Thursday, June 25, 2009

Genting vid from Richard :-)

Wow Wow!! Richard uploaded our last Genting excursion on youtube... X-)

you can hear at 5:07 the FC's screeching spin... X-p haha...


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Old Skool Vids...

Yeah.... bored again, youtube vids again^^

This time.... old skool racing vids that kept me glued to the laptop.... >.< This vids is from Tsuchiya Keiichi heydays... his professional days in Japan Super Sportcars championship... and man that guy is fast... and not only that... he's also racing my favourite car.... Rocket Rotary FC3S!!!!!! \(^o^)/

And here is a vid testament to Tsuchiya's amazing car control technique... the previous vid may have see him lost to those R31 Skylines on the straight... but this one is wet... and when its wet... its the driver that counts^^

Now this vid is a vid of the GTR at its apex^^ the dominance of the Skyline that literally kill off Group A Championship... and also banned from Australian Grand Prix xD

Enjoy these tidbits of old skool glory ;)

Also a vid of my favourite jet fighter^^ The SU-37 Terminator....

Friday, June 19, 2009

Langkawi chill out..

Went to langkawi recently to chill out...

Little piece of heaven...

Time attack!!

Finally got the vids from our last time attack :-p

I'm sure it looks pretty boring and dull, but for ryousuke who's walking in and out of meetings, this is going to make you weep... X-P HAHAHA!!!

My "return" run..

My "going" run

Ryousuke's "return" run

Ryousuke's "going" run

Well, can't wait for some more time attack runs... X-) we'll definitely get more serious from here on.. :-p

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Adrenaline Vids....^^

Just being bored... browsed the youtube video archive and found some interesting vids worth sharing ^^

OMG Cool FC3S attacking Tsukuba!!!! O.o
I wish my FC can be this cool^^

I just love adrenaline rush^^ If I can get my hands on these babies definitely they'll be my ultimate adrenaline fix xD
Going Super Sonic~~~~~ ^^

Monday, June 15, 2009

Back to basics 2.. With 100kg penalty... X-p

Well, last saturday night was another night at bangi... :-p it'd be great to go out to tekali (after we've finally familiarize ourselves with the FC's limits) since the moon is in full swing and no clouds of thunder to hamper its silver lightings :-) at the least, the road wouldn't be as dark and foreboding as the night before... X-p

Alas we had other things to attend to, and only started making our way to the touge half past midnight... :-p too late to make an excursion to tekali.. X-p since it was to be ryosuke's last night out (since he's going back to work the following day) we figured it'd be fitting to do a whole night rocket dancing party... X-p with the FC our trusty dancing partner... X-p

Since it's a bit too late to go to tekali (and besides, it's a little too late to call aaron up either... :-p) we decided to have some fun at bangi... X-p since we started timing our runs, we find it far more fulfilling to attack the touge at full force.. X-) since with improving our time the target, we finally found a sense of purpose X-p (haha... pathetic isn't it... :-p)

But unfortunately, the touge was full.. O.O PACKED AT THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!!! O.O WHAT ON EARTH??!!! we know it's saturday night, and it's usually notorious to find dragsters plowing the streets looking for some hot spots to burn the asphalt, but this? THIS?!! this is unexpected... because the streets are full of FAMILY CARS WITH FAMILIES IN THEM!!! O.O WHAT ON EARTH ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING, AT THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, AT THE TOUGE (ok.. maybe because the touge so happens to be the the main road bypassing the tolled highway... curse you Big G!!! >:-O)

Whatever it is, the amount of traffic is just too heavy to justify a run, or any run for that matter... :-/

Me and ryousuke pulled aside at the mint corner, and watched the traffic pass by... hoping for it to clear up... to no avail... T.T even mat rempits, with their cheap-o ex-5, doing wheelies, and scarping their exhaust sparking the asphalt were choking the touge... O.O i hate mat rempits... their recklessness just reeks of arrogance and total disrespect for other road users... (I'm praying that we're a bit above those reckless disrespectful rempits... X-p)

then we called cloud up, and cloud gave us a tempting alternative... X-p a late night dine at the McD :-p to top it off with a succulent irresistible cherry topping, cloud offered to buy us the meal X-) in these frugal times, it's hard to resist a free meal.. :-p

And we also decided to check out the local drag scene... there are rumours that big players with big pockets play their rides at a certain highway on weekends, so we decided to check it out, just to get some sight of skylines, supras and all the other great cars people with deep pockets can afford.. X-)

we took cloud and headed off to the highway, and to our dismay, there was only emptiness at the purported drag scene start off point :-( bummer... guess they're not playing that night, whatever it was, we had to pay RM2.50 for nothing just to get off the highway... X-(

we went back to bangi, and decided to check out the touge before eating, and wallah!!! the touge is practically empty.. X-) dotted with cars here and there, but still, it's much better than before... X-) with cloud on board, we were hauling at the most, 100kg extra of dead weight... X-p after sweeping the road, i made my attack run... :-p with ryousuke timing it X-) the extra weight was IMMENSE!!! O.O it affected the car's momentum so much, that the car became harder to slow down, harder to turn, and slower to accelerate... X-( i had to brake early, and practically manhandle the car through the turn, just to cope with the massive momentum the extra weight was causing... X-(

my run was more than 10 seconds slower than the night before O.O 10 SECONDS???!!! In racing terms, that's about a MILE AWAY!!! X-( i did another attack run, and the results were similar... an extra 10!!! i guess if we wanted to carry extra weight, we'd have to have more power and bigger brakes... X-p just to compensate that extra thrust in momentum :-p which reminded me, the basic physics calculation of force = mass X acceleration... with an acceleration that is constant, the bigger the mass, the bigger the force is needed for the car to turn, stop or whatever... X-(

Now, that rambling aside X-p ryousuke took to the wheel... he's much more crazier than i was O.O He'd jump into corners as if cloud was not there in the passenger seat X-p he brake the car near its threshold before each turn and just turn the car in, power it out, and do the same again for the next turn... HE'S UTTERLY CRAZY!!! X-( at Zid's corner (where we had our unfortunate accident before), he actually brake drift the car before the entry... X-( the car was going sideways before the entry, turning the nose pointing to the direction of the exit, clearing the bend, and just powering away... X-( That experience reminded me of our unfortunate accident, and with the way he's thrashing the FC around, it is as if he's dicing with death itself, and sees who's luck runs out first... X-( his time was not as fast as the night before (considering the weight penalty, it's no surprise :-p) but still, he's a FULL 3 SECONDS FASTER THAN MY TIME!!! O.O

His return run was the same, throwing the car around, using the extra weight like a pendulum in an age old time clock, doing steering corrections as if the wheels had came off... X-( he time another massive 3 seconds advantage... X-( he was simply... crazy in all sense of the word... :-p all our four runs were recorded, however, the videos are currently at cloud, and i haven't found the time to go over to his place to take it... :-p

There was a kenari parked at the traffic light at the middle of the touge, the people there trying to fix the lights perhaps... but whatever it is, he was right there whenever he blasted past the traffic at excess of 140 kmh.. X-P he must be thinking we're a bunch of crazy hoodlums... X-p haha.. gomen ne.. fish gotta swim, we gotta get our adrenaline fix.. X-p

We went to McD afterwards, chatted till almost 4, and went to drop cloud off and called it a night... a fitting way to end of short stint of adventure whenever ryousuke's around.. :-p too bad he isn't around for long, since i got a whole week off... :-p man, who am i going to have touge fun with now...?

But then, aaron is still around X-) without anyone reading the pacenotes it's going to be tough keeping him at bay... :-p since his skills and speed have jumped leap and bounds... X-( it's going to be dangerous pushing the limit just to keep aaron off our back :-p it's going to be really dangerous... it's going to be DEAD DROP FUN!!! X-D HAHAHAHA!!! Can't wait to come back from the holiday and dust off some much needed exercise... X-p with the moon as our guide, and the smell of burning rubber as our purpose... X-p hahaha!!! i can't wait... X-)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Back to basics...

Well after all the excitements of exotics touge experience its back to the basics for Keisuke and me....

And boy, we almost forgot our roots :-o

We returned to our old hunting ground last night.... Tekali Touge, we made our sweep and opened our dusty old pace notes.... and next thing we know.... the pace notes dont make any sense anymore!!!! >.< OMG!!!! Tekali Touge was so dark our balls were squeezed to the point of oblivion!!! xD We made a couple of run each and heck.... even after those runs we were still trying to find our old rhythm... T.T The car just feels so different... the touge feels so scary and the pace notes just feels so nonsense xD Disappointed we rest our old Flying Circus at our goal point, and contemplating what have gone wrong.... especially for me I felt like I was completely out of touch from the car.... it felt so different... why on earth did it felt that way while we were so confident of it during our Genting and Kuala Kelawang excursion... well Keisuke didnt lost much of his touch but I do.... out of our sorrow came a lonely figure of a car.... a more recognizable silhouette... not an S15 or a Beemer.... or a Fairlady to help us out of our predicament... but our good friend Aaron with his trusty Turbo Charged Neo^^ We thought he wasnt coming... his father recently had a triple by-pass so he had quite a long hiatus from touge-ing with us, so we were happy to see him again^^ also good to hear that your father is doing fine now bro ;) He brought his friend Wan, and we had a little chat.... then off we went for our freak hobby xD Keisuke went first to lead Aaron on the "return" run, although Keisuke was still trying to re grasp the pace notes nonsense and me trying to control my mouth muscle whenever he jumped into a blind corner O.o but Keisuke was having a very smooth run, Aaron was saving his brakes for the "going" run and fell back behind on the downhill.... either that or Keisuke is really fast on the downhill, because I was scared like hell riding shotgun with him >.< And then we make our "going" run, this time with me leading Aaron, he did mention that he's more interested in the "going" run than the "return" run... so it seems we share the same interest^^ Hehehe... but much to my surprise... Aaron has gotten a lot better... I mean a lot... A LOT BETTER O.o Not only he was really sticking up my behind all the way on the uphill he was also putting real pressure on the downhill O.o I was struggling to get my rhythm but hey... before this we dont even have to be serious to leave a Neo in the dust either on the uphill or downhill... but this time he is serious O.o Aaron stick to me all the way through.... at the end his brake smelled like overcooked bacon, but hey we had a good time^^ ahahahaha... Aaron has really improved a lot ever since the last time I saw him O.o His pressure from behind feels really different... like its saying... "hey its that all that a Rocket Rotary have? Or is it the driver?" huuuuhuhuuuuhuhuuuu T.T I guess his almost daily training at Tekali is really paying off... this time I have to be more serious in training my skills... its tormenting to be catched up by a car with less horse power on the touge!!!! xD Well done bro ;) I'll have to keep on brushing up on my touge skillz as well ;) So after some short chat, we cruise back and say our good byes.... Aaron went back but me and Keisuke had another mission.... we need serious training.... >)

It was past midnight and it was the perfect time to go training at our home course... Bangi Touge....

When we arrived Keisuke was dead asleep (thanks for the moral support) =.=
I made the sweeping run and everything looks okay, then off I went!!!

Bangi felt so much more at home^^ with very few traffic and clear road I was shrieking through the touge... again, the stability of the car amaze me at how fast I can really jump into corners... really fast that it just scares me O.o

After my first run I made a "going" run, and I was really starting to get to grasp the car's new characteristic.... I guess its best to test the car's new ability at our home course... its just more enlightening then going to other "foreign" touge >.< Keisuke then made his run... he was also at first edgy with the car running at Bangi, then we were running low on fuel... we went to refuel and then came back to Bangi for some more action^^ Keisuke made another sweeping run and then he made an all out assault on the "return" run, too bad there was a little too much traffic that his time was somewhat not amazing, he made another "going" run and again was caught behind slow traffic... And then it was my timed run... my "return" run was quite uninterrupted albeit some minor traffic at the latter half of the course... and then I made my "going" run which was zero traffic, although I almost spun at the "Highway corner" I recovered the car but while at my haste to recover control I forgot to downshift to power through the drift >.< Afterwards was just a normal pedal to the metal to the finishing line, my time was somewhat ok... then it was Keisuke's turn... his "return" run was blistering... he was cutting through corners like his brakes has failed and brake drift through almost all of it O.o I was dead scared... although the traffic was quite a nuisance at the latter half of his run but he was a full 2 seconds faster than my run.... damn =.= And when he was about to do his "going" run, I was getting scared... Keisuke is known to be easily over excited and have always pushed over the limit when he is high... so far we have been lucky... so with my uneasiness I call it a night, and Keisuke understand that it may get too dangerous if he was too much on high^^ so we canceled his timed "going" run so my record still stand xD hahhahaha... although I doubt it will still be there if Keisuke did his timed "going" run... T.T Anyway, Bangi run was so much satisfying and adrenaline rushing that we could feel the adrenaline coursing through our veins.... it was good to return back to our roots and retrack our rhythm, a point to return to when we are at a loss.... >.<

The clock then ticks almost 2:30 am, our adrenaline was losing its effect and fearing that we may not wake up to pray Subuh, we slept at the mosque only to be bitten by sheer cold and annoying mosquito =.= but at least we did woke up for our prayer xD

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Genting with Neos and Big guns...

Last night we had another Genting excursion, this time with company from the Neo club and those hard core touge enthusiast that Keisuke went out with last Sunday ^^

The whole thing began when I just arrived back home yesterday morning from Kemaman for what would be stand-by days off :p

Because of my critical state of wanting to drive the FC Keisuke and I immediately ready the FC for a touge outing that night^^

Suddenly Richard (the driver of the supercharged BMW 5 series) message asking about any late night adventures and then it was all just the pieces falling into its places^^

From there Eu Jin (Silvia S15) joined in, Genting was picked as the hot spot and on the way we met up with the Neos who is also going to Genting^^

We led the way first through the Karak Highway and waited for the Neos (Boy, Azham, Alvin,..... hmmmm I dont think I catch the name of the others T.T) at the foot hill of Genting.

But it seems one of the cars that were with the Neos overheated on the way and Boy told us to go on ahead without them first, since they will have to wait for their injured comrade^^

(The Flying Circus minus the clowns xD)

(Eu Jin's beautiful S15^^)

(The monstrous Supercharged Beemer O.o)

(Richard showing Keisuke how many bodybags he can fit in the boot :p)

So up we go, S15, BMW 5, and the old Flying Circus.... and damn, the FC was really lacking in power against those elites >.< The uphill climb was exciting, with us changing leads and me frantically trying to keep the FC up to pace xD Eu Jin was struggling with his S15 since he set his rear camber to zero... which makes his S15 rear really twitchy so he was not really confident to push the car through the corners... but Richard was another story.... he was really.... really.... REALLY FAST O.o We were really struggling for traction with the FC while the 5 series was really enjoying full traction.... the car was sliding but with the new anti-roll bar, the FC seems to have a more understeer characteristic which makes it easy to control the car once is starts to drift ^^ and really inspires confident to jump into corners :p Half way through we heard like something broke in the engine compartment so we slowed down abit just to make sure everything was okay, once we saw nothing was effected we scream uphill again at full blast^^ Yaaahhaaa~~~~ I was literally having too much fun, and at the same time I was testing the limit of those new thick anti-roll bars that at the final hairpin I accidently spun the car :p hahahha... luckily there was no incoming cars close by so it was not much of a case >.< Once we were on top we checked the engine compartment and we found out what had broken was one of the FC's alternator belts.... luckily it had 2 belts that runs it so only one broke.... but we were not willing to push the FC for fearing of breaking the one last belt :p
(Uphill run with the big guns^^)

Boy arrived almost right after we arrived uphill (he is damn fast >.< ) and we waited for the rest of the Neos... had a few chat and then decided to go back downhill early because of work tomorrow... so we say our goodbyes to the Neos folks and cruise down hill^^ I tried to do some downhill drifting at the consecutive hairpin, but since I did not want to push the engine, I decided to just use the e-brakes.... too bad the traffic only cleared at one corner and having enough entry speed we pull off the drift^^ It was rather cool in a way :p ahhahaha... Keisuke wanted me to do more drifts as we headed down, but there was bumpers before the corners which made the entry speed for the drift rather slow... and me not willing to push the engine didnt agree with Keisuke to pull off any power over drift :p Our cruise downhill was rather uneventful, but again Richard was really fast going downhill.... seeing his Beemer running from behind is really awe-inspiring^^ so much traction at such high speed.... But the downhill run is always fun^^ I'm rather addicted to downhill run that even going down I didnt push the engine we can still slide the cars through the corners :p hahhahahaha....
(The downhill vid is rather short since our camera ran out of memory :p )

We had a blast that night with cool dudes and cool cars^^ although Genting is not our serious touge training ground, crowded with traffic but its a great place to have a run with friends^^

Hopefully we can do more touge excursion before my days off expires but until then drive safe ;)

Sunday, June 7, 2009


The morning of 7th June 2009 will always be ingrained in my memory as the day we actually step into the world of performance sports car... X-p All our outings with the neos were great fun and adrenaline pumping as you'd expect from any touge outing, but this, this is A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF SPEED O.O

And for the first time, i felt the power of the flying circus at the touge... wanting... X-p

Well, before i tell anymore about the superb awesomeness of the day, let me recount the chronicles of of its beginning... X-)

The day started with me going out of the house as early as 6.45 am :-p hoping not to be the last one to arrive with a clown car... X-p

and apparently we were the first to arrive at the appointed meeting place at Sg. Long X-p Then the first car of the group arrives... a Nissan 350Z... Though it looks stock (but it's actually mildly modded)a 350z is still a car not to be reckon with.. :-p

My knees were shaking already...

Then came a BMW M3 CSL O.O with 19' rims, really big drilled disc brakes with really big brembo calipers and titanium tipped exhaust... X-( to make matters worse, that was the same M3 that overtook us at sepang like we were standing still... X-p at that time, my self-esteem was the size of peanuts... X-p i guess i should have sticked with the neos... X-p

Then came the killer blow... a heavily modded 350z that sounded like an aeroplane came cruising into the service station... O.O a massive hammer just suddenly struck my self-esteem asunder, and i felt like running home crying to my mother... X-p

and these guys, they are not only touge enthusiast, but also track regulars... O.O they even have their own set of slicks for the track!!! OMG!!!

This is a whole different ball game altogether... we're not hanging out with kids looking for some adrenaline fun anymore, but with adults who are not only passionate about cars, but can afford to buy the performance car they desire, and put in the power and performance they want in it, and have the money and time to burn rubber at the track to improve and hone their skills... and all of that is about to be laid bare on the touge...

I was shaking just thinking whether i can even keep up with these peoples... X-(

Then after the killer blow, comes more death blow after another... X-P s15, rx-7 FD, s2000... and even a SUPER BIKE!!!!

Then around 8.30 when everyone has arrive, we're off... my heart beat rising and the cabin temperature feels as if it notches up by a few degrees.. :-p we started rolling off quite slowly... slowly headed into the highway

once we got to bukit tinggi toll plaze, they all started lining up for a drag.. O.o

Just as i was about to get into position X-p they blasted off the line... engines screaming, waste gates whistling, exhaust roaring... X-) never thought drag could be quite fun :-p but of course, the Flying circus probably has the lowest power output (save probably for the honda civic, but god knows, his car looked rather heavily modded as well :-p) so we were not among the frontliners to say it rather humbly... X-p haha...

Then we were just cruising down the highway... :-)

Once we reach the old semenyih road, we were still going at a rather relaxed pace, as the traffic was quite heavy, and the road condition wasn't really that great for an all out drive.. :-p

Once we reach the Sg. Tekala recreation area, we stopped for awhile.. and split the group into two... i was to go with the first group that consisted of most of the really fast cars... X-p the heavily modded 350z, the BMW M3 and the subaru wagon with an impreza sti turbocharged engine.. O.O

Then we started rolling... and what a roll it was.. X-p we were going really fast, averaging around 140-150 kmh.. sports car speed... X-P really testing the size of my balls... X-p

Everyone was really fast, and suprisingly the BMW 5 series that looked stock, was going faster O.O (only later do we found out that it's actually supercharged... :-p) the subaru followed behind but couldn't keep up as his temperature was going of the scale and his boost was creeping up... :-p so he had to cruise to reserve his engine (rather than blowing it away... X-p)

Once we reach the starting point up the kuala klawang touge, we all stopped to regroup...

(The retard... :-p)

Then we started up the kuala klawang touge... this time the supercharged BMW 5 series swapped places and so the 350z leads followed by the M3, myself and the 5 series...

and HELL!!! What great fun it is X-) it's actually the first time for me driving at the touge chasing a car of equal (or even better :-p) class, and man, i was really gunning it just to keep up X-p

(the last stretch, they were running over 180 kmh as the FC's speedometer went outmeter... X-p)

Before reaching Titi, jelebu, we stopped by the road for awhile... The driver of the supercharged beemer was impressed with the amount of traction we have through the corners.. :-p he thought we slapped on some really good tyres, but was quite suprised to know we only buy cheap second hand tyres X-P hahaha... little did he know i was scrambling like nuts doing steering corrections and making the lsd working overtime... X-p

and the FC has a new name... Fire breathing dragon... X-p we were literally exploding through the touge... X-) the supercharged beemer behind us couldn't really drive that close to us, lest his spotless bumper catches our fire... X-P and the amount of exhaust fumes we were kicking out, it got into his cabin (as his windows were down) and his shirt smell of petrol afterwards... X-p

Interestingly, there was quite a number of touge enthusiast on the road as well that morning (even a ferrari O.O) but most suprising of all, an old model beemer 6 series went pass us the other direction, seeing how we were gunning down the kuala klawang touge, he immediately made a 3 point turn and catch up X-P boy he's fast...

Once we reach Titi, Jelebu, we stopped by for some toast and drink and chat the morning away.. :-p they serve iced milo from a tiger beer cup.. X-p OMG!!! may God have mercy on my soul.. X-p

Then we went for some more action... X-p

This stretch of the touge was really wide and full of high speed sections.. :-p i couldn't help but be left in the dust X-p the power difference is just too much...

and some more action... X-)

we reached broga / beranang or something like that :-p they all stopped for lunch, while me and Turbo Jr had to split.. So we said our good byes and made our way home... :-) Turbo Jr wanted to drive the circus home and i had no qualms about it.. :-p

Here's a vid of him gunning down the wangan... X-) but he doesn't really have the balls yet (and so do i X-p) to actually gun it...

it ended with us fearing we've burnt the clutch.. :-p but in the end, it was nothing and we made our way home... :-)

All in all, it was SUPERB FUN!!! A REAL BLAST!!! X-D a whole new world open before us and like i said, we've finally stepped into the high flying world of performance sports car, where the flying circus (and ourselves) are mere bottom feeders X-p

Here's the rest of the pics.. enjoy ^^