Coming all the way from England, precision stunt driver Russ Swift was in Kaohsiung showing off the capabilities of several Subaru vehicles. Russ’ driving skills are known worldwide and his skills have been shown on many car commercials and UK Top Gear. Today, he brings his fun to the Dream Mall’s wide open streets to show in front of an audience. The cars used for the show are Subaru WRX, WRX STi, and VX Crosstrek. The Subarus were put through several stunts. Russ engaged the audience to cheer and even chose a member of the audience to ride along for each stunt he performed.
J-turn, handbrake parallel parking, reverse parking, donuts, and two-wheeling
This one thing I don’t like about Asian culture, especially in Taiwan. Many companies use show girls in their marketing. For me to come to this event I expect to see cars not girls dressed in skimpy outfits. The ploy does work in helping to get the audience pumped.
Here is cheesy dance show to get the show started.
Russell interacts with the crowd giving thumbs up to see if the crowd approves the parking job. However, the Russ wants the two VX Crosstreks to make the parking space smaller and the crowd cheers for that. Russell then asks the drivers in the VXs to move in. Then Russ performs another handbrake parallel parking stunt and asks if the coordinator approves. The crowd cheers on wanting more cool stunts.
The final performance was the donut in the WRX STi
After the event concluded Russ went to another tent to sign autographs. The first 30 lucky guests received a tumbler pouch.
Though it would’ve been better without that annoying lady announcer.