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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pro AM Formula Drift Championship 2009

Hmmmm...where shud i start???I haven't seen drift tournament before but i'm really keen to watch the fast car drifting..

Recently, I managed to get the ticket for the PRO AM Formula Drift Championship 2009 held at MAEPS Serdang (thank God near to my house). So, I went there with my Alpha buddy (Mr. Din210) to catch the action...and for the first time ever in my life I watch car drifting (sounds pathetics rite?)...hahahaha...who cares...

Just wanna share a few shots taken during the event...








Actually i really dont have any idea what criterias shud be taken for the sport..Somehow i managed to get a few infos what is the judging criterias...In competition, drivers are given two (2) non-consecutive judged laps to qualify, with their top score counting towards placement into a field of 32. Only the top 32 drivers are allowed to continue into the tandem tournament rounds, with draws in scoring broken by entry speed...of course the winner will qualify...


Each qualifying run is judged on four (4) criteria: Speed, Line, Angle, and Overall Impression.

Speed is a combination of the entry speed on the first corner as well as the amount of speed the driver is able to carry through the entire course. Drivers are encouraged to drive as fast as they can through the entire course, not just the entry point. Maximum points are awarded for fast entries and consistent speed through the entire course.



Line is the ideal path a vehicle must take on course and is marked by Inner Clipping Points, Outer Clipping Points, and Transition Zones. Inner Clipping Point are reference points on the course where the vehicle’s front bumper should come as close as possible to the reference point. Outer Clipping Points are also reference points and scored by determining how close the corner of the vehicle’s rear bumper comes to the point. Transition Zones are areas on track where the direction of the line changes and vehicles must change the direction of their drift. Scoring will be based on the execution of the transition. The drift line will be given during the drivers’ meeting.


Angle measures the amount of counter-steer and relative rear slip angle a driver uses through the course.

Overall Impression is the general feel of the pass and how well the other three criteria were executed through the entirety of the lap. This is the most subjective criteria and judges will look for the most “excitement” that the driver can bring.

But one thing that i love motorsport is because....there will be packed of race queen there....hehehehe...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Memory Lane, Belakang Loken

At first i dont really know about this place...Belakang Loken (what a weird name)..It tooks 3 hours drive from Kl to get to this place..started the journey at 4AM in the Sunday morning (OMG,WTH that i've done...)from Shah Alam to Ipoh...


Finally, at 7:30am safely arrive to the location...(after asking direction from the pump attendant at Caltex la...)

I had my breakfast first (ensure my energy level goes to the optimum level) before I started scouting around the Memory Lane...

Old timer arranging his goods..


A lot of stuffs selling here...


u can even find a lot of vintage toys selling here too...


'Old Radio' - the memory remains....


Gimme some rice cooker....


hahaha...they are selling money too....what a merchant...


This guy and his wife selling a lot of 'piring hitam'...nice collections too...


finally, my favourite items....oldskool camera...manage to get myself Olympus Pen EE-3..for your info,the Pen EE was introduced in 1961 and was the amateur model, with fully automatic exposure and fixed focusing. It is a true point and shoot camera, and has a 28mm f/3.5 lens. The Pen EE family is easily recognized by the selenium meter window around the lens.

The Pen EE.S, launched in 1962, is the same model with a 30mm f/2.8 and a focusing ring, made necessary by the wider aperture.

In 1966 the two cameras were slightly modified and became the Pen EE (EL) and Pen EE.S (EL) with a modification of the take-up spool to make film loading easier. EL stands for Easy Loading. You can only recognize them by a small label marked EL stuck on the front, or you can open them and look at the take-up spool.

The Pen EE.2, produced from 1968 to 1977, is nearly the same as the Pen EE with the addition of a hot shoe and an automatic exposure counter. The Pen EE.3, produced from 1973 to 1983, seems to be exactly the same camera. YATTA!!! i manage to get this camera for only RM100...still in working condition...



Theres a lot of rare and vintage items you can find there...this is a good experience for me and i've so much fun there...after the trip i've learned that all the super bombastic items that we have now is originally from the one that we have forgotten...enuff said...