SUPERCAR GATHERING @ VOODOO PENANG

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Last weekend, the Penang Supercar Club had a gathering at Voodoo Pub & Bistro in Penang.

A group of cars came up from Kuala Lumpur to join in the fun and Voodoo also organized a photoshoot competition during the gathering.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Here are 2 Italian beasts guarding the door of Voodoo.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Beautiful girls and beautiful cars always go hand in hand.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Another Italian stallion with the perfect accessories to match.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

More girls and more cars …

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Aston Martin DBS … gorgeous.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Lamborghini Murcielago … this car was also at the Super GT Soft Launch in KL a couple of weeks back.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Take your pick …

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Andrew and Cindy from Mean Machines.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

This is Jimmy, who has an awesome 360 Modena. He’s re-enacting the expression he had when I took him for a ride in the Exige a few weeks ago.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Connie and Kelly are 2 very olddddddd friends of mine.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Someone was wearing Bottega Veneta … Hehe

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

I told Connie my ears tasted like cotton candy so she’s having a taste. Hahaha

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Ferrari owners like to stick together … Leong and Chee Fui were obviously having a good time!

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

My face is red from the lighting in the club, NOT from drinking this:

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

There was so much booze there that it wasn’t funny.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

This is Datuk Lim, the owner of Voodoo, who was very hospitable and took excellent care of us all night.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Girls do funny things when they get tipsy.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Stephy was one of the models on the night and she hung out with us after her work was done.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

Kawaii-ne?

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

I actually managed to have time to take the Exige to a car wash before the event so it was looking pretty sparkly.

Supercar Gathering @ Voodoo Pub & Bistro

The Visvim Polke No. 5, still one of my favorite pairs of shoes after so many years!

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.

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!

LOTUS X BBB EXIGE IN TOP GEAR MAGAZINE

Lotus X BBB Exige S featured in Top Gear Malaysia!

Pick up Top Gear Magazine (March 2011 Malaysian Edition) to check out the little write up they did of my participation in Zerotohundred’s Time To Attack 2010 Final!

Lotus X BBB Exige S featured in Top Gear Malaysia!

Thanks to Top Gear Magazine for the coverage and thanks to my buddy Kian Lee for spotting this write up and being the first person to tell me about it!

I will work/race harder this year and try to get better results.

Thank you all for your support!

PENANG SUPERCAR CLUB GATHERING

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

Yesterday, I was invited to join a gathering organized by the Penang Supercar Club who convened at Queensbay Mall to support the Motor Fair that was going on there.

This was the first time I hooked up with the club and I was psyched to see such a good turnout of cars!

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

VIP parking was arranged for us right outside the main entrance of Queensbay Mall and people were visibly excited to see so many cool cars rocking up to the mall.

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

As usual with gatherings of this sort, cameras started snapping even before the cars came to a standstill.

And how could you not go crazy seeing a convoy consisting of a Lamborghini, multiple Ferraris, Porsches and a Lotus?

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

One of my all time favorite Ferraris – the F355 GTS, parked right next to a super sexy 430 Spider.

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

Super classic and still beautiful to this day. This is definitely one of the most beautiful cars that Pininfarina has ever designed.

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

Prancing horse. Never has an animal created such emotion and desire amongst people.

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

Check out the massive ass on this Porsche Cayman!

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

I’m really loving the rear wing on this car – it makes the Cayman look so much meaner.

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

What car is this? That’s exactly what I was asking about 100x when I was driving in the convoy to Queensbay.

The mystery will be revealed later on in this post. 2 thumbs up if you already know the answer.

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

Hmmm … beautiful girls and beautiful cars … WINNING! (as Charlie Sheen would say)

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

After we were done at Queensbay, the club decided to adjourn to Coffee Island on Gurney Drive for drinks.

Isn’t this like the coolest car park scene ever? Supercars parked everywhere! Passer-bys actually walked into Coffee Island’s car park just to check out all the exotic machinery assembled there.

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

Which one of these do you prefer?

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

And how about these?

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

Ok … back to the strange car I showed you earlier … what the hell is it?

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

It’s actually a Nissan 350Z … not a supercar but it was made to look like the Danish Zenvo supercar … crazy bodykit (done in Penang) … it looks really mean!

Penang Supercar Club Gathering

It was a really fun gathering and I’m glad to have met the members of the Penang Supercar Club, who are a really great bunch of guys that have a real passion for exotic automobiles.

Thanks to Andrew from Mean Machines for inviting me and I hope to join you all again next time!

TOM GOH & ANGELINE LEE

Tom Goh & Angeline Lee from ZeroToHundred

One of the organizers of the Drive Angry Super Gathering was local automotive news website Zerotohundred.com, which is run by Tom & Angeline.

In case you didn’t know, Tom & Angeline are also the masterminds behind the Time To Attack series, which I have been competing in since last year.

Tom Goh & Angeline Lee from ZeroToHundred

Anyways, whilst they were in town, I took them to some of my favorite food and drink spots.

It’s really rare that Tom, Angeline and I get to sit down and just chill, since like another power couple that I know, they are just too fricking busy. Even when I’m in KL it’s hard for us to hang because my schedule is always packed tighter than a can of sardines!

Tom Goh & Angeline Lee from ZeroToHundred

But but but I’m super glad we got to get together and have a drink … I even took Tom out for a late night spin in the Exige along Batu Ferringhi … 🙂

P.S. Don’t drink and drive!

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:

BADBOYBEN TAKES 2ND RUNNER UP AT SEPANG INTERNATIONAL F1 CIRCUIT

Lotus X BBB Exige S

DC SHOES OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – JANUARY 10, 2011

BADBOYBEN TAKES 2ND RUNNER UP AT SEPANG INTERNATIONAL F1 CIRCUIT.

January 10, 2011 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – DC is proud to announce a podium for endorsed driver BadBoyBen who competed in the “Time to Attack” invitational at Sepang International F1 Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia over the holiday period.

The event, arguably South East Asia’s premier Time Attack, saw over 100 vehicles from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore come together for a meet celebrating the finale of the 2010 driving season. Strictly invitational, each driver had to have recorded an exceptional time during the 2010 season at the prestigious F1 circuit. Ben has done this in both his DC Subaru Sti and more recently in his Lotus Exige, especially prepared for him by Lotus Cars Malaysia.

Lotus X BBB Exige S

In the “Fast & Furious” category which is sponsored by Lotus, Ben raced exceptionally well to secure the 2nd Runner Up position in a field that is one class above the “Expert” category reserved for professional drivers in professional race cars. Demonstrating exceptional skill, Ben’s achievement was awesome considering his vehicle competed with stock suspension and tyres. His modifications in the new Exige at this stage only includes Lotus Sports Stage 2 Exhaust and Unichip piggyback ECU. The vehicle that took the category was heavily modified, so with further upgrades we are expecting even better results from the vehicle in the meets of 2011.

“We are extremely pleased with the vehicle, and Ben’s driving under tutelage of Malaysian race legend Oh Kah Beng of Lotus Malaysia” said DC’s South Asia General Manager Jeremy Hale. “The car is looking great and we are looking forward to helping them strive for excellence in 2011 in our commitment to the auto category. Lotus’ vehicles are exceptional, and their commitment to the progression of the motorsport is inspirational”.

Congratulations to Bad Boy Ben, and Lotus Cars Malaysia for a fantastic result. DC is excited to follow the performance of the vehicle through the new year.

Lotus X BadBoyBen @ Zerotohundred.com's Time To Attack 2010 Final

I’d like to thank Jeremy Hale & DC Shoes for their continued faith and support.

And of course Oh Kah Beng & Lotus Cars Malaysia for believing in me and giving me such a wonderful opportunity!

I also must thank all my other sponsors for their valuable assistance:

Auto Racing Technik
Motorsport Playground
Aylezo Motorsports
Ceramico

Thank you all, and I will work even harder this year!

ZEROTOHUNDRED.COM’S TIME TO ATTACK VIDEO

Check out this awesome video that the peeps from Zerotohundred.com made of their Time To Attack 2010 Final.

You can really get a sense of what an amazing event it was and the sheer quality of the cars that participated.

You can also see just how hard everyone was pushing their cars.

Wicked video!