4th annual Auto Sport Show deemed a success

Car in action at Auto Sport Show

The 4th annual Auto Sport Show has been deemed a success by organizers.

The show took place at Sikwi Park in Castle Bruce over the weekend, where auto enthusiasts showcased the best of bikes, cars, buses and SUVs in music, design and driving skills. The event was organized by 767 Street Promotion – Krew meets Krew to enhance the sport in Dominica.

Lead organizer, Sherian”Ching”Austrie tolk d DNO news that events such as this bring people together, especially young men, and it was evident on Sunday, by the large crowd that showed up from across Dominica.

However,  she lamented what she portrayed as a lack of support by government officials who she claims, don’t  see the benefits of this event and fail to embrace it.

Sherian Austrie is the lead organizer of the Auto Sport Show

“Auto sports is very poor (in Dominica) due to the fact that we don’t get much help from the higher authorities,” Austrie said, adding that her group has been lobbying government for support but they have flatly refused to assist.

“We go to the higher authority and they give us a negative vibes, but we go ahead because that’s a sport that we love. There are people who love basketball, football and this (auto) sport is also a sport, and I think that the Minister of Sport should take this into consideration,” she noted.

Austrie wishes that those in authority would understand and see the value in this sport and throw their support behind it.

“We have asked them for the Canefield airport (runway); we ask them for a lot of stuff . Sometimes, we (the bikers) go out to St. Lucia to represent us (Dominica) and still we doh get the support that we need”.

While many welcomed the Auto Sport Show in Castle Bruce, footballers felt that Sikwi Park is not the right location to host the event. They were concerned that the grounds were being destroyed by the vehicles while the owners were demonstrating their driving skills.

Auto Sport is very popular in other Caribbean Islands.  The governments of neighbouring islands such as Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica, St. Lucia etc have embraced the sport and developed it to meet international standards in some cases with participanys coming from as far afield as Australia.

767 Street Promotion believes that Krew meets Krew Auto Sport Show can contribute to Dominica’s tourism product as is the case in Barbados and other islands.

The winners of the varios categories of the event are listed below.

Sound-off Competition

SUV – Gibbson – black Forester

Buses – Yannick (fifty) – blue Toyota Hiace

Cars – Mervin – purple Corolla

Engine Bay Competition

Wayne Cools Lartigue – White Evolution 9

Chad motors – Bike burn out

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15 Comments

  1. Casio
    September 6, 2019

    see where they put the apartments. Imagine how much noise and smoke and people right on your door step until whatever time those people decide to go home. the location is tooooooo close to the field. when it have cricket your window might all get broken. also the field will need repair for sure after this. I see one of them digging up the grass with his atv. its all just hype and fan fair. i just shaking my head on how we do things here in this country.

  2. The Future Is Bright
    September 5, 2019

    Old schoolers have a big NO on the tip of their tongues before even listening or giving consideration to something new and exciting… There are big corporations who will be lining up to back you if done right.

  3. Zandoli
    September 4, 2019

    I am not sure this can be described as a sport. I have seen this event in the past and what stood out for me was a lot of burning tires and noise. That could hardly be considered a sport.

    • Master Chief
      September 5, 2019

      LOL you must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the term motor sport before….this is big in other countries where they make thousands of dollars…but with small minded people like you we can never see the day when our country gives an outlet in supporting people and their passion for cars….i guess we should go and sit by the road and waste our lives

    • Wada
      September 5, 2019

      It is s sport. All we need is a auto sport complex with race track, privately owned; I’m sure they have those where you are; except in Dca the high exhorbitant cost of owning a vehicle and getting one past customs impedes this money maker/potential job creator.

  4. Biker boy
    September 4, 2019

    Hi Jamie just like having unprotected sex it’s bad for u but u still manage to sneak a San Capot from time to time

  5. A concerned rider
    September 4, 2019

    Are you available to give us riding lessons? We would love to get hands on training from an expert

  6. Me
    September 4, 2019

    Not very good marketing of this event. Didn’t hear or see anything about it in all these years until now.

    • Unknown
      September 5, 2019

      Me too. I totally agree with your statement.

  7. CB lockout
    September 4, 2019

    Next time ask the men to please do not drive and make donuts on the play field it not good for the football players thank you

  8. Wada
    September 4, 2019

    Nice effort, nice show. You shouldn’t need gov’t to sponsor everything, corporate sponsors should do; find alt ways to raise funds. However you can address the bigger picture: lobby gov’t to drastically lower the heavy cost of getting a vehicle past their nonesensical customs duties. You will need that going forward. In Antigua we also have suped-up ATVs all over the place just bc customs is a non-issue that don’t hurt the cost of owning a vehicle.

  9. jamie
    September 4, 2019

    Burning of tires is no good for the environment,the government is right in not supporting.Plus you guys are horrible bike riders.

    • Concerned Rider
      September 4, 2019

      Are you available to give lessons?

    • KAWAT
      September 4, 2019

      Tell you daughter come teach me otherwise. You will still light a fire in your back yard an destroy the environment

    • ??
      September 4, 2019

      That’s why they need the support to make it legit and safe. This has the potential to rake in thousands of dollars and get the young men to perfect their art. Please open your mind. Many Islands have race tracks for that purpose. It’s time that we get with the times and support our own.

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