14 March 2009

Speed Trip '09

And yes! Speed Trip is back in Bahrain this year, and wow oh wow what an event it was... Just to give you a bit of a background, Speed Trip is a private charity event where a full circuit is rented out, and invites are sent out to a few VIP's (approx 100 or so) to bring their cars and race on track. The invitees pay (quite a hefty) entry fee to race on track, and all proceeds are given to charity.

Now, some very big name sponsors (ie Lamborghini etc) come in just to display their products & services for those 100 drivers. Why? Well although a sponsor would usually only bother when a large number of people are present, these 100 drivers are the sort of people who would look at a million dollar product and say; "You know what, i'll have two of those".

So you can sort of take a guess at the type of vehicles you'll see driving around track. We're talking Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, etc etc and somehow I feel the value of the Bahrain International Circuit sort of doubled over this weekend.

Besides just a bunch of rich important folk driving around track, there were bike parades, stunt shows, and a lot more.. Anyway, entry is very exclusive and by invitation only, so just to give you a sneak peek at what Speed Trip '09 looked like, here are a few photos:










That's not even the half of it! I'm working on the compilation video for the past two days, which should be up soon. For now, enjoy some more photos here:

Album 1

Album 2

6 comments:

Zhu said...

Just wondering: why are middle east countries so big on car racing? It is because of the cheap gas?

ammaro said...

well, we've been riding camels for quite a while and they're pretty slow, so I guess our car racing fever is making up for what we were missing

Semaj said...

I can't seem to bring up the albums from Facebook.

Do You have another site with the photos?

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