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The 18th edition of the mother event RFC awaits… in Malaysia
Countdown to Dec 2014.
Participating countries confirming their presence since June 2013.


These are general guidelines only to assist you in your preparation. It’s important that you read and understand about the event as much as possible before you embark on your journey with us. Should you have specific queries, please contact us directly.
EVENT GUIDE I
EVENT GUIDE II
EVENT GUIDE III
GENERAL GUIDE TO COMPETITOR TEAMS (COMPULSORY READING)
MEDICAL PREPARATION – A JUNGLE GUIDE I
MEDICAL PREPARATION – A JUNGLE GUIDE II
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN RFC


Announcement: Welcoming JIM Logistics as the Official Freight Handler of RFC. Specialists in exhibition logistics to event freight logistics/forwarding biz from Defense Services Asia Show Kuala Lumpur, World Gas Conference KLCC, Singapore Air Show, Offshore Asia, Plast India, DIMDEX, Doha, UAE, LUX Property Shanghai, China, Indo Defense, Indonesia, Africa Big 7/SAITEX, South Africa, INTERZOO, Germany, New York International Gift Fair to Rainforest Challenge (RFC)….JIM with its worldwide network of offices/agents & dedicated team has that kind of experience/commitment. Queries on your shipping/freight to RFC 2013, contact likchu@jim.com.my or kumar@jim.com.my Mobile: 6012 -250 5549 or 6012-647 9011 at Wisma JIM, 23, Jln Apollo, U5/94 Bandar Pinggiran Subang, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: 60- 3- 7846 1811, Fax: 60 – 3 7846 1944. Website: www.jim.com.my. The mother event RFC in Malaysia awaits: 29 Nov – 8 Dec.

The mother event RFC awaits….in Malaysia this 28 Nov – 9 Dec. ANNOUNCEMENT: For those joining the mother event RFC 2014 as competitor teams, support crew, officials, media members & touring adventurers, here’s introducing Explorer & Outdoor Centre, our partners for all your camping needs in the event. They are also able to give advice on the why, which & what you should take into the jungle. Remember that everyone must bring their own camp-bed, sleeping bag, mess tins, cutlery, dry rations & anything to do with self-reliance in the jungle. For our overseas & outstation participants, you can make your orders first and then upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur , make payment & collect your items directly from them. RFC 2014 takes off in Kuala Lumpur on 28 Nov with the Presentation Day. Fully prepared to face the odds will go a long way to your enjoyment in the RFC. Queries on camping matters, pls contact: beeoutdoor@yahoo.com copy to Brandon@exploreroutfitter.com. Tel: 60 3-6201 0551 (Explorer); 60-3-4251 2548 (outdoor Centre). Please info them that you are coming for RFC 2014. Pix: RFC with Explorer Outfitter team at Publika outlet.


RFC Event Concept Dealer

“Every battle is won….BEFORE it is fought,” Sun Tzu (the Art of War). In off-rd 4x4 war terminology for race teams @ competitor category, preparation on what’s best to use for one’s combat machine, strategy, tactics, knowing oneself, knowing one’s hardware inside out & who’s who in the race to the top are among the pre-requisites. Using the right kind of tires to suit your battle wagon / pickup / Ute is, part & parcel of winning the war in RFC. Winning here does not confine to only reaching the Top 3 but, it also means to finish the entire event (a world’s top ten toughest motor races).. come what may..the stuff that champs are made of. This coming May, fresh from Taiwan HQ & for the first time in Malaysia (& also in the region), introducing the all-new “warrior breed Maxxis Trepador 35” x 12.5 – 16 LT (8 ply) by Maxxis 4x4 Club. This being the first batch, it’s on “first-come-first-serve” basis only. For those residing in M’sia, booking orders r now open frm our AUTHORIZED RFC Event Concept Reps: Aida (016-9025345), Alvin (016-7113626) &/or Explorer @ Publika (03-62010551 @ Bee). For o/seas entries, u can order them directly frm rfc@rainforest-challenge.com (subject to availability at time of order). This first batch will also be in time for RFC 2014 (29 Nov-8 Dec).

PICK UP TRUCK CATEGORY

In tandem with the aspirations of emerging “young blood” + OEM vehicle manufacturers, out to prove their point of having taken on the RFC; we are pleased to announce that frm this yr, we shall have TWO NEW CLASSES in the competition category. Man & Machine will go tro’ selected Special Stages (SS) suited to its category & get their piece of action in the event. The classes are: (1) The Production Pickup 4x4 & (2) Modified Pickup 4x4. Here are the Pickup Truck Class Supplementary Rules. This Class must abide by the previous Rules & Guidelines of RFC but Rules listed here override any conflicting similar Rules: (a) Body and Tray to be original. (b) Interior dash & trim to remain. (c) Original Chassis to be retained. (d) Original drive line and motor. (e) Suspension to use standard mounts and configuration. (f) All lights to be operational as fitted from factory. (g) Electric winch only. (h) 4 Point Internal Roll Cage in Single Cab or 6 Point Internal Roll Cage in Dual Cab. Roll Cage is to be constructed to recognized International Standards using both design & material for construction. Changes allowed:- (i) Extra alternator and batteries. (j) Winch bars & side rails. (k) Engine Management System. (l) Exhaust with muffler fitted. (m) Rear overhang of tray can be shortened up to rear most suspension point, tray to retain original shape and tailgate. (n) Larger wheel arches. (o) Any motor or drive line in manufactures range (Modified Class only). (p) Suspension & chassis modifications open (Modified Class only). (q) Modified interior trim (Modified Class only).

For those getting ready to take on this year’s adventure, please read this section carefully. Queries to: rfc@rainforest-challenge.com, luiswee@yahoo.com.


The RFC now has a wide international network across the world. Every year, we have new countries interested to have their own RFC events (on-going process). Only the existing ones are listed here, new events will be added in annually. Our global series are sports/adventure tourism format which also promotes the respective countries to our worldwide RFC fraternities. Queries to RFC International: rfc@rainforest-challenge.com, luis@rainforest-challenge.com or luiswee@yahoo.com.


RFC Italy, RFC China, RFC Sri Lanka, XI-RFC Australia RFC West Russia, RFC India, RFC Vietnam

Here’s a unique first edition of a photographic record book which comes with a DVD version shot and recorded during 2011. A must-have collection.
PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD BOOK OF RFC GLOBAL SERIES
A unique collection for our aficionados. The 2011 photographic record book of RFC events held in Italy, China, Sri Lanka & in Malaysia. Four countries, different nationalities, culture and language but one passion in RFC. The book also comes with a DVD version. Priced at 19.90 euros for the book, 14.9 euros for the DVD or purchase both at 28 euros (excluding shipping). Online sales from http://www.gpphoto.net/catalogue-shop/shop/#cc-m-product-5592145350. A bigger vol book for 2013 is in the making which will include West Russia, Poland, Tunisia, Vietnam & Australia, making up to 8 nations under the RFC Global Series. Open for sponsorship/advertising/investor partner. Contact: luis@rainforest-challenge.com, luiswee@yahoo.com, rfc@rainforest-challenge.com. Cell ph: 6012-211 7080. Office: 603 – 2163 5908/6908.

The RFC international media coverage reaches across 50 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, North & South America. Here are some collections.


The RFC has been dubbed by the foreign media as “the mother of all trophy raid events, extraordinary adventurers in an extraordinary event set in an extraordinary season- the monsoon.” On the home front, the various awards are:


A collection of memorable pix from the world media covering our mother event in Malaysia and RFC’s global series.