AL­BERT YESUDIAN

CEO of Bio-Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals Sdn Bhd & Pres­i­dent of Maserati Club of Malaysia

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Collector’s Issue -

“I sup­pose it started when I used to col­lect match­box cars as a young boy. I re­mem­ber play­ing with mod­els of con­ti­nen­tal cars and that left an im­pres­sion on me as these are the ve­hi­cles that ap­peal to me most as an adult. I bought my first car in the 1980s but only be­gan col­lect­ing in earnest about 15 to 20 years ago. Of all the car­mak­ers in the world, I’ve al­ways had a lik­ing for Alfa Romeo – the cars com­ple­mented my per­son­al­ity so well. They are fast, unique and per­form well. One thing led to an­other and I wound up own­ing 11 Alfa Romeos in my life­time, though I cur­rently own only four.

“My col­lec­tion be­gan with Alfa Romeos but soon it felt like it was time to nat­u­rally up­grade to high per­for­mance cars, and I found my­self meet­ing my match with Maserati. The best car I’ve driven and owned is, hands down, the Maserati MC Stradale. The er­gonomics are won­der­ful; it han­dles beau­ti­fully on the road and sounds great.

“Once I own a par­tic­u­lar model, I set my sights on the next great car and work to­wards ac­quir­ing it. Hon­estly, I credit my pro­fes­sional suc­cess to my pas­sion for cars. I work harder to earn more just so I can buy my next dream car. It’s funny but my cars pro­pelled my ca­reer, in­stead of the other way around!

“At the mo­ment, I have about 25 cars in my col­lec­tion and I love them all dearly. I drive my Fer­rari Tes­tarossa every week to Port Klang, en­joy­ing the roar of the en­gine. The Alfa Romeo Se­ries 3 Spi­der is an­other beauty that I take out on week­ends. I can­not ex­press how much joy these cars bring me. I don’t be­lieve that driv­ing is about trans­port­ing some­one from one place to an­other, but it’s all about the jour­ney. When I’m out on a drive, I take in the sights and sounds, feel­ing the wheels on the road and lis­ten­ing to the con­tented purr of the en­gine. Af­ter all, the beauty of a des­ti­na­tion lies in the jour­ney and a beau­ti­ful car makes it so.”

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