Torque, Singapore’s leading motoring monthly*, held its thematic islandwide automotive telematch.
A total of 100 participants in 50 cars signed up for this year’s Torque On The Move, the seventh edition of the title’s annual event. The first one was in 2010.
This year’s event was flagged off from Tree Lizard Restaurant & Bar at Dempsey Hill, at 9.30am on 27 August, 2016.
With two team members to each car, participants had to decipher location clues to arrive at their four compulsory checkpoints known as Torque Junctions – located at Komoco’s Hyundai showroom, a Bridgestone store, the HEVSHOP workshop and the Ultimate Drive outlet in Suntec City.
The challenges at the Torque Junctions put the participants’ teamwork, creativity and motoring knowledge to the test. The points were added to those already earned by the participants in the Pre-event and islandwide Bonus Challenges.
The end point was at SPH Media Centre, where the three top-scoring teams collected their prizes. They were:
1st Team 39 Matthew Tai & Kenneth Lim (635 points)
2nd Team 9 Anthony Soh & Zhaolin Chen (630 points)
3rd Team 8 Abel Tan & Amos Tan (620 points)
The team in pole position won a week-long drive in a selected Hyundai car, a set of Bridgestone Turanza GR-100 tyres, a two-year HEVSHOP VIP servicing package and exclusive passes to a Formula 1 driver autograph session at the Formula One Paddock Club Lifestyle Area. The top prize was worth $5300 in total.
Mr Christopher Tan, consulting editor of Torque and senior correspondent of The Straits Times, said: “Once again, the Torque brand hit the road with its readers, beyond the pages of Singapore’s most authoritative motoring magazine.”
Mr David Ting, editor of Torque, said: “For the seventh time, our title’s signature event offered a turbocharged telematch experience to all the participants, who enjoyed being on the move across the island with Torque, the authority on all things automotive in Singapore.”
Ms Pang Lee Cheng, general manager in the Men’s & Special Interest division of SPH Magazines, said: “It’s another successful Torque On The Move, our popular yearly event that brings our staffers, readers and partners together on a special Saturday. Everyone took gifts and prizes home, in addition to great memories and good friendships.”
* Nielsen Media Index 2015