The MediaCorp Subaru Impreza WRX Challenge 2011 ended on 2nd November with Singaporean Sales Manager Chong Kiat Chi "outpalming" 399 contestants to drive away a Subaru Impreza WRX MT Hatchback worth S$92800 (without COE).
42-year-old Chong had his palm on the car for 75 hours and 36 minutes. It was his 6th attempt at this annual event. Congratulations to Chong Kiat Chi on his win!!
The contest which took place at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza attracted hopeful contenders from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan.
exercising their limbs during a 5-minute break
The contestants got a 5-minute break every 6 hours to eat, go to the toilet, get a massage and clean up. Not everyone managed to do all that during that short time.
enduring the scorching heat
Cooling down with a spray of water
The weather wasn't kind at all, one moment it was scorching hot and the contestants needed a spray of water to cool down, but the next moment they were drenched to the skin due to heavy downpours. By the 2nd day of the contest, some of them were looking like zombies. :P
Adam Kamis and hsi friend Andrew
One particular contestant stood out from the rest. I salute Adam Kamis, the 32-year old one handed contestant. Kamis, who lost his arm in a bike accident in 2003, had to retire because of severe blisters on his hand. He told concerned fans that his skin was sticking to the car and when he pulled hard, blood gushed out. Ouch.
In the light of how tough this challenge has become year by year, I don't think I can outpalm anyone. I probably would end up a laughing stock for being the fastest to exit. LOL.... so I am going to give up trying.