Lucky four to experience the ‘fastest 48 hours of their lives’ after triumphing at the Shell Helix Ferrari World Challenge Finale

Published on October 11th, 2011

Seah Sin Jiun, Kok Chee Seng, Rahizah Mastar and Ghazali Ahmad are set to experience the ‘fastest 48 hours of their lives’ after emerging as the four winners of a VIP trip of a lifetime to Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, worth RM15,000 each in this year’s edition of the Shell Helix Ferrari World contest.

The four beat 11 other finalists from all over Malaysia at a fun-filled finale at the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park.

Rahizah Mastar, Ghazali Ahmad, Seah Sin Jiun and Kok Chee Seng in the bumper car challenge

They had to go through a series of eight exciting challenges that included deciphering flag signals, solving riddles, a blind-folded taste test, a rollercoaster ride, a bumper car crash and memory recall among others.

Seah, 34, was surprised to find that not only did he win one of the four Grand Prizes, he had amassed the highest number of points among the finalists.

“I am speechless as I have never won any contest before,” said the IT manager from Kuala Lumpur who has been a Shell Helix customer since 2004.

Kok, whose wife, children and mother came along from Johor to lend support, was also stunned to find that he was going to Abu Dhabi after the tiring five-hour battle of wits.

The Shell Helix Ferrari World Challenge finalists going through the blind-folded taste test

“My father, who was a mechanic, told me to use nothing but Shell Helix for my car.  It was the best advice ever!” said the 35-year old businessman who was still letting the unexpected win sink in.

Rahizah, the only woman among the 15 finalists, was taken aback when her name was announced.

“It was totally unexpected,” said the 33-year old teacher from Selangor, who credited her husband for her decision to change to Shell Helix motor oil 10 years ago.

Rahizah Mastar was happy with her performance in the Memory Recall challenge

Like the other three winners, Ghazali, a 31-year old chief financial officer, had never won a contest before.

“It feels good to be rewarded as I have been using Shell Helix for my high-powered BMW 335i for the past four years and found it to be very reliable,” he said.

The event was the finale and second of the two-tier ‘Shell Helix Win the Fastest 48 Hours of Your Life in Abu Dhabi’ contest from 15 June to 31 August, 2011.

The contest was opened to consumers who purchase a four-litre pack of Shell Helix Ultra fully synthetic or Shell Helix HX7 synthetic technology motor oil with special Active Cleansing Technology.

In the first tier, consumers had to count the number of Shell Helix Ultra packs on the entry form and submit their entries at any Shell Stations, participating Shell Helix Workshops and Spare Parts Shop or by mail with proof of purchase.

Ms Seow Lee Ming, Cluster Marketing Manager, Shell Lubricants SEA-South, said that this year’s Shell Helix Ferrari World contest drew more than 6,000 entries from around Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak.

“This is the second consecutive year Shell Malaysia is organising the Shell Helix Ferrari global promotion to reward loyal Shell Helix customers after the trip to Italy last year.  The four winners will get to experience the ‘fastest 48 hours’ of their lives in Abu Dhabi,” she said.

The Shell Helix Ferrari World Challenge finalists busy deciphering flag signals

As guests of Shell Helix and its technical partner Ferrari, the four winners will have the opportunity to witness first-hand the Shell Helix-lubricated Ferrari F150 cars of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in action at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as they race around the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit – the only day-into-night race and the penultimate event in the 2011 Formula One calendar.

The lucky winners will also get the chance to take the wheel in one of the thrilling Formula One and Gran Turismo driving simulators on a VIP trip to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

There, they will also ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at speeds up to 240kph, travel through the heart of a V12 engine and tour the interactive, recreated Shell trackside laboratory where they will learn about the work that Shell engineers do behind the scenes at each Formula One race with Ferrari. With its host of rides, unique delicacies and shopping experiences, Ferrari World is sure to spark the Ferrari spirit in everyone.

words & pix: Shell

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