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It was yet again, one very, very lazy Sunday that I wished I could have stayed in bed until late 2pm in the afternoon for no apparent reasons. I dragged my huge heavy ass out of my lazy room, and took a direct train from my place down to Times Square, where something rather interesting happened there in the afternoon.
It was the Malaysia Super GT 2008 Roadshow, a sort of event organized with one specific purpose: to promote the coming huge race, and to grab as much attention and hype as possible on the coming event itself.
WHAT A SEXY SIDE MIRROR
Allow me to clarify some things first. Unlike many "ordinary" guys who are superbly crazy about cars and racing, I for one, am out of the circle or norm. I am one of the weird guys who do not really appreciate, or understand the awe and wonders of a sports car, or anything to do with racing and speed. That explains why I have not watched Speed Racer, or Too Fast Too Furious, or any race movies in the similar category. Call me a weirdo, or whatever, but I know I am not alone out there.
Therefore... I am totally alien when it comes to this sort of event.
But it was a huge event, and lots of effort and attention have been put into it. Hence it has got to be good.
THE RED CAR
At the main entrance to Times Square, there was a red car (ok cut me some slack will you? I am clueless in these things) parked at the side, and as I reached the area, I saw a huge crowd slowly gathering around that particular car. Something was about to happen, my only guess was that maybe there was a live demonstration or something. I was right, the car was started up, and the engine... PUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-ed !!
Oh sorry my bad, I meant, it ROOOOAAARRR-ed !!!
Goodness... though this is not my first time attending so car shows (no lah, I am not such a sua ku ok?) and have witnessed similar demonstrations of engine power before, but it never failed to amaze me. Someone who does not have any interests in cars, but still can get awed by the engine's
MICHAEL KRUMM from Germany
And so after the engine "heating up" session, there was a brief posing session of the well known racer, Michael Krumm from Germany. To be honest I have no idea who he was, I just saw his picture in the promotional brochures that was distributed for everyone there, and there he was smiling with glee. I believe he must have been quite a prominent figure, judging from the overwhelming response and cheers from the crowd.
Since he is quite famous internationally, and made a rare appearance here, so I snapped a few pictures of him.
MICHAEL KRUMM and the LADIES
HEADSHOT of Michael Krumm
You know, for someone who is not that fascinated by cars, of course I have my own motives to come all the way down for this sort of events. From my experience back in Perth, for every car shows, or demonstrations or whatever roadshows on automobile, there will be lovely girls accompanying the event.
I guess the best way to attract the people to your event, is to employ killer-looking girls, and let them do the rest for you. They always do, work.
And the girls for the above described events, are not just ordinary girls. They are usually models, very, very
For this Super GT roadshow, the models were named Race Queens, and they came all the way from Japan. Aaahhhhh... now that is something out of the ordinary.
HELLO JAPANESE CHICKS !!!
The girls were not only there for show, they performed on stage live too. I have no idea what their performance were, since I did not stick around to check it out. Maybe I should have stayed a while a bit, and there was also some dance troupe thing happening in the evening.
But my exhausted body (do not ask me why) was suggesting to me otherwise, hence I headed away.
Basically I only shot the pictures of the two girls. I wonder if there were any more, but from the brochure that was provided, it seemed like those where the only two race GT queens at the moment. And it was really nice to have them here to "cheer things up" and entertain the crowd !!
So tell me guys, which one is your favourite amongst the two?
GIRL NUMBER 1
I personally prefer girl number 1 (no offense to girl number 2, you rock too) but that is mainly because I have a thing for long straight hair. If only the girl number 2 had let her hair down, rather than clipping it back, things would have been different, because I do love it when she flashed her killer smile.
I think they both look really stunning, and the way they engage the audience, was just remarkable. They pose and pose for every camera, even camera phones, unlike many other models I have seen at other events who would only go for the "huge guns" aka dslrs. At least the Race Queens here opens themselves up to any camera type users out there. Two thumbs up for them !!
This was also the first time I was thrown into a situation where there were so many other DSLR users gathering together, and fighting their way to the front to get the shots they want. Everyone squeezing through, and knocking each other's lenses off. Good thing I was using a tele lens. But then again, I was far behind, thus composition wise, I was rather restricted. On the other hand, there is no way I am throwing myself into those carnivorous vultures at the front, I prefer to stay a safe distance.
GIRL NUMBER 2
For those of you in KL who missed the event, worry not, they are still touring around the city, and their final stop will be at Sunway Pyramid from 18th-21st June, Wednesday to Saturday next week.
If I was not so buried with work, I do not mind going for the event again, and this time maybe catch the live performance and some dance show on stage too.
It is strange though, I made a quick count of DSLR users there at the event, there were more than 20 DSLRs shooting alongside with me, maybe 30 more compacts out there, and high chances are that half of them could have been bloggers. The surprising fact is that, I knew none of them.
Someone asked me to make friends. Maybe I should.