After a 2 year hiatus, the Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow 2013 is now back again to showcase new concepts, sell the public new cars, and fill up people’s SD cards full of girls.
Packed like sardines in a can, the crowd was pretty overwhelming over the weekend. Crowds milled around cars (mostly only the ones surrounded by girls) to grab photos and stare at ‘details’…
Like this Lexus LFA which Malaysians do not normally see on public roads.
There were a slew of wacky looking concepts for the crowds to digest, like this sedan concept from local carmaker Perodua, quite weirdly named ‘Buddyz’.
Funny looking ones..
And some pretty nice looking ones.
And also some interesting things to view through the all the 4 halls in Putra World Trade Centre.
For the first time we could actually see in the flesh, the Internet famous Rocket Bunny kit on a Toyota GT86 (or Scion FRS as this one is badged as it’s American name).
The rear wing and bolt-on fenders really give the 86 much more presence.
One of the halls showcased a collection of American old school rides which made us spend most of our time. It is not very often that you get to see 3 generations of Corvette Stingrays all in one place in Malaysia.
As well as some classic petrol-guzzling cars of a bygone era.
Way back in the corner of the hall posed the car that started the whole industry of automobile mass-manufacturing, the Ford Model T.
There was an entire section dedicated to ‘Autosalon Cars’ but the examples staged there were already modified cars that most Malaysian would be familiar with and have seen on the road before. There were nice examples and some….pretty terrible ones too. We will just leave the terrible one to end this post and burn your retinas.
Sorry for that.
Photos and Words: Joshua Boey