The other side of rally
It’s not always about loud exhausts and screeching brakes at rallies. If you thought rally events were just about the rallying bit, well you’ve not quite grasped the enormity of the entire event.
At rallies, many other events take place. There are car shows and exhibitions, entertainment and charity events. At one of the previous rallies, the organizers even brought in little ponies for rides, had dogs and roosters (yes, roosters!) on show and life size cartoon characters were running all around the grounds of the service park! I suppose these were added attractions to the actual event itself, that lent to the overall festive mood of the service park and surrounding areas. At the recent Australian rally, there was even a special cocktail created in honour of our S2000 – how flattering!
The S2000 cocktail @Rally Queensland
Life sized cartoon character at the closing ceremony of Rally Hokkaido
Ponies on display at the service park – Rally Hokkaido
Then there are the fans, the wonderful supportive fans. They who come from far and near to catch the cars and drivers in action, some going home with autographs and other merchandise the team may have given them, others just happy to have had a glimpse of their favourite teams, cars and drivers. Some fans even go as far as making their own merchandise! And may I add, the team at PROTON simply love their fans to bits!
Fans gathered at the PROTON service tent in Hokkaido
And finally rally events don’t forget the needy. And the team is ever ready to support any good cause. While at the Rally of Queensland recently, PROTON took the opportunity to contribute to a good cause by participating in a charity auction. The auction was organized by Variety Queensland, an Australian based worldwide charity for children. Shirts were signed by the PROTON R3 Malaysia Rally team’s ace drivers Alister McRae and Chris Atkinson and put up for auction to raise funds for the charitable organization. We hope they manage to raise a significant amount for the cause they believe in.
So you see, it’s not always just about men and women in crazily fast cars…:)
Posted on August 18, 2010, in General, Proton R3 Malaysia Rally Team and tagged Alister McRae, Bill Hayes, Chris Atkinson, malaysia, Proton, proton malaysia, proton malaysia rally team, Proton Motorsports, Proton R3 Malaysia Rally Team, Proton R3 Rally Team, proton satria neo, Proton Satria Neo Super 2000, protonmsports, satria, Satria Neo, satria neo s2000, satria neo super 2000, Stephane Prevot. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.