Friday, December 28, 2007

GRA 2007 Year End Dinner

Just before I started to blog I did some calculations and found out that I have been taking part in Autocross for 4 years now. If you don't know what Autocorssing is then I suggest you read and that would give you an idea of what it's all about.

I like driving, I really do. Though I do hate the jams, but who doesn't. So I'm doing some reflecting this year end to see where I've been and what I've accomplished. I still can't believe it's been 4 years already, time just slips away when you're not paying attention.

Last Friday was the 1st Annual GRA Year End Dinner that was held at Mont Kiara. A lot of familiar faces turned up and we had a blast. Watching the Videos from all 5 rounds, chatting with other super-duper fast drivers, watching a community come together to make Autocross a BIG thing. Lots of awards were given out, I received 2 awards myself. But Sifu Ivan took home the big one as GRA Champion 2007. Competition next year would be tougher as there are more experienced drivers coming into the Autocross world. There was also lucky draws and both Sweetie and I got some prizes.

I'll post some photos and videos next.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas BBQ 2007

We were all invited to spend Christmas Eve with The Khongs. Ian decided to have a BBQ with drinks and all. They even provided games to keep everyone busy. Lol. Thanks Ian and Family.

Ian with his Christmas Prezzie from Sweetie, Zoey & Me

Courtesy of Admiral (who was a little high) kekeke.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

GRA Round 5 2007 - Putrajaya

event in front of the Palace of Justice

Bigger and Better? No one thought it would be possible but it happened! GRA organizers Ian & Jiannin managed to pull off a street Auto-Cross event. Correct me if I'm wrong but it is the first street Auto-Cross I've taken part in. Started in the morning with Grass Class running where the novice drivers drove the wheels off their cars. Sweetie drove superbly in her Kelisa and finished 2nd in her class. Congratulations Sweetie.

sweetie in her Kelisa

It was suppose to according to the weather report, but it stayed dry and DARN HOT. Suby wasn't ready for action after the heart transplant and had to sit out this round. Sifu was kind enough to share his Big Red Chicken Wing with me so I could take part. Surprisingly I finished 3rd in class and Sifu bagged the championship by winning. There were more Subaru's around this time, 5 to be exact. I am expecting to see more next year :) Round 5 also marked the return of Hammond Lai who drove his Honda EK to victory and getting FTD and beating the Chicken Wing by just 0.02 seconds. Another big winner was Kenneth aka Tellytumby who bagged 2 wins and beating the Kelisas in both classes this time.

Ian in his Ford Focus Rally Car

Quite alot of people turned up to see the event. Even Mokhzani Mahathir showed up with his SuperCars, a Gallardo and a Zonda. A nice touch to the event and would have been better if they were displayed with the rest of the show cars in front of the tent. The event also had its share of dramas, 3-4 cars climbed the curb and 1 rogue car went the opposite direction of the track forcing the event to be stopped for a couple of minutes.

Overall the event was great! Can't wait to see what is in stored for 2008. Congratulations to all the winners and GREAT JOB to the organizers. A special special THANK YOU to my sifu Ivan for sharing his car.

some support from mah' Sweetie!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Suby's Back!

It feels nice to drive Suby once again. After roughly about 3 weeks in the shop, the boys worked on her new heart with priority. Now the problem with putting different version parts is you never know what might go wrong and I hope and pray nothing goes wrong. So far I've been driving her around and it's smooth sailing for now. The new EJ25 feels powerful even without boost but then again I have to run her in to at least 3000km before I can start pushing. But so far so good.

So last weekend I was down to see my 2 gals. I took the same Nice bus but decided to stop at the Duta toll cause Sweetie was on her way back. It was a first for me crossing from one end of the toll to the other. Kinda scary with all the cars coming up and passing by inches from your body. But I managed to get past in one piece. Took a slow drive through traffic back home and ordered dinner to be delivered. We also decided to give Zoey a fur cut and bath, which was interesting to do, having the buzz cutter is nice to use most of the time.

It was hard to believe but Sweetie never had a Christmas Tree before. I remember that I put the tree up at home every year. Ahh...maybe I'm just too lazy this year, but we got ourselves a small little tree and bought some decorations and lights. It's pweeety.

The rest of the weekend was spent with the gang and at the shop as I was stressing out with Suby having some issues before coming out of the shop. Plus I have to run in the car in time for GRA this coming weekend which will be held at Putrajaya main road. Yup different venue and location this time. But I don't think I'll be able to make enough trips to hit 3000km to run in the new heart. We'll see.

Monday, December 03, 2007

November 5th Weekend

Went for paintball on Friday evening and now both my legs are killing me. Not that I'd want to complain, I should be more fit than that. Anyways, office peepz made arrangements for Paintball at PISA and as usual people arrived late so we started late and it's kinda sad that there isn't enough lighting in the Close Quaters arena. But it was definately fun, I think I got shot about 6-7 times in total over 5-6 rounds. Too bad it's an expensive hobby, all good hobbies are sadly :(

I rushed home to take a shower and was dropped at the bus station. Booked the 9pm bus to KL to see my gals. muaks. Just as the bus got moving we got stuck in a jam that linked 5 lanes into 2 lanes which merges into 1 lane before joining the bridge of 2 lanes. It's just ridicilious, took us 1 hour to get past that bottle neck and got moving. I arrived at KTM around 2:30am and both Sweetie and Zoey picked me up. I didn't have dinner before boarding the bus and what I had from the onboard trip wasn't enough, we decided to order McD's delivery and munched till around 4am.

Woke up around 8am to feed Zoey, she was kinda scratching the door and waiting to be let out of the room. LoL. She finished her food and went to wake Sweetie up as the maid arrived to clean the house. In the afternoon we headed to the workshop to check on Suby, the new heart transplant was nearly done. We had lunch and headed to a nearby pets store to get some things for Zoey. 2x Fences and a Hair Trimmer, yea Sweetie has decided to learn how to cut the fur on Zoey so we can save money on Grooming. After that we headed to Segambut to look at a Half Cut Shop for some Suby parts. We headed home after that and after a shower we set off to KL to the club at Heritage row, Maison. They had a model show there and GRA cars were there on show as VIP's. Had a couple of drinks before headed for late dinner/supper time with the gang.

A laaaazzzzyyy morning. But I had to get up, I went to buy a bus ticket back to PG. On the way I picked up a loaf of bread and decided to cook some eggs and have bfast at home. Sweetie woke up eventually for brunch. We lazed around sammor before heading out to the Curve where we had dinner at a Vietnamese restraunt. Time seems to pass much faster when you're having fun and it was time I had to leave once again.

I arrived home around 2am and went straight to bed..zzzzz.