“All that glitters is gold”. Ever heard of that phrase being used in modern times? Probably not unless you live in Dubai where people actually gold plate their entire cars in 24k gold. So what does a modern more realistic country like Singapore have?
“All that’s black is carbon fiber”.
It is a much more modern phrase and something that a lot of tuner cars can use, much like the 50 shades of grey GTR featured previously. On TheRightWrong, we feature the very best of Singapore’s automotive scene as long as we have access to them. Some are street rollers, some are fully build off-road registered track cars but mostly are maniac level modded street cars. This time however……
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 was 7 day yesterday, held every year on the 7th of July (7 / 7 / 2012). A once a year celebration and gathering for RX7 owners. Every year I look forward to seeing coverage of 7 day meets from around the world, a gathering of one of the sexiest and most timeless designs ever produced in Mazda history. Feeling a little jealous that Singapore had no 7 day celebration, I called for an impromptu and very last minute miniature scale 7 day celebration.
Only… There were no 7s around at all. Just a 6, an 8, lots of 9s and one lonely 10.
Here’s a quick pic of the cars in attendance. More pictures coming soon!
Great people, met new people, made new friends! Thanks to all who came!
The Japanese, some call that place the Land of the rising sun, Nippon, Nihon, JDM land and countless other names with too many to list down here. There are many names to call that country but the its the only place that seems like automotive heaven if you love cars. I’m not talking about the mid-Tokyo jams that is so famously shown in Tokyo Drift. I’m talking about everything else in between. The wangan, the Daikoku gatherings and even Tsukuba, one of the first places that is most likely to pop to mind at the mention of “Time attack” before World Time Attack started. It is no secret that the Japanese probably have the coolest car culture and the most lenient rules with regards to vehicle modification and racing / drifting. Even if it is strict, that’s definitely not what is portrayed to us.
Just simply use Google and you will see the abundance of car content you can always find about Japan, be it the wangan or just plain drifting. Its almost as if once you slap on a Japanese plate on to any car regardless how “rice”, it automatically becomes cool. Look at the Bosozoku and those large trucks with enough neons to allow a blind man to see. Any where else in the world, that would be branded as “Rice”. In Japan however, its simply the Japanese culture and its cool! It’s no wonder why so many aspire to have a JDM badge on their car, that green and yellow arrow shaped thing that actually means “P plate” in Japan. Some how that became the Japanese symbol of JDM. Even the US companies name their companies after JDM, Password : JDM. It is simply proof that people worldwide continue to draw inspiration from this amazing country.
Sebastian here is no different. Back track a several months and you might remember that Sebastian was the person who got us pit access in our coverage of last year’s MME. He is also a good frriend of mine and the purchase of this Evo was partially due to my constant brainwashing to get him to switch from a WRX. What sealed the deal was when he took a ride in my own personal Evo on the track. Long story short, we decided his car was to be featured and it “happened” to be arranged on a weekend where he was out of town for holiday. This meant the car had to be left with me…. for a week.
Words by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo, Jieyong & E3lipse
Here at TheRightWrong.net, we’re extremely fond of threesomes. This time is no exception. More importantly, this threesome shows the evolution of the Evolution. From the CP9A platform, to the CT9A and ultimately the current CZ4A. We were unable to get hold of an Evo 3 for this shoot because the last and only remaining Evo 3 in Singapore is currently on sale at some car dealer’s shop. Sad to say, the lack of Evo 3s on local streets is the result of the motoring system in Singapore.
Its a system that tries to make every car owner change their cars every 10 years; in addition to being indebted to the bank for another 10 years. It’s as though it is done on purpose to make us enthusiast serve our lives in slavery to the cars we love. Of course this is only applicable if you are not one of the fortunate people that can afford to pay $200,000SGD in cash for a car.
We were contemplating the thought of including an “Evo 3″ by using a Lancer to Evolution convert but ultimately decided against it.
If this was going to be an Evolution shoot, it was going to be a legitimate Evolution shoot.
We also specifically picked these 3 cars because we wanted to showcase how the overseas styles and cultures have influenced the local car culture.
So I happened to bump into a friend a couple of days back and had our very talented photographer Neo with me. Couldn’t resist asking him to take a couple of quick shots of both our rides. This picture is supposed to represent the platform which the Evolution evolved from, from an Evo 6 to an Evo 9.
Then again, this Evo 6 looks a heck lot more evolved then my skinny little Evo 9. More pictures to come of this random snap soon!