Singapore - Held on the 1st December 2018, the Outlander Club Singapore (OCS) first ever Mega-Meet was a tremendous success with nearly 80 of the massive Mitsubishi SUVs turning up for the event at Kallang Leisure Park. 9tro spoke to the club’s admin, Freddy to learn more about OCS.
9tro: When and how was the club formed?
Freddy: The Outlander Club Singapore was formed in late 2018 by a group of enthusiasts who envisioned to unite all Outlander drivers in Singapore after seeing no one stepping up to the plate to hold an official car meet for the model.
9tro: What are the activities/meet-ups that the club does on a regular basis?
Freddy: We started off with small meets, discussing about performance enhancement information regarding various modifications (also known as “poison”) and aftermarket parts reviews. Some members unwittingly earned the rank of “Poison King’ and “Poison Prince” due to the degree of modification on their rides. We have a signature joke - “the moment the Poison King touches your ride, you sure ‘kana’ (influenced) poisoned!” which is somehow true to a certain extent.
9tro: How was this Mega-Meet for you guys?
Freddy: We had a vision to unite all Outlander drivers in Singapore and this motivated us to host a Mega-Meet on the 1st December 2018. We wrote to many government agencies to ensure that our activities are not on the wrong side of the law as well as seeked for sponsorship in any way possible.
Although we did not have any previous track records due to how new the club is, Cycle & Carriage Singapore were kind enough to support us by providing 80 goodie bags. It was a very successful meet, we were expecting only 50 drivers, but close to 80 turned up.
What caught us by surprise were that 30 drivers actually came an hour earlier to help in setting up the logistics. Not just that, old guards who were driving the second and third generation Outlanders came to support us in the mega meet too!
9tro: What are the plans for the future of the club?
Freddy: Moving forward, Outlander Club Singapore hopes to advocate the culture of giving back by practicing corporate social responsibility. We hope to organise more activities across different platforms so that we can benefit charities and local community programmes.
On top of that, the Outlander Club Singapore will also adopt the principals of corporate governance to run its operation. This direction will increase the accountability of the club and to avoid massive disasters before they occur.
9tro: Any words for our readers who might want to join the club?
Freddy: The cars we drive say a lot about us. This is definitely not a Fast and the Furious club as going to track is the last thing we have in mind. Here is a platform by Outlander drivers for Outlander drivers, regardless of model year, to mingle and share their joy or challenges with their rides. Our drives here are the sculptures of our everyday lives and that is the glue that keeps us together.
Do check out the Outlander Club Singapore at:
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/194901018072954/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OutlanderClubSingaporeOfficial/