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Car clubbers: From skidding out to reaching out

  • Musthofid

  /   Fri, November 15 2019   /  02:26 am
Prancing horses: Ferraris drive in a convoy around the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Prancing horses: Ferraris drive in a convoy around the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)Car owners join community clubs to share their passion for various makes, models and even specific colors of vehicles.Club members build their bond through various activities, from hangouts at public places to overseas trips.However, driving together on a tour is the most common activity, which is not only fun but gives the members a sense of togetherness.“While I enjoy driving, I can feel the companionship from other tour mates. We help each other out when we have problems,” says Chandra Atje, a member of a Peugeot club.Joining an out-of-town tour is costly for Arifin, but he chooses to accept the invitations often. He owns a car service garage and wants to build good relationships with potential customers.In contrast to Arifin’s pragmatism, Chandra seems ...