Monday, October 28, 2013

The man behind the design of YIDM 2013 posters

He is the designer for all the posters of YIDM since 2011-2013.  Kudos to his great creativity.


Name: Aza Fuhren

Friday, October 25, 2013

Takahiro Ueno drifting in Singapore with local drifters in Punggol Country Club

Ethan, Ueno and Masami @ RC Street Revo, Funan Digitalife Mall

The morning of 20th Oct, also the final day of the YIDM 2013, our guest judge, Mr. Takahiro Ueno, has managed to join a local drift group for a quick spin before the start of the last qualifying rounds at 1PM. 

Thanks to Mr. Ethan Shi of Street Revo RC for making this special arrangement.  Ueno was extremely pleased and share some driving tips with the drifters there in Punggol Country Club.

Post by AFTMKT.



RaceWorks hosting a get together for Masami with fellow Singaporean RC hobbyists

On the 18th Oct evening, RaceWorks has hosted a dinner for our guest judges at the restaurant near their fabulous track in Bottle Tree Park.  Masami had some track time with the local drivers on RaceWorks’ EP On-road and Off-road track.

Thanks for your kind hospitality.

Qualifying and Final results for YIDM 2013, Singapore

Results from Qualifying Rounds of Day 1

Qualifying Results from Day 2

Expert Class Finals

Super Expert Class Finals

Report on YIDM 2013, Singapore

YIDM 2013, Singapore. (18th – 20th October 2013)

Yokomo International Drift Meet is in its 3rd year and has gained general popularity among RC drifters in this region.  The event is viewed as the biggest RC Drift event in the region with spectacular racing and professional judging.

YIDM 2013 has attracted close to 70 participants from Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.  This is the 1st time the event closed to YOKOMO chassis only.  It is intended to promote YOKOMO products to RC drifters in the region to commensurate the RC Drift development effort by YOKOMO Japan.

The event was held in Kovan Community Center in Singapore.  It is a very nice neighborhood with restaurants and shopping within walking distance.  Participants, especially for foreigners, are able to get around the area for meals and such.  MRT station is within 5 minute walking distance.  The surface for the track was tiles.  It is different from the surface of previous events and proved to be a challenge to all Drifters.  It is definitely a new experience.

We have the privilege to receive Mr. Takahiro Ueno and Mr. Masami Hirosaka as our guest judges again for the event.  Their experience and professionalism were a great features and highlight of the event.

It was a 3 full-day-drifting for the participants.  Ah Yeong, an experienced Singapore RC Drifter, emerged as the overall winner.  The results are as follows:

Expert Class:

Winner: Hakimo (Singapore)
1st runner-up: Azwan (Malaysia)
2nd runner-up: Jerry Leow (Singapore)

Super Expert Class:
Winner: Ah Yeong (Singapore)
1st runner-up: Shawn Kwek (Singapore)
2nd runner-up: Andra (Indonesia)

Concourse winner: Gary Tan (Singapore)

dinner with the guest Judges on 1st night of their arrival @ Heartland Mall, Kovan.
We sincerely thank our sponsors: Kovan People’s Association, YOLK Creative, Speed Passion and TEAM YOKOMO. And very special thanks to our main organizer and host: AutoDrift and his dedicated team for making this event a success.

And most importantly, we extend our appreciation for the participants who have come all the way from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia to join the fellow Singaporean drifters for this event.  And also thanks to our EMCEE of the day, Danial, who have brought life to the event through his talent. J

See you @ YIDM 2014!  (venue to be determined)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Final day of YIDM 2013, Singapore

The picture of the winners.

The Drift King
The Concourse winner.

We will post a report in this week.

Thanks for following the blog.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Scheduled for YIDM 2013

Dear Participants,

The tentative schedule for the coming YIDM 2013 is ready.

You can download it from:
Dropbox Link

Registration List

Monday, October 7, 2013

YOKOMO Drift Meet 2013 Special Round @ Yatabe Arena

Team YOKOMO has announced the details for the YOKOMO Drift Meeting 2013 Special Round @ Yatabe Arena.

The winner of YIDM 2013 will be joining us in this event.

The winner from YIDM 2012, Mr. Pae (Drift King of YIDM 2012 @ Surabaya, Indonesia), will be with us for the Special Round 2013 @ Yatabe Arena.  This should be most interesting.

Please kindly download the Rules and Regulations @ R&R

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hotel Information for YIDM 2013 @ Singapore

Dear Participants,
We would like to update the hotel information that is near by to the event venue.

Nearest to the event venue:


Fragrance Hotel - Kovan (8 mins by car)
760 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534629
Hotel Area: Serangoon, Kovan
Telephone No.: +65 6858 9888
Website: Fragrance Hotel - Kovan Web
Google Map Location
Price Range: S$100-$110 per night
Situated in a residential area, Fragrance Hotel-Kovan offers value-for-money accommodation. An 8-minute walk from Kovan MRT Station, it connects guests conveniently to other parts of Singapore Island. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Kovan’s Fragrance Hotel is within a 20-minute train ride from Little India and Chinatown. Orchard Road is approximately a 30-minute train journey away. Rooms at Fragrance Hotel come equipped with DVD players and flat-screen cable TVs. Each has in-room tea/coffee making facilities and en suite bathrooms with toiletries provided.
The hotel offers fax and laundry services at a fee.

Hotel 81 - Kovan (5 mins by car)
768 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534636
Telephone: (65) 6286 8181
Website: Hotel 81 Kovan
Google Map Location
Price Range: S$100-$110 per night
Accessible and affordable, are the two main attributes of Hotel 81. We are a chain of value hotels catering to both business and leisure travellers. We have 24 hotels under our management, all located near the central area of Singapore. One can easily travel to both new and old attractives such as, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore National Museum as well as Orchard Road (Shopping District), via public transport. The average travelling time to the Central area can be a little as 15 minutes.

Nearby the event venue:

Fragrance Hotel - Emerald (15 mins by car)
20 Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore 399174 
Hotel Area: Geylang, Kallang
Telephone No.: +65 6842 3888
Website: Fragrance Hotel - Emerald
Google Map Location
Price Range: S$100-$120
Fragrance Hotel-Emerald is located along the vibrant Geylang District, a 15-minute drive from the popular Orchard Road. Surrounded by many famous local eateries, this cosy hotel offers free parking onsite. Fragrance Hotel-Emerald is a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport. It is a short stroll from Kallang MRT Station and a 10-minute drive from the Central Business District. Rooms at Emerald feature modern furnishings and are fully air-conditioned. Each room has a tea/coffee maker and TV. The attached bathroom offers hot shower facilities. Fragrance Hotel-Emerald provides laundry services. Luggage storage is available at the 24-hour front desk. In addition, the hotel can provide guided tours upon request.

Fragrance Hotel - Crystal (12 mins by car)
50 Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore 398824 
Hotel Area: Geylang
Telephone No.: +65 6844 7888
Website: Fragrance Hotel - Crystal
Google Map Location
Price Range: S$50-$60
Transportation is generally easily accessible throughout the island.  The hotels provided above are just a sample of the hundreds of hotels available in Singapore.  There is a good choice of hotels that would fit your budget and need.

Please kindly contact us if you need further assistance.