2011 JAPAN SUPER GT (MALAYSIA) SOFT LAUNCH

2011 Japan Super GT (Malaysian Round) Soft Launch

The same day that I had the photoshoot with Mcclubz in Kuala Lumpur, there was actually an event on in the morning – which was the soft-launch of the 2011 Japan Super GT Championship (Malaysian Round)

This was an exclusive, invitation-only affair and was restricted to media and friends of race organizer JPM Motorsport.

JPM Motorsport is a very well-known motorsports event organizer in Malaysia and it comes as no surprise that when they invited their friends to this private luncheon at the 1 Utama shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur, everyone turned up driving a performance car of some sort.

2011 Japan Super GT (Malaysian Round) Soft Launch

There were Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Aston Martins, Audi R8s & R35 GTRs as far as the eye could see. It was pretty awe-inspiring and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many supercars in one place at one time.

I was invited to the event and I was originally going to drive my Exige down, but the car fell prey to some technical gremlins the day before so I drove my Impreza instead.

Since I was only driving my “family car” I made sure to park as far away from the main group of supercars as possible.

Like really really far away. Hahaha

2011 Japan Super GT (Malaysian Round) Soft Launch

JPM Motorsport brought a few of their own personal cars to the event, one of which was the incredible Lamborghini LP670-4 SV:

2011 Japan Super GT (Malaysian Round) Soft Launch

I would shit my pants if I saw this car in my rear-view mirror.

Photos don’t really do the gathering justice since there were more than 130 performance cars there so here’s a video I put together to show you just how awesome it was:

The Malaysian round of the 2011 Japan Super GT Championship takes place on the 18 & 19 of June and tickets start from only RM88 for early birds so get yours quickly!

Find out where to buy tickets at www.jpmmotorsport.com.my.

WHAT’S GOOD? X MCCLUBZ PHOTOSHOOT

What's Good? Photoshoot w/ Jocelyn by Mcclubz

Last weekend I was in Kuala Lumpur to shoot a new ad for What’s Good?

The shoot was being done by my good buddies from MCClubz, a new online community for all Malaysian car clubs to congregate together and share news/information.

I think it’s a great initiative and I fully support it and you should too!

What's Good? Photoshoot w/ Jocelyn by Mcclubz

We were shooting an ad for the first issue of their e-mag, which will be launching in April, and our model for this shoot was the lovely Jocelyn Leong.

Jocelyn is super cute and has a million-dollar smile that makes guys weak at the knees (as evidenced by all the MCClubz guys fawning over her at the shoot)

I’ve always been very against shooting girls with my cars, but this time was a really pleasant experience and I think the results were great so I will probably do it again.

What's Good? Photoshoot w/ Jocelyn by Mcclubz

This was the second time I worked with MCClubz photographer Calvin Leong, and I’d have to say he is a very promising talent.

Always thinking outside the box, Calvin doesn’t mind getting down and dirty, as long as he gets his shot.

What's Good? Photoshoot w/ Jocelyn by Mcclubz

The MCClubz boys found this INSANE location for the shoot. I was awestruck when I saw the place and couldn’t stop marveling at the size and cleanliness of the place.

What's Good? Photoshoot w/ Jocelyn by Mcclubz

Yes, this indoor floodlight car park was HUGE.

Hmm … I wonder who laid down those tyre marks on the floor?

What's Good? Photoshoot w/ Jocelyn by Mcclubz

(L-R) Ernest, Alfred, me, Jocelyn, Calvin, Merlvyn and Ronnie.

Thanks to the boys for organizing the shoot and special thanks to Jocelyn for being such a great model.

Go check out the MCClubz page on Facebook now – www.facebook.com/mcclubz !!!

KEN BLOCK TOTALS FIESTA AT RALLY OF PORTUGAL

Ken Block had a massive crash at the recent Rally of Portugal … in the video he looks ok so I’m hoping that both he and Alex Gelsomino can back into the WRC fray asap!

Watch and marvel at how well built the current WRC cars are Ken can still get up and walk around the car after that epic crash!

I HAVE A SHOE FETISH

Kicks

A couple of blog posts ago I mentioned that I can’t fit all my shoes into the cubby-holes in my studio and I just leave them lying around on the floor.

I’ve received a lot of messages from curious people asking to see what “the floor” looks like so here’s part of it:

Kicks

I’m running out of space … help!

BURNING INK IS BACK!

Burning Ink 2011

Do you remember the awesome art exhibition called Burning Ink from last year?

Well, this year it’s back and it’s gonna be bigger and better:

DC Europe – Following on from the success of the BURNING INK Event in Paris last year, DC Europe is proud to be launching the BURNING INK Art Show for the month of April 2011 in New York City, USA and June /July 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

New York: From the 7th to the 28rd of April 2011
Berlin: From the 17th of June to the 7th of July 2011.

Bringing together a unique selection of world renowned street artists, graphic designers and illustrators, BURNING INK is a crossover event between the world’s of fine arts and tattoo’s.

The selected artists are SSUR, SBTG, SUPAKITCH, KORALIE, XGHETTO, SCIEN, DEAN, KLOR (123 CLAN),SPOE,CHLOE TRUJILLO,LA BOUCHERIE MODERNE, and others to be confirmed soon.

Burning Ink 2011

The concept is radical and never been seen before in these two cities: All the handmade drawings designed by selected artists will be burnt at the end of the show. A very different concept to an ordinary art show, no one can go home with the art in their hands The only way for the drawings to survive the flame is to be bought and inked into the buyers’s skin, making each design a unique tattoo.

The first edition of DC’s BURNING INK was held in Paris from 20th of May to June 13th 2010 at “Bleu Noir”, the Tattoo Parlor/Gallery in Durantin Street, Paris 18eme.

Burning Ink 2011

NEW YORK’s BURNING INK will take place in FRANK’s CHOP SHOP, an incredible barber shop, managed by a young team of creative blades. Frank’s Chop Shop is located in the Lower East Side, at Essex Street, 19. The art Show will be run from the 7th to the 28th of April 2011.

BERLIN’s BURNING INK will take place in the downtown venue and wellknown UNDPLUS CollabRoom , Torstrasse, 66, not far from Alexander Platz. From the 17th of June, the Art Show will end up in flames during the fashion week, on the 7th of July 2011.

Burning Ink 2011

A special Pop Up Art Show will be added to both events with a leather jacket Series by Artists SSUR (LA/Moscow), SBTG (Singapore), SUPAKITCH (Brooklyn) & 123CLAN (Montreal).
Three unique painted leather jackets will be shown during the art shows with the presence of the Artists. Each event will have a special opening, closing parties and aftershows.

A limited edition BURNING INK tee shirt will be produced and available to buy on site and online.

Burning Ink 2011

A special focus on the latest DC Limited Series and DC Artists Collaboration products will also be displayed during the BERLIN show with the special appearance of SBTG during the Burning Ceremony on the 7th of July.

SSUR and SBTG have previously worked and partnered with DC on several Artist and Double Label Projects.

Mark aka SBTG is gonna be there to so go support if you’re in Berlin at the time!

All the best with the event, I’m sure it’s going to be awesome.

THE LOTUS PLAYGROUND

This is a video I put together from a trackday that Lotus Cars Malaysia and Lotus Cars Club Malaysia organized in December, 2010.

More than 40 Lotuses attended the track day and it was the biggest turn out ever for a Lotus track day at Sepang.

What I really wanted to show in this video was not the racing aspect of the track day, but the individuality of the cars and also the camaraderie of the Lotus community in Malaysia, which I feel is incomparable. Everyone is part of one huge family and is there to have a good time … No egos or politics anywhere … Lotus Cars Club Malaysia really is the best car club in the country!

At that track day, I took a lot of people out for taxi rides and they all seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly.

I can’t wait for the next one!

PHOTOS FOR AN UPCOMING INTERVIEW

Toys ...

Recently I was interviewed for a soon-to-be-launched e-magazine and the guys shot some photos of me and my Lotus Exige when I was in Kuala Lumpur but they also wanted some photos of the junk I keep in my studio so I took a quick couple of snaps of some of my toys and kicks for them.

Kicks

As you can see, I stuff my kicks into cubby-holes … but they can’t all fit into there so the rest are just lying around on the floor in my studio …

The photos that the boys shot in KL were awesome and I can’t wait for everyone to see them!