Thursday, September 03, 2015

ASTON MARTIN DB9 GT BOND EDITION ....and a little bit on what happened to Aston Martin in Malaysia

Well, here is something that any secret agent, much less the most famous in the world, would never been seen in. The Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition has been launched celebrating the release of the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre. 
If you were a spy, you would firstly be inconspicuous and understated when undercover. This one is ostentatious and flamboyant. And if you are called Mr. Bond, it calls unwanted attention to yourself. A spy driving an Aston only works in the movies. Obviously.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Scania Driver Competition - AMH D’Gala Nite 2015 Edition

 From Left to right: Mr Vissnu s/o Rengasamy, Organising Chairman of Association of Malaysian Hauliers (AMH), YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Syed    Hamid Albar, Chairman of the Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD), YBhg  Datuk Che Azizuddin Che Ismail, President of Association of Malaysian Hauliers  (AMH) and Tuan Haji Idros Puteh, Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia.

Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, as the Platinum Sponsor of the Association of Malaysian Hauliers (AMH) D’Gala Nite 2015, revved up the excitement of the annual dinner this year with a very special edition of its Scania Driver Competition, which allowed the gala dinner guests to experience a small part of what their drivers have to do on a daily basis. 

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Shell Malaysia Trading has launched its flagship motorcycle oil, the Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology, in limited edition packs in conjunction with the upcoming 2015 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix.

The limited edition packaging comes in different designs. The Shell Advance Ultra 10W-40 features Malaysian Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup riders (the riders pictured below) and also Malaysian Moto3 rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin. The Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 features the Ducati Corse MotoGP team on the packaging. Both fully synthetic motorcycle engine oils retail for RM68.30 per one liter pack.

The British High Commissioner gets the first Land Rover Discovery Sport in Malaysia & JLR Roadshow details

HE Mrs Victoria Treadell, British High Commissioner to Malaysia at the rear of the new Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia delivered its first Land Rover Discovery Sport in conjunction to its Malaysian debut to a customer recently. Quite a special customer too - Her Excellency Mrs Victoria Treadell, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia. 

Obviously thrilled to receive the vehicle, HE Treadell stated that the Discovery Sport would be perfect for her as Britain's most senior representative in Malaysia. Whilst being capable and versatile, it is also a British product (Made at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Halewood, Liverpool). Hence an extension of the nation she represents.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy Merdeka Day!

It's 31st August again. Our National Day! We, Malaysia achieved independence on the 31st of August 1957 (with Malaysia as a whole forming a little bit later on 16th September 1963). We've indeed come a long way. In 1985 Proton was born. Caused a whole lot of national pride when first conceived. Has been causing some controversy ever since too. But in some ways I am proud of Proton. 

I will write about my favourite Proton cars one of these days. Most probably soon. It is interesting to me. I usually write about things that get me all worked up or things that are mildly interesting. Maybe being over forty has made me less angry about the things around me. I still am. But not as psychotically angry like I used to be. Maybe some cars still tick me off. Can you guess what car or cars?

Anyway, happy holidays all!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Spy photos of the upcoming all new Hyundai Elantra

This is the soon to the launched all new Hyundai Avante Elantra. Avante in Korea and most probably Elantra in Malaysia and everywhere else (as usual). Someone sneaked a photo of it out from the Hyundai factory in Korea and I must say that it looks good. 

The car looks like a shrunken down Hyundai Sonata as well as the usual Audi-esque design cues you see everywhere in Hyundai and Kia these days. Especially at the front end of the car. In fact, the overall design looks better than most Audi cars these days. I blame this good fortune on Peter Schreyer, the ex-Audi designer who has made both Hyundai and Kia vehicles look extremely good these past few years.

Industry News: 58 of Volkswagen's sales consultants get the Volkswagen International Basic Training certification

Volkswagen Malaysia had announced that 58 of its sales consultants graduated from the International Basic Training (IBT) certification. Held for the third year, the IBT included 15 days of classroom training designed to develop sales competence and to provide knowledge of brand and history, and Volkswagen’s technology. What this basically means is that these people would actually be able to get a sales job with Volkswagen sales outlets any where around the world due to its global certification.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spotted for Sale: 1989 Suzuki Swift / Cultus GTI - A pocket rocket in the truest sense

This is another interesting car that has recently been put for sale recently over at, the favourite place for Yours Truly to trawl the want ads and dream a little. This is a gem of a car, the original Suzuki Swift GTI. Also known as the Suzuki Cultus GTI (as it is called in Japan), it is one of those cars that garnered a reputation for those of us who started dabbling with cars from the mid-1980s and throughout the 1990s. 


There will be a Vehicle Maintenance Management conference this 21st and 22nd of October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. To those interested, the Trueventus Vehicle Maintenance Management conference gives an opportunity to learn and gain information with regards to managing your heavy, commercial fleet and/or government fleet. 

Maintenance costs have decreased across the board with the primary factor being increased overall vehicle quality in this day and age. Vehicle quality continues to improve, reducing failures for ­fleets and their drivers. While the new technologies on today’s vehicles can be expensive to repair, their failure rates are fewer and the impact is minimised. So the question are whether the vehicles require high-maintenance and whether it is costing precious Ringgit. Especially at a time like this.

According to the organisers (which isn't me - remember, I don't sell stuff here in case you folks forget):-
• Recognising the importance of vehicle maintenance and adequate servicing to driver safety in
maximising safe driving
• Gaining access to fl­eet solutions for next gen mobility models
• Assessing platforms and service providers within a single fl­eet management hub
• Maintaining efficiency in fuel management
• Maximising asset utilisation: Looking at new approach in asset utilisation
• Maintaining ­fleet operation within the context of a company’s overall goals and objectives

For more event information, click on the link below:

Only limited seats are allocated for this event.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Spotted on the streets: One padlock is not enough....

....fixing the Proton Saga's boot is wayyyy more troublesome than installing this doubleproof security anti-theft system. Mister Bean would be doubly proud.
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