With the increasing numbers of Audi and VW owners on the streets of Malaysia, it’s a surefire an owners’ club or more than just one mushrooming like nobody’s business. But then again, it’s how active a club can be would set it out among the rest. CAM for short or the full nine yards, Club Audi Malaysia has a number of Audi makes especially the new models.
As for the BFC (Break FAST Club) was initiated over their huge appetite of breakfast that usually lengthen to lunch via Sunday drive. Club members are owners of VWs especially the cute-but-fast Polo. With Super Taikyu driver, Fariqe Hairuman in his Passat heading the club, BFC has been growing to a club with quite a number of members in their backyard down south of JB.
Since Taufiq, the head of CAM is also a founding member of BFC, it’s a natural thing to have both clubs road-tripping every when they needed a rush of adrenaline as well as a day or two from work. We’re invited to join in the fun all thanks to Subsonique and after a brief discussion among us Traffic crews, we’re obliged to honor the invitation.
The Cherating trip was the third CAM + BFC outings after they wrecked havoc in JB and then Melaka a few months back. Making their mark in the east coast have always been in the plan and so Santai Cherating was initiated. BFC will be driving up from down south towards Cherating while CAM will be driving from Klang Valley.
Our biggest concern was whether we can keep up with the Audis in the Fiesta since we heard that some of the Audis were modded up to Stage 2. There is no way we can keep up with stock either once they enter the straights of LPT but with 20 Audis in a convoy, it’s realistic enough to get some shots of the convoy. CAM’s starting point was the BHP station in Karak. After a not-so-short briefing we made our way via the LPT (Lebuhraya Pantai Timur).
As for BFC, 20-car convoy mostly of Polos head to Cherating via Kota Tinggi – Rompin giving them the opportunity to enjoy the sweeping zig-zags through the village towards Kemaman after a stop for Friday prayers in Rompin. After all, it’s that kind of route for hot hatches. Since we tagged along with CAM, we arrived in Cherating in the evening after they sped away via the LPT up to 260km/h leaving us in the Fiesta that can only go up 200km/h due to the dead weight of the passengers.
After checked in at the Holiday Villa, it was free and easy while we wait for the BFC members arrived. We went to Casa Titik to check out the place, a tranquil hacienda-looking mansion owned by Mazran, a familiar face in Sepang International Circuit as some of the CAM members checked in here due to shortage of rooms at the Holiday Villa. It’s quite refreshing to enjoy the quiet and calming environment after a session of pedal-to-the-metal.
The BFC boys and gals arrived later in the evening and checked in at the Legend Hotel. Since we’re only 40 minutes away from Kemaman, dinner was served at the infamous Tong Juan Seafood Restaurant. It’s was just a small place and it was overrun by CAM and BFC members. Food was great and in the company of friends both old and new, it’s quite a delicious treat.
The very next day, a paintball match was held in Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan between CAM and BFC members while the ladies prepared the lambs, prawns, squids and more for barbecue at night. BFC totally annihilated CAM 4 to 1. After a tiring paintball session, lunch was served at the Akop Patin restaurant for some delicious local delicacies. In the evening, we had a photo session at Casa Titik while waiting for the barbecue. We had one of the best lamb rack ever! Casa Titik surely know their stuff when it comes to hospitality.
It’s quite refreshing to see two clubs putting their heads together to organize their activities. We sure hope that there will be more road trips done by both CAM and BFC.
words: hage’ pix: Hazwan Najims & Jeo