Exotic cars, safety highlight Pattaya Motor Show

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Cars and motorcycles from 27 manufacturers revved up Central Festival Pattaya Beach for the Fast to Fest 2011 Pattaya Motor Show.

Chonburi Deputy Gov. Pongsak Preechavit, newly elected Pattaya MP Sansak Ngampichet, and city council Tourism & Sports Committee Chairman Rattanachai Sutidechanai opened the July 30 – Aug. 7 event, which covered two floors of the beachfront mall.

The hand-made, one-of-a-kind Spyker sports convertible.The hand-made, one-of-a-kind Spyker sports convertible.

The exhibition saw the debut of the GP800 from Gilera, which was touted as the world’s fastest superbike, as well as the Mercedes-Benz SLK 200. It also featured the exotic F1 Lotus Renault R31 and the hand-made, one-of-a-kind Spyker sports convertible.

The region’s top automotive manufacturers – including Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus, Lotus, Lamborghini, Porsche, Volvo, Nissan, Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet , Kawasaki, Vespa, Yamaha, Honda – were on hand to show off and sell their latest models.

Safety was a big part of the exhibition, with seminars on helmet use, a helmet-exchange program run by the Pattaya Zero Accidents Program and the donation of 800 helmets to Pattaya City Hall, the Pattaya Police Station and Banglamung Police by Mityon Pattaya Co.

Do the racing stripes make it go any faster?Do the racing stripes make it go any faster?

“Don’t touch” - the car, not the girl - or perhaps both.“Don’t touch” – the car, not the girl – or perhaps both.