Transit Sound of Smoke – New Years Eve 2006/7 at Sepang International Circuit

Well you can tell how good this event was, it took me 6 months to bring myself to look at the pictures and sort them out, upload them and blog about it.

Transit Sound of Smoke was quite possibly the worst rave to ever take place, it wasn’t publicised – no one had heard of it and there was a massive one a few days earlier on the 29th at Sunway which everyone knew about (Velocity KL).

The official low down on the event was Transit: Sound Of Smoke @ Sepang International Circuit, KL – Cars, dance music, the great outdoors.

Yeah right? Dubbed as Malaysia’s first-ever high speed drifting event, Transit is the amalgamation of the Saturday Night Drift events held at the Speedway Plus Circuit Elite Highway.

Expect to see over 50 expert and 150 novice drivers burn some serious rubber on Sepang’s tracks.

The drift event begins at 3pm and was to carry on for 50 hours of non-stop music and drift as some kind of stupid record in the name of 50 years of independence, isn’t that tune getting a little well worn?

We were planning to party to DJs Jungle Jerry, Groovedoctor, the lovely Desire, DJ Love and WllythKd as they took us on a musical drift with sounds ranging from deep sexy tribal house, progressive, melodic and hard trance and everything in between. (Source)

We were buzzin for a rave.

B&W Ravers

Check out the pumping crowd as we approached.


Looks fairly reasonable right?

Well it just got worse as we got closer..


There was only about 12 people there, so the whole partying on down thing didn’t really happen.

Well seriously I’d say maybe 250-300 people…certainly not the billed 10,000.

We spent most of our time taking pictures….of each other taking pictures of each other, yeah something like that – there wasn’t exactly a lot of photographic subjects.


We hung around the rave for a while mocking the Melbourne Shufflers for a while..

KY and a Shuffler

Then we headed off the the track to watch the drifters and take some pics, which was much more fun.

We actually passed midnight sitting by the track side – this picture was taken at 11:59 on 31st December 2006


The Supra was pretty bad ass at going sideways.

Double Drift

Tofu Delivery? No it’s not Jay Chou.

AE86 Drifting

I was there to drift anyway, our slot was from 1-3am – fakeplan drifters

Fakeplan Drifters

At least KY could drift with a mid engine rear wheel drive, me with my front engine front wheel drive? No chance….unless I drive in reverse πŸ˜€

We spotted this car – which we called “Air filters are for PUSSIES”

Air filters are for PUSSIES

After that we managed to get on the track, yay – well this was the second time but the pictures from the first run were so noob they can’t even be viewed.


Check out the double finger salute!

Fakeplan drifting with front wheel drive.

Fakeplan Drift

The racing on the track part was really fun anyway, have to do it again some day.

Especially in the dark, super buzz.

Crap party though, good company made up for that πŸ™‚




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11 Responses to Transit Sound of Smoke – New Years Eve 2006/7 at Sepang International Circuit

  1. Lainie August 8, 2007 at 3:16 am #

    wow. marketing disaster.

  2. blink August 8, 2007 at 3:35 am #

    For the love of God, do you have to even plagiarise such a simple entry? And if it’s not hindering enough, you had to pluck your paragraphs from an article of the already-low-class Malay Mail paper?

    In case you failed to realise, when they say “imitation is the best form of flattery”, the flattery part doesn’t actually apply to you.

    Be original man, blogger.

    Oh wait.

    If you’re going to tell me that you wrote that piece of article for the Malay Mail, then my apologies.

    I just can’t stand plagiarism.

  3. ShaolinTiger August 8, 2007 at 10:42 am #

    Lainie: Big time disaster.

    blink: Like I said in the post, that’s the official low-down the original site is now offline ( so I took what I could find from the Malay Mail – which was no doubt part of the press release issued by Transit. Do tell me have something better to do with your life?

  4. Arth August 8, 2007 at 11:02 am #

    I was partying at Velocity in Sunway Lagoon (Which was totally awesome!) and they were giving away Sound Of Smoke flyers around. Velocity had a four big shot international DJs and Sounds of Smoke just didn’t.
    If they’d hired Tiesto, PVD or Shasha it would’ve been a massive NYE party. Unfortunately, they didn’t…
    The ravers can be quite choosy when it comes to big events too.

  5. KY August 8, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    I wasn’t drifting, it was more like SPINNING

  6. blink August 8, 2007 at 12:10 pm #

    I meant no offense to you, I just thought if you’d like to pluck articles from someone else, why not have the courtesy to credit them, right?


  7. eyeris August 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    That whole paragraph in Malay Mail was lifted from the official press release. I know, I have it as well. heh

  8. ShaolinTiger August 10, 2007 at 1:06 pm #

    Arth: Yeah sad I didn’t go for Velocity instead, it looked banging.

    KY: Aye spinning and going wide haha.

    blink: The article I ‘plucked’ it from was a verbatim copy from the press release – so what’s the difference? Anyway I’ve added the source – I hope your life is complete now πŸ™‚

    eyeris: Aye, pure PR language.

  9. easyriderlovescs August 11, 2007 at 6:16 am #

    All right, from the way I see it, you lifted material from the Malay Mail website, which copied material from the official Transit press release. It’s not plagarism as long as there is a reference to the original source (press release) and there is a certain degree of paraphrasing (not verbatim word for word). Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    Is the Satria Neo capable of drifting too? Wait a second what’s the difference between cornering and drifting???!!!

  10. ShaolinTiger August 14, 2007 at 5:01 pm #

    easyriderlovescs: I agree even if there is no source attribution it’s still ok as Press releases are created to be disseminated. And yeah it was paraphrased too. Drifting is going sideways, cornering is going forwards πŸ˜‰

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