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.
Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F / Organizers
It was at a local motor show over a decade ago that I had my foremost encounter
with the Japanese car-tuning scene. The Kodak disposable cameras in their
trademark yellow casing were all the rage back than. I still recall vividly the flashes
from these devices going off brilliantly through out the venue, as their owners
endeavored to capture the JDM models and rides on film. To date, it is still one of
the finest motor shows ever held in Singapore in my books.
Fast-forward to 2013 and we have Singapore’s principle media company MediaCorp, in cooperation with Muse Group, bringing Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013 to the shores of our tiny nation-state. The inaugural Singapore show will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo® and Convention Centre from 12-14 April 2013.
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.
Text by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo, Randy & BigDub
This post has been delayed for so many months now that I’m sure that most of you must have forgotten about the existence of this car. This shoot was held many months back, but the specifications of this car were ONLY sent to me two days ago. There was no point for us to upload a bunch of pictures of a random race car without providing further information and so, we chose to wait.
Words by : E3lipse, Ray Ng, Photos by : E3lipse Photography
The Right Wrong’s Australian correspondent E3lipse attended the JDM Western Australia Meet and Cruise on the 23rd October where more than 100 Japanese cars gathered at a location which is a 15mins drive from Perth City to meet up before heading off for a cruise around the area.
What is a cruise? It is probably what we know in Singapore as “rounding” where there is a specific route to follow and everyone will drive along the route together.
Unlike typical Singaporean stereotypes, car gatherings are not unlawful gatherings or any intention to create public nuisances. These are usually excuses for nosy Singaporeans to call the Traffic Police and have those poor officers make a trip down to give the car enthusiast a heart attack. What most people fail to understand is car gatherings / meets are meant for people who share the same interest. It is a gathering that anybody with the same love regardless of age can walk up to one another and go “Hey there, I’m *Insert name*! Nice car!”. Sort of like how girls compliment each other for having a nice handbag (Chanel 2.55), guys compliment each other on their cars (Advan A050 in 255 profile).
A Lone 34 GTR decided to crash an Evo party!
Yep, I saw that happen yesterday right in front of me. That’s a good thing in creating a closer Evo community. What is even better about the gathering is that here in Singapore, Evolutions are generally stereotyped to be an “Ah beng” car. Ah beng is the local slang for the meaning “Gangster”. Yet most of the people seen yesterday were business class family men! We even had one Evo X have his kids in the car while he mingled with the rest of the people. How can any meet where families are welcomed be seen as a public nuisance?
Evos staring the lone godzilla down
Right after this pic was taken it began to rain. Unfortunately for me, my exams are right around the corner and I had to leave for home. Despite the downpour, the rest of the guys sportingly shifted to a second sheltered location for more pictures to be taken.
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.