Ever since the Ford Fiesta has been launched here in Malaysia, it has been given the thumbs up on reviews, and also on its customers satisfaction. It has spawned fun and active clubs over the social media website with its official and unofficial activities for their members. Ford has been keeping a very close watch on Fiesta owners as a token of appreciation and sparked a fun filled event with its Best Dressed Contest 2012 whereby three winners will win a trip to Germany to catch the UEFA Champions League Final in Munich.
Most of the participants came from the Facebook based Ford Fiesta Fan Club, Fiesta Tuners Club Malaysia and also Fiesta Club Malaysia. All of them gathered in front of the The Social Bar in Bangsar by 9am on a busy Saturday morning. All of them starts to mingle and some were in the bar for some light breakfast but most, being the Ford Fiesta enthusiast themselves, can’t help it but to check on each other’s ride spread across the whole of Jalan Telawi 3. A short briefing were held before the judges, from the top people of Ford Malaysia, make their way in inspecting the cars.
Liveries were made most from various decal companies. Amongst that dominates the participating Fiestas were from Getto Vehicle Graphic & Wrap and also Motorsport Playground. Some were inspired by the racing liveries, some are themed to match the UEFA Champions League and some have their own distinctive styling and design directions. All in all, they will be the one of kind Ford Fiesta that you’ll see on the road. Everyone has their sense of style that wants to be different from others in terms of body kits, colours, interior styling, additional gadgets, choice of wheels and tyres, suspension setup, you name it, they’ve got it.
By lunchtime, as the judges tally the results, Ford Malaysia throws in some prizes to everyone at the event over trivia questions on the UEFA Champions League. All the participants have something to bring home together with the grand prize winners that won the tickets. And then, Ford Malaysia surprises the floor when they actually give out two more tickets to the unsuspecting winners.
It was a fun filled event for all the Ford Fiesta owners that day, be it the participants or the ones giving support to their fellow friends. The participants have their prizes where by the rest have their opportunity to get ideas and know-how to modify their Ford Fiesta. I reckon there will be more dressed up Ford Fiesta on the road after this. Just hope that contest like this exist every year to further ignite the interest for this little Ford that made it big here in Malaysia.
words & pix: Jeo