More than 500 cars vroomed its way to the second Borneo Imports Meet: Gather Below the Wind at Aeropod Commercial Square.
Dubbed as the biggest car gathering ever held in Borneo, this 3-day event is organized by AF & Crew and Plug Point Creatives Sdn Bhd.
Organising chairman and founder of AF & Crew, Alan Fung said this year's event saw participation from West Malaysian, Japanese and Hong Kong enthusiasts.
"It's an honour for us to be able to host such a big event and receive tremendous support from everyone. People are more aware of the importance of taking care of their prized possessions, that is their car," said Alan during the launching of Borneo Imports Meet this afternoon (25 November).
He further added that a car isn't just a form of transportation, but also a work of art. Borneo Imports Meet isn't just a gathering of people showcasing their cars, it is also a place to educate people on car care, car safety, the do's & don'ts and many more.
Minister of Local Government and Housing, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor, officiated the event and commending the organiser on their achievement.
"Such an event will no doubt bring a good impact and awareness in showcasing Sabah as the centre of excellence when it comes to cars and its accessories," says Hajiji.
The automotive industry in Malaysia consists of 27 vehicle producers and over 640 component of manufacturers. The Malaysian automotive industry is the third largest in Southeast Asia and the 23rd largest in the world, with an annual production output of over 500,000 vehicles.
The industry contributes 4% or RM40 billion to Malaysia's GDP. Exports of Malaysian made parts and components have nonetheless grown significantly in the last decade, contributing over RM11 billion to Malaysia's GDP in 2016.
Alan said that the event would not have happened without the support from S P Setia Berhad, Sabah Tourism Board, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Property Hunter, Mega Boogie, Grab, Warrior Energy Drink, YOLO Photobooth, PTT Lubricants, Phillips 66 Lubricants, Peugeot, KMC, OZ Racing and Sparco.