Over 30 MyCarForum (MCF) members gathered at The Karting Arena located at The Grandstand at Turf Club Road on Saturday morning for the MCF Markdown with Skoda, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with the full Skoda lineup of cars, as well as to try their hands at a little go-kart action.
Unfortunately, the weather proved to be a bit of a downer, as the non-stop rain meant that the MCF members were not able to head out onto the go-kart track. Nonetheless, there were still plenty to see and do during the MCF Markdown. Claire Jedrek and Yuey Tan, two of Singapore's premier motor racing drivers, were on hand to share their experience driving their new family SUV - the Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TSI Laurin & Klement. Together, they highlighted how the Kodiaq delivers when it comes to practical family needs, important as they now have two children. The car's ample safety features ensure that all passengers are well taken care of, while the seven-seater configuration also means that it can easily accommodate the whole family, parents and in-laws included. Convenience features like the hands-free tailgate allows easy loading of groceries, important for Claire as during grocery runs, she always tends to carry so much in one go that her hands are always full.
However, the couple also highlighted how the Kodiaq still delivers when it comes to driving dynamics and sporty performance. This is important as the Kodiaq also allows them to partake in adventures up North, including a recent off-road experience. There, the Kodiaq was spacious enough to easily fit both of their mountain bikes, while the car's all-wheel drive system allowed them to easily tackle the dirt tracks along the way. Also, one aspect of the Kodiaq that Yuey especially enjoys is the driving modes - out on the open road, the Sport mode firms up the cars suspension, increases steering weight and sharpens throttle response, allowing him to engage in spirited driving befitting of his racing credentials.
The discussion panel was moderated by sgCarMart Senior Automotive Journalist Desmond Chan, who also took the opportunity to share with the MCF members in attendance about his recent week-long holiday in Scotland where he had driven a Skoda Superb.
While the rain meant that guests were unable to head out onto the track, thankfully the eight racing simulators ensured that everyone was still thoroughly occupied. The many youngsters in attendance were especially competitive when it came to sim racing, and even had the chance to race against Claire.
Members also has plenty of opportunity to test drive all of the Skoda models, including the Kodiaq, the Karoq, the Superb, the Octavia, as well as the Octavia RS 245. Of course, attractive prizes were given out during the MCF Hangout, with the lucky draw winner winning four The Karting Arena Grand Prix vouchers worth $110 each.
MCF members had ample opportunity to test out the full range of Skoda models.
The Octavia RS 245 proved highly popular among all those in attendance.
Claire and Yuey shared about their experience driving the Skoda Kodiaq.
Everyone got behind the wheels of the racing simulators to try to set the overall best lap time.
One lucky individual walked away with the grand prize of four The Karting Area Grand Prix vouchers!