I know that this isn’t the first time that I have to apologize for uploading an event so long after it took place, however it really was beyond my control. After receiving these awesome event photos from my main man Dushan Moodley (KZN Car Club) in December already, I planned to drop it into the magazine. Unfortunately that didn’t go according to plan as I’ve been waiting on the official results and unfortunately, it’s still not available. I do know that the IASCA SA officials have send the results to IASCA World Wide to be verified and I’m not sure as to what the delay is/was, as there still hasn’t been any official feedback yet. It is quite sad as this surely was one of those events that will be remembered for years to come.
In short, the IASCA SA officials pulled the proverbial “rabbit out of the hat” with this event as everything ran like clockwork. Hosted at the Sibaya Entertainment Kingdom, the event kicked off with the Sound Quality Challenge on the Saturday morning. Predictably, there were only a handful of competitors for this prestigious event, which was quite sad to say the least. Nevertheless, kudo’s to those who did make it. As far as the results go, Trevor Rogers with the Bespoke Audio built Golf walked away with 1st place overall, followed by Sean B from Ground Zero in second and Trisia Breedt with the Bass Waves built Mini in 3rd.
The highlight of the Saturday was the Bass Boxing Qualifying which saw a number of brut monsters destroying the meter. Nevlyn Naidoo from Xibit Audio really shocked everyone with a mammoth qualifying score of 162.4dB followed by Deon Keiser who came in at 158.5dB. Another favourite on the day was Anand’s Nut Job Mini which rocked the middle weight division with a respectable score of 155.4dB. He went up against Preston Govenders crazy Corsa UTE that qualified at 153.4dB. As can be expected, there were a number of great qualifying scores in the other classes too, however I can’t recall all of them right now (which is why it is so important for us to have official results).
The Sunday saw all of the SPL fanatics bring their A-Game to the event and unlike the Sound Quality event; KZN has an SPL following of note. One of the many runs that stood out for me was Vino from Anazi Technologies crazy VW Polo which managed to pass the 159dB mark. Another really strong hatch on the day was Team Targa’s Rupesh Koosailee, who managed to achieve a reading of 157.8dB. Wesley Samuel, a multiple world record holder had once again out done himself when he smashed his own record after posted a score of 157.6dB in the 4k class.
Junaid Sheik, another local favourite, managed to beat his own personal best of 149.4 dB when he pushed the SA record up to 150.2dB. Not too far behind him was Elanza & Shaun Rouse who also managed to beat their personal best by crossing that magical 150dB mark in the trunk class.
Another highlight that took place on the Sunday was the Bass Boxing finals which saw our fellow South Africans snatching a few local and world records in their respective classes. John & Jenny Rampathar were crowned the new Cruiser Weight Trunk World Record holders while Lloyd Naidoo walked away with a win in the Bantam weight class. Another team that did really well on the day was the chaps from Xibit Car Audio. Their insanely loud Jetta not only smashed the local record, it also managed to jump up the world rankings and is now the second loudest bass boxing car in the world.
All in all, it truly was a great event with an atmosphere that was second to none.
Photos by: Dushan Moodley (KZN Car Club)