October 25, 2011

RM41,000 car brakes

Before I begin with today's entry I'd want to express my condolences to MotoGP racer Marco Simoncelli's family and friends after he was killed in action at Sepang on Sunday when he lost control of his bike and was hit by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi at full racing speed, even causing his helmet to come off. I do follow the MotoGP championship quite a bit and to have this young (he was only 24) and uprising talent's life taken away like that is nothing but tragic.

~RIP Marco~

So yeah, to start off my 1-week Deepavali break, yesterday my dad took me to visit some of his ex-colleagues who are working in service centers around Glenmarie. We started with Euromobil (that's Audi to the rest of you), but my dad's friend was no longer working there. What we did
find though....

... were 2 Audi R8 V10s still waiting for new homes. But with that RM1.27 million price tag, the wait might take a while. One thing that caught my attention was the options list (last picture, see the little white box by the side of the car), in particular the carbon ceramic brakes which cost RM41,000. OmFg.

Maximum power: 518bhp
Top speed: 317kph
0-100 kph time: 3.9 seconds

Next up was Nazim Auto, which is a branch for Peugeot. Dad met a few friends here, while I happened to find 2 of my college's students doing their training/internship at the service area. Small world...

After that we went to Federal Auto Cars (Volvo) and finally Toyotsu Motors (Toyota) which was a bit further away in Section 15.

After all that visiting we went to Klang where we had it's famous pork-ribs together with rice, super-peppery soup, Thai-style white taufu and some veggies.

and on the way back there was this:

Ferrari 360 Spider

Max power: 400bhp
Top speed: 299kph
0-100kph time: 4.3 seconds
Price: Apprx RM500,000 to RM700,000

October 16, 2011

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2011

If you're reading this, chances are you've already been to the BBWBS at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) and walked away with a hand/box/trolly/lorry/container ship load of books. Actually I'm not a bookworm myself but with discounts from 75%-95% off ALL books there, surely it's worth visiting; and since my dad wanted to go, why not~?
 So right after college my dad and I had lunch and headed straight to the sale. We reached the main gate of MAEPS, but it wasnt until another 5 (yes, FIVE) kilometers inside did we reach the big-ass-looking hall thanks to it's big-ass blue roof. But once we entered, it really REALLY was as big as it looks. 

Here's the view looking back from the counter.

So, what books did I get then?

Yeah, since I'm not a book lover so it's just a modest catch compared to the other hundreds and thousands of visitors. Kinda bummed that I couldn't find Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard, or Michael Schumacher's biography. And also because there werent any good automotive books (except the one I got). Probably we were too late since we went on the 3rd-last day of the sale. Well at least I got Michael Jackson. TEEHEEE

October 12, 2011

Injured: Update #2

This muscle problem seems to be quite the stubborn bugger... Okay I admit I skipped a day or two of treatment, mopped the whole apartment floor and did some heavy pulling in college, which might have re-aggravated the injury. It's not as bad as pre-treatment anyway, so hopefully I can get this ironed out ASAP.

October 7, 2011

Injured: Update

Happy I am to report that my back injury is almost gone thanks to the heat rubbing cream. Should be back (no pun intention) and ready to play by next week.

On a sadder note, RIP Steve Jobs~

October 5, 2011

Spotted: Rosso Rubino F430

Or, Ruby Red. Damn that sounds so sexy. Awwwrrrrrrrrrrrr~

Ferrari F430

Maximum power: 490bhp
Top speed: 315km/h
0-100km/h time: 4.0 seconds
Price: Approximately RM800,000 to RM1million+

October 3, 2011

Volkswagen Bug-O-Rama 2011

So today was the 6th edition of the annual VW Bug-O-Rama fair at The Summit in USJ. My dad attends every year as a judge, this year I joined in (as a visitor la :p). There were some clowns, some games, but it was all about the Beetles (and Combi vans too). I not sure what's going on with Blogger and adding photos, I cant seem to add any in. Will try again another day; so in the meantime here's me taking a walk around the carnival:

October 1, 2011

Ferrari F430 Wedding Car

So on my way back from college yesterday I passed by this bridal house in SS2 and there was this red Ferrari F430 parked outside, nicely decorated with a teddy bear couple on the front bonnet. I shared this in my Facebook Spotted album and received 19 likes in one day. I barely get 5 from any other sports car sighting I put up! But since the driver was still inside, I didnt dare to get down and take up close photos, so I only managed one picture from in the car. Eventually he did get out, and gosh he looked so young! Must be only in his late 20s (and probably borrowed or rented the car)!