It has been a long and arduous journey. We've had the rug pulled out from under our feet so many times in previous shows that we've really gotten used to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th place. On many occasions, the outright favoritism was blatant and palpable with some really farcical evaluation from the judges. We were all getting really tired with the constant indignity.
Then we got wind of a show that would be judged by some experts from Australia and Indonesia some 350 kilometers away at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil. We got our game faces on, and we're happy to announce that we took back first place in the Open Xtreme Modified Challenge!
Kudos to the organizers at Kelab Autoshow, the judges, the participants, and not forgetting all the wonderful visitors that made the show simply awesome!
Remember to check your tire pressure folks, especially when embarking on road trips.
The venue. The National Stadium's track and field arena at Bukit Jalil.
Panoramic view of the venue. Our car was on display at the right foreground.
Proud owner Fibre Siow giving the thumbs up.
Pictures taken a day before the show before the crowds came. Very conducive for photography.
Last ditch effort to ensure the car is flawless before the show.
The engine bay. Tricked-out RB25DET.
Definitely a crowd-puller.
Random hotness :)
The LED-lit water tank with bubble curtain.
Our LED door panel. We witnessed jaws dropping every time when we turned on the juice :)
Carbon fibre meter panel frame.
Activate only when severely pissed off.
Interior with lots of woodgrain goodness.
Steering wheel with LCD monitor. Wonder whether it's a first!
LCD monitor at rear right door panel.
Rear audio-visual setup. We redefined loudness at the show!
Accessories, lights and sound system in their full glory!
We WON 1st Place in the Xtreme Modified Challenge!
An ecstatic Fibre Siow receiving the prizes from judge Andre Mulyadi from Signal Kustom Built, Jakarta.
Camwhoring on stage... From left to right: The scribe - Aylwin; The groupie - Qiang; The boss man - Fibre Siow; The technician par excellence - Kae.
Elvis has left the building. We should too. It's way after midnight.
Giving the phrase from 'ear to ear' new meaning.
Staunch supporter Steven, who stayed with us throughout the show and beyond. Brought us to the most awesome assam fish-head curry stall at 2am.
Getting plastered at 4 in the morning.
Last group photo before we headed back South.
My dish is deeper than your dish.
Rest-stop toilet break.
North-South highway, Malaysia. Till next time Bukit Jalil!