Bangkok Motor Expo 2009 – Racing Cars

Motor racing is a popular sport here and many of the carmakers exposed on this market are closely involved in all manner of forms of racing. Since I have been in Bangkok I have caught the last three rounds of the Thai Super Car championship as well as the final round of the Pattaya Pro Racing Series a couple of weeks ago and many of machines that have been plying their trade in either or both series are on show at the 29th Bangkok Motor Expo 2009 this week, mostly displaying their series decals, racing numbers as well as a few dents. The dramatic Thai Super Car championship is the bill topper in Thailand; these outrageous cars are firm favorites with the crowds as they howl their way round the tracks festooned with impressive looking aerodynamic appendages. Split into classes for turbo and non-turbo runners, the Super Cars were in action in their final double header round of the year at the Bangsaen Thailand Speed Festival 2009 just last weekend and several are on show in the motorsport-dedicated section nestling at one end of the Impact Arena’s open plan Challenger hall. These include the red-and-white BMW silhouette racer that rejoined the Thai Super Car series at Bangsaen without too much success although it is complete with a trophy earned during the opening round of the series earlier this year so it must have a handy turn of speed. Also in this paddock is the white #4 Lexus that is driven by Kahjohnsak, it collected a handy fourth place in the first race last

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