NatGeo bids for world record in new series

Automotive reality entertainment series, Record Rides, pits adrenaline junkie and radio DJ, KC Montero, against race car driver Natasha Chang, also known as Chiney Dolly. 

NatGeo bids for world record in new series
In the two-part series, radio DJ KC Montero (left) against race car driver Natasha Chang (center)
The gambit is simple: KC and Natasha aim to write their names into the record books as the fastest ascent of Doi Chang mountain by car. The catch: there will be no rocket ships or supercars: KC and Natasha will need to prove their ingenuity in sourcing and souping up their own speedsters for the showdown on an impossible timeline. Whether or not they end up with their name in the record books, the pair will be breaking new ground - there is no such existing record, and indeed, no similar effort made in an everyday car.

Chiang Mai is the historical capital of the old Lanna Kingdom: home to misty mountains, colorful hill tribes and picture-postcard ancient Thai temples framed by blue skies and lush greenery.

Doi Chang mountain in this Thai province is the location of the showdown. It will bear witness to feats of ingenuity, of power, control, and of speed, as KC and Natasha hurtle up the slopes in a battle to carve their names in the record books as the fastest ascent of Doi Chang mountain by car. 

KC is a car nut with a need for speed and Natasha is no slouch in the driver’s seat either, bringing her racing experience to the table, but neither will attempt the record ride alone. They will get local help on their quest for the Guinness World Records™ attempt from Phat aka ‘Golf’, an expert of the Chiang Mai racing scene, and his motorhead crew at Phat Garage - plus a boost from Caltex with Techron® fuel as they race up the mountain and into the record books. 

“National Geographic has always believed in adventure, exploration and pushing boundaries. With Record Rides, we are pleased to be a part of this attempt at a new world record,” says Con Apostolopoulos, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Middle East, National Geographic Partners. 

“As a leading visual storyteller, National Geographic’s programming pillars of exploration, education, and science resonate well with the Caltex brand. Hence, we are proud to partner with the channel to create Record Rides for our viewers and motorists in Asia,” says Brian Fisher, Caltex Brand Manager. 

Record Rides premiered on June 23. The concluding part airs on June 30, 8:00 p.m., in South East Asia and Hong Kong on National Geographic (Skycable Ch. 41 / Cignal Ch. 141 / Cable Link Ch. 62 / GSAT Ch. 55).

Topics: Record Rides , KC Montero , Natasha Chang , Chiang Mai , racing
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