Han­iff: Record Turnout In­di­cates Grow­ing Mo­tor Sports In­dus­try

Fiji Sun - - Weather / Tv, Movie Guide - RACHNA LAL

The roar­ing and revving sounds of en­gines did not stop the 750 or so spec­ta­tors from at­tend­ing the Pen­rite Car Show on Satur­day evening. The Fiji Car Club had promised the best car show and they achieved this with over 40 cars be­ing show­cased and more than 750 com­ing to the event.

Fiji Car Club Pres­i­dent, Raizal Han­iff, said the num­bers were in­dica­tive that mo­tors sports in­dus­try in Fiji is grow­ing. Thou­sands of dol­lars have been spent by car en­thu­si­asts get­ting their rides ready for the event. What was no­table also was the num­ber of spec­ta­tors and en­trants who came from the West to par­tic­i­pate. And this was the whole pur­pose of hav­ing the event on a Satur­day. “While we were happy with the over­all par­tic­i­pa­tion and crowd, we were also happy with peo­ple who came from the West to be part of this car show,” he said.

“As I keep say­ing, Fiji Car Club is not only for the peo­ple of Cen­tral Di­vi­sion but for the whole of Fiji.” With the Cen­tral Di­vi­sion Car Show now over, Mr Han­iff con­firmed the Fiji Car Club will have an­other car show in the West to­wards the end of the year as promised ear­lier. “And that would be an­other ex­cit­ing event to look for­ward to and we hope for a big­ger event,” he said. In ad­di­tion, he an­nounced the next drags (com­bi­na­tion of drag wars and quar­ter mile drag race) will be held on Au­gust 28. “Look­ing at so many peo­ple hav­ing at­tended the car show and the last drags, we hop­ing for big­ger num­bers on Au­gust 28,” he said.

For­eign ob­ser­va­tion

The car show even im­pres­sive spe­cial guest, Tony Lawton, who is the Man­ager Asia Pa­cific of Pen­rite Oils.

Pen­rite Oils is sold in Fiji by Global Ware­house who was the ma­jor spon­sor of the Car Show. Mr Lawton noted the ef­fort and hard work put in by the car own­ers and was amazed by the crowd turnout as well. In terms of the way the car show was or­gan­ised, Mr Lawton said it was in­deed quite good. Mr Lawton said Global Ware­house was very keen to grow the Pen­rite Oil busi­ness and so are they them­selves.

Photo: RACHNA LAL

Photo: RACHNA LAL

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