The Formula 4 of Southeast Asia

There are so many racing competitions to join in Asia. There are also different car clubs to join because they are organizing different events that many car enthusiasts in Asia are waiting to happen. Anyway, there are car enthusiasts, who are not even members of a car club in Asia. But, they are very active in watching different motocross events.

One of the events that car enthusiast is waiting in Asia is the Formula 4. Last year, the annual event started in September and ended in February. This 2018, the F4 SEA will start or July and it will end on December.

What about Formula 4 Southeast Asia?

If you are from different countries in Asia and you love joining car racing events, then I suggest you to join the Formula 4 Southeast Asia or F4 SEA. The Formula 4 countries are Malaysia with the Sepang circuit, Singapore with the Marina Bay circuit, Indonesia with the Sentul circuit, the Philippines with the Clark circuit, Thailand with the Buriram circuit, Taiwan with the Pembay Circuit and India with the Madras circuit.

The Formula 4 Southeast Asia is a well-known racing event that occurs every year. They have six months to run annually and that is what they call one season. Do you know that the F4 SEA is a great way to earn racing experience because there are 30 races in all?  The organizer of this event had been in doing this event for the last 30 years already.

Do you know that the Formula 4 was introduced by the FIA in 2014? This is actually your very first step towards a real professional career as a Formula racer. There are still other levels, such as Formula 1, 2 and 3 or the F1, F2 and F3. Whenever you are joining or participating in the events, you can earn points until such time that you get qualified to higher levels. Do you know the Lance Stroll, who was a Canadian and was driving under the Williams F1 team, was the very first champion to reach F1 and he started from F4?

If you would like to join F4 SEA events, then you have to be 15 years and above. You can only reach F1, if you can earn the license, where you need to join the competitions in Asia Zone F4 SEA. And then, you may be able to join the F4 testing.

If you are interested in joining this event, you have to own your racing cars. There are specifications, when it comes to the tyres. For the Front, it must be 180/550/13 and then, for the Rear, it must be 240/570/13. Slick tyres are already included in the registration fee of the participant. So, no need to bring it.

Do you know that during the race, your car might get damaged? When this happens, there is a team of experienced specialists to work on your car. So that you can go back to the track. If ever that the damage is too much, then you will be given a spare car to use.

Japan’s Most Awaited toughest Auto Shows

There are numerous auto shows that every car enthusiast is waiting for to happen in Japan this year. You would surely love to witness every event that is scheduled in 2018. If you enjoyed watching and participating in the previous events, then you will surely have an eye on it again.

Various auto shows are held in Asia every year and this year, you would surely love to come and join the different competitions in Japan. This country in Asia is popular in manufacturing and producing different car models with high specifications and great quality. So, if you think you have the guts to drive and race your best car, then this year is the best time for you to show your capability.

We have here some auto shows to be held in Japan for you to look after. You would surely want to check them out. So, be there and see it for yourself.

The Tokyo Auto Salon – Chiba

This 36th edition of the event was held in Makuhari Messe last January 12 to 14 of 2018. It’s only the Chiba, who can handle the madness and the facility of this event. This event was organized by the Toyo Auto Salon Committee. There were 442 exhibitors and 800 cars showcased, which were dressed and tuned up, of course with advanced technology.

The Automotive World – Tokyo and Nagoya

This event is actually the largest exhibition in the world with the latest automotive technology. The 10th Automotive World event was held last January 17 to 19 of 2018 in Tokyo Big Sight. The event consists of six grand auto shows, such as the Car-Ele Japan, which is an automotive electronics technology expo; the Connected Car Japan, which is an M2M or infotainment tech and apps; the EV Japan for drive system technology; the Autonomous Driving Technology Expo for mapping and autonomous vehicles; the Car-Mecha Japan for car parts and its components; and then, the Lightweight Technology Expo for auto materials as well as its components. The very first Automotive World Nagoya will be held on September 5 to 7 of 2018 in Portmesse Nagoya.

The Osaka Auto Messe

This event was held last February 10 to 12 of 2018 at the International Exhibition Center or INTEX, Osaka. This year’s slogan says, “Spread, connect for the exciting life with your car.” This event actually started in 1997 to bring car enthusiasts together in Japan. The event is usually called as a car and customize show, which is actually its focus.

The Tohoku Motor Show

This event was held last February 10 to 12 of 2018 at Yume Messe Miyagi. In this show, you can various displays of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and motorbikes. You can also find there different tools, kits and car parts.

The Nagoya Auto Trend

The Nagoya Auto Trend or NAT “tuner” event was held last February 24 and 25 of 2018 in Portmesse Nagoya. This motor show gears vehicles for dressing and tuning as well as customizing automobiles. It is composed of 6 zones, such as the Dress Up, the Tuning, the Import, the Goods or Accessory, the Audio-Visual and the Event.

The SEMA 2017 Show

As a car enthusiast, we enjoy going to different shows that involves car. From there, we can see different models of cars coming from various manufacturers. There are even cars there from different countries. We might just be attending the event, but coming there to witness how amazing the cars were is already an opportunity that not every car enthusiast can grab. So, if it happens that a particular event is just in town, then we better grab it and never miss it.

One of the most awaited event that car enthusiasts did not fail to attend is the Specialty Equipment Market Association or SEMA Show, which started on October 31, 2017 and concluded on November 3, 2017. This is a premiere trading exhibition, which started its operation in 1963 and started organizing events in 1967. The SEMA consists of various groups, such as manufacturers, resellers, distributors, retailers, restorers, car clubs, publishing companies and race teams.

The 4-day annual show held in the Las Vegas Convention Center is a great opportunity for every participant to promote innovative products and showcase their business. Through this event the entrepreneurs had the chance to connect with different industries from 140 countries. There were also seminars, focusing on techniques and strategies in marketing.

New Products Display

The aftermarket displayed new exciting and best products. There were around 3,000 entries for new products judged in 16 categories. Some of the winners were the ALLDATA LLC for Collision Repair & Refinish Product, the Holley/MSD for Engineered New Product, Westin Automotive for Exterior Accessory Product, Switch-Pros for Accessory Product, Lund International for Merchandising Display, Secure360 Automotive Security Camera for Mobile Electronics Product, Austin International Mfg Inc. for Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product, Liquid Armour Protective Coatings LLC for Packaging Design, Holley/MSD Racepak Vantage for Performance-Racing Product, COMP Performance Group for Performance-Street Product and Holley/MSD for Powersports Product.

Extreme Test Driving

The Continental Tire delivered an ultimate driving experience for show goers. They had the chance to hang out, ride a car and see builds from car builders. Chris ‘Teach’ McNeil was even there, showing off a BMW G310R. During the event Jeff Lang from the Sunline Auto Restyling took the award as the PRO Restyler of the Year, Eastman Chemical Company – Llumar Window Films for PRO Manufacturer of the Year, Bill North of Katzkin Leather for PRO Nat Danas Person and Scott Wolin of Chicago Parts & Sound for PRO Jim Boree Lifetime Achievement Award.

SEMA Industry Awards Banquet

The eminent awards were given during the third day of the said event. John Jhonson of the Spartan Group got the SEMA Person of the Year, the MagnaFlow got the SEMA Manufacturer of the Year, the Considine Sales & Marketing got the SEMA Rep Agency of the Year, Meyer Distributing got the SEMA WD of the Year and then, for the SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year award, Pete Gonzales of Darkside Scientific got it.

SEMA Ignited

On the last day, the SEMA Ignited led the end-party. This day is open for everybody. This is now the biggest chance of every car enthusiast to witness. The annual SEMA Battle of the Builders was held with over 300 applications. The Ultimate Vehicle Builder title was taken by Troy Trepanier.

The Auto Expo of 2018

There will always be a way for car enthusiasts to meet regardless of their races. Luckily we had an event that was recently held in February. We have the Auto Expo, which is actually the biggest comprehensive show in Asia, when it comes to automotive and so with auto components.

Numerous organizations joined together to organize the Auto Expo Show. We have the Confederation of Indian Industry or CII, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India or ACMA and then, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers or SIAM.

The Auto Expo started in 1986 and has been a good way not only for car enthusiasts, but also for manufacturers to showcase vehicles. The show contributed greatly to India’s automotive industry and this is an opportunity for manufacturers around the world.

auto expo 2018

In 2017, the Auto Expo Show had been very successful. And this year’s show is also a success, where new trends in the automotive industry were displayed. We have e-vehicles, artificial intelligence gathering pace and driverless cars. This only shows that automobiles will not be left behind when it comes to the most advanced and high-tech equipment.

Lucky are those who participated in 2018’s Auto Expo show because the manufacturers were given the chance to showcase and launch their new models and products. The show was divided into two parts for a more organized show.

The Automobiles Show was held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. The show started last February 9 and ended on the fourteenth. The other part of the event, called the Auto Components Show was held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, occupying the 60,000 square meter area of the field. The show started last February 8 and ended on the eleventh.

“Mobility for all” that is the theme of the Auto Expo Show this year. There were about a hundred exhibitors, who joined the said event. There were also 12 technology startups, who participated the event. The aim of the said show is to attract various investors from different parts of the world. This will not only be an opportunity for the Indian automotive industry to rise, but also for business establishments to invest.

“Automotive technologies that drive the world” was the team of the Auto Components Show this year. This is a good chance for manufacturers to showcase their products with innovative technology feature, effective built-up and logistics.

There were over 20 participating countries with over 12,000 participants joined the Auto Expo Show. There were also 7 pavilions from 7 countries with various newest components and products displayed. This is also a great opportunity among stakeholders, car enthusiasts and entrepreneurs partake in the conferences and discuss the challenges in the automotive industry.

Aside from that, the pavilion does not only showed displays. They were also there to educate everybody about road safety, which I believe is very important not only for car enthusiasts, but to every individual. This awareness is indeed a good way for people to learn that accidents may happen anytime and that is what we would like to avoid.

What made you say that you are a car enthusiast?

Anywhere you go in the world you can always find a group of people, who shares a common interest. Most of the time, this small group organizes a club and give a name to their group. They meet up and do activities that interests them.

When it comes to cars or any other type of transportation, people also have groups in Asian countries. These are called car enthusiast. These groups started with small members until such time that more members have joined the group. They show their support for each member. They might be members coming from different countries, but that is not a reason not to meet each other. Do they need to bring their cars? If it is possible, then why not?


When you love cars

A person with a car and who loves a particular type of car usually joins various organizations. These people are called enthusiast in such a way that they have the same passion. Let’s say that these enthusiasts enjoy upgrading, customizing and modifying their cars because they would like their cars to join various car show competitions? There are also enthusiasts, who are joined together because they collect vintage cars. And then, there are also those who hang out together because they like collecting various sports cars. These enthusiasts in Asia are grouped differently, but they all are talking about their cars.

To be enthusiast is passion and is in the heart. If you are happy with the group, then you will surely support it all the way. As enthusiasts, you do not compete with each other because you are supposed to help each other. You all have something in common, so you share ideas and you give suggestions to uplift a member.

How to meet online

One reason why a certain group increased its members is because of the Internet, which served as a way for people from different countries to know each other. It is indeed true that to be a member of any group, you pay for your registration. But, online is free and access to communication is easy.

Through the use of the Internet, members from different countries can easily share ideas and thoughts without even meeting personally. They believe that they have a common interest and they understand each other.

If you are going to talk to every member of the group, then online is easier because there are forums and online communities available for these enthusiasts. Through this, they can form meet ups and plan activities for the group.

Here, you just need to trust each other. If you cannot trust others, then the group won’t be for real and everything will just be virtually connected. If talking to other enthusiasts is leading you to a better perspective, then these must be real people.

Again, if you are a car enthusiast, you do not always need to be the best among other enthusiasts. You need to keep yourself humble and down to earth. Just think that you are enjoying these people’s company just like how you enjoy driving your car.