Super AutoMix 2010: Mixing with the hoodless tweaks

Published on July 8th, 2010

Traffic Crew was busy looking busy at our booth during the recent Super AutoMix autoshow that was held in Bukit Jalil on the first weekend of this month. We’re not going to elaborate more on the booth, but we’ll talk about the autoshow instead.

The event was held at the parking area beside National Sports Complex, Bukit Jalil on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The weekend show claimed earlier that the show will boast over fifty cars, with international judges, drift track, drifters doing their showing-off sideway style, street dancers, and lots and lots of bass.

We’re talking about deafening, blowing up skirts kind of bass. You know, the kind that’s so flimsy, it’ll be blown up and down when hit with tremendous bass coming from the ICE competition participants. We’re still talking about ’em skirts.

The biggest disappointment was the absence of renowned Kuma Kubo of Team Orange, who was supposed to be organizing a drift school and drift demo for ‘em local drifters which were supposed to be one of the main attractions of the event. What made it worst was the organizer’s attitude of ‘tak apa’ and failure to inform the drifters of the much-awaited drifter’s lack of presence. The organizer did promise that Team Orange will be coming on the next event (scheduled after Raya), and we’re really looking “forward” to it… pretending as if it would actually happen. The much-anticipated drift school was turned into a drift demo with less than 10 cars showing off their mettle to the public.

There was also an RC drift competition which had more participants compared to the actual drift demo which took place on more bumps instead of flat surface. The RC drift was quite an attraction as there were a number of kids taking part competing against the adults and beating ’em adults at that.

Anyways, moving on to the boys’ toys (in a manner of speaking, although the number of woman modders is actually growing) that packed some extremely serious body-and-soul modification with fitted-in ridiculously wide bodykit.

There were a few BMW’s, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Perodua, Proton and other makes that participated in the autoshow. With an international judge from Australia, Mr Owen Webb, I’d say that the lack of cars were quite an embarrassment to the country in general.

There’s nothing much to speak of during the day except for the drifters. But comes twilight, the cars started their engine and cranked up the noise in an inconsiderable level especially the V8-equipped R32. With so much bass going around, we felt that our brain had finally given in to the vibration and a couple of us actually started dancing. Both of them are boys, and we will not elaborate.

Nodding heads were quite common, but we like the way the bass moved a couple of other things, if you know what I mean. If only the couple of things were more in numbers…. sigh!

All in all, there were about 40 cars participated in the show, with some being show-worthy while some being completely ridiculous and sporting useless modifications, but it’s all part of the flairs of autoshows.

Since the organizer failed to execute any A&P at all except for useless banners and leaflets being distributed during the event, the lack of public presence was more than anticipated.

Overall, I’d say that the Super Auto Mix was full of empty promises and fail to deliver on their part, much to the disappointment of the exhibitors who took part in the event. Out of three days, the only day that we can actually see ‘some’ crowd was on the final day… and when I say some, I guess you know what I mean. Lack of marketing is probably the case, and we are really wishing that they’d crank up the marketing part a little bit.

Nevertheless, the exhibitors held their ground and stick with the event till the end. With all that being said, we hope that in the near future, less crappy events for ‘ye organizers and do held a proper event so that we as Malaysian can held our heads up high and said, “we attended the event and you missed quite a show… it’s an event not to be missed,” instead of all the bantering we just said above. ‘Nuff said.

Scroll down towards the gallery section for more pictures.

words: Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad & Hage’  pix: Syafril Ismail & Dinesh Appavu


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