Registered for GulfRun-3.

12Sep07

Sometimes I think it is completely useless to own a sports car in Kuwait. The dealerships rip off you off for every drop of oil, spark plug and faulty light (but sir, your car will explode if you don’t change your brakes every month). Then you have the budding Schumachers of Kuwait; who are usually inches away from ramming you into the wall in an attempt to prove their prowess in a beaten-up Trailblazer. And in the rare chance that you don’t overheat on your way to work, the coarse roads of Kuwaits Bermuda Triangle (Jabriya/Hawalli/Salmiya) will rip apart the undercarriage and bend rims; while massive potholes swallow your car whole.

However, as logical as it seems to get a bulletproof ’98 Landcruiser to run over jaywalkers on the Sheraton Roundabout, there is a addictive nature to driving a sports car. The sound of the revs as they bounce off the redline .. beckoning for a gear change, the slightest slip of the rear tires as you enter a turn, and the kilometers as they climb on an on into the horizon.

 Yes, I know .. what I wrote was pretty gay. 

So .. Where is one left to drive their sports cars? The GulfRun.

I just finished registering for the one in November as I have been waiting for GulfRun3 since January: the roads are perfect, the trailblazers are left to circle the parking lot and the heat will be nonexistent. My car has undergone a couple of adjustments since the last GulfRun (suspension, exhaust, tires) which should give the others an even harder time keeping up.

 



31 Responses to “Registered for GulfRun-3.”

  1. LMAO!! a7la shai itayar bil’3orfa.

    Actually no, I dont think what you wrote was gay but I still think you guys are going on and on about the same subject. You, Marzouq and so many other bikers and sport cars freaks are desperate for be let loose like rabbits on a field or something :P. Seriously, Chip in and build your own track. I’m serious, a project like that can work. Besides, you’re all single, no responsibilities, so save up your money and build your racing track then VOOOM GOOOO- GOOO RED WHITE AND BLUE WITH STARS all over. Yakithir il ara’6i il fa’6iya hnak bi9a7ra 9ob el a7midi aw madri wain… I mean we’re in a desert how hard can that be.

  2. So it’s you & Stallion huh πŸ™‚ Don’t get these “boys & their cars” activities bas you guys sound to have fun

  3. 3 k

    Missy-TheOriginal:
    If I left the tyre outside it would melt! And besides .. it looks good in the Diwaniya.

    As for Building a track; The effort (and paperwork) required to put together a private track in Kuwait isn’t worth it, as long as the Circuits in Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are next door (with a world class facility).

    Now not all is lost .. there are rumors that the Kuwait Car Club is building one. However, as with most public entities, the internal issues and personal gain will stop the project in its tracks (pun intended).

    And its a shame, I believe one of the main causes of Car Accidents in Kuwait is due to the unavailability of a proper racing circuit. People have modified exotic and super cars with nowhere to drive them except the public roads.

    chikapappi:
    Its a bit more people than that (some bloggers too); I love my car .. Driving is one of the things that keeping me from going completely postal.

  4. it’s gay, but it’s a car…..!!!

    and I will contact you about the filming and such……!!!

  5. Yeah, I get alfaiha line 107 and 105 too which means what you wrote was too ghey for this blog.

  6. Oooh interesting.. take pics @ the GulfRun thingie…

    A tyre in the diwaniya… i think that THAT alone eliminates the gay kilometres into the horizon comment.. ur such a dude lol

  7. I just signed up! Now its going to be interesting for sure! I’m not going to try to beat anybody, I’m just going to enjoy myself thoroughly!

    time to burn some rubber, I will be getting a new set of tires for sure!

  8. I see, sound point provided that there are ones available in nearby countries, but I still believe there should be one here too. I don’t understand why there has to be internal issues hindering every friggin project that takes place in this country. It’s disgusting.

    @ Swair, honey the p-o-s-t was implied as gay not the blood and flesh who’s posting. Hence, the “song was gay” or the “atmosphere was gay”. Good grief I wonder what your’e teaching your students πŸ˜› *jk* Lov ya girl :*

  9. Missy we previously tried to get things going and we also had a good amount of backing a good amount of capital. It was a project that private consortium were trying to get going. They had the capital all they needed were the premission to get things started on a large piece of land just off the 7th ring road, and the first thing they stopped was why it was us who were doing and why should we get the land even though it was a full plan to build a world class track.

    They refused the idea, and a lot of people approached us under the table to be greased to get things moving in our favor. And we all disagree, so if you want something to move forward you have to grease the right people, and they make it nearly impossible for you to move things forward. They are horrible at it and they stop every form of progress that the younger generations tries to bring. Its as simple as that.

  10. I hate this racing crap but hey- think I could drive a green volks. beetle?! Mwahahaha.

  11. 11 Judy Abbott

    oh yeah and on top of that the roads arn’t smooth at all.. so one can’t enjoy the ride and on top of that when its parked LAZEM someone scratched something LAZEM

    enjoy the ride.

  12. 12 k

    EXzombie:
    The paragraph was gay .. my car is hot fire. We can make another Joker video at the track.

    Tooomz:
    Homophobe.

    Swair:
    The paragraph!! We have all sorts of car parts in the Diwaniya .. we use engine blocks for tables.

    Marzouq:
    Marzouq is not going to try to beat anybody .. pff, your just saying that because your car handles like a shopping cart. Look at the bright side .. there won’t be any cops to run from. πŸ˜€

    Missy-TheOriginal:
    I hope Swair isn’t printing out blog posts as reading material .. (read what marouq said about the track)

    Marzouq:
    Exactly .. everyone is looking for personal gain, we should just get a empty plot of land and lay asphalt!

    Maya:
    Beetle .. probably not, I would let you get away with a mini tho.

    Judy Abbott:
    Thanks and the roads are terrible .. half of my hood is chipped up!

  13. Marzouq, I didn’t think it was that bad to be honest! I dont see how a project like that could inflict negatively on anyone. i7ir 7ail when you see other neighbouring countries progressing in many directions, in tourism, politically, financially and career wise and there’s so much that could be done, especially with the endeavors and energies of younger generations as you put it. Sad really…

  14. 14 k

    Missy-TheOriginal:
    Its the result of having incapable people in high positions .. they either claim projects as their own or pocket money from them.

  15. 15 xpat

    From an expats standpoint, it seems like many young Kuwaiti males dont wait for great events like GR to race their cars…their version is Gulf Road Run leaving us to scurry for our lives. I think a track would be a great idea to get those chodes off the road.

  16. LOL K, I understand… I guess it’s good you guys have a hobby.. good luck you & dudes with you πŸ™‚

  17. Good luck man. Keep us up2date with some pics. πŸ˜€

  18. 18 k

    xpat:
    In all fairness .. I drive like I am in desperate need of a bathroom; but I save the insane stuff for the track. Going 240km and then dropping into a turn is something I wouldn’t want to attempt on a road.

    chikapappi:
    Thanks .. we now have two blogger drivers: Me and Marzouq!

    MacaholiQ8:
    How about you come to GulfRun and check it out in person. πŸ˜‰

  19. absolutely love the rims! have fun, enjoy and take care bro.

  20. 20 momo

    Hey, what cars have registered so far?
    I’m thinking of registering!

  21. 21 k

    the11thmuse:
    But do they love you? Thanks!

    momo:
    I don’t have the details .. So far, several Porsches, Nobles, Lambos, Ford GTs and a handful of modified japanese cars (NSX, EVO, S2000). 7ayak .. it should be tons of fun (and convince your cousin to bring his turbo πŸ˜‰ )

  22. my prado can kick your porsche’s ass

    *to be continued…in november

  23. 23 k

    erzulie:
    Only if we were offroad .. and I ran out of gas.

  24. Be glad Carinos is your sponsor or I would’ve egged your car. No match for my elite BMX bike with the antenna and the police siren!

    The 7ekooma has already drawn the line at using her porsche for anything other than: jam3eeya, shopping malls oo dawam.

    As for my mini…bah.

  25. Oh and btw..nice wheels man. Screw the wekala they’re always making up some excuse to fix something for more money. I know what you’re talking about.

  26. 26 k

    Я:
    Thanks, I just leave my debit card at the wekala now .. they use it more than me anyway.

    I take it you like Carinos? They are bringing something soon .. we will be taking it for a spin if we figure out how to start it. πŸ˜‰

    I want a mini .. overhauled to JCW/track specs.

  27. I know, Missy! people don’t get weird humor these days lol

  28. 28 momo

    hey, how did you know im mo’s cousin? πŸ˜›
    I think i’ll come.

  29. Simple solution to your problems, buy a small car for your normal mashaweer and work commutes and keep your sport car for special occasions. Believe me driving your sport car will even feel more precious.

  30. 30 k

    Swair:
    I hope you don’t let your kids read my blog ..

    momo:
    Your email gave it away. πŸ˜‰

    Qaiss:
    I use the ‘house cars’ for work/chalet; both are equally boring to drive .. my true love sits at home waiting to be driven.

  31. I am so totally in love with those rims! I have been admiring them for a while now πŸ˜›
    No really I like them but I can’t imagine them on a car. Or maybe I can.


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