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Five Malaysians Selected for Global Ford Ranger Challenge

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What does a horticulturist, utility engineer, administrative officer, IT technician and a 4×4 enthusiast, modder cum sea diver have in common? It’s the Malaysia Global Ford Ranger Challenge.

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Horticulturist Zolkaplie Mustafa, utility engineer Peter Charles, administrative officer Denny Lim, IT technician Wong Kok Wei, as well as 4×4 modifier, enthusiast and sea diver Peter Choy were selected from 300 entries to put the All-New Ford Ranger through their own ‘ultimate challenge’.

The Grand Prize winner of the Global Ford Ranger Challenge will be the proud owner of an All-New Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L (manual transmission). The first runner-up will receive RM9,888 in cash and a voucher worth RM10,000 to purchase the All-New Ford Ranger while the second runner up will receive RM3,888 in cash and a voucher worth RM5,000 to purchase the All-New Ford Ranger. All three winners will also receive Global Ford Ranger Challenge merchandise.

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Below are the challenges submitted by the participants:

  • Zolkaplie the ‘Saviour of The Jungle’ will take the All-New Ford Ranger on a mission to trap and relocate wild animals from Putrajaya to the Hulu Langat forest reserve.
  • Peter Charles the ‘Power Loader of Pitas’ will test the truck on a 30 km off-road journey, carrying a 700 kg load of palm oil from his village in Pitas to a collection centre in Paitan.
  • Denny Lim the ‘Sarawakian Terrain Warrior’ will go on a 5-hour traversing expedition from Betong, Kuching to Kampung Tuba.
  • Wong Kok Wei the ‘Planet Earth’s New Hero’ will transport and relocate various trees from his nursery to be planted at a specific location while manoeuvring in tight spots through an urban jungle.
  • Peter Choy the ‘Ultimate Explorer’ will be on an excursion to a remote Orang Asli settlement in Pos Piah, Perak, which can only be reached with a 4×4 vehicle.

Ford’s film crew accompanied the selected participants in their excursions to put the All-New Ford Ranger through the toughest tests they can imagine and have posted up their final videos in the official website – www.fordrangerchallenge.com.my and the Ford Malaysia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/FordRangerMY. Non-participants and the public may log on to view the videos and vote for their favourite challenge. Voters stand to win Casio G-Shock watches worth RM759 and other limited edition Ford merchandise.

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The Global Ford Ranger Challenge is a unique, worldwide experiential marketing campaign that has been making its way around the globe. It was launched in Malaysia in February in the lead up to the launch of the All-New Ford Ranger. To participate, Malaysia drivers were invited to submit an application explaining why their unique challenge is the best way to test the All-New Ford Ranger’s capabilities.

[quote] “Malaysian truck users depend on their vehicles to do what has to be done, pushing them hard every day be it at work or transporting their families and heavy items. This Challenge showcases the All-New Ford Ranger’s ability to stand up to the toughest real-life conditions and who better to demonstrate it then some of Malaysia’s hardest-working tough guys,” said David Westerman, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations.[/quote]

How the Global Ranger Challenge Voting and Judging Works

Footage of each Malaysian finalist’s Challenge has been uploaded on the official Malaysian Global Ford Ranger Challenge website – www.fordrangerchallenge.com.my – for viewing and online voting on 22 May 2012. Voting ends at midnight on 22 June 2012.

Voting can also be accessed via the Ford Malaysia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/FordRangerMY

By clicking on the “View & Vote” tab, the Malaysian public will be able to register and select their favourite challenge.

Every 50th voter will be selected to answer a simple tie breaker question. The five most creative answers will be entitled to win a special edition Casio G-Shock watch while the rest of the selected voters will each win exclusive Ford merchandise, while stocks last. Notification will be via phone calls and emails.

The winners of the Global Ford Ranger Challenge will be determined after all votes have been tabulated and the final decision from the judges. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at the launch event of the All-New Ranger in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit the official Malaysian Global Ford Ranger Challenge website www.fordrangerchallenge.com.my or the Ford Malaysia Facebook page www.facebook.com/FordRangerMY.

 

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Five Malaysians Selected for Global Ford Ranger Challenge

Finalists Put All-New Ranger Through Demanding Tests for the Chance to Win a Brand New Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 22 May, 2012 – Ford Malaysia today announced the five finalists chosen to put the All-New Ford Ranger through some of the toughest tests imaginable as part of the Global Ford Ranger Challenge.

Ford has hired a crew to film these challenges and the final videos have been posted on the official Malaysia Global Ford Ranger Challenge website – www.fordrangerchallenge.com.my and the Ford Malaysia Facebook page –www.facebook.com/FordRangerMY. The Malaysian public can log on to view the videos and vote for their favourite challenge. Voters stand to win Casio G-Shock watches worth RM759 and other limited edition Ford merchandise.

The Grand Prize winner of the Global Ford Ranger Challenge will be the proud owner of an All-New Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L (manual transmission). The first runner-up will receive RM9,888 in cash and a voucher worth RM10,000 to purchase the All-New Ford Ranger while the second runner up will receive RM3,888 in cash and a voucher worth RM5,000 to purchase the All-New Ford Ranger. All three winners will also receive Global Ford Ranger Challenge merchandise.

Horticulturist Zolkaplie Mustafa, utility engineer Peter Charles, administrative officer Denny Lim, IT technician Wong Kok Wei, as well as 4×4 modifier, enthusiast and sea diver Peter Choy were selected from 300 entries to put the All-New Ford Ranger through their own ‘ultimate challenge’.

Zolkaplie, with his entry title of the ‘Saviour of The Jungle’, will take the All-New Ford Ranger on a mission to trap and relocate wild animals from Putrajaya to the Hulu Langat forest reserve, while Peter Charles (the Power Loader of Pitas) will test the truck on a 30 km off-road journey, carrying a 700 kg load of palm oil, from his village in Pitas to a collection centre in Paitan.

Meanwhile, Lim, who entered with ‘the Sarawakian Terrain Warrior’, wants to test the 4×4 in a 5-hour traversing expedition from Betong, Kuching to Kampung Tuba, which will include off-roading, river crossing and climbing over hills and mountains.

For Wong’s ultimate challenge, the ‘Planet Earth’s New Hero’ will transport and relocate various trees from his nursery to be planted at a specific location while manoeuvring in tight spots through an urban jungle. Last but not least, Choy, the Ultimate Explorer, intends to challenge the All-New Ford Ranger’s toughness in an excursion to a remote Orang Asli settlement in Pos Piah, Perak, which can only be reached with a 4×4 vehicle.

 The Global Ford Ranger Challenge is a unique, worldwide experiential marketing campaign that has been making its way around the globe. It was launched in Malaysia in February in the lead up to the launch of the All-New Ford Ranger. To participate, Malaysia drivers were invited to submit an application explaining why their unique challenge is the best way to test the All-New Ford Ranger’s capabilities.

“Malaysian truck users depend on their vehicles to do what has to be done, pushing them hard every day be it at work or transporting their families and heavy items. This Challenge showcases the All-New Ford Ranger’s ability to stand up to the toughest real-life conditions and who better to demonstrate it then some of Malaysia’s hardest-working tough guys,” said David Westerman, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations.

How the Global Ranger Challenge Voting and Judging Works

Footage of each Malaysian finalist’s Challenge has been uploaded on the official Malaysian Global Ford Ranger Challenge website – www.fordrangerchallenge.com.my – for viewing and online voting on 22 May 2012. Voting ends at midnight on 22 June 2012.

Voting can also be accessed via the Ford Malaysia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/FordRangerMY

By clicking on the “View & Vote” tab, the Malaysian public will be able to register and select their favourite challenge.

Every 50th voter will be selected to answer a simple tie breaker question. The five most creative answers will be entitled to win a special edition Casio G-Shock watch while the rest of the selected voters will each win exclusive Ford merchandise, while stocks last. Notification will be via phone calls and emails.

The winners of the Global Ford Ranger Challenge will be determined after all votes have been tabulated and the final decision from the judges. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at the launch event of the All-New Ranger in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit the official Malaysian Global Ford Ranger Challenge websitewww.fordrangerchallenge.com.my or the Ford Malaysia Facebook page www.facebook.com/FordRangerMY.

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[Interview] Tengku Djan Ley: Spearheading Malaysia’s Challenge at Archilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012

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Excerpt of an interview with champion Malaysian drifter, Tengku Djan Ley of Drive M7 Bridgestone team who will be spearheading Malaysia’s challenge at this year’s Archilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012 presented by Canon. Courtesy of espnstar.com

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Source: Tengku Djan Ley

Source: Tengku Djan Ley

You are widely acknowledged as Malaysia’s Hero on wheels, what sort of responsibility does the ‘National Champion’ tag carry?
Well I wouldn’t exactly call it a responsibility. The thing is there is a lot of pressure from a lot of parties expecting you to win; the general public expects you to win. That added a lot of pressure from the time I started drifting till about 2010. And my performance in 2010 wasn’t great, so we went back to the drawing board, see what the issues were and how to improve myself. Everyone expects me to do well, if not win, from my previous credentials, but I’m coming to this season very fresh and with a new approach – which consists of a lot of mental things like the mental preparation before an event, to make sure I’m calm, relaxed and focus in what I want to achieve. I think I’ll do well; I don’t know whether I’m going to win or not, but I’ll give it my best shot and fight to the finish.

It has been 7 years since your first big win in 2005, how has the Malaysian drift scene changed since then?
The drifting scene in South East Asia is growing very huge. Thailand is very big now; Indonesia is growing in the last 2 years and has developed in leaps and bounds. Malaysia is kind of stagnated at this point, but then again there are parties who are trying to revive the sport. Getting new blood in is very important, at this point in time, since the first day it’s been more or less the same faces, year in year out. So the key is to develop this sport and get new faces in.

As for the current drivers, we are doing our part. Whenever we are out competing, we are basically promoting the sport. Now with Speed City Kuala Lumpur, there are more opportunities for the general public to actually get involved with the sport. I think we will see a growth in the next couple of years, new blood especially, I personally am trying to get more circuit orientated drivers into the sport, as they come from a motoring background, so they have the basics in place and then we can turn them into world class drifters.

How does the Malaysian motorsport scene stand when compared to its regional counterparts? 
I think we have been overtaken by Thailand, with all their local championships going on. The level of drifting there and the support they receive is crazy. Every competition we go to there has no less that 40 cars, it’s very intense and their drivers are really good. Indonesia has also grown and the level has gone up; the drivers now are a force to be reckoned with. I would say that everyone in the region is now quite on par with each other, it really depends on the track layout now. Everyone also stands a good chance to win now.

What is the difference between this year’s Speed City KL track compared to the previous Dataran Merdeka circuit? 
When I was in Dataran in 2010, the greatest challenge were the interlocking bricks, it’s something we don’t normally drift on. So to actually judge the amount of drift you can have been very difficult for a lot of us. Coming to Speed City KL, is back now to tar, and I think the most interesting thing about the Speed City KL course is that it is not a flat piece of tarmac, there’s a lot of natural undulations, so it will be challenging to everyone, but one aspect is that it is on tar, so you more or less have a similar base to work on as with any other course throughout the season.

Source: Tengku Djan Ley

Source: Tengku Djan Ley

What are the cars your personal garage now?
Well I have a Toyota Aristo as my family car. Its quick, it’s comfortable, and it’s fun to drive. I also have a BMW E36 M3, it’s a streetcar, but we also use it as time attack battles; this is of course, outside of drifting.

I also have three competition cars in the garage which we will use. One is competition ready for Formula Drift Asia, and one is still being built. We still have the championship winning car which we haven’t touched; it doesn’t meet the new regulations, so we keep it as a demo car for now. We also have something called the ‘missile car’. It’s a pure practice car, and it’s really banged up! There’s no love for it, it’s more or less a stock car, and we drive hard with it, trying out new lines, banging walls, banging doors, like I said it’s purely a practice car!

What do you do with your free time off the track?
I spend a lot of time with my wife and newly born son. It’s a good form of relaxation; it just takes you away from all the pressure and issues associated with motorsport racing. I’m very much a family man, and I’m very thankful to have such a great family. My dad is a rally driver, I learnt driving from my dad, and he got me involved with motorsports since I was 5 years old. He doesn’t like to sit in my car because he thinks I drive badly!

Have you chosen a protégé to impart your passion on?
It’s something I’m slowly getting into now, taking somebody under my wing; it’s somebody whom I think has the potential to really grow. I have somebody in mind, a go-karter, who has now built his drift car and we’re going to start drifting after Formula Drift Malaysia. He has a lot of potential, and he really enjoys drifting, but has never been involved with it, he’s still only 17. My brother also has massive potential which we discovered out of the blue; I gave him the car keys one day, just to have a laugh, but after 3 laps he was feeling it, driving really well, and we were all amazed at his driving. He has been involved in motor racing, but never drifted before, and only 2 months ago he actually step foot into a drift car!

What route should an aspiring Malaysian youth take towards his motorsport ambitions?
First of all, don’t take your motorsports down to the streets! It’s very dangerous, whether its two wheels or 4 wheels. And whatever you do on the streets is totally different from doing it on the circuit. If you want to get involved in motorsports, whether its driver training or drifting, come down to Speed City KL as we have training courses on Saturday to teach you the basics of drifting for you to further yourself in the sport.

We have all these opportunities to drive on the track, to drive fast, to drive hard, but the last place we want to do is to take it out onto the streets. It’s not safe, the speeds are low, and it’s not rewarding at all. If I want to do anything like this, I’d just take it down to Speed City over the weekends and just have fun!

Be sure to catch Tengku Djan in action at this weekend’s Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012 presented by Canon

Ticket Details are as below:

Dates: 19 – 20 May 2012
Venue: Speed City KL, Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Tickets: (Pre-sale) Grandstand: RM $128, Walkabout: RM$28
(Event Day) Grandstand: RM $150, Walkabout: RM$35

Tickets are available from 27th April 2012 via www.ticketpro.com.my or by calling +603 7880 7999

For more information go to www.formuladriftasia.com

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Archilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012 Returns with New Season at Speed City KL

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One of the highlights in the regional motorsports calendar, Archilles Formula Drift 2012, presented by Canon, returns with a new season and kicks off with the first ever 36BOL Nations Cup this weekend. Expect plenty of smoking tires and sideways action at Speed City KL.

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Malaysia’s hopes will be led by the inaugural Formula Drift Asian champion in 2010, Tengku Djan Ley, alongside eleven other countrymen including Ivan Lau of Tayaria Drift Team and Tan Tat Wei of Team Goodyear Malaysia. Djan will be making his comeback from a one-year hiatus. The ‘Prince of Drift”s presence should delight local fans.

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The 36BOL Nations Cup differs from traditional Formula Drift tandem battles as it focuses on teamwork and coordination where a pair of drivers from each country conjures the two best tandem runs in unison. The team with the most stylish run wins. An elite ensemble of top international drivers will battle it out at the fourth edition of the event this weekend.

Unlike traditional Formula Drift tandem battles, the 36BOL Nations Cup focuses on teamwork and coordination where a pair of drivers from each country puts together the two best tandem runs in unison. The team with the most stylish run wins.

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Last year’s Achilles Asian Drift Series Champion and Japanese defending champion Daigo Saito from Achilles Drift Team will be part of the star-studded field which also includes drift legend Manabu ‘Max’ Orido, D1GP driver and Japanese GT Championship winner – a fan favourite for his exuberant style and individuality. Formula Drift USA star Robbie Nishida will also be returning for the 2012 season.

The Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia, presented by Canon attracts world-class drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Australia.

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Tickets for the Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012, presented by Canon are available from Ticket Pro (www.ticketpro.com.my or Hotline 03 7880 7999).  For more information, log on to the official Formula DRIFT web site www.formuladriftasia.com. ESPN STAR Sports is the official broadcaster for the event, and the coverage will be aired across its networks, covering 24 countries to a cumulative reach of more than 300 million viewers in Asia.

ACHILLES FORMULA DRIFT MALAYSIA 2012

Dates: 19 – 20 May 2012
Venue: Speedcity, Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Tickets: (Pre-sale) Grandstand: RM $128, Walkabout: RM$28
(Event Day) Grandstand: RM $150, Walkabout: RM$35

Tickets are available from 27th April 2012 via www.ticketpro.com.my or by calling +603 7880 7999

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ACHILLES FORMULA DRIFT MALAYSIA, PRESENTED BY CANON, 2012 FLAGS OFF  1ST 36BOL NATIONS CUP 

Region’s top Formula Drift Drivers descend in Kuala Lumpur to kick off new season at new venue Speed City KL

17 May 2012 (Kuala Lumpur): Malaysia’s top drift drivers will aim to fly the national flag high at the Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012, presented by Canon, when the event kicks off the first ever 36BOL Nations Cup this weekend, led by the inaugural Formula Drift Asian champion in 2010, Tengku Djan Ley at Speed City KL.

Unlike traditional Formula Drift tandem battles, the 36BOL Nations Cup focuses on teamwork and coordination where a pair of drivers from each country puts together the two best tandem runs in unison. The team with the most stylish run wins.

Making his comeback from a one-year hiatus, Djan and his compatriots have the perfect platform to give the local fans something to cheer for that will see Malaysia’s best pair of drivers facing off against top Formula Drift teams at the 36BOL Nations Cup, from established countries such as Japan and Thailand, as well as up-and-coming sides Indonesia and Singapore.

Another elite ensemble of top international drivers are expected to compete at the fourth edition of the event on 19-20 May, and Malaysia will have 12 drivers donning the national colours at the first leg of the series this year, such as  Ivan Lau from Tayaria Drift Team and compatriot Tan Tat Wei from team Goodyear Malaysia.

Formula Drift fans can also expect an intriguing battle brewing between the drivers. Fan favourites will look forward to seeing last year’s Achilles Asian Drift Series Champion and Japanese defending champion Daigo Saito from Achilles Drift Team against local hero Djan. The star-studded field will also include drift legend Manabu ‘Max’ Orido, a D1GP driver and Japanese GT Championship winner, a fan favourite for his style and individuality.  Formula Drift USA star Robbie Nishida will also be returning for the 2012 season fresh from the USA series.

“We are delighted to have such a high calibre of world-class drivers at the season’s curtain raiser in Kuala Lumpur at a brand new venue in Speed City, Kuala Lumpur. We are also thrilled to launch a new event in the 36BOL Nations Cup that will add a new dimension to the Series and get local Formula Drift fans behind their best drivers. Nothing brings our patriotism better when nations square off against one another at a competitive level,” said Harvey Davis, Vice President, Event Management Group, ESPN STAR Sports.

Said Djan, “There’s always a rivalry between drivers because we want to do our best against each other. That said, the 36BOL Nations Cup is a wonderful concept and we want to show how great teamwork and solidarity can bring Malaysian drivers and fans together.  It will also give fans an entertaining new spin to the sport, much like an Olympic sport like synchronised diving or swimming.”

Said Daigo, “I’m happy to be back in Kuala Lumpur, and I’ve been very fortunate here having competed against the best and still coming out on top. I’ve had a lot of fans here especially over the last two years and that has only encouraged me to give my best again. I’ve not done a tandem in Asia and I’m eager to partner Robbie to given the fans here a great show.”

Said Pieter Tanuri, the President Director of PT. Multistrada Arah Sarana, Tbk: “Achilles is pleased to continue its association with this thrilling event that continues to push the limits of performance, and the new Nations Cup certainly takes the competitive spirit up a notch. The new venue and track will offer a very technically challenging test for all drivers, and we hope to encourage a high-level of international competition for the drivers and a great show for fans.”

The Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia, presented by Canon has become a highlight on the sporting calendar, attracting regional interest and talent, as well as world-class drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. Fans in Malaysia can expect a thrilling experience as top-class drivers burn up the course two-at-a-time, often only inches apart, featuring aggressive side-by-side action, nail-biting power slides and spectacular drifting along a series of tight corners as powerful engines roar and tires bellow smoke.

Tickets for the Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012, presented by Canon are available from Ticket Pro (www.ticketpro.com.my or Hotline 03 7880 7999).  For more information, log on to the official Formula DRIFT web site www.formuladriftasia.com. ESPN STAR Sports is the official broadcaster for the event, and the coverage will be aired across its networks, covering 24 countries to a cumulative reach of more than 300 million viewers in Asia.

ACHILLES FORMULA DRIFT MALAYSIA 2012

Dates: 19 – 20 May 2012

Venue: Speedcity, Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur 

Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm 

Tickets: (Pre-sale) Grandstand: RM $128, Walkabout: RM$28

(Event Day) Grandstand: RM $150, Walkabout: RM$35

Tickets are available from 27th April 2012 via www.ticketpro.com.my or by calling +603 7880 7999

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Ignition.my Collaborates with Motorsports Lifestyle Apparel Brand Rev-Junkies

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Ignition.my, the people behind the highly addictive and popular Saturday Night Fever (SNF) and MegaLAP Time Attack race series, has announced a collaboration with motorsports lifestyle and apparel brand, Rev-Junkies. SNF has spurred plenty of interest amongst local motorsports enthusiasts from all levels and has been a champion of growing the local motorsports scene.

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Rev-Junkies is a new brand but steadily gaining traction among enthusiasts, first debuting at SNF Round 2 in 2011. The petrolhead apparel brand now has a new collection, dubbed the ‘Originals’, to complement their simple ‘Classics’ range.

Ignition.my's Founder, Adian Yein looking like a real motorsports fan

Ignition.my's Founder, Adian Yein, looking like a real motorsports enthusiast.

No motorsports fan should walk around without a proper car nut t-shirt! Catch Rev-Junkies and Ignition.my at Saturday Night Fever 2012 Round 2, happening tomorrow!

Visit Rev-Junkies to grab your tees. Get the latest news and updates by logging on to Ignition.my or following ‘Saturday Night Fever Challenge Series’ and ‘MegaLAP Time Attack’ on Facebook.

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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. FASHION. FUN.

Ever-popular Saturday Night Fever series goes one up for petrolheads as Ignition.my and Rev-Junkies collaborate through their passion for motorsports

 Petaling Jaya, 10 May 2012 – Since its debut, Ignition.my’s Saturday Night Fever (SNF) race series has brought much value to the local motorsports scene – becoming popular among racers and enthusiast from all levels for the fast paced action and dramatic thrills. But if you for one moment think that the series is all about big engines and boys with even bigger egos, then it is clear that you’ve never been there in the flesh.

The atmosphere surrounding the event has always been feature-packed, and come the 19th of May, it gets even bigger as Saturday Night Fever welcomes motorsport lifestyle and apparel people, Rev-Junkies.

Fairly new and steadily gaining traction among enthusiasts, Rev-Junkies has taken their passion for motorsports and turned it into something that you could wear – beginning with the everyday T-shirt. From the simple ‘Classics’ to the more lively ‘Originals’, Rev-Junkies’ tees are a must have for any car-nut.

Together, Ignition.my and Rev-Junkies aims to make motorsports an everyday affair for the enthusiasts, while at the same time creating awareness and interest in others.

Get the latest news and updates by logging on to Ignition.my or following ‘Saturday Night Fever Challenge Series’ and ‘MegaLAP Time Attack’ on Facebook. Meanwhile, more information on Rev-Junkies can be found at www.rev-junkies.com. 

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Five Lucky Winners of the Ford Fiesta Best-dressed Contest Win Trip to UEFA Champions League Final Munich 2012

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If you passed Jalan Telawi 3 in Bangsar recently and found that it was filled with Ford Fiestas, it was most likely due to the Ford Fiesta Best-dressed Contest judging, which gave the winners a four-day two-night trip to watch the UEFA Champions League Finals in Munich this year. Participants were required to dress-up their Ford Fiestas as creatively as possible with football themed decals and accessories. The contest was open to all new and current owners of Ford Fiesta in Malaysia and participants had to register via the Ford Malaysia Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fordfiestamy with details of the judging location revealed to them later on. Contestants were then required to describe their themes and designs for judging.

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Fiesta fans of all ages and backgrounds gathered and participated in the contest, including participants from as far as Kedah.

Mandy Wong of Kuala Lumpur, one of the five selected winners said, “I love Messi. He is currently the best football player in the world and is even being compared to Maradona, which is why I chose the best for dressing up my Ford Fiesta as I feel it is the also best car for driving.”

The other four winners were Goh Saik Chew from Sungai Petani and from Kuala Lumpur, Joseph Kew, Lim Bu Hooi and Say Kuei Lin who were also awarded the trip to Munich. Ford also gave away Sony PlayStation 3 systems and Ford merchandises as consolation prizes to all the other participants of the Ford Fiesta Best-dressed Contest. [pullquote align=”right”]Speaking about the event, David Westerman, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations said, “Ford is delighted to have this opportunity to run a contest that appeals to Ford Fiesta owners who match the versatility and fun personality of the Fiesta. At the same time, such activities allow us to stay connected with our customers while rewarding them for their loyalty and continuous support.”[/pullquote]

Ford Fiesta Sport. Image Credit: Ford Malaysia

Ford Fiesta Sport. Image Credit: Ford Malaysia

The Ford Fiesta meets growing customer demand for sporty small cars with a sleek, sophisticated design and packed with smart features. The eye-catching Kinetic design of this B-segment hatch as well as wide-acclaim and praise received, including the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for its eye-catching “innovative and dynamic” design is testimony of the Ford Fiesta’s appeal to stylish, digitally connected individuals.

The Ford Fiesta also delivers big on helping consumers get the most out of their driving experience. Its PowerShift six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission provides excellent driving performance, while the latest in-car technology offers a world of connectivity and entertainment for drivers to have more fun.

Equipped with MP3 and AUX input connections for personal entertainment devices, the Ford Fiesta is the first-in-class to offer Voice Control technology paired with Bluetooth. With in-car voice commands, Fiesta makes driving more fun while helping drivers stay focused on the road.

For more info on other Ford Malaysia related items, visit www.facebook.com/fordfiestamy

 

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 2 May., 2012 – Ford in Malaysia recently closed off an entire section of Jalan Telawi 3 in Bangsar for the Ford Fiesta Best-dressed Contest judging, which ended with Ford surprising two more participants, in addition to the original three, with a four day two-night trip each to watch the UEFA Champions League Final Munich 2012.

Participants had been invited to dress-up their Ford Fiestas as creatively as possible in relation to the subject of football and the road was packed with Fiestas decked out to the fullest in football themed decals and accessories, including one that was focused on Lionel Messi of Barcelona, which needless to say was one of the selected winners. In addition, contestants were required to describe how their themes and designs relate to their favourite football personality.

The contest was open to all new and current owners of Ford Fiesta in Malaysia and builds on Ford’s 20-year partnership with the UEFA Champions League. As a founding partner, Ford has been an official partner and official vehicle supplier for the UEFA Champions League since 1992. 

Enthusiastic participants had come from as far as Kedah and comprised of Fiesta fans of all ages. Fiesta fans who did not participate also turned up in high spirits for fun, to support the participants and to meet fellow Fiesta lovers.    

As the judges went around evaluating the creatively-dressed cars on parade and deliberating on the results, Ford ran trivia quizzes on UEFA, football players, Ford’s long-standing partnership with the UEFA Champions League and gave away Fiesta goodies as prizes to keep the crowd pumped up.

“I love Messi. He is currently the best football player in the world and is even being compared to Maradona, which is why I chose the best for dressing up my Ford Fiesta as I feel it is the also best car for driving,” said Barcelona team and Lionel Messi fan Mandy Wong of Kuala Lumpur, one of the five selected winners.

The other four winners are: Goh Saik Chew from Sungai Petani and from Kuala Lumpur, Joseph Kew, Lim Bu Hooi and Say Kuei Lin.

Ford also gave away Sony PlayStation 3 systems and Ford merchandises as consolation prizes to all the other participants of the Ford Fiesta Best-dressed Contest.

“Thank you to all the participants and supporters who attended the Ford Fiesta Best-dressed Contest. They have shown their fiesta spirit by supporting the event and I’m sure that they enjoyed it. We must also thank Ford and Sime Darby Auto Connexion for bringing us such a great event and surprises, what with the additional two tickets for a total of five tickets to UEFA Champions League Final Munich 2012 as well as the consolation prizes for all the other participants and other goodies for the spectators. Awesome event, well done!” enthused Kew.

Contestants had registered their participation early on via the Ford Malaysia Facebook page:www.facebook.com/fordfiestamy and details of the judging location were later revealed.

“Ford is delighted to have this opportunity to run a contest that appeals to Ford Fiesta owners who match the versatility and fun personality of the Fiesta. At the same time, such activities allow us to stay connected with our customers while rewarding them for their loyalty and continuous support,” said David Westerman, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations.

The Ford Fiesta meets growing customer demand for sporty small cars with a sleek, sophisticated design and packed with smart features. The eye-catching Kinetic design of this B-segment hatch as well as wide-acclaim and praise received, including the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for its eye-catching “innovative and dynamic” design is testimony of the Ford Fiesta’s appeal to stylish, digitally connected individuals.

The Ford Fiesta also delivers big on helping consumers get the most out of their driving experience. Its PowerShift six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission provides excellent driving performance, while the latest in-car technology offers a world of connectivity and entertainment for drivers to have more fun.

Equipped with MP3 and AUX input connections for personal entertainment devices, the Ford Fiesta is the first-in-class to offer Voice Control technology paired with Bluetooth®. With in-car voice commands, Fiesta makes driving more fun while helping drivers stay focused on the road.

Full contest rules including legal restrictions and regulations can be found on the Ford Malaysia Facebook page:www.facebook.com/fordfiestamy 

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com

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Mark Ng (center), Marketing Director of Castrol Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines cheering on with the lucky winners

Mark Ng (center), Marketing Director of Castrol Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines cheering on with the lucky winners

Ever fancy yourself driving a BMW M3 on one of the toughest and oldest race tracks every built in human history? As the winner of the CASTROL EDGE EXPERIENCE NURBURGRING: THE SEQUEL, Tan Seng Yaw will get that chance, driving a BMW M3 and facing Nordschleife, a 20km of track of winding roads and a total of 72 challenging fast corners.
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