Australia’s SummerNats to make debut at Sepang International Circuit

(L-R) Russell Avis, Mohamed Nazri, JP Chin and TJ Chin at SummerNats Malaysia 2014 launch
From left: Russell Avis, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, JP Chin and TJ Chin cut the ribbon during the official media launch of SummerNats Malaysia 2014 in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya recently.

Malaysia is set to debut the first international show for Australia’s biggest automotive event, Summer Nationals or SummerNats, at Sepang International Circuit over four days from Aug 29 to Sep 1, 2014 in conjunction with the 57th Merdeka celebrations.

JPM Motorsport, the event promoter, held a media launch of the inaugural SummerNats Malaysia event in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya on April 8, 2014.

SummerNats Malaysia sets out to emulate the high octane show in what will be the SummerNats brand’s first ever foray outside of Australia.

“This is the first international debut for SummerNats and it’s going to be big!” said JPM Motorsport founder J.P. Chin at the launch event.

All smiles for the very first SummerNats Malaysia at media launch
All smiles as the very first SummerNats Malaysia 2014 will make debut at Sepang International Circuit on this coming August.

Also present were Tourism and Culture Minister Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, SummerNats Australia general manager Russell Avis, JPM Motorsport managing director TJ Chin, Sepang International Circuit CEO Datuk Razlan Razali and senior trade and investment commissioner for Malaysia and Brunei Susan Kahwati who is based at Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur.

Custom and collectible car and motorcycle lovers can look forward to the largest congregation of cars and motorcycles, which ranged from American and European classic, custom, hot rods, muscle and super cars to custom-made two wheelers and exotic super bikes.

One of the highlights of the event will be SummerNats Street Machine Parade that involves not only muscle cars, classic cars, supercars and sports cars but also all genres of motorcycles from choppers and super bikes, to sports bikes participating in a parade within and outside of the Sepang International Circuit.

JP Chin bringing Mohamed Nazri for a short ride in a classic car
Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz gives the thumbs up to SummerNats Malaysia while taking a ride in a classic Chevy Hot Rod during the official media launch.

There will be a display of eight award-winning cars from SummerNats Australia, motor show, Ultra Racing Gymkhana challenge, Sepang 12-hour endurance race, as well as infotainment zone and special zone dedicated to aftermarket products and accessories.

There also will be a custom cars and custom bikes contest with contestants competing in 12 categories including for Best Local Custom Car and Best Local Custom Motorcycle.

Other highlights include a burnout contest for cars and bikes, a Malaysia Riding Tour for bikers and supercar gathering by Ferrari Owners Club Malaysia, Porsche Club Malaysia and Lamborghini Owners Malaysia.

Chin said the event caters not only for the enthusiasts but also to the entire families who are a proven success-formula for the last three years running when JPM Motorsport hosted the Malaysian round of Japan’s Super GT Championship.

SummerNats Malaysia Launch
A group photo for all: (L-R) TJ Chin, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Datuk Razlan Razali, JP Chin, Russell Avis and Susan Kahwati with SummerNats Malaysia ambassadors.

In line with making SummerNats Malaysia a truly family event, there will be a bazaar, food festival and special kids zone.

Tickets to SummerNats Malaysia are priced at RM100 each for all four days of the event and can be purchased online from JPM Motorsport and SummerNats websites or via appointed ticketing agents.

For more information about SummerNats Australia and what is in store for Malaysia, visit and

SummerNats Malaysia ambassadors posing at the SummerNats Malaysia official media launch.
SummerNats Malaysia ambassadors promote the event.



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