SMSA CAR PARK RALLY @ CHANGI REIGNITES THE KALLANG ENGINE ROAR
SINGAPORE – 21 MARCH 2016 – Almost a decade since the car parks at the old National Stadium played host to Singapore’s unique take on automobile racing, the old Kallang engine roar is about to be ignited again – this time, at a new location.
Local enthusiasts and fans will fondly remember the days of the Kallang car park rallies, weekend racing events that started shortly after the last Singapore Grand Prix ended in 1973. The courses dealt abrupt 90-degree turns, intense straight sprints and complex direction changes, and gave both drivers and navigators a tough challenge. The cars that raced at these car park rally events provided a different sort of Kallang roar – from the high-revving screams of naturally aspirated engines to whistling howls of turbocharged power plants, it was a feast for the senses for participants and spectators alike.
Local dealership-backed entries from Suzuki, Renault, Mazda and Nissan spawned small and agile lightweight weapons suited to the tight and twisty sections in the 1980s. In the 1990s, high-powered rally specials from Subaru and Mitsubishi took up ranks in the top classes, resulting in some of the fiercest rivalries amongst motorsports competitors this island has ever seen. As a result, many notable local grassroots motorsports heroes were crowned at these events – many whom graduated to become famous international Singaporean racers.
We are now at the precipice of a thrilling revival of this golden age.
This year, the Singapore Motor Sports Association is set to bring back the glory days of Kallang, but now with a vast new location at Changi. The large car park of Aviation Park Road will now play host to the SMSA Car Park Rally @ Changi, with a mixture of hard tarmac and loose gravel to add even more spice to the competition. Sponsors from Motul, Dunlop Tyres, VP Racing Fuels and Monster Energy have also indicated their immediate support for this new initiative.
This one-off event is scheduled to happen on 8th May 2016 – so come and be part of the new Changi racing roar! For parties interested in sponsorships, please send an email to email@example.com or call +65 6227 7889 for more information.