BLUE JACKETS 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

2 weekends ago, my buddies from the Blue Jackets Society were in Penang to celebrate the first anniversary of their car club.

The venue of choice was the Hard Rock Hotel and this is where the boys normally stay when they come to Penang.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

For those who don’t know, the Blue Jackets Society is a supercar-only car club that is made up of some of the most successful businessmen in Malaysia.

It was started last year by Erwin Azizi and Ray Hong, who are both incredibly passionate about cars/motorsport but felt that Malaysia lacked a proper “gentlemen’s” car club where community and friendship amongst like-minded individuals takes place over politics and status.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

During the past year, the Blue Jackets have been very active, participating in many charity drives, long-distance drives, track days and more than 30 weekend drives – so basically there is something going on almost every week for them!

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

I think the thing I like most about this car club is the fact that their member actually DRIVE their cars, as opposed to just parking them at the valet in Pavilion.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

I know a lot of supercar owners that don’t push their car anywhere near its limits, but take this matte black Murcielago SV for example – it was covered in dirt and dead bugs from the drive from KL-Penang so you know the driver was having a blast.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Damn this car looks so mean!

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

The 1st anniversary celebration consisted of a fun-filled awards dinner, where members were presented with awards based on stuff they had done in the previous year.

I was late due to a prior engagement so I could only catch the last part of the dinner, but I could tell that it was a fun-filled event for all involved.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

After the dinner was over, I spent some taking some photos in the car park so you guys can see what an awesome group of cars was assembled at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Hmm … this Gallardo looks familiar …

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Left, right and center, no matter where you turned there were supercars staring at you.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

This F430 was red during the previous trip … I guess the owner wanted a meaner look and it does look very sinister (in a good way).

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Best of the British. It’s always nice to see Din’s DBS.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Like I said, supercars everywhere you turned your head.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

This is Erwin’s GT3RS. I never get sick and tired of seeing his car as one look and you can tell this was a purpose-built race machine (check out the roll-cage peeping out of the rear windscreen).

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Which is your favorite?

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Erwin and his lovely wife Angela.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

This is Ray, Erwin’s partner-in-crime. The two of them have really done and amazing job with the Blue Jackets over the past year!

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Dato’ David Gurupatham is one of the friendliest people I know and it’s always a pleasure to see him.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Conemaster Jackson, my buddy Johnny Bob and Amanda.

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

Amanda is a friend who I’ve known for many, many years but I rarely see even though we’re both from Penang coz she’s a very busy lady. 😉

Blue Jackets 1st Anniversary @ Hard Rock Hotel

I’m really happy for the Blue Jackets that they’ve passed this milestone, and I hope they have many more anniversaries to come.

I know they have a lot of crazy things planned this year so I wish them all the best for 2012!

P.S. Click on any photo to see a larger version.

🙂

SHELL HELIX INVASION TOUR (VIDEO)

Here’s a short peek into the Shell Helix Invasion Tour party that was held at Sixty9ine in Penang on the 10th of December last year.

Organized by ZeroToHundred & What’s Good?

The awesome track I used in the video was made by none other than my good buddy Hideo Kobayashi.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

 

SHELL HELIX INVASION TOUR – TOMORROW!

Shell Helix Invasion Tour @ Sixty9ine Mansion

Tomorrow!

Don’t forget – my DJ set is from 11pm – 12am … For everyone who has already called/msged/emailed to tell me they are coming, thank you for your support!

P.S. Please note that Sixty9ine’s carpark will be reserved for cars from the Blue Jackets Society only.

SHELL HELIX INVASION TOUR – R U READY?

Shell Helix Invasion Tour @ Sixty9ine Mansion

Erwin, founder and “dai low” of the Blue Jackets Society, called me on Monday and told me that SIXTY cars will be making the drive from KL-Penang.

SIXTY SUPERCARS.

My only question was … how are we gonna fit all of them into Sixty9ine’s car park?

🙂

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SHELL HELIX INVASION TOUR HITS PENANG!

Shell Helix Invasion Tour @ Sixty9ine Mansion

The Shell Helix Invasion Tour hits Penang next week (Saturday 10 December, 2011) and the party is gonna be at one of my favorite clus on the island – Sixty9ine Mansion in Batu Ferringhi.

35 supercars from Kuala Lumpur are taking part in the Penang leg of the tour so make sure you are at Sixty9ine at 9.30PM if you wanna hear the roar of the engines as they arrive at the club!

I’ll be DJing from 11pm-12am.

Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

(P.S. Click image for larger version)

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.