Bass City Car Association (BCCA) invited us to attend Automania 2K17 which was a two day IASCA South Africa event held at the Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg over the past weekend and to tell you the truth, the event was pretty disappointing on the first day. There was absolutely no interest in Sound Quality as no one pitched up for the workshop that was supposed to happen in the morning. The Bass Boxing side of the event wasn’t that well supported either as there was a handful of competitors present.

The Sunday however proved to be the opposite as there was a much better turnout from the SPL competitors on the sound side. We saw a number of veteran competitors like Anand Naidoo and Joe, both from Team Soundlab along with Ralph Richard (Team RSR),  Mohnish Ramgovind who was accompanied by Team TNT/Starsound’s Rakesh Sukhai (whom was there purely to support the event) and who could forget about Team EMS’s Prishen Govender whom attended the event on both days with his really loud Corsa UTE, doing hair tricks for anyone and every (besides me LOL). Aside from the big boys dominating the top spots, it was nice to see a lot of guys off the street with smaller systems giving it their best and trying to learn as much as they could on how to improve their scores.

On the other side of the venue was a cool Show and Shine event hosted by the guys from Grounded Nation whom managed to draw in quite a nice crowd. Here we were treated to a cool variety of awesome rides ranging from old school to new school. On the stance side, I saw some really crazy low rides sporting some sick fitment which leads me to believe that a large majority of sound fanatics are slowly but surely crossing over to the latest crazy which has taken SA by storm.

All in all, it turned out to be a decent event with a great chance to catch up with fellow fanatics whom share the same love for the game as we do. I do just hope that the next event is better supported.

RESULTS:

AUTOMANIA 2K17 – GOLDEN HORSE CASINO (KWA – ZULU NATAL)

PLACE SPL                        COMPETITOR                                                  POINTS CAP

Trunk / Pickup 1

1        141.5                     Dhiresh Harrichunder                                       20 (SAR)

2        138.6                     Lloyd Naidoo                                                  18

3        133.9                     Mario Rossouw                                               16

Trunk / Pickup 2

1        145.2                     Hoosen Mahabeer                                            20 (SAR)

2        139.5                     AJ Jaggernath                                                 18

Trunk / Pickup 3

1        147.0                     Dharshan                                                       20 (SAR)

2        141.7                     Ritesh Mathavala                                             18

Hatchback / Suv / Minivan 1

1        147.1                     Navan Chetty                                                 20 (SAR)

2        146.8                     Ashley Govender                                             18

3        144.4                     Greshan Chetty                                               16

4        143.4                     Ravi David                                                     14

5        141.2                     Nikesh Sukhua                                                12

6        139.7                     Divakar Pillay                                                 10

7        138.1                     Lashen Balrom                                                8

8        137.5                     Nico Zameer                                                  6

9        137.4                     Wesley Naidoo

10      135.7                     Stanley Dorrington                                          4

11      135.3                     Sumalan Naidoo                                              2

12      134.1                     Ruzia Haniff                                                   2

13      134.0                     Reeolan Naidoo                                               2

14      132.0                     Pregz Govender                                              2

15      130.7                     Shivesh Sharma                                              2

Hatchback / Suv / Minivan 2

1        143.5                     Rishaad Mahomed                                           20 (SAR)

2        142.1                     Anton Holby                                                   18

3        138.7                     Selvan Niadoo                                                16

Hatchback / Suv / Minivan 3

1        152.1                     Monish Team TnT                                            20 (SAR)

2        134.5                     Avesh Ramparsadh                                          18

Advanced 1

1        151.9                     Mark Naidoo                                                   20 (SAR)

2        151.7                     Bhavish Bass Syndicate                                    18

3        149.5                     Pieter Delopse                                                16

4        149.3                     Umesh Sewlall                                                14

5        147.1                     Huban Naidoo                                                 12

6        146.4                     Chezo Govender                                             10

7        146.2                     Rishi Harichander                                            8

8        145.7                     Vernon Pillay                                                  6

9        144.8                     Presneshin Reddy                                            4

10      144.0                     Nishan Singh                                                  2

11      139.9                     Wayne Moodley                                              2

12      138.1                     Jack Sibran                                                    2

13      137.6                     Shaldon Sookoo                                              2

14      135.8                     Meshen Rambally                                            2

15      131.1                     Dhevesh Rajkuar                                            2

Advanced 2

1        157.2                     Anand Naidoo Team Soundlab                            20 (SAR)

2        154.5                     Joe Team Soundlab                                         18

3        153.8                     Ralph Richard                                                 16

Ultimate

1        130.1                     Ashi Singh                                                      20 (SAR)

 

OVERALL (BASSBOXING/SPL)

1                  Anand Naidoo Team Soundlab                                                        157.2

2                  Joe Team Soundlab                                                             154.5

3                  Ralph Richard                                                                    153.8

BASS BOXING                                                COMPETITOR                               POINTS CAP

Bantamweight

1        134.8  138.8  136.7  (136.7)                   Greshan Chetty                                     20 (SAR)

2        131.9  127.4  126.0  (128.4)                   Thashen  Pillay                                      18

Cruiserweight

1        124.6  138.6  133.3  (132.1)                   Shivaan Dookhi                                     20 (SAR)

Welterweight

1        142.5  151.6  145.6  (147.9)                   Prishen Govender EMS                            20 (SAR)

Lightweight

1        149.2  136.8  148.7  (144.9)                   Anand Naidoo Sounlab                            20 (SAR)

 

*SAR stands for South African Record