Monday, December 28, 2009

End of Days?

As the year 2009 draws to a close, I've been finally catching up on some movies I'd missed and it all seems to tell of civilisation coming to an end with humanity desperately fighting to retain whatever we can salvage.

I've just watched Day After Tomorrow and 2012 in succession. I know, I'm REALLY slow to catch all these movies and I'd just found time after completing the Northern Touge Race Day and before starting to plan for the next event.

It's kinda sad to think that it'll all end with nature taking its toll after all humanity has been draining nature's resources at an extremely alarming rate of consumption. These events mentioned in the movies are somewhat affable if not grim to ponder, but do you think that we'll one day face extinction and will all of humanity's knowledge and technology be able to save us from the impending doom that will be cast upon us?

Or will we be claimed by the Dark Lord, no... not Voldemort, Beelzebub! From a religious standpoint, and from Arnold's (The Governator) movie End of Days, the Lord of Darkness himself will rise and wreak havoc on earth and all humanity for the sins we've committed.

How do you think it'll all end and what do you think we'll be able to do about it? Will we be claimed by nature in a torrent of molten rock and a wall of oceans bearing down on civilisation or will Beelzebub himself be summoned to (literally) raise hell on humanity?
What do you think?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Finalists!

Below are the list of champs that battled it out over sweat and blood for the podium finish!

1.3 Class:
Champion - Robert Loke
1st Runner Up - Sunny
2nd Runner Up - Sham

1.5 Class:
Champion - Nasir
1st Runner Up - Robert Loke
2nd Runner Up - Sunny

1.6 Class:
Champion - Nazrul
1st Runner Up - AK
2nd Runner Up - Nasir

1.8 Class:
Champion - Lee Chin Hooi
1st Runner Up - Bob
2nd Runner Up - Nazrul

Open Class:
Champion - Lee Chin Hooi
1st Runner Up - Yam Keng Yin
2nd Runner Up - Suhimi

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Conclusion

The Race Day was a great success with much thanks and gratitude to all participants and sponsors for their immense support, encouragement and cooperation.
Here are some teaser pics for you to look over whilst our media crew process their shots.
The races were remarkably energetic and truly enthused!
I would also like to thank all the track helpers for being there to aid and to ensure the smooth running of all activities laid out.
My heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors for your support and enthusiasm. I would personally like to thank Northern Garage, Ultrex, Hyperlube and especially Federal Tyres for being there with their crew along with loads of displays, and their offer of the 595 RS-R series for all racers at the event.

Evidently, tyres are the best bang for buck handling improvement one can purchase! As shown with our RS-R shodden champs in multiple categories.

Thank you again to everyone that has attended our last event this year and we'll see you next year at the tracks!!!

Update (7/12/09): Pics can be seen at VictorGR's blog.

Update (10/12/09): Pics from our official photog can be found on his blog linked here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Race Day Countdown~!!!

This post will be kept up to date with the most current available spots left for the Northern Touge Race Day 2009~!

1) 13 Spots left (20-Nov-09)
2) 11 Spots left (23-Nov-09)
3) 10 Spots left (25-Nov-09)
4) 9 Spots left (27-Nov-09)

5) 7 Spots left (30-Nov-09)
6) 5 Spots left (02-Dec-09)

7) CLOSED~!!! (05-Dec-09)

Northern Touge Race Day 061209

Venue: Dato’ Sagor Track, Kg Gajah, Perak
Date: 06th December 2009
Time: 9.00a.m – 7.00p.m.
Fees: RM150 per Participant
Category: 1300cc, 1500cc, 1600cc, 1800cc & Open class

Rules & regulations: helmet & sport shoes are required
Rewards: Champion – RM150 cash prize; 1st Runner Up – RM100 cash prize; 2nd Runner Up – RM50 cash prize;

Hamper, trophy & NorthernTouge T-shirt will be given out too
Each participant is allowed to race in their own category & the following 1 class upper. (e.g. cars that qualify to race in the 1300cc category are also allowed a second race in the 1500cc category only).

All participants are required to reach the track by 9.00a.m. sharp for briefing and practice runs.
We are limiting the participation to only 50 participants & confirmation will be based on a first come, first serve basis upon payment.

NorthernTouge T-shirt is available for sale at RM30 per pc. We'd be grateful for early orders, before the 15th of October, if you’re interested in allocating one of these limited NorthernTouge T-shirts for yourself, your spouse, or your grandma!

Contact Person:
Leng – 016-4430016
ScAvEnGeR – 012-4077575

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors, participants and all those contributing towards the success of the “NorthernTouge Race Day”
Our Sponsors Include:
- Ultrex Brake Pads (Brake Pads sponsorship)
- RPM Autowork
- Tommax Sticker
- Tit Luen Exhaust
- Kean Auto Cooling Services
- Car Magic Car Wash
- TWC Car Audio
- Evo Car Audio
- Chian Soon Tyres (PG) Bkt. Jambul
- Kiong Lee Exhaust
- Soon Yee Exhaust
- Northern Garage
- M Power

1) Daniel (Honda Civic – PDV8663)2) Lee Chin Hooi (Civic EF 1.6 PCW 7323)3) Soon (Wira gsr- KAK8209)4) Suhaimie (Wira mivec- PCU6181)5) Jackson Foo (Satria 1.8 PDJ 8395)6) Shazwan (DC5 V-Tec-WKH3266)7) Hazuha bin Hussin (Satria 1.3 WGE 7791)8 ) S.Mathan (Integra 1.8 JGB 7200)9) Chun (Waja 1.6 PDF 5107)10) Hong (Subaru v.7- WNU2894)11) Hin (Myvi PHK1511)12) Pin (Wira PDU9686)13) AK (Satria 1.6 PDB5948)14) Roxes (Civic V-Tec PCW6128)15) Kenny Chan (Wira 1.5 PDC127)16) Sunny (Kelisa AES 6570)17) Loo Boon Tat (Civic EG 1.6 JCW 3122)18) Kwang (Kelisa 1.0 PFE 5342)19) Khen (TX3 WFT 7263)
20) Azhar (Wira 1.8 PDP 3389)
21) Mohd. Faizal (Wira 1.5 PEQ 7596)
22) Muhammad Khairul (Waja 1.6 PGM 2983)
23) Ezwan (Iswara 1.3 PEW 8108)
24) Nizar (Kancil L2 IFB 45)
25) Muhammad Syahrul (Satria 1.6 PDD 7115)
26) Adi Azman (Wira 1.6 WFM 3595)
27) Shahril (Kancil L2 WFL 3415)
28) William (Wira 1.8 PCN 9762)
29) Mail (Iswara Aeroback 1.3 PDW 9738)
30) Ivan (Satria 1.8 PDF 7308)
31) Yee Mun Hong (Wira 2.0 PDI 2508)
32) Justin Cheah (206 1.4 PHL 2827)
33) Robert Loke (Satria 1.3 PDL 6567)
34) Low Yong Fook (Toyota AE80 1.6 SS4889B)
35) Baharum B. Mat (Kancil L2 PDD 1085)
36) Chan Khai Pin (Wira 1.6 PEM 9488)
37) Nazrul (Wira 1.6 PCY 8530)
38) Dicky Ramfatiwi (Wira 1.6 PDW 7076)
39) Erik tan (Proton satria 1.8 ADW 8887)
40) Albert (Proton satria 1.8 WXX 8178)
41) Shahrul Hisham (KE70 1.6 KN 2427)
42) Mohd Noh (Saga 1.5 WCH 5040)
43) Jan (Saga 1.5 JCJ 5746)
44) Bob (Wira 1.8 PDM 6668)
45) Saw Kah Chun (Honda City 1.3 PDT 3738)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Federal Tyres offered at Chian Soon, Bkt Jambul

We, the Northern Touge crew, have continuously strived and bargained to bring you the best from Federal Tires. In this final leg and with tremendous support and effort, Federal Tyres have offered their top performance tires for our event at a bargain price.

The 595 RSR series 205/50/15 tires will be selling at ONLY RM300.00 each... What a steal... and it's only at Chian Soon, Bukit Jambul!

Orders will have to be placed ASAP as delivery of the tires will take a week or more. Cheers all!

Friday, November 20, 2009

13... Sap sam.... Ser san... Thirteen~!!!

There are a mere THIRTEEN spots left for track day participation... I'm so excited... Can't wait... Just two more weeks...

*recites peace mantra*

Sabar... Sabar...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Automotive Oddities

Y'know how you'd feel if there was just something wrong with your beloved ride and how we'd have to get it fixed no matter what? Since you're reading my blog, I assume you're an automotive enthusiast, and know that feeling. There is just no limit to the extent someone would go to to get their car moving again... Check out the photos below!

Shifting on vodka whilst "sailing" his Jetta???
Directional air conditioning vents!
Batmobile Al Fresco...
Once you pop, you can't stop!
Got a light? Here's lookin' at ya'!
You carbon fiber boys ain't got light... I'm the essence of the word light.
I'm just lost at captioning this one :(
The ultimate drifter.. On caster wheels~!
Mercedes Bends~!
Projector headlamps ala DIY.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hyper Racing Performance (Update)

Hyper Racing Performance has been updating it's product and services since its launch on the 20th October, slightly over a month back. From a plain, bare-bones exhibit... To a colourfully laid out interior.
So here's a peek at what's, literally, on the tables now!
Seeing the thermo inefficiency of rubber as an OEM (it cracks.. *shock*), we've stocked up on loads of silicone products from hoses, elbows, pipes, you name it... Full range of Ultrex brake pads from OEM replacements right up to racing 800deg. resistant pads. Aluminium heat exchangers (radiators and oil coolers) and racing harnesses. We also carry the entire range of Triniti clutches and Hyperlube as well as Idemitsu engine oils.
All items are ready stocked and available from the get-go.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

BBQ dinner for all Northern Touge members

Hey all the Northern Touge community, we are organizing a free BBQ to all members and friends. Come one and all, bring a friend or partner, for a fun filled evening with the Northern Touge crew.

Event: Northern Touge BBQ Gathering
Location: Hyper Racing
Date: 6/11/09 (This Friday la!)
Time: 8.00p.m. onwards

Cheers and see y'all there!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hyper Racing Performance Opening Night

It was an evening to remember... As the sun went down, our car count went up exponentially! From car nuts (those who live and breathe octane), to the simple automotive enthusiast... Everyone who's anyone in the car scene around the Bayan Baru area was there. Business owners, factory workers and even friends and family were all present to support.

Silver was done up nice and pretty by Tommax Stickers (thanks a bunch Tommy)
Daniel (Civic turbo) had come up with the banners and setup the shop for the evening's festivities.

Much thanks to all the flowers, thoughts and all!
Then the caterers arrived and lining up the buffet...
The early birds helping out with the event setup and reserving parking spaces for all our dear guests.
The three earliest "birds" all lined up.
And by seven, loads more arrived at Hyper Racing for the opening night.
Later in the evening, aural sonic booms and drift videos were seen and heard from our canopy...
Whom else but TWC coming by to show their full support. Oh and they also brought their demo car! Heh! Blingy!

It was also Mark's birthday that day so Daniel and Ewejin got him a birthday cake to which everyone belted out the birthday song, ever so loudly, to a bashful and blushing Mark.
The evening was coming to an end with the guests slowly clambering into their faithful machines and droning away into the night.
Myself, being the morning person I was, arrived at Hyper Racing bright and early to drop off Silver for a day's worth of scrutineering.
Help! Silver's swallowed Fer!
Yong is Fer's assisstant at Hyper Racing. He's young, but ever willing to learn! Aaah... We love fresh minds, we do!
Fer removed the high flowing Mitsubishi cyclone manifold in exchange for a common and simpler one. This should slightly reduce the powerband but everyday driving should see better mileage and lower powerband.
Fer and Leng got me a set of silicone hoses for my cooling system, which Fer duefully installed.
My first of many visits, and a very satisfactory one I might add, to Hyper Racing Performance located at Sunway Tunas, Bayan Baru.
Hyper Racing can be contacted at 010-304 3902
Fer Fer's direct line at 016-477 2663

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hyper Racing Performance Launch~!!!

A great big "Howdy" to all Northern Touge family members! It's been hectic lately and Fer's latest project will be unveiling itself soon. Us Northern Touge "kakis" will finally have an awesome site to get all our automotive worries and woes resolved, somewhere to hang out after a hot days' work, somewhere to meet up, to chat, to always see friendly faces... Somewhere to call HOME!

Store frontage bare and barren... But with Daniel's help (Civic turbo)....
We are proud to bring you Hyper Racing's frontage-with-some-signage.. And loads of cleaning done, of course.. Proper hygiene and all. See how much we love ya? The work area is spacious enough to fit two full length sedans.
With an innovative exhaust collector to rid us of spent hydrocarbons.
The soon to be completed waiting room, air-conditioned of course, with a select array of displays.
The counter and partial waiting area, where Fer will be dispensing his diagnostics and advise.
Toilets are well cleaned and far back, also seen is the lengthier exhaust fume collector, remember, I told you we could fit two in here ;)
The back of the shop where customization, splicing and wizardry gets on. You could wash your car back here if you'd like, I would.
Auspiciously colored rides attending the preview.
Brothers in arms... er.. In this case, rims :P
The signboard vividly lit at night for all to see, a beacon for all the Northern Touge community.
With the launch of Hyper Racing Performance, we will be starting a new chapter within the Northern Touge family, as we strive along our paths to automotive perfection. Finally, touge go-ers Penang wide will have somewhere to turn to for all their modding and tuning needs.

Come be a part of this new chapter in the Northern Touge “tengoku”!
Launch and dinner : 14 October 2009
Venue : Sunway Tunas, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Time : “7.00”p.m. till you itch for a touge session!

Hyper Racing direct line : 010-3043902
Christopher aka Fer Fer : 016-4772663
Leng aka Dragon70 : 016-4430016

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Credit Card Fraud

Bank Negara Malaysia would like to caution members of the public to be vigilant when receiving any calls or SMS claiming that it is from Bank Negara Malaysia or any commercial banks.The facts are:There is no department called "Unit Kad Kredit Palsu" in Bank Negara Malaysia, 8659-XXXX is not a Bank Negara Malaysia telephone line.

Bank Negara Malaysia will NEVER request for personal banking information through SMS or telephone calls.Based on recent complaints received by Bank Negara Malaysia , there has been an increase in incidents of fraudsters making such calls and sending SMS to unknowing members of the public in order to fraudulently obtain their personal banking information, with the aim of siphoning monies from one's account.

From Bank Negara Malaysia 's investigations, the modus operandi of the scam is as follows:
Victim receives SMS or telephone call: Requesting victim to confirm a credit card transaction for the purchase of goods or services purportedly charged to the victim's credit card.When victim calls the telephone number provided in the SMS, the fraudsters identify themselves as agents of a commercial bank, and again, ask the victim to confirm whether the credit card transaction had taken place.

When victim informs the fraudster that he has no such credit card or transaction, the fraudster will start to sound concerned and will advise victim to lodge a report with Bank Negara Malaysia 's "Unit Kad Kredit Palsu", or with the commercial bank's "credit card management department".

The fraudster will provide the victim with the telephone number for the "Unit Kad Kredit Palsu".When victim calls the telephone number provided, they are greeted by a automated voice message which identifies the company as Bank Negara Malaysia, and the call will then be answered by someone claiming to be a Bank Negara Malaysia officer.

This officer will request for information relating to the victim's banking and credit card accounts under the pretense of lodging a complaint on behalf of the victim.

The fraudsters now have sufficient information to illegally transfer funds out of the victim's bank account.

Members of the public are reminded not to disclose their personal banking information to any unknown party without verification.

For further information, enquiries or complaints, members of the public may contact or visit:
BNMTELELINK (Customer Contact Centre)
Tel: 1-300-88-5465
Fax: (03)2174 1515

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Xenta Absenta

I'd like to kick off my first post after a long absence with a hearty "SELAMAT HARI RAYA" to all my Muslim readers and I'm sure it was a much appreciated break for all non-Muslim kakis as well!
The Chinese 7th month is a busy month for us with all the prayers everywhere and temples to visit. It's blitzes past kinda like after having absinthe... It's just as blurry and hallucinetic.
Secondly, I'd like to thank my "brother from another mother", Ben, for the excellent bottle of Absinthe from Ukraine!
Let me take you back to the start of the 7th month... We started off with prayers in the office, as usual, for the first day, fifteenth day and the last day of the Chinese 7th month. As we were waiting for a couple of fellas to arrive, we thought it'd be fun to fool around with the new RM50.00 bill.
This one's a little off...
And Perfect-o!
But I still think Wei was the funniest match up.
The offerings, and our eventual dinner, had arrived and setup was crucial.

The prayers going on and Silver's sound system was used as a makeshift "ko tai" playing Hokkien songs all evening.
Our Manager chopping up some roast pork for us, which I eventually took over the job... Since all the best bits go to the one chopping. Hehe..
Our resident "sai gong" doing his thing!

Then back home to have prayers at home to honor and thank our ancestors, kinda like thanksgiving, in a morbid way.Our family heirlooms of beautifully handcrafted batik porcelain.
Baba Nyonya dishes all laid out in rows.

Fast forward a couple of days.. My girl worked up some courage and modelled for a hair show, organized by Penang Hairdressers Society (or something like that :P). The Northern Touge group was there for support and it was a PRETTY fun event for us save for a couple of guys that kinda look like "not guys". *Hehehe*
"Pai seh" for the lousy pic, I was seated wa-a-a-a-a-y back, and you can see the crowd that was present! Dang!!!
After that loud and deafening event, I decided to spend a serene weekend away from it all. I went home to my parents' place for a couple of relaxed and zen days. But a BBQ was inevitable as everyone was around this weekend. So we gathered at granny's and had a fiesta.
KL Unc's excellent Angel Hair Alia Oglio.
Big Aunt's zingy Tater'N'Egg salad
Mom's superb lamb chop... You ain't never tasted anything like this!
Our spread of standard food items for the pit... Zero level of customization here, and naturally, last to go and only after all the "specialties" were done with.
The entire family was out enjoying ourselves downright silly... And yes, Silver was utilised once again for the sounds.
We also had garden salads and a variety of finger foods for the children.
After a fulfilling meal, I went around roaming one on of my relaxing drives and came across a beautiful example of a Volvo. This has got to be one of the best one I've seen so far.
This is actually the first Volvo I've come across that I couldn't get my eyes off it!!!
I fealt unappeased somehow, then it struck me, I hadn't ridden Silver yet. I picked up my reins and "hey ho Silver, away", for a cruise along the beaches. I met a 911 Turbo along the drive and after turning into one of the newer developed areas, I caught sight of a beautiful 430 Scuderia! At which point my air conditioning "konked" out on me. But a few timely pics were called for.

Rear end raucuous, check out those pipes placement!

So I sped off to RPM, I can't live without air-conditioning (not in Penang anyway), to find that everyone was there as well. I spent a lazy afternoon at RPM only to diagnose that it was just a loose wire. Phew!
Soon was fixing some leaks and Daniel helped Soon clean up his engine bay. Daniel couldn't stand the sight of a dirt encrusted bay.

Ewe Jin was just hanging and doing some DIY on his new toy....
Which he damaged by disconnecting the air gun without holding on to it.. Hahaha... Er.. Oops, I mean... Aww.... *sad*

Finally, we had a peaceful, and thankfully, uneventful sunday relaxed and just plain chillin' at Kiong Lee's

It has been an exquisitely long post this time around and I'd just like to close by sharing with you, my dear readers, what I found at Prangin Mall a couple of months back.
A donut stand called Bloggers! How cool is that?