Aug 11, 2015

12 A Sunday At The KL City Grand Prix

VrooOoooom! That's how my weekend went. I spent it at a car racing event. Roaring engines give me an adrenaline rush. I fall into this dream state where I imagine I'm Speedy Gonzales. That's about it. Don't mistake me for a car enthusiast. I'm not ..not the kind who memorises car make and the deets on the drivers.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series

The KL City Grand Prix had many Kuala Lumpurians who worked in the golden triangle grousing about the road blocks and traffic congestion. I guess the mood would have been better if we had efficient public transportation services. Whilst I sympathised with those who were affected, I was also secretly pleased that the race was this close to home. Haha.

We braved the LRT (Light Rain Transit) to get into the city. Sunday afternoon proved no different than other days. I had expected it to be less crowded. Packed in like sardines, I had one hand on the rail handle and the other on my bag - my eyes keeping a sharp lookout for pickpockets.

We got off at KLCC and walked out to find a good spot to watch the race. After half an hour of surveying, we settled under a bridge outside Wisma Cosway where it was shady. We, as in hubs and I.

Here is a short video of the race where the cars slowed to turn the corner.




Grandstand tickets are priced at RM350 for three days - steep!

Grandstand
The scene.

Hospitality Club

And how was your weekend?

12 comments:

  1. How exciting! Didn't know you were interested in car racing..

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    1. I never imagined I would be ..until ..long story short, I won a pair of tickets to one and there's been no turning back since. Lol!

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  2. Really vroom lah your weekend! Mine not as exciting as yours. Hahaha.

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    1. Vrooooom...! This is one 'noise' I don't complain about ..haha ;)

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  3. Hi Sharon! I high fever for 3 days because this event organiser made the road to my office damn messy. so horror with all the concretes fencing and nuts and bolts lying around on the road. isk isk isk ...so not happy with them. EMO....kakaka...serious until now they took time to dismantle that concrete barrier and make the road narrower.
    http://www.princesscindyrina.com

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    1. Haha... I feel you! So glad I don't work in that area anymore. ;)

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  4. I have never been to a Grand Prix, only watch it on TV. I don't know whether I can stand the loud vroooom vroooom of the racing car. Looks like it is the loud vrooom vrooom that makes the event so exciting, the adrenaline rush!

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    1. I didn't think I could stand it too, Nancy. Aah..what can I say, "don't try, don't know" - that was how it happened for me. One try, and now I'm hooked! ^.^

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  5. wee....I like to watch the car racing too
    many people complaining about the car racing in kl city centre
    which causes them to take a day off or having difficulty to reach office
    I do have other view on it
    it is much easier to attract local and tourists to the event
    then driving or taking taxi to sepang that far

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    1. Agree, it was only a 5-minute drive away for me. Convenient! :D

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  6. Wow, the Grand Prix! I've never seen one in real life! Must be exciting! Spent the weekend having extended family over. It was a lot of hard work but fun as well. Gifts that came my way were dried fruits and a cousin from New York got me a grill turner as well as a lasagna turner!:-)))

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    1. Awww...what a lovely weekend yours was! Nothing beats family time together. ^.^

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