The clock ticked past 11pm on the 18th of May. A miniscule gathering of friends gathered to embark on a 300+ KM drive up to Sepang International Circuit, to act as a support and pit crew for a friend who was participating in the Time To Attack, organized by ZerotoHundred.com.
The composed calmness in their eyes do not reflect the slightly rickety hands nor the thumping heartbeats of both drivers preparing to tear up the track, sideways. A riveting highlight of the event that attracted a large crowd, both the young and the young at heart, was the 1/10 RC drift competition organized by Street Revolution, a local RC supplies store.
The MPT Group brought back the drag race that was once part of Singapore’s motor racing history. As Singapore is land scarce, the race is actually being held within a parking lot, and the drag strip is only 180 metres long. There are actually many other viable venue alternatives like the Changi Exhibition Centre, F1 Pit Centre, or even closing half a section of a long straight public road.
It’s almost a year since we featured Benjamin”s AE86 here. To many of those residing overseas, an AE86 wouldn’t mean much to begin with, or cost much so as to speak.
A second look at this AE86 since last year.
Sadly living in Singapore, all our cars here are slapped with a 10-year certification that is worth around USD$80,000 that allows the cars to be on the roads. Owning a car here is like having a depreciating asset pegged to the years left on that piece of paper. Cars like the AE86, would have renewed this certificate at its age.
Words by : Ray Ng, Photos by : E3lipse Photography
Wei Jie is our Australian correspondent as he is currently studying in Perth. Being in Australia, he has the opportunity to shoot cars never before seen on Singapore’s roads or cars that are really rare. The locations to shoot are plentiful compared to Singapore where many spots are forbidden and security guards are more than happy to chase you away even if you’re not obstructing traffic.
This limited production model needs no introduction.
After 3 years of snapping mostly cars , Wei Jie is still constantly improving and learning from others, often reading car magazines and websites to get ideas and inspiration from renowned photographers. He has photos published in magazines and websites and currently working with 7Tune and TheRightWrong as a correspondent.
Words by : Ray Ng, Photos by : Cyber Imp Productions
To Jonathan, anyone can eventually learn how to take a sharp picture but a true photographer can shed an emotion and tell a story through his or her photos. With fellow crew member Neo and Randy F, learning the ropes was made easy joining therightwrong.net as a junior photographer.
One of the first few photoshoots Jonathan joined The Right Wrong Crew.
Words by : Ben Wong, Photos by : RandyF, Neo and CyberImp
I used the words “restoring them to their original glory” in the teaser of this AE86. I may have made a little mistake there. After-all, this car was glorified by none other then… Well, lets put the number at a low 70% of every girl’s dream guy.
I can assure you Jay Chou or Takumi for that matter has got nothing on THIS.
Now most of you who have been following our site probably realized, I bitch a lot about our COE system screwing us over. That very system makes us miss out a lot on cars which may be old but will definitely not lose out to the newer models in terms of design and performance. The Supra in a previous net catch was one those examples. Fortunately for us, not every old car became a fatality of the COE system. Some actually saw value in preserving these old cars and restoring them to their original glory. A glory deserved and preserved in many countries overseas especially in Japan or the USA. Its not often to find such cars in Singapore and some how, that that’s just what we chanced upon.