Classic cars at the 11th Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2013

| October 9, 2013

Marvelous, precious and remarkable, Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Chaipattana Foundation

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas HuaHin, together with Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, president and CEO of Grand Prix International Co Ltd, Tourism Authority of Thailand, HuaHin Municipality and Prajuabkirikhan Province with support of five-star hotels in HuaHin, will be organising the 11th edition of the HuaHin Automobile Concours 2013,  to celebrate the 86th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the 81st birthday of Queen Sirikit.


The event, the largest of its kind in Thailand’s history, will be held from 29th November to 1st December 2013. Marvelous, precious and remarkable, the revenue generated from the event will be donated to the Chaipattana Foundation after deducting expenses.

Initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol, the Chaipattana Foundation is renowned for projects dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-reliance. The aim of the rally is to raise awareness of HuaHin as a destination for organizing unique events, and give the public a chance to view these superb classic cars.

The HuaHin Automobile Concours features a fun-filled programme of activities and fine dining, most of which take place at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas HuaHin.

Be thrilled with the beauty of a grand parade of more than 50 hard to find classic cars. Highlighted cars include a Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, displayed by Dr Prachin  Eamlumnow.  This was an  exclusive model  built in England during 1949-1955. The vehicle was a birthday present for Chao Phaya Ramakob upon his return to Thailand, hence its affectionate nickname, “Ramprapath”. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom  also used this majestic vehicle during her state visit to Thailand when she visited His Majesty King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit.

Another classic car at the event is a 1928 Packard 626, displayed by John Smith.  The vehicle  has not been shown anywhere else before. A 1964 Corvette Stingray used in the movie “Stingray” will be  displayed by Syam Sethaputra along with vehicles belonging to Poj Vitjittranon, Sawad Horrungrueng and Dr Surakiet Satienthai.


There will be music and dining at the end of the first day’s event which is Friday, 29th November at The Venezia and Majestic Creek Hua Hin, and a gala charity dinner that will take place at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas HuaHin on Saturday, 30th November 2013.

Other activities for philanthropists  include releasing fishes and turtles at Chang Hua Man Royal Project, planting  rubber trees at Khao Krapuk, donation of  86 bicycles to four selected local schools in PrachuabKhiri Khan, as well as offering food in a traditional ceremony to 86 Buddhist monks.

Anyone interested in joining or bringing their own cars to participate in the event can book their accommodations or their seats by contacting Public Relations Department, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas HuaHin. Tel: 0 3251 2021-38 or email:


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