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My M.A.C. Kuching 2015 Experience – Day 1 (21 Aug 2015)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 6, 2015 by Stanley Carter

MAC stands for Merdeka Auto Carnival, it’s an annual event jointly organized by the SAS (Sarawak Auto Enthusiast Society) and the Gov’t for all car lovers in Sarawak.  Last year while I joined the ‘Car Club Gathering’ event (and won 2nd runner up in one of their ‘Kone Attack’ rounds), I was encouraged by my Kuching friends to join the MAC, unfortunately due to time and budget constraints, I skipped and joined the 2015 event instead, and boy did I had fun…

The event took place at the new iCom Square in Kuching Pending area for 2 consecutive days (22 and 23 August), and I submitted my registration a month earlier with only RM40 (cheap as F*ck), my main focus were the gymkhana event named ‘Kone Attack’ and their Drift Demo.  Before my long journey starts, I made some new friends from Bintulu who also planned to drive all the way from their hometown to Kuching in their soup’ed up 350Zs, they arrived Sibu on 20 August and we had a simple meet up and gathering to know each other better.

Gathering of Sibu and Bintulu car enthusiasts at Town Square II

Gathering of Sibu and Bintulu car enthusiasts at Town Square II

Gathering of Sibu and Bintulu car enthusiasts at Town Square II

Gathering of Sibu and Bintulu car enthusiasts at Town Square II

Most badass GTR in Sibu, with Liberty Walk's bodykit installed.

Most badass GTR in Sibu, with Liberty Walk’s bodykit installed.

As you can see, my car was the junkiest among the line up, but who cares, I was having fun and I’m glad that all the guys were friendly, which is absolutely awesome.  Overall it was a nice meetup in Sibu and we all went back to sleep early in preparation for the long journey to Kuching early morning the very next day.

Bintulu 350z parked in front of Kingwood Hotel.

Bintulu 350z parked in front of Kingwood Hotel.

We started our journey to Kuching at roughly 8:30am in the morning after breakfast, the entire journey took us around 5.5~6 hours drive with occasional rest stops along the way, the journey was great, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well my 4AGE performed at the Borneo highways, I was basically driving at an average speed of 160~170km/h++ while doing my very best to keep up with those high powered sports cars from Bintulu, all of us safely arrived Kuching in one piece in about 1pm’ish.

Rest stop at Petronas station in Serian

Rest stop at Petronas station in Serian

After we checked in to our respective hotels, I immediately drove to Sin Heak Hin tyre shop to have my alignments checked and also collect my souvenirs and stickers from the organizer, after all was done, it was a brief rest at Hotel before me and my new Bintulu friends visited the Kuching Merdeka Food Fair 2015 to fill up our hungry stomachs and then proceeded to check out the Kuching midnight racing scene, while it was my very first time, it still seemed a bit boring to me as I’m still not interested in drag racing, haha!  All of us went back to our hotels after a very short while to take the long needed sleep for the big MAC event day tomorrow… [to be continue’d]

Me with my Charmant after getting the event stickers applied, I'm excited!

Me with my Charmant after getting the event stickers applied, I’m excited!

Silvia S15 Cabriolet, how RARE!! Spotted before our visit to the local night racing scene.

Silvia S15 Cabriolet, how RARE!! Spotted before our visit to the local night racing scene.

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My Charmant’s new look 2015 (August)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 6, 2015 by Stanley Carter

[Old post in mid August 2015] In preparation for the Kuching MAC (Merdeka Auto Carnival) 2015 event which is happening on the 22nd and 23rd of August, I had my Charmant’s 4AGE top overhauled and also replaced my spoiled radiator (using a Proton Wira stock radiator which works like a charm), I also installed some hood pins sponsored by Sia (86 owner) for free (Thanks a lot bro!), and finally paint job repairs for my black hood, a duck tail spoiler which I got for free for it’s rough quality, and had all my rims painted black, the end result? I think it looks pretty bad ass now, haha!

Free hood pins, yay!

Free hood pins, yay!

Badass drift spec Charmant in Sibu

Motorfix Charmant and KE70 (friend) in Sibu!

Badass drift spec Charmant in Sibu

Badass drift spec Charmant in Sibu