Archive for June, 2007

Touge-R

Posted in Friendships, Miscellaneous on June 27, 2007 by Team KANSEI

Yes… It’s Touge-R, our allied team has now got a new homepage made for them at WordPress. The team has been set up in Malaysia for more than 3 years now, if we’re not wrong. It has been here long before the drifting ‘sickness’ gone public or we might says ‘long before Malaysian school kids was enthusiastically looking for a Hachi-Roku’..

Touge-R homepage snapshot

The team was formerly being very popular in Sri Repah touge and Bukit Putus touge area in Negeri Sembilan. So wait no more guys and girls. Go pay them a visit and add their link in your page.. They also has a few of video published in YouTube. Anyway, Touge-R is the real deal..!

Check them out at Touge-R

Touge Attack!

Posted in Cruise, Friendships on June 17, 2007 by Team KANSEI

Last night was massive. (June 16,2007). Last night was huge. Maybe it’s not that huge for everyone, but at least it looked massive and huge for us. Last night, Kansei team members was joined by DeOngster and a few of his friends plus 3 guys from a Proton Satria Club in Kuala Kelawang touge. It was fun and pleasure to meet each of local touge enthusiast face-to-face.

Starting Point For Uphill
+ The big gathering at our starting point for uphill.

Last night was also supposed to be our time attack test for the new member, but due to his current tyres condition that is very poor, we still have to postponed it to some other time in near future. It was raining since afternoon at all over Klang Valley including Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Kelawang touge and the road condition was so wet plus one fallen trees blocking our way up has made us cancelled the time attack trial.

There was 11 cars gathered at the starting point for uphill at 2.30 am and started the uphill run in a split second before we all gathered again at the uphill end point of our home course. Later, DeOngster suggest that we should drive further up where the roads is more nicer with a few of hairpins and high-speed corners to play with. Compared to our traditional home course, the further course was a bit disadvantageous for us since most of our members was using underpowered car. By this stage, the three person from a Satria club decided to leave the place.

End Point of Uphill
+ The end point of our home course uphill.

Once it started to go further up where the course was a bit downhill, DeOngster gunned his throttle followed by Azuri leaving others back in the darknest of Kuala Kelawang, grouping for a normal cruise. It was very fun after all… We all gathered again at their suggested course end point and was having a good chat and laugh before we all head back to Kuala Lumpur (Taman Connaught) for a late morning TT (Teh Tarik) sessions…

Anyway, it was nice knowing other touge enthusiast such as DeOngster, Kyle, Dan, Eric and Noel… Hope to have a run with you guys again soon..

Cheers..! 🙂

End Point of Uphill
+ The end point of our home course uphill.

End Point of Uphill
+ Chatting in the dark.

End Point of Uphill (New)
+ The end point of suggested course downhill.

End Point of Uphill (New)
+ Chatting again.

End Point of Uphill (New)
+ Gunung Besar Hantu. Now you can see why… 🙂

On Our Way Home
+ Cruising on our way home…

New Time Record! (The Longest Time Ever We Took From Kuala Kelawang To KL)

Posted in Battle Reports, Cruise, Time Attack on June 15, 2007 by Team KANSEI

We have new time records updated on our home course. *sigh* But it was not the fastest time instead it was a slowest time ever.. Hehe.. 🙂

Last Wednesday night, we was set to go for a cruise in Kuala Kelawang touge with a guy known as DeOngster who did contact us recently along with a few of his friends, but due to work loads on the day, he has cancelled the cruise. Later on that night Azuri was contacted by Apan. Another touge enthusiast from Subang Jaya area who happen to be in touch with wangan activities too. Apan was asking about our plan that night and Azuri invite him over for a run in Kuala Kelawang touge. While Burn and Blue manage to get in touch with Shalie of Touge-R and so on we all gather at Craven Cafe in Ampang.

After everyone had their meals at Craven, we all then move slowly towards to Kuala Kelawang touge. Early on that night, Apan did told us that his car was in not good condition. So we all advised him not to go at full throttle in order to save up his car.

We all stop at Kuala Kelawang starting point for uphill run and was having a little discussion about having fun among us. By this time, Apan was already being so excited to have an uphill run against Shalie of Touge-R while Burn has choose Azuri to be his opponent for a downhill battle. By Azuri request, he and Blue went uphill first and wait at a few corners infront to shoot a footage of Shalie and Apan in Battle. While Burn and Zali followed behind them both to watch everything in case if anything bad ever happen. In a few minutes, they both had a full throttle blast in the dark of Kuala Kelawang touge and their engine rev can be heard long before they both reach the corners where Azuri and Blue was waiting. They run as fast as the both cameraman eyes could catch followed by the two observeyor car from behind.

After a while, Azuri and Blue revving uphill to catch the four of them. By the time we all gather at the peak of Kuala Kelawang touge and was getting ready for a downhill attack for Burn and Azuri, Apan told us that his car can’t be started! So we all take a look at his car and was thinking it was probably his battery is weak and we’d try jump started with jumper cables but still not showing any sign to breath… By this time, we’d came to a conclussion that it was most probably being cause by his alternator. We have no choice other than to tow his car from that very moment.

The downhill part of Burn against Azuri was cancelled.

Apan let his free gear car to cruise downhill and braking by just using e-brakes. Untill the end point of downhill part (starting point for uphill), his car stop since the up roads was a bit uphill… From there, we then tied up Apan’s car to Burn and start the towing process back to Ampang, Kuala Lumpur…

Imagine, there’s still another two touges infront which is Bukit Arang and Bukit Ampang and both was a mixed course which consist uphill and downhill part…

All in all, the towing process took us almost about 1 hour to reach KL. We normally make it in 15-20 minutes on normall driving, and we managed to reach Ampang safely after driving not more than 30km/h… This was the slowest driving we’ve ever experienced.. 😆

Anyway, we all at Kansei wish Apan all the best with his car and may his machine could be fixed with just little cost. And here we attached a few pictures of us all that night in Kuala Kelawang…

And before we forget, the new member time attack trial will take place either on Friday night (15 June) or Staurday night (16 June). We haven’t decide yet… The new member trial out will face Azuri on uphill run and then will battle Burn on downhill time attakka-…!!!

This is what happen when problem occurs in a deserted place like Kuala Kelawang touge which is far from any civilization plus there is rarely any other commuters who used this road at night. (There’s only a few of truck and lorry who passed by at night). So kids, better don’t do touges at night but find any empty car park instead for pleasure… 😆

Enjoy viewing….

Starting Point For Uphill
+ Starting Point For Uphill

Starting Point For Uphill
+ Starting Point For Uphill

End Point For Uphill
+ End Point For Uphill

Members Gathered In Dark
+ Members Gathered In Dark

Towing Process
+ Towing Process

Towing Process
+ Towing Process

Towing Process
+ Towing Process

Dead Snake
+ Dead Snake That We Spotted

Journey On Our Way Home
+ On Our Journey Home

Greetings All The Way From Brazil

Posted in Friendships, Miscellaneous on June 5, 2007 by Team KANSEI

We recieved one message all the way from Brazil touge enthusiast. A message send by Jean Marcel do Amaral from a team called Vandal Wolfs. We love to make new friends from all over the globe who share the same interest as us which is driving on touges and cars especially. 🙂

We believe that we can share a lots of things in future with all of our friends everywhere and probably we’ll plan a road trip in future.. (if possible)…

According to Jean, his team home course is located somewhere at the south of Brazil and most of them ride on a FF layout cars. Frankly speaking, Malaysia is very lack of FF driver on touges, while most of FR drivers prefer empty car park than touges for drifting practicing. AWD or 4WD driver prefer to hang out on local club scene to impress girls.. There’s only a few true-hearted drivers that prefer touges more than anything else. Driver’s like Jean and his team mates, Cameron Touge King, his buddy Felix and Boy, Shalie, Yaraul, Jeri of Touge-R, Don Bedu (currently in Japan), Desmond Ong and his fellow friends and a few other that we know (only naming a few) was a true touge drivers that we 100% respect..!!

So guys, wait no more.. Go visit Vandal Wolfs touge drivers site and leave a comment on them. Their website use both English and Brazilian language..

🙂

New Member Trial Out

Posted in Time Attack on June 4, 2007 by Team KANSEI

There’s one more person to join KANSEI team members very-very soon and we’re happy to annouce that the family will grow bigger! 🙂

But before he’d do so, we will be testing him with time attack trial for both uphill and downhill.. He’s currently using 1.8 engine N/A DOCH which will really be suitable for a uphill run.

We at Kansei think that this guys will do perfectly since his been running on Genting Highlands touge for a several years already for work purpose. So be ready. Any info will be posted soon..

🙂

Kansei In E-Kereta Review

Posted in Miscellaneous on June 4, 2007 by Team KANSEI

Team Kansei in E-Kereta AutoBlog review.  We never know how on earth they could get into this site.. We’re not popular at all..!! 😆

For more info, go check E-Kereta AutoBlog.. Go figure..

Anyway, what else we could say.. Thank You..!! 🙂