Archive for March, 2010

My Favorite Drift Drivers…

Posted in Random on March 16, 2010 by Stanley Carter

..are Nobuteru Taneguchi, Manabu Orido and Yasuyuki Kazama…

However, I’m not here to talk about how awesome these 3 drivers are, I’m here to share 2 videos I’ve found on YouTube yesterday, which I thought are real cool, check’em out!

First, Orido drifting his D1-spec Aristo with other D1 drivers, the video emphasizes on his footwork, cool shit!

And second, it’s not much, but it showcases NOB’s personal street driven 180sx, very CLEAN and purposeful, me likes a lot!

Don’t you just love YouTube?  I think it’s the next best thing after Google, it’s amazing how much content you can find and watch thanks to YouTube though.  ^^

DCM Fanboyism

Posted in Car stuff on March 15, 2010 by Stanley Carter

I admit, I’m a fan to anything DCM related, I’ve purchased most of the merchandises released throughout the years, and now for the latest addition to my collection, the new DCM roadtax stickers!

DCM roadtax stickers

I’ve bought 3 of them, 1 will go to my daily driver, Viva, another will go to my drifter, the Charmant, and the last one will go to…

DCM roadtax sticker being put to good use.

..My dad’s new Kia Forte of course, hehe!

Btw, yesterday while I was on the road, I spotted this Van on the road…

Stranded Van on the streets

If you look closer, you can spot the broken driveshaft underneath the Van, first thing that came to my mind was… this Van must be rolling with some serious power under that hood… LOL!

New car in the Family

Posted in Car stuff on March 12, 2010 by Stanley Carter

My dad just bought himself a Kia Forte.

Dad's Forte ready to roll off the showroom floors

There’s quite a story before the purchase though, my dad initially wanted to get the new Vios, which IMHO is absolutely butt UGLY, as a son, I have the responsibility to prevent my dad from making such a miserable mistake in his life, and therefore, I introduced the new Kia Forte upon him, which he didn’t really appreciate in the first place.

My Dad doing the final checks on the car before driving off.

Just like many other Sibu citizens, my dad still thinks that Korean cars suck, well he was right, Korea cars do suck, but those were the past, while Proton is still sucking as always, Korean companies such as Hyundai and Kia have been releasing much better cars that have surprised many of us, and they’re getting positive reviews throughout the world.

Failing to convinced my dad to even have a peek on the Forte, I was disappointed, every time I think of the picture of the new butt ugly Vios parked in the house, I’d went nuts, and it was also the only motivation that kept me trying to convince my Dad… in making the RIGHT decision… LOL!

Installing the new plates

And so one day, a test drive unit from Kuching arrived Sibu, but only for 3 days, it was an opportunity that I cannot miss, I approached my dad once again, and luck was on my side, or maybe my dad just had a better mood that day… he agreed to follow me to check out the new Forte, yes!

The first impression I’ve heard from my dad when he first laid his eyes on the Forte was that the it doesn’t look as good as the Vios, well… obviously my Dad has a malfunctioned sense of his own.. but anyways, we continued to explore the car up close, and then test drove the car around the Sibu streets.

I’ll cut the story short, after the test drive, my dad was literally hooked with the car, not because it was a BETTER car to the Vios, but it was also CHEAPER, and that was a big selling point to my dad, and to my delight, my dad was SOLD!

After 2 months passed, I finally followed my dad to the nearest Kia showroom to receive his new ride for the family, the first and also the only one, in Sibu, so far:

Forte, the new addition to the Family

Well done dad, you’ve made the right choice! LOL!