Hua Hin Auto Concours celebrates birthdays of King and Queen

Packard 626

THE 11TH EDITION OF THE HUA HIN AUTOMOBILE CONCOURS 2013 – the largest of its kind in Thailand’s history – will kick off with a grand parade of more than 50 hard-to-find classic cars.

The event will also celebrate the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the 81st birthday of Queen Sirikit.

Net revenues generated from the event, set for Nov. 29-Dec. 1, will be donated to the Chaipattana Foundation, initiated by King Bhumibol. The Chaipattana Foundation is known for projects dedicated to improving quality of life and self-reliance.

It is being organized by Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, together with Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, president and CEO of Grand Prix International Co. Ltd., Tourism Authority of Thailand, Hua Hin Municipality and Prajuabkirikhan Province with support of five-star hotels in Hua Hin.

The rally also aims to raise awareness of Hua Hin as a destination for organizing unique events, and give the public a chance to view these superb classic cars.
Most of the activities will take place at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. Highlights include a Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, displayed by Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow.

This was an exclusive model built in England during 1949-1955 and a birthday present for Chao Phaya Ramakob upon his return to Thailand, hence its affectionate nickname, Ramprapath. Queen Elizabeth II also used it during her state visit to Thailand when she visited King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit.

Another classic is a 1928 Packard 626, displayed by John Smith. The vehicle has not been shown anywhere else before. Also, 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, Friday, Nov. 29 at The Venezia and Majestic Creek Hua Hin. A gala charity dinner that will takeplace at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn-Modify

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 calling the public relations department at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin at 0 3251 2021-38 or email them at

For more information and reservations, call 66(0) 3251 2021 or e-mail

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