A recent addition into the Northern Touge family has been made with Mark's acquisition of a brand spanking, super stock, used Proton Satria 1.6 (a derivative of the Mitsubishi Cyborg). The flurry of events took place just after two rounds up the TB (Teluk Bahang) touge and he was hooked!!!
He gave word that he's looking for a weekend driver, so I made a few calls and hooked him up with what is possibly the best platform to learn and advance in. Reason being that our market is saturated with spare parts and engines galore for this platform and it comes adequately powerful at stock. Easy to drive, easy to maintain and relatively cheap to mod.
I got the hook up last week, Mark and his dad (knowledgeable fellow) went over to view and scrutineer this weekend, made payment yesterday and we took the car off my long time pal Chong last night. And like every kid with a new toy, Mark was super psyched for the "Green Monster" (he'd decided to call it as such) acquisition and was already happy with the drive back home (wait till he gets on the touge).
Here's Mark making the "JDM pose" with his Green Monster.
A few things have to be done such as changing the timing belt (to keep his heart at ease), swap out the steering wheel (its too small and its wood... 'nuff said), then off we go for a drive uphill. Another interesting fact is that Mark is totally new to the word "speed". He is a below 3000RPM driver whom wants a twist in life... We'll see how he progresses after a few quick tips and tricks.
I'm planning to take him uphill this Saturday for brekkie at Balik Pulau market... Anyone wanna join in?