Monday, September 27, 2010


I'd just like to highlight the awesome photography and post production of my friend Silas.  Here's his latest pre-wedding photo shoot creation...

Check out Silas' other work:
YouTube channel

A very performance car wedding

I had the pleasure of attending my friend's wedding last Saturday. All the friends that attended are into cars in some way or another and the wedding cars were evidence of this.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Koryo 15 Sep 2010

Video from my black belt grading - Poomsae Koryo. Thanks to Tuan for the video.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Board Breaking 15 Sep 2010

Video from my black belt grading.  Thanks to Tuan for recording it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Who is this Ray who opened an engineering business anyway?

So I picked up a set of these TE37 Super Laps which seem to be all the rage these days. The specs are:

Front: 18 x 9.5 +22 with 245/45 tyres
Rear: 18 x 10.5 +22 with 275/40 tyres

Still hellafunctional:

A very BIG thanks to Dan (c2888) for helping me with wheel transport and tetris. Also thanks to Kam for detailing the rimz with his Poorboy.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crack Whores

So, a day after MGCC Sandown sprints, I felt this shuddering when I was braking from 60 KPH or more. I then discovered that my front rotors had cracked. The left one has two small cracks and the right rotor has one crack that is more prominent. These are almost 2 years old and have been used and abused for roughly 25,000 KM of road and track days.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

VW Advanced Driver Training

I had the opportunity to attend an advanced driver training session organised by Volkswagen Australia.

This event was held at Sandown Motor Raceway and consisted of two main types of activity - track driving and skid pan. On the track, we were treated to a drive in either a Mark VI Golf GTD or GTI, accompanied by a professional driver for about three laps. This was a very worthwhile experience as I picked up a few pointers about braking and steering the car. The pro drivers also then drove us around the track in the new Golf R.

On the skid pan, we were allowed to drive either a Tiguan, Passat CC or Jetta over a wet surface through a slalom of cones and then followed by a swerve and brake exercise. The intention was to demonstrate the safety technology built into the cars like ABS and stability control. We were also shown how Passat CC's can park themselves in a parallel parking space. I've seen self parking systems on the internet before but it was very impressive to see it first hand.

Overall, this training session was great and I commend VW for organising such an event and offering it free of charge. Hopefully they do it again.

More photos are in the album below.
Volkswagen Advanced Driver Training 2010-09-01