Goodyear Malaysia’s Battle of The Clubs (BoTC) had its Grand Finale yesterday at the Putrajaya Recreational Airport, wrapping up the series which began 6 months ago. The event saw 8 popular local car clubs battling each other in back-to-back team challenges. There were 6 different challenges in total since June last year, each requiring members to demonstrate and use their knowledge, skills, creativity, teamwork as well as passion for their cars.

The challenges were the Endurance Karting Challenge, Paintball Challenge, Livery Design Challenge, Time Attack Challenge, On The Road Treasure Hunt Challenge, and Speed Junkies Car Club Display in conjunction with the finale event.

At an earlier round in 2017, the Time Attack Challenge involved driving Lotus Evora 400S cars fitted with the Goodyear UHP (Ultra High Performance) tyre – the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3.

“Having identified the growing passion among car enthusiasts and their needs, we at Goodyear Malaysia are glad to organize this initiative to bridge the evident common interests and shared enthusiasm of local car clubs. We take pride in bringing the automotive scene in Malaysia to the next level,” said Ben Hoge, MD of Goodyear Malaysia.

Mr. Hoge said that the event aims to promote engaging activities and networking opportunities for the local car clubs in Malaysia. “As part of Goodyear’s Shared Values in caring for communities, this initiative represents the company’s continuous efforts to improve and better the well-being of local communities that host the company’s operation,” he explained.

The finale event held at the Putrajaya Recreational Airport (yes, there is actually such a facility there!) saw more than 600 cars turning up. With the Car Clubs Show-Down Display being the highlight of the day, the public got to view a wide variety of uniquely prepared cars. The Speed Junkies Car & Drag Show gave individuals or groups a chance to race against the clock on the aircraft runway which served as a drag strip.

Members of VW Club Malaysia which was the overall winner of the series

VW Club Malaysia emerged the overall champion of the BoTC and won themselves RM5,000 worth of club activities funding, while the MyVi Movement finished 1st runner-up only 5 points behind and took away RM3,000. Second runner-up was Peugeot Club Malaysia which received RM2,000. All three winning clubs also received a trophy each and exclusive Goodyear merchandise.

Peugeot Club Malaysia was also judged the winner of Car Clubs Show-Down Display competition as they scored the highest points for their presentation and active participation during the event.

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[Chips Yap]

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