design shop and they did all the stickers for my Exige)

Dinner w/ Remus @ La Bodega

We hung out at one of my favorite joints in Kuala LumpurLa Bodega @ Pavilion.

With both of us always being so busy, it was nice to sit down, catch up and talk about non work-related stuff!

And if you’re in the Sunway area, drop by Motorsport Playground to have a go on their 3D Gran Turismo 5 Racing Simulators - complete with Bride bucket seats!!!

Dinner w/ Remus @ La Bodega

Dinner time!

FERRARI 430 SCUDERIA

430 Scuderia @ Auto Detailer

The last time I was at Auto Detailer for my photoshoot, someone brought a Ferrari 430 Scuderia in for detailing.

For those of you who don’t know, there are only 5 of these in Malaysia.

430 Scuderia @ Auto Detailer

The Scuderia is an incredible 100kgs lighter than a standard 430, and you can see why. EVERYTHING is made from carbon fiber – even the engine bay lining!

430 Scuderia @ Auto Detailer

The workmanship is stunning too. You really have to get up close to admire all the details.

430 Scuderia @ Auto Detailer

16 F1 Constructors Championships … just a friendly reminder of Ferrari’s racing heritage.

The 430 Scuderia is a truly beautiful work of automotive art.

REPORT: QEII PRES. CNY ON THE SEA PARTY

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Woop woop … for those of you who missed the Chinese New Year On The Sea Party @ QEII, here’s a li’l recap of what went down … Raaj (The Loft, Cynna, Elixir) came all the way up from Kay Ell to play some REALLY good house music. Most folks in our country’s capital take good house music for granted, but here in Penang, it’s a very rare commodity so I was thankful that QEII deviated from their normal music programming to try something new!

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

This is Dave Chin, the owner of QEII, with 2 lady friends.

He is one of Penang’s most successful restauranteurs and he also owns the Soho chain of pubs.

Dave has a great personality and it’s not hard to see why he’s done so well!

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

This is Sam, Dave’s son.

Sam helps Dave run his restaurant empire and is a super cool guy but the  best thing I like about him is that he really knows his stuff when it comes to dance music. (Growing up in London probably helped a bit with that!)

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Ladies ladies ladies … I don’t know who they were but they sure looked like they were having fun!

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Jackson and Jeffery … How come no one told me that nerdy plaid was making a comeback???

Jackson was helping out with the event and “taking care” of all the ladies … *ahem* *ahem*

Jeffrey kept trying to make me drink Bombay Sapphire and Smirnoff with him AT THE SAME TIME – he is a VERY dangerous man!

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Why is that guy in the middle sticking 3 fingers up? What does that mean?

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

More beautiful party people … it was nice to see some UNfamiliar faces … I thought the scene in Penang was getting pretty boring because every where I go I’m always seeing the same people so tonight was super refreshing.

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

2 of Sam’s gorgeous friends. I hate Sam.

Hahaha

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Can you guess which 3 of the 4 girls in this picture are sisters?

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Oh! I haven’t seen Samantha for ages! Don’t know where she’s been hiding … hahaha

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

I have no idea who this girl is but she kinda reminds me of Ayumi Hamasaki.

Needless to say, she was surrounded by a massive horde of guys all night.

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Jennifer with a friend (I can’t remember his name, sorry)

Don’t they make a cute couple?

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

I can’t say enough how refreshing it was that for one night good house music was heard in Penang again. No cheesy pop, no crap music and no Hitz.fm … just quality beats like I am used to in KL and elsewhere.

Hopefully we will be able to do more events like this … Penang needs good house music again!

QEII presents Chinese New Year On The Sea

Do drop by to QEII (located @ Church Street Pier) and check it out if you’ve never been there … it’s a beautiful place and also has the best wood-fire pizza in town.

QEII On The Sea
Tanjung City Marina
8A Pangkalan Weld
10300 Georgetown
Penang
Tel: +604-2633331/+604-2612126

PIONEER DJM-900 NEXUS

Pioneer DJM-900nexus

It’s been a lonnnggggggg time since I was so excited about a piece of kit but this brand new 4-channel mixer from Pioneer is giving me a bit of a boner. Hahaha

DJM-900 NexusTraktor/Ableton ready plus USB access to easily hook up your laptop … Quantized effects too!

Ooo I wanna get my hands on one!

NEW YEAR, NEW KICKS

DC Shoes "Boost" Training Shoe

Jeremy was kind enough to send me a pair of new shoes before Chinese New Year. He knows all about the Chinese tradition of wearing new shoes at CNY … hahaha

The kicks Jezza sent to me are so new that they haven’t even been released yet!

This model is called the “Boost” and it’s DC’s first ever training/jogging shoe.

DC Shoes "Boost" Training Shoe

The first thing I noticed about the Boost was how light it is. The bulk of the upper is made from a breathable mesh and the shoe uses a Progressive No-Sew Technology for minimal stitch lines and reduced weight.

DC Shoes "Boost" Training Shoe

The injected foam sole is made from a new, trademarked compound from DC called “Unilite

DC Shoes "Boost" Training Shoe

Unilite starts off as a liquid with a specific gravity of 0.1 grams per cubic centimeter and a durometer of 40A, which is then molded into a co-polymer foam.

The result is a light, comfy sole that provides superior cushioning and impact protection for your feet.

I’ve been wearing these shoes for days and I promise you they feel great!

DC Shoes "Boost" Training Shoe

Look out for the SUPER light Boost, coming to a DC retailer near you around August/September 2011.

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