Jakarta, 19 September 2013 – PT. TC. Subaru, the authorised distributor of Subaru in Indonesia will bring Russell Swift back to the 21st Indonesia International Motorshow (IIMS) 2013 for the third time. Better known as Russ Swift, the world renowned precision driver and Guinness World Record holder will be at IIMS 2013 to electrify crowds with his repertoire of trademark gravity-defying car stunts.
At the Russ Swift Stunt Show at IIMS, he will showcase stunts, using a range of Subaru vehicles, which will include sequences such as: Doughnuts – spinning a car around in one spot for ten complete revolutions, Two-Wheeling – balancing a car on its driver’s side wheels, Dance Routine – choreographed routine made of exciting spins and Reverse Spin/Parallel Parking – parallel parking in the shortest amount of time taken.
Russ Swift holds a Guinness World Record for parallel parking, and was a two-time British Autotest Champion and England Autotest Team Captain in 1982 and 1983. In 2004, he set a Guinness World Record for making 10 complete spins with a car (also known as Doughnuts) in just 16.07 seconds – a mere 1.6 seconds for each complete spin.
The Subaru Russ Swift Stunt Show will be conducted at IIMS 2013, four times a day (1.00pm, 3.00pm, 5.00pm and 7.00pm) from 20 – 22 September 2013 for public.
About Tan Chong International
Tan Chong International (HKSE:0693) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and is a major motor, property and distribution company with operations in Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Since its inception in 1957, the Group has grown its assets substantially through continuous expansion of its existing diversified business portfolio in manufacturing, distribution and retail.
About Motor Image
Motor Image is the authorised distributor of Subaru automobiles in Singapore. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Singapore, the company has since set up vehicle sales and distribution networks in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Southern China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Motor Image is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Tan Chong International Limited (TCIL), which has partnered with Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. for the local assembly of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia. Signed in July 2011, the agreement leverages Tan Chong’s existing assembly facilities for production of Subaru cars for marketing and distribution in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. This new development is part of Motor Image’s growth strategy which identifies ASEAN as the key engine of the Group’s future growth. The Group aims to expand its sales network in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Other businesses that TCIL engage in across Asia include automotive, commercial, manufacturing, trading and property investment businesses across Asia. www.motorimage.net/MIG/home/
Based in Japan, Subaru is the automotive division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), a comprehensive, multifaceted transport equipment manufacturer that develops a wide range of innovative products such as automobiles, aerospace, bus-manufacturing, house-prefabricating, industrial products and ecology systems.
Founded in 1955, Subaru has since grown to become one of the world’s leading carmakers. In 1972, Subaru became the first in the world to market an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) passenger car and pioneered the market in Japan for high-performance station wagons by combining a turbo-charged engine with an AWD system. Subaru has improved and refined its AWD system, to create a symmetrical AWD system that enables optimal driving pleasure and safety.
Subaru is well-known by motoring organizations worldwide for its engineering, design, functionality, safety and reliability. The Subaru range of vehicles includes the BRZ, Exiga, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, Tribeca and XV. Collectively, they have been known to be “driver’s cars” offering superb handling because of the core technologies, such as the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Subaru Boxer, built into every model. www.subaru-global.com.