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My M.A.C. Kuching 2015 Experience – Day 3 (23 Aug 2015)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2015 by Stanley Carter

After having prawn noodle breakfast with Desmond (S15 drifter), we returned to the iCom Square for a short bit of time before our departure to Sarawak Stadium for some serious drifting.

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Gold Lambo!

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Supercars on display!

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The Champion for Best Modified, an Audi TT modded by S.Met Garage.

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Me posing with Ah Met.

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Group photo of friends

Then comes the drifting at Sarawak Stadium, while it wasn’t my first time being there, but it was my first time driving my own Charmant at that venue, needless to say it was a special moment and again, I was way too excited LOL!

2 things that struck me the most after some drifting there:

  1. It wasn’t as big as I’ve expected, it’s a mixture between 1st and 2nd gear with mostly 1st gear drift only due to limited spacing.
  2. The surface was ROUGH as fuck, almost gravel-like which doesn’t provide much traction but at the same time is a super tyre killer man… in less than 10 mins, I’ve demolished 4 tyres!

While I ran out of tyres to play again, both Ah Met and Desmond offered to let me try out their respective drift cars, I first tried Ah Met’s KE70 (also running stock 4AGE 16v) and the major difference between his car and mine is how much lighter his car is, it was nimble and FAST; then comes the FUN part, drifting a Silvia S15 for the very first time, check out the video first, note that this was my very first time driving it:

As expected, the S15 was a dream car to have for a drift enthusiast like me, it handles like a dream and I was having an absolute blast maneuvering it throughout the entire course sideways, damn how I wish I’m rich enough to get a Silvia straightaway!

And whalla, that’s it for my 3 days MAC Kuching 2015 experience, till next time yo!

My M.A.C. Kuching 2015 Experience – Day 2 (22 Aug 2015)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2015 by Stanley Carter

Due to over-excitement, I woke up very early around 6am’ish, me and the Bintulu gangs had our breakfast at ‘Hi-Bread’ which is right beside my budget hostel around 9am, after that it was a very short drive to iCom Square around 9:30am for the M.A.C. 2015.

Breakfast at Hi-Bread

Breakfast at Hi-Bread

I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the venue is, and how much I’ve appreciated it being selected for car show, I really can’t think of a better venue for this occasion, check it out by yourself:

Very nice venue for car show, iCom Square

Very nice venue for car show, iCom Square

After 9:30am’ish, the participants and their cars started rolling in…

Fairladies from Kuching

Fairladies from Kuching

Red and sexy

Red and sexy

GTT R34

GTT R34

Kuching Autokhana Expert's S15

Kuching Autokhana Expert’s S15

Me and my friends from Bintulu were all Kone Attack participants, so we had our cars parked in a separate area and the briefing for the competition started roughly around 10am by none other than the SAS President aka ‘Obi-wan’, here you can see he is guiding us through the course layout on a board first before the course-walk:

'Obiwan' doing the Kone Attack briefing

‘Obiwan’ doing the Kone Attack briefing

After the briefing and the course-walk were done, we immediately commenced our practise session, which were categorized in 3 groups for easier management.  Check out my practise run videos below!

I'm really pumped for the Kone Attack practise!

I’m really pumped for the Kone Attack practise!

During my first few practise runs, I was trying to finish the course without any use of E-brake, my time was very disappointing due to the sharp turns and tight course, after watching the better drivers performed with plenty use of E-brakes, I’ve decided to do the same as well and it makes a world difference, I was also very surprised by my half-assed Hydraulic E-brake that actually works quite decent too!  Needless to say I was having a blast in each of my run!

Practise session ended right after lunch hour and the actual competition starts with each driver granted 3 runs, whereby 2 of the best runs shall be averaged to get the final score (time), I don’t think any of you’d be interested in my time cause neither do I, anyways, my position is roughly between 7th and 8th if I’m not mistaken, and just for your information, the Champion was won by a bone stock Proton Wira, which further proves that this type of Autokhana requires 80% driver skills rather than a good car, hehe.

Check out my 3rd and final run of the day, which was also my best run out of all 3:

The Kone Attack competition finished at sun down, where the drift demo finally begins and it’s been what I’ve been eagerly waiting for…

Finally a photo of me with Kuching DK Met Sim.

Finally a photo of me with Kuching DK Met Sim.

The drifters for the evening drift demo show.

The drifters for the evening drift demo show.

And here’re the videos of the action:

‘Safety car’ Silvia S15:

The rest:

As you can see, due to limited space, there wasn’t much we can do except for some 1st gear donuts and figure 8s, however it was still hella fun though, albeit it may look quite dangerous at times due to the lack of marshalling, luckily nothing bad happened, definitely something to improve on in the events to come.

My Charmant and Kuching's DK KE70 after a hard evening of drifting show.

My Charmant and Kuching’s DK KE70 after a hard evening of drifting show.

After a long and hard day of driving, Ah Met and his friends brought me to a night market foodcourt to enjoy some delicious suppers, while the day was well spent and I had plenty of fun, I was really looking forward to the next day whereby I’ll be FINALLY having the chance to drift in the most popular drift venue in Kuching, the car park area in Sarawak Stadium Kuching! To be continued…