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TORQUE ON THE MOVE 2018

Singapore’s favourite automotive telematch takes 60 cars and 120 participants all over sunny Singapore

 

Singapore, 22 September, 2018 – Torque, Singapore’s leading motoring monthly published by SPH Magazines, held the ninth edition of Torque on the Move, its annual automotive telematch.

 

This year’s event is anchored on the theme “Two to Tango”, with 60 teams participating, each with two participants in a car.

 

Every pair had to rely on their individual street-smarts and combined road-savviness to tango their way from one exciting challenge to another until they reached the scenic end point, Marina At Keppel Bay.

 

The event’s three Torque Junction checkpoints and 15 Bonus Challenges kept the 120 participants busy and their cars buzzing along, all the way from the 12:00pm flag-off till the 4:00pm cut-off.

 

Teamwork was put to the test as participants engaged in fun games, which included testing the spaciousness of Hyundai SUVs, hooping balls into Yokohama tyres and even a dance-off challenge. The participants also zipped around the island in search of trishaws, Merlions and Singapore’s tallest indoor slide.

 

Torque On The Move 2018 concluded successfully with the three highest-scoring teams on the winners’ podium. They were:

 

1st position   Team 18       Jared Lim & Benjamin Yap

2nd position  Team 10       Ezen Ho & Chris Tan

3rd position  Team 27       Alexander Chia & Beatrice Zhang

 

The victorious team drove away with over $3,100 worth of prizes, including petrol vouchers from Hyundai, a set of Yokohama tyres, Kappa sportswear vouchers, watches, gadgets and more.

 

Jared Lim, 30, of the top team this year, said: “I was very excited. We saw a lot of places that we usually don’t get to go to. We’re definitely intending to return for next year’s Torque On The Move. It’s a good time to get off work!”

 

Mr Christopher Tan, Consulting Editor of Torque and Senior Transport Correspondent with The Straits Times, said: “Singapore’s most authoritative motoring title not only keeps its readers up to speed on the automotive scene, but also revs up their excitement behind the wheel with this driving event.”

 

Mr David Ting, Editor of Torque, said: “Torque On The Move 2018 brought our readers, who are the co-drivers of our content both online and offline, on a unique joyride to score great prizes and share wonderful motoring moments. Our signature event has continued its nine-year winning streak as Singapore’s favourite automotive telematch.”

 

Ms Pang Lee Cheng, General Manager of SPH Magazines, said: “Torque On The Move has resonated with participants and our business partners since the debut of the yearly event in 2010, and the 2018 edition is no exception. We’re already looking forward to Torque On The Move #10 in 2019.”

 

Torque On The Move 2018 is organised by SPH Magazines and presented by Hyundai under Komoco Motors, with the event’s Official Tyre being Yokohama under YHI Corporation.

 

For more details, please visit www.torque.com.sg/totm18.

 

 

ISSUED BY SPH MAGAZINES PTE LTD.
Co. Regn No.: 196900476M

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Liana

Assistant Marketing Manager

Market Development (Torque)

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

DID: 6319 6238

Email: nkliana@sph.com.sg

 

Elaine Chrysta Tan
Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1613
Email: elainect@sph.com.sg



About Torque

 

Since its inception in 1990, readers have trusted Torque as the authority when it comes to cars and the car culture. From test driving the latest cars to appreciating all things automotive, Torque is the trusted opinion leader.

 

As the automotive authority, Torque features the latest motoring news, informative articles and unbiased test-drive reports in a visually stunning package of top-quality photography and sleek design. Backed by a team of seasoned and passionate motoring journalists, Torque is the staple of car enthusiasts.

 

Torque is also distributed in Malaysia.



About SPH Magazines

 

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is Singapore's premier magazine media company with a portfolio of more than 80 brands and products in Singapore and the region. Its diverse portfolio includes brands such as Her World, Harper's Bazaar, The Peak, Home & Decor and HardwareZone, all of which are well-established market leaders in their respective genres.

 

It delivers award-winning content across print, online and mobile touch points and organises signature events all year round, reaching more than 6 million consumers monthly.

 

SPH Magazines prides itself on the ability to deliver high-performing 360 marketing campaigns for advertisers, by leveraging its strong brand heritage and highly engaged audiences. Its innovative advertising solutions incorporate cutting-edge technology and an unparalleled distribution network achieved through strategic partner tie-ups.

 

SPH Magazines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), a publicly-listed media company. It also has offices in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

 

For more information, follow SPH Magazines on Twitter @SPHMagazines or visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg.