Its was earlier planned that a bunch of us were to go up Genting as I was dying to try out the 200sx with its new setup. And like all our other plans , it fell thru; one had suspension problem , one had to stay back at work, one had an unexpected visit from his girlfriend ( sheeesh). Anyway in the end, I ended up testing it out in Sunway with Ron Lim ridding shot gun. Cheaka also had a go in her car and I was quiet impressed with her courage of tackling the technical and risky corners.
Later that night we ,Wee Liang, Shah ,Cheaka and I decided to pay my friend a visit during one of their regular straight line testing sessions. It definately brought back old memories when I was a regular in that group , forever 'testing' with anyone that wanted to give it a go. The cars present were very impressive; with the right balance of form and function. Supras, Skylines, Evos, WRXs, RX7s were all present with really impressive straight line speed.
Wee Liang had earlier asked me to have a test with him, which I jokingly agreed. Later that night after seeing a number of cars going at it, he asked me again . So off I went with Wei Liang ...the 200sx straight line performance was practically a joke. The wheels didn't even break traction at any point of the 300meters course. Although being left two cars lenghts behind, I had fun.
The thought did come across my mind, that maybe I should make an effort to go for these meets more often as I was really enjoying myself that night. However, the realisation of why I opt not to do it anymore in the first place before ,hit me in the face like a freight train during our post testing yam cha session. Hearing the guys talk about the other cars that were testing that night made me realised that Drag racing and smack talking goes hand in hand. Having said that, the people that were talking were real decent people. I mean they are really nice people but I suppose competition brings out a different side of them.Then again maybe I'm too sensitive as I would hate anyone say things about me or my cars the way I heard the things were said. Yes I that the latter would most probably be the reason, hence I'll just stick to what I am doing now.....
Impressive collection of fast cars
Shah entertaining us with his antics
Cheaka and Syed posing next the 200sx