The upcoming Vintage Car Festivals in December will feature a display of several classic and vintage automobiles of Princess Rampaipannee, the royal consort to King Rama VII, and widely known Thai celebrities and classic car owners According to the Chairman of the Mercedes- Benz Club of Thailand Mr. Siam Setthabut who launched a press conference on the event together with the Prachuap Khirikhan Governor, Hua Hin Mayor and Ms. Supattra Jirathiwat, the Vintage Car Festival will take place between 14 and 17 December 2012 at Centara Grand Hua Hin. So far, owners of the total of 80 classic and vintage cars have replied to take part in the event. The cars to be displayed at the event include European, Scandinavian and American ones.
All are rare and dated over 50 years old but in an excellent condition thanks to good care by their owners. Another highlight that will fascinate both Thais and foreigners who attend the event is the red sport Morgan from England.
This one was once a personal car of Princess Rampaipannee, the royal consort of King Rama VII. Under total renovation, this car will be the first one that leads the automobile parade around Hua Hin for an opening ceremony. Besides, there will be many other beautiful and rare classic cars, such as Hub Mobile of 1914 of Pol. Col. Niyom Kanjanawat, Ferrari Dino 246 GTS of Mr. Witthawas and Mr. Sawas Chuto and vintage Benzes of the former Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Surakiat Sathirathai, Mr. Sawas Horungreung and Mr. Pot Wijittranont.
All of the cars worth over 100 million Baht but the love of the cars’ owners is priceless and invaluable. The Deputy Chairman of Organizational Relations Department of Centara Group Ms. Supattra Jirathiwat said that this event would promote tourism in Hua Hin and its proceedings will be donated to the Chai Pattana Foundation under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event, the Jirathiwat family will put their old Rolls-Royce on display at Centara Hua Hin. This car is an English car much favored by the English royal family and distinguished people of England.