MIRI: Some 300 eye-catching cars and motorcycles were showcased at the Permy Mall Extreme Autoshow 2017 over the last weekend.
The event provided opportunities for motoring enthusiasts to exchange ideas and information on automobiles, said Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting at the launch of the event at Permymall here.
“Through events like this, we can produce a healthier community as well as promote tolerance and understanding that unite people of all races.
“I believe this is a great platform for people of all races with the same interest to get together,” he said.
Ting added that he was pleased that the event received overwhelming response from Sarawak motoring enthusiasts.
Meanwhile, visitors were captivated by the modified vehicles. They stopped to have a closer look at the machines and spent time digging information from vehicle owners. The scope of modifications ranged from bodyworks and paint to engine performance and sound systems.
Borneo Tail Car Club (BTCC) was one the organisers of the event. Its president Ranau Nichols said, event such as this was a crowd puller, especially motoring enthusiasts.
The participants were members of over 30 car clubs in Sarawak and Brunei. More than 100 proud car owners took part in the event held at the shopping centre’s carpark.
“The organisers aimed to increase the level of understanding and foster closer relationship among the community at large.
“It is also designed to provide an exciting experience as well as knowledge sharing of motoring art among enthusiasts,” Nichols said.
The autoshow was jointly organised by Permymall, Miri Youth and Sports Club, Skuad Muda 1JPJ Northern Zone and BTCC.
Present at the event were Youth and Sports Miri club officer Stephanie Wendy Stamford, RTD Miri ranch chief Misnan Tamimi and Permy Mall complex manager Thaddeus Sia.