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Friday, October 11, 2013

Classic cars to “star” at the 11th Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2013 Marvelous, precious and remarkable Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Chaipattana Foundation

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn-ModifyCentara 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. Benz 300 SL RoadsterThe 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 PhayaRamakob 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. A1964 Corvette Stingray used in the movie “Stingray” will be  displayed by Syam Sethaputra along with vehicles belonging to Poj Ferrari Dino 246 GTVitjittranon, 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:

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 42 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present Packard 626total to 60 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +66(0) 3251 2021 or e-mail to

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