If you haven’t heard about the awesome Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge parties then you must have been living under a rock as there have been some truly epic parties these last 3 years. To understand why I say it’s an epic party you might want to read my post on the previous Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge – http://timchew.net/2012/04/22/johnnie-walker-black-circuit-lounge-march-2012/
The JOHNNIE WALKER® Black Circuit Lounge VIP race party will be held in the beautiful island of Penang on 4 August, this time with a distinctly British edge. The hottest race party in Malaysia will also welcome the presence of motorsports royalty with two-time Formula 1™ World Champion and JOHNNIE WALKER® Responsible Drinking Ambassador Mika Häkkinen. The award-winning World’s No.1 Scotch whisky and global partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ Formula 1™ team since 2005 will be celebrating their “home” race in Silverstone, Great Britain while commemorating Penang’s rich historical heritage with the British.
So here’s a little info on Johnnie Walker:
JOHNNIE WALKER® is billed as the world’s number one whisky brand, enjoyed by people in almost 200 countries around the world. Since the time of founder, John Walker, it has been closely associated with the concept of personal progress. A combination of consumer insight, determination and commercial astuteness enabled three pioneering generations of Walker men to grow the small grocery store founded in 1820 into an international whisky business selling stylish, authentic, iconic brands.
This progressive and innovative approach has continued into the 21st century and in 2005 JOHNNIE WALKER® entered a partner agreement with the McLaren Formula 1™ team. Today JOHNNIE WALKER® is recognised as an icon of personal progress, as an international, high-status, sophisticated and dynamic brand. The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ team closely matches these characteristics and provides a unique and exciting platform for engaging with today’s consumers.
Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen will be making an appearance at the party. Mika is the JOHNNIE WALKER® Responsible Drinking Ambassador and he will be in Malaysia to reinforce Join The Pact to Never Drink and Drive, which is the primary JOHNNIE WALKER® Responsible Drinking social initiative worldwide. Join The Pact conveys the message that “Winners Always Stay In Control”, and so do the right thing and pledge your signature to “Never Drink And Drive” at http://www.jointhepact.com
BTW I’ve met him previously when Johnnie Walker brought him down to SIC back in 2010. Read about my experience at – http://timchew.net/2010/08/28/preview-johnnie-walker-pit-crew-experience/
The hot and sexy DJ Geri has always lived a musically charmed life from her early beginnings as a classically trained pianist and violinist. Now as one of the region’s up and coming female DJs, she is all set to tear dancefloors up with her Electro and Hip Hop tunes. DJ Geri has the ability to read the crowd and play party rocking music to get the floor moving.
Check our DJ Geri’s music here – http://soundcloud.com/djanegeri/djane-geri-club-mix
In 2010 Benji guided 17,000 revellers into the New Year at the London O2 arena alongside Deadmau5, Justice and Calvin Harris.
Benji’s stage set-up is like something out of the Star Ship Enterprise, his sophisticated arsenal of gadgets allow him to re-invent pretty much any party tune, cartoon theme or movie soundtrack into something new while taking everyone on an epic journey through the history of music itself!
Benji is a busy boy! From touring Europe as well as rockin’ the major festivals like Rockness, Bestival & Glastonbury he has earnt a reputation for delivering. His show was recently described as “Peak hour dancefloor weaponry!”
Direct has claimed residences all over Las Vegas at places such as Blue Martini, Hawaiian Tropic Zone, Diablo’s Cantina, Wet Republic & Studio 54 at the MGM Grand, Blush at the Wynn Resort & Casino, Tao inside the Venetian, Mix at the Mandalay Bay, & the ultra exclusive members only club, Foundation Room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino alongside with Drai’s, the only premier after hours club in the entire city. He has also made his mark in high fashion as the Musical Director for Guess clothing by Marciano for all their retail locations on the West Coast.
Music is an irreplaceable element in the life of DJ RayRay. She spun her way into the Hip-Hop scene when she was only 15. Through the spinning turntable, she implants her lifeful power into the grooving of music. Her music flows from Hip-Hop, Jazz Hip-Hop, Old School up to high paced Funk, Disco and Electro. Diversity of her music is churned from her turntables day in day out. Soul is what powers her music.
Check out Dj RayRay’s music here – http://soundcloud.com/djrayray/dj-rayray-2010-ughh-mix
The exclusive invites will be RFID enabled to allow guests quick and easy access into the party. Guests will also be able to instantly post information on their arrival at the party, along with any interactive activities they might access, up on Facebook.
Guests at the JOHNNIE WALKER® Black Circuit Lounge can expect to be treated to an unsurpassed VIP experience that combines style with sophistication; hallmarks of JOHNNIE WALKER® whiskies. As committed advocates of responsible drinking, JOHNNIE WALKER® will pro-actively provide guests with complimentary mineral water during the party and have ample taxis on standby to ferry guests home safely. Remember – Never Drink and Drive!
Ok now you’re probably asking – how do I get passes to this exclusive party? Well read on!
For exclusive invites, JOHNNIE WALKER® fans need to ‘Like’ JOHNNIE WALKER® Malaysia at https://www.facebook.com/JohnnieWalkerMalaysia and enter the contest for VIP passes before 26 July. Approximately 200 priceless VIP passes will be available through this contest for fans to experience an elite party that is sure to be graced by the A-list and jet set glamour crowd of Central and Northern Malaysia. Two lucky Grand Prize winners will also be rewarded with the full motor racing VIP treatment from JOHNNIE WALKER® that includes 10 VIP passes, a money-can’t-buy reserved table at the party, top hotel suite accommodation for one night, and finally a chauffeured limousine to the venue and back to encourage partying in style, as well as safety. Limited Edition Vodafone McLaren Mercedes merchandise pieces signed by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are also on offer to those that Step Inside the Black Circuit this month on Facebook.
Date: 4 August 2012
Venue: Penang Turf Club Main Tote Hall
Hosts: Oli Pettigrew & Hannah Tan
DJs: Djane Geri, Ray Ray, Benji Boko & DJ Direct
Other Attractions: Two-time World Champion and Johnnie Walker Responsible Drinking Ambassador Mika Hakkinen
Alternatively you can also win some passes to the party courtesy of Johnnie Walker and Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers by entering the contest below:
1. Name two Formula One™ drivers from Great Britain in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team.
2. Tell us why you think that JOHNNIE WALKER® Black Circuit Lounge VIP Race party is THE party of the year and why you should be invited in no more than 50 words.
The blog reader with the most creative answers will get 2 VIP passes to the ultra exclusive JOHNNIE WALKER® Black Circuit Lounge.
To participate, simply email the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org together with your full name, NRIC and mobile number.
Deadline: 11.59pm, 31 July 2012.
*Terms & Conditions apply as stated below.
Terms and conditions:
i) Only Non-Muslim Malaysian residents aged 18 and above are eligible to participate in this contest.
ii) All participants are warranted to have read the Terms & Conditions carefully. By submitting the entry, they are deemed to have accepted the Terms & Conditions stated.
iii) MHD reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any entrant from the contest without having to provide any reasons. In any such event, MHD’s decisions are final and binding and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entertained.
iv) Each submission (and any intellectual property that forms part of that submission) shall then become the property of MHD and may be used by MHD at no cost and in any way deemed fit.
v) *All prizes are subject to stock availability and MHD reserves the right to cancel, change, substitute or remove the prizes at any time or without notice to the participant.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/JohnnieWalkerMalaysia