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Let’s Go Local: Navua River Rafting For Car Enthusiast

Meet car enthusiast Edwin Nair. He is the owner and director for Racers Edge Fiji, a vehicle modifying and accessories company. Mr Nair has also co-founded High Rev Car Club
21 May 2021 12:23
Let’s Go Local: Navua River Rafting For Car Enthusiast
Guests river rafting in the upper Navua river. Inset: Edwin Nair during one of his adventure trips in the highlands of Nadi.

Meet car enthusiast Edwin Nair.

He is the owner and director for Racers Edge Fiji, a vehicle modifying and accessories company.

Mr Nair has also co-founded High Rev Car Club in 2010, a club represented well in the Fiji car shows.

While his love for wheels is shown in such work he does, Mr Nair has been a professional banker with 12 years of experience in the industry.

Previously, he was the business relationship manager with Bred Bank Fiji Limited.

He said his ideas to venture into racing cars were deemed far fetched when he left his job.

“I was starting a business specifically for racing cars, performance vehicles and accessories that weren’t here before,” he said.

“Despite that, and after a lot of rejection and criticism, we finally made some progress and established ourselves as a trusted name.”

What are some of your hobbies? 

I live for the thrill of speed and hearing the sound of an engine.

My one and only hobby has been car racing and motorised sports.

That is why I left a white-collar job to work outside daily and get my hands dirty.

I have loved cars all my life and now I have ventured also into bikes, and off-road quads riding.

I even got my Boat Captain’s licence so I can make island trips on jet-skis and speed boats.

How many places in Fiji have you visited? 

I have a hectic schedule, operating seven days a week, 365 days a year.

So I treasure the rare instances I get to visit places.

I have visited most parts of Viti Levu, especially tourism sites such as zip lining, historic sites such as Momi Gun Site, Sleeping Giants, Sabeto Mud pools, and a number of island day trips.

Additionally, I used to regularly search for swimming spots, visit rivers and waterfalls, and engage in exciting activities, like those offered in Kila Eco Adventure Park in Namosi.

What is the one place in Fiji you would take every visitor to? 

I was quite young when my dad took us all the way up to Nadarivatu on a work trip.

We stayed overnight in a small hut very high up in the mountains, near a crystal clear flowing river.

We had woken to a misty morning, sipping red tea.

I think that was a memorable trip, and visiting that part of the country should be on everyone’s to-do list.

What is your favourite secret backyard spot? 

I am lucky to live near the sea and the mountain at the same time.

So, my favourite spot is the beautiful Sonaisali beach just near our home and the highland mountains nearby.

What is your favorite place in Fiji for a pie/ coffee? 

I have been a fan of Bulaccino Café from my banking days.

So I still love their coffee, but there are many others out there I am yet to try.

What is the one spot in Fiji on the top of your bucket list? 

River rafting in the Navua highlands.

I have seen amazing videos and the location seems breathtaking.

That is the one place I need to be at soon.

Feedback: shreya.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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