Over 6,000 car enthusiasts converge at Kuching Auto Rad Show 2024

KARS24 Exit Show brings Kuching to a standstill as roaring engines captivate crowds in front of Sarawak Plaza. Photo: Alan Lee

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 6: Over 6,000 car enthusiasts converged to watch a stellar lineup of modified cars at the Kuching Auto Rad Show 2024 (KARS24) organised by Fast Culture at Sarawak Plaza here last Saturday night (May 4).

Supported by Sarawak Motorsports Association (SMA) and partners from across Southeast Asia, KARS24 showcased about 200 participating cars, redefining automotive culture in the region.


Some of the participating cars were also specially brought over from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

Main partners, including Retro Havoc and Galeri Kereta from Kuala Lumpur, Carcult (Thailand), and others, pooled their expertise to curate an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Part of the crowd gathered as KARS24 by Fast Culture kicks off at Sarawak Plaza. Photo: Alan Lee

The highlight of the event was the eagerly anticipated grand lucky draw, where two lucky winners drove away with fully refurbished cars, the Satria Cyborg 4G93 and the Kancil Mira L2S. Additionally, a refurbished Yamaha Ego scooter and other premium prizes were up for grabs.

Following the draw, attendees were treated to a dynamic exit show as participating cars paraded out of the venue onto the main streets, revving engines and displaying impressive backfires.

Ahmad (left) poses for a photo with an Association of Importers and Traders of Motor Vehicles Malaysia (PEKEMA) Sarawak member at the event.

In a statement issued by Fast Culture, SMA president Senator Dato Ahmad Ibrahim has commended the organiser for their endeavours in orchestrating the event, saying it could ascend to the stature of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).

“SMA fully supports the organisation of KARS. I believe it’s not easy, especially when it involves a high level of commitment in terms of cost and time. In this event, many came from other countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brunei.

“The organiser can gradually attract car enthusiasts from Japan, China, Taiwan, and so on, and God willing, it’s possible for them to reach the level of RWMF,” he said after officiating at the event.

Meanwhile, Fast Culture founder Adibazli Affendi pointed out that KARS24 goes beyond just showcasing cars—it is about creating memorable experiences and fostering connections within the community.

“The success of this event speaks volumes about the passion and dedication of our team and the unwavering support of our partners.

“We’re thrilled to see the event grow year after year, bringing together enthusiasts from across the region to celebrate our shared love for car culture and we’re excited to continue pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional experiences for our attendees,” he said. — DayakDaily