Saturday, August 05, 2017


The facelifted and upgraded Isuzu Mu-X was launched at the History Convention 2017 (History Con 2017) on Friday, 3rd of August 2017. It is actually quite an event for the motorhead. There are a lot of automotive related displays and even celebrity guests who have automotive related shows on the History Channel. Which is what the event was all about. HISTORY Con 2017, is an entertainement convention linked to the History Channel and it launches for the first time in Malaysia at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Selangor from 4th to 6th August 2017. You can still catch it and this is why I am writing about it.

The event was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Education, YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan s/o P. Panchanathan, together with the Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia, Prem Kamath. Notable personalites from the History Channel include Michael Henry aka Horny Mike Henry from History Channel’s Counting Cars cast, Jaime Dempsey from Ride N’ Seek. Non automotive related celebs present at the official launch included Justin Mott (Photo Face-off), Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander (who participated in Celebrity Car Wars), Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia judge) and local favourite, Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist). 

Special highlights worth mentioning include the automotive display of cars and motorbikes. You can get to see celebrities in action at the legendary motorcade rally with Jaime Dempsey and hands-on ‘live’ car airbrushing showcase by “Horny” Mike Henry. Malaysian rally car legend, Karamjit Singh will also be around to present a rush rally car stunt show where he will also invite a member of the audience on the challenge to ride as his passenger in the breakthrough performance. 

Other noteworthy mentions include cooking demonstrations by the MasterChef Austalia and MasterChef Asia celebs, photography masterclass sessions and other stuff related to the programmes on History Channel. 

But some of the modern and classic cars on display are mind blowing. Go have a look. The History Con 2017 is on till this sunday.

 Mercedes-Benz 600
 Austin A40
 Fiat 600

 Kahn Land Rover Defender



Stellar line up of international HISTORY® & LIFETIME® celebrities ignite the star-studded extravaganza showcasing an array of astonishing exhibits and exclusive experiences.

4thAUGUST 2017, MALAYSIA:HISTORY Con 2017, the mega entertainment convention,launches for the firsttime in Malaysia withan impressive showcase at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Selangor from 4th to 6th August.Astounding exhibits and experiences range from historic and classic displays to experiences showcasing traditional as well as contemporary and popular cultures; including exclusive workshops by Malaysia’s favourite stars.An exclusive LIFETIME experience zone includes cooking tutorials, a ‘silent cinema’ screening the best of LIFETIME Original Movies, a unique light graffiti photo booth, and more!

Popular HISTORY celebrities “Horny” Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N’ Seek), Justin Mott (Photo Face-off), and iconic Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander (Celebrity Car Wars)ignite the star-studded extravaganza; including headlining LIFETIME celebrity, Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia judge) and local favourite, Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist) joining the stellar line up. Other special guests include Malaysia’s very own award-winning musical and internet sensations, AizatAmdan and Elizabeth Tan will also make special apperances during the mega entertainment convention.

Everyone’s favourite MasterChef Australia judge, Matt Preston will be putting on his chef’s hat to conduct cooking demonstrations of his signature dishes and share inspirations on what it takes to become a great home chef. In addition, Malaysia’s beloved MasterChef Asia finalist, Jasbir Kaur will unveil her tips and tricks on making the perfect roti and more hands-on cooking tutorials. Check out the food trucks and savour the variety of international and local delectable flavours by some of Malaysia’s culinary entrepreneurs.

Other special highlights include the impressive automotive display of cars and motorbikes. See your favourite international celebrities in action at the legendary motorcade rally with Jaime Dempsey and hands-on ‘live’ car airbrushing showcase by “Horny” Mike Henry.  Check out Malaysian rally car legend, Karamjit Singh in the adrenalin rush rally car stunt show who will also invite an audience member on the challenge to ride as his passenger in the breakthrough performance.

Explore the ‘lenscape’ of photography with award-winning resident professional photographer, Justin Mott. He will be conducting a few exclusive photography masterclass sessions where participants will learn photography tips, including a hands-on photo walk to apply their learnings in an out-of-classroom experience. Participants are encouraged to bring along their DSLR cameras for the session.

Be transported into the Viking Age at the Vikings Village and check out the exact costumes of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok (worn by Travis Fimmel) and Lagertha (worn by Katheryn Winnick) from HISTORY hit docu-drama series, Vikings.

Uncover the rise of popular culture as “Superheroes” come to lifethrough the art and creative expression of “Cosplay” (costume play). Suit up as your favourite character or even iconic national hero to win attractive prizes.

Game for a challenge?An array of exciting activities will put participants on the test of wits with the Mini Escape Room where gamers are to out-think the puzzles within a time limit; or even explore the ‘wilderness’ with HISTORY’s ALONE VR, a full 360 experience that takes participants on an experiential journey on what it is like to be stranded alone in the unforgiving wilderness.

In conjunction with HISTORY Con, Gamesbondwill bring together one of the largest FIFA17 tournaments in Malaysia, with a prize purse of more than RM 30,000. Aside from the attractive prizes, players will also be competing for one of six qualifying slots for the prestigious FIFA17 Borneo E-Arena e-sports tournament in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 17 September, including a total sponsorship of their flights and accommodation. The competition will be fierce across the three days at HISTORY Con as international players will compete with the best local talent and a final match ‘live’ on stage.Gamesbond’sJust Dance 2017 experience will challenge players on a fun and interactive dance-off competition game to follow the routine of an on-screen dancer and to score points based on their accuracy. The highest scorer will win attractive prizes.

Travel back in time and experience what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth with The Top’s magnificent life-sized dinosaurs displays; as well as explore the National Museum’s interactive exhibits and experiences such as the young archaeologist site; and learn the history of Malaysia with POS Malaysia through the collection of stamps that marked historic events and cultural icons over the years. Participants may also create a personalised stamp to mark their history in time.
This year, as part ofHISTORY’s 10th anniversary celebration in Asia, 10 notable Malaysianswho have had a significant impact on their nation’s life and culture will be awarded the HISTORY Maker Award at the closing ceremony. Who will make it to the list? Check out ‘live’ updates on HISTORY social community page on facebook.

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