For the 18th year, the Antique Automobile Association of Thailand converged on Hua Hin for its yearly classic car parade. From December 18th to the 20th, under the theme “Return to Hua Hin, The Land Of Promises, over 50 classic cars made the trek from the Avani Plus Riverside in Bangkok to the Avani Plus Hua Hin Resort.
Mark O’Sullivan, General Manager of AVANI + Riverside Bangkok said, “It is with great pleasure to be the venue for the press conference and the start point of the Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade to promote tourism in Phetchaburi once again. The general public was invited to take photos and have a closer look at the classic and vintage cars out in front of the hotel before the Caravan’s start to Hua Hin.
A few of the “stars” in the 50+ car caravan were a 1968 BMW 1600 Cabriolet, a 1956 JAGUAR XK140, and a 1961 TRIUMPH TR3A.
Before reaching Hua Hin, the group made several stops. The first was to the Nantawan Candy House where the association has given scholarships to blind students and scholarships to the Thammikwittaya Phetchaburi School.
The procession then headed to the Wat Phet Phli (formerly Wat Priphi), to visit the museum’s temple before heading to Avani Plus Hua Hin Resort, where a party took place on the beach amongst the car owners and friends.
On the second day, the group joined for breakfast at the hotels “Staa’s Restaurant before heading out to the Ban Huai Sai Ngam School in Nong Phlap, where the organization donated to the school’s educational fund. It was then off to lunch at the Monsoon Valley Vineyard Hua Hin and then returning to Hua Hin where all the cars drove thru town in the hailed parade. That evening was the highlight of the weekend, the vintage car Gala dinner held at the Avani Plus Hua Hin Resort’s Rajapruek Ballroom.
Support for the event came from the Phetchaburi Chamber of Commerce, Cha-am Municipality, Hua Hin Municipality, and Thailand’s Tourism Authority Of Thailand (TAT).
Fans of vintage and classic cars who missed the Caravan on December 18-20 can follow thee impressions made of the 18th Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade at facebook.com/VintageCarClub.