Published on October 4th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
THE MALAYSIA 4X4 JAMBOREE 2012
The 4×4 Adventure Club Kuala Lumpur (ACKL) recently hosted their most successful Malaysia 4×4 Jamboree to date celebrating their honorary Silver Jubilee – 25 years of Pioneer off-roading. The Wenzhou Automobile & Motorsports Association and their Fans Club sent an entourage of more than two dozen of participants to attend the Jamboree and with the support of the newly setup 4×4 Adventure Club Malaysia (ACM). This Malaysia 4×4 Jamboree was held over the long weekend holiday of 15th-17th Sept 2012 at the Sepang Offroad Circuit, in-conjunction with the Malaysia Day celebrations. Three days of competition and carnival attracted a 3000 plus strong crowd and a record of 4×4 competitors and motocross & Enduro participants.
Supported by over seven 4×4 companies exhibiting their latest 4×4 vehicle (Nissan, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Ssangyong, Ford & CAM Plutus) the opportunity to test drive these 4×4 vehicles in real-life offroad condition was made available. An obstacle course was setup by Fourtrax 4×4 Academy for potential customers of the seven brands to show their 4×4 capabilities. However only Ssangyong took to the course with no issue in both their vehicles on display. The Actyon SUV and Actyon pickup truck in standard showroom features tackled the extensive 4×4 obstacle with no issue. The Ssangyong 4×4 vehicles had no suspension or tyre upgrades.
In total, over 40 exhibitors highlighted their wares from the latest 4×4 accessories ranging from shock absorbers, spring, winches to the latest tires patterns by Maxxis Tires to even the 1st ever Malaysia Segway competition, the popular Human Transporter running on their patented gyro-system on two-wheels.
Not only there were plenty of competition to vet the participant’s appetite for adrenaline pumping, non-stopping action winching and races in the 6 categories of 4×4 Challenges, there were 3 different motocross, Enduro & ATV competitions running alongside. Some races were even run thru the night on special stages, making it even more thrilling and exciting.
With over RM32,000 in prize money waiting for all winners of the competitions and challenges, there was just 1 lucky draw for the lucky winner, taking home a whopping RM20,000 worth of 4×4 parts & accessories of one 4×4 vehicle makeover.
Competition were in the following categories;
– CLASS A ( Electric Winch )
– CLASS B ( Original PTO )
– CLASS C ( Modified )
– CLASS D ( Standard Pick-up Time Trial )
– CLASS E ( SUV/4×4 Time Trial )
Motorcycle / ATV categories
– Kawasaki KLX 150 ( one make race )
Food was again one of the highlight of the Jamboree, with THREE trucks, KFC – “Meals on Wheels”, Pizza Hut – “Hot on Wheels” and the Ayamas Roaster truck serving up a storm.
The deputy IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (Patron of ACM) was the guest of honour for the closing ceremony on the 17th Sept 2012.