Archive for September 3, 2010

Kuching Drift!

Posted in Travelling on September 3, 2010 by Stanley Carter

First and foremost, there’s no videos and there’s no pictures, and this is actually a pretty boring post.

Here’s what happened, me and my family had a road trip down to Kuching for a little Holiday in our Kia Forte (such an underpowered car), while we were there, I’ve decided to phone up a long lost friend of mine who is currently having his own business there, I asked him to bring me to the infamous Stadium go-kart track and off we went.

Long story short, we arrived too late, as there was actually more than 40 cars gathered at the car park 1-2 hours before and there were some Silvias showing off drifting, by the time we’ve reached, I’ve only managed to spot a R34 GT-T, a Silvia S15 and a Kawabata’ish 180sx… plus few others LanEvo, Fairladies etc. and they were just packing up and leaving, kinda sucked as I’ve missed all the action!

What I don’t understand is, there are larger areas within the compound that are way suitable for drifting, yet they still preferred to do donuts and figure 8s at the usual place where it’s really small and confined, I mean seriously, why?  If I were them I’d probably be bored immediately, after all, they have been doing this for months, maybe over an year?  If I recalled correctly, I’ve actually watched some of them doing the same thing on YouTube over a year ago.

Maybe they have their own reasons, who knows?  But one thing’s for sure, I am very envious for Kuching drifters, they get to practise and play at such a great venue which is basically hassle-free from the authorities, now that is something Sibu doesn’t have!

Anyways, big thanks to my friend for bringing me there and it’s definitely a nice first visit for me though, if I’d ever had the chance, I’d really love to get my Charmant there and drift with the locals as well, hehe.

Ramadhan Drift Challenge: Charmant Drifter spotted!

Posted in Car stuff on September 3, 2010 by Stanley Carter

Check this video out:

The Charmant is shown at 0:58 secs in what seems to be recovering from a crash. 😦

It is later shown again at 1:34, you can see it’s rolling on some MK wheels I think, but I could be wrong though.

Too bad there’s no actual footage of it drifting in action, would love to see more pictures of this car (If I can find them).