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

It’s ALIVE!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2015 by Stanley Carter

Wow, it’s been years huh?  But who cares man, I doubt anyone out there still checks in on this blog anyways, LOL! But the fact that I wrote this post was because I was sick, I stayed home bored, just finished watching Rockets won 1-3 against Warriors a while ago (meh!), and while surfing FB and other internet stuffs I stumbled upon this dust filled blog of mine which unfortunately I’ve neglected for years.

Anyhow, I thought I might as well write a few about the major happenings since my lack of updates throughout this long period of time:

  1. I got busy, I mean, real busy, I got offered a position as a Manager in the Oil Palm sector and while the pay was good, I literally had to sacrifice 80% of my previously free-going time to just work, work and work.
  2. I’m now a father of 3 healthy boys, hah!
  3. I’m still into drift, and I’ve also joined my first ever legal event in Kuching which involves autocross (they called it Kone Attack) and some mini drift demos, driving my crappy Charmant all the way from Sibu to Kuching is no easy feat, but I’m glad I survived the return trip all in all.  Made some good friends with the SAS gang (Sarawak Auto Enthusiast Society, Kuching) and hopefully I’ll be joining some of their events soon.
  4. Joined a local Sibu club called SRCC (Sibu Retro Car Club) and made friends with many very very cool Malay old school car enthusiasts, these guys are super cool and I love their overall attitudes, joined a couple of events with them in Sarikei as well as Sibu Jaya, there’s definitely more to come in the near future.
  5. Finally got to experience hands-on driving in the legendary SIC (Sepang International Circuit) in both a LanEvo 5 and an Auto GT86 thanks to the offer by a good friend named Jeffery Lim, who happens to own a super cool turbocharged GT86 himself, currently staying in Kuching.
  6. Finally, yes, my Charmant is still running, the body is showing signs of exhaustion due to the lack of care and rough handling by the neglectful owner, there are cracks, and rust growing at more places than you can count, but hey, as long as it still runs, I’m gonna drive it like I’ve always intended to, drift the FUCK OUTTA it, cosmetics what!? it’s the driving and fun that counts, looking good is still not my priority at the moment unfortunately, so yeah… haha!

That’s all I can think of at this moment, anyways, hopefully I’ll find the time or interest to maybe post more updates here, but who knows, time will tell I guess, till next time, see ya!

Lain Kali Lah!

Posted in Personal, Random on May 9, 2013 by Stanley Carter

Bad week.

Malaysia didn’t managed to ubah after all, however it did seem to unite all Malaysians more, I guess that’s a good thing, just check out the insane crowd that turned out at the Kelana Jaya Stadium last night, it was mind blowing!

Anyways, politics aside… here’s another bad news, apparently the MEMC car time attack has been SACKED, there’s a pretty long story behind and may even be political related, but I’m too lazy to go into the details, simply put, some motherfuckers are making a fuss about the event and unfortunately they got their wish, IMO these mofos better step down and give others a chance to help the Sarawak motorsport scene grow, seriously, we barely have any legitimate motorsport events here, and I believe there’s HUGE potential for Sarawak, too bad there’s fuckers are mostly around fucking things up when they all should be working together to help the sport grow and bloom.

Enough ranting, I’m done for the post, till next time!

Miri Extreme Motorsports Challenge 2013

Posted in Cool Stuffs on April 27, 2013 by Stanley Carter
MEMC 2013

MEMC 2013

I’m joining, RM200 entry fee.

Haven’t driven my Charmant for more than a month, gonna need to test drive/drift it very soon to see if it’s still in decent shape though, the event is just 2 weeks away.

Will need to start sourcing for spare tyres too, 4 at least.

The organizers did state that drifting is not recommended, because the track owner afraid that drifting might mess up the track surface or some sort, but hey, at least I’m getting my very first chance to push the limits in a real track (albeit a go kart type), not much complains there.

My only major concern is the trip itself, it’d be a 5-6 hours drive from Sibu to Miri, and the road condition is treacherous to say the least, with plenty of potholes at several sections, my Charmant will face it’s greatest challenge of all time, by getting to Miri in ONE PIECE and also, safely.

Wish me luck guys, will keep y’all posted.

Merry Christmas 2012

Posted in Sibu Drifting on December 25, 2012 by Stanley Carter

What’s a better way to spend a Sunday morning?

… this!

Merry Christmas to all! Let’s hope for the better in year 2013!

Awesome weekend pt.2 (Sunday – 16 Dec 2012)

Posted in Events, Sibu Drifting on December 25, 2012 by Stanley Carter

First thing that came to my mind when I woke up in the early morning was “IT’S ABOUT BLOODY TIME WE HAVE SOME PROPER DRIFTING IN SIBU!!” Yeeee Hah~!!

I’ve arrived at the agreed venue at 9am and immediately I saw the trailer with all 4 cars that have been in action since yesterday in Bintulu, while I was there the workers have already started unloading the vehicles, while some of my local friends have already arrived earlier to check out the action later on.  Someone even offered to sponsor for a professional video recording crew for the occasion, crazy but awesome, haha!

Kuching cars arrived on trailer.

Kuching cars arrived on trailer.

All cars unloaded and waiting for drivers.

All cars unloaded and waiting for drivers.

The awesome side view of the RX7 FD!

The awesome side view of the RX7 FD!

Silvia S15 NA

Silvia S15 NA

13B RX7 FD

13B RX7 FD

Trueno AE86

Trueno AE86

Cefiro A31

Cefiro A31

Skyline GTE

Skyline GTE

The least powerful car in the line up, my Charmant.

The least powerful car in the line up, my Charmant.

The Sarawak drift cars!

The Sarawak drift cars!

Group photo of me with all Kuching drifters.

Group photo of me with all Kuching drifters.

Long story short, I’ll let the following video do the talking (it’s almost an hour long though):

The session ended around 11:30am and the Kuching guys had to pack up and depart on their way home to Kuching.  I had a BLAST and the time of my life during that morning, there were a few things that made me go NUTS:

1. Finally twin car donut

2. Tsuiso, HELL YEAH!!!

3. The feeling of companionship, finally some other guys that REALLY drifts!

4. Drifting the most expensive car I’ve ever driven: Nissan 350z auto

These are some of the first for me and boy was I super satisfied and HAPPY.  I’m glad I’ve made the trip to Bintulu and met up with these new friends from Kuching, or else all of these wouldn’t have happened, and during this morning, we’ve made some more new friends as well whom I think can really help to push the scene for greater exposure and hopefully attract more to join.

I can say that Sarawak drifting is definitely moving at the right direction, albeit a slow one, but at least it’s a start.

Big thanks to all those that’ve assisted and involved to make this happen, and hopefully something like this will happen again very soon, go go Sarawak drift! ^_^