The Vintage car club of Thailand showcased 100 classic motorcars for this year’s annual event entitled “40th Glossy Heritage Awards” held from June 15 – 19 at Future Park Rangsit in Bangkok.
2016 has been named “World Motoring Heritage Year” by FIVA, the international federation of historic vehicles, with the UNESCO as the official patron.
The Future Park, one of the biggest malls in Asia covering more than 215,000 square feet, was an ideal location for the 5-day event and its modern architecture and the impressive lighting framing the classic cars highlighted the difference between the past and the future.
The “oldest” car was a 1906 Opel, and the “youngest” was a 2002tii BWM from 1971.
Beautiful and rare cars such as the famous Mercedes 300SL Gullwing were on display, along with a BMW 503 dating from 1958, one of only 273 coupes that were manufactured. The majority of “the beauties” were German brands like Mercedes, Porsche, Volkswagen, BMW and Opel, and English cars like Jaguars and Minis. Amazingly not very many cars from the US.
The owners of the cars came dressed in the same period as their beloved vehicles.