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Penrite Car Show A Big Success

The Penrite Car Show organised by the Fiji Car Club yesterday in Suva was yet another big success. People turned up in big numbers to see some of Fiji’s finest
14 Aug 2016 11:32
Penrite Car Show A Big Success
Car enthusiast and Fiji Car Club senior executive, Sandeep Prakash, has spent quite a significant amount building his Subaru STI, not only for the drags, but also for the car show. It was one of the most well-presented cars at the Penrite Car Show held at the Handicraft Centre carpark yesterday. Photo: RACHNA LAL

The Penrite Car Show organised by the Fiji Car Club yesterday in Suva was yet another big success.

People turned up in big numbers to see some of Fiji’s finest and most highly modified vehicles right in front of them.

Fiji Car Club President, Raizal Haniff, said they were happy with the participants as well as the spectator turnout.

He said despite the unfavourable weather conditions all week, he was glad car enthusiasts were able to prepare their cars for the show.

“Spectators got to witness and get up close to the highly modified cars which they either just get to see pictures of or see on the race tracks in Pacific Harbour,” he said.

Mr Haniff acknowledged the presence of Penrite Oil executive from Australia, Tony Lawton, who is the Manager Asia Pacific.

Mr Lawton has been in lubricant industry from 1988, spent 11 years with Caltex and joined Penrite in 2000.

Global Warehouse (Fiji) Limited is the local distributors of Penrite Oils and provided $5000 sponsorship to the Fiji Car Club for the Car Show.

Global Warehouse (Fiji) Limited is the local distributors of Penrite Oils and provided $5000 sponsorship to the Fiji Car Club for the Car Show.

Mr Haniff thanked Global Warehouse for sponsoring the event, in particular directors Asif Hussein and Hamzah Hussein for their continuous support of developing motor sports.”

He further thanked all the participants for getting their vehicles ready for the show despite the bad weather conditions.

 

Big investments

Thousands of dollars would have gone into getting the vehicles ready for the car show by these enthusiasts who take motor sports in general as their passion and hobby.

While some general parts would be available locally, most of the vehicle upgrade parts for these modified vehicles are usually imported by individuals due to local unavailability.

And for a small population as ours, the pride taken in upgrading vehicles is truly worth giving recognition to.

Mr Haniff further emphasised: “We know how much pride people take in their cars and we are happy to provide an outlet which allows them to show to the people what they have created.”

 

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