New deals on wheels displayed at 13th Motor Show
The 13th Motor Show was officially opened on November 27
at the Central Airport Plaza and will run until December 5.
New cars from BMW, Chevrolet, Alfa Romeo, Toyota,
Peugeot, Citroen, Audi, Volkswagen and Seat are on display, with most of the
models coming from local distributors.
Chaisawong, president of the Car Trader Club, presents a bouquet of flowers
to Jumpol Chutima, president of the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce at the
VIP guests at the opening ceremony included the president
of the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce Jumpol Chutima, president of the Car
Trader Club Sriwilai Chaisawong, and chairman of the motor show organizing
committee Chairat Yapanya.
atmosphere at the 13th Motor Show.
“The motor show is one of the best indicators of the
growth or decay of car trading of Chiang Mai and neighboring provinces and
is an important trade of the city,” Jumpol said at the opening ceremony.
The manufacturing situation in Thailand is now back to pre-1997 levels,
and although the majority of production is for export, there has been a
concomitant rise in local purchasing, which has gone hand in hand with the
freeing up of credit.
Overseas boxers excel
at international bout
An international Thai boxing competition took place at
Thapae Gate on November 26 as part of Chiang Mai’s Yi Peng (Loy Krathong)
festival celebrations. It was organized by Kiattisak Saithai, chairman of the
Chiang Mai Food and Entertainment Fair, in cooperation with Chiang Mai
Municipality and NSsport (Thailand).
Wor Wara (left) from Thailand and Playboy model, Latasha Marzolla (right)
from the United States. Marzolla defeated Auengnur in the fourth round.
Despite the heavy rain, neither fight fans nor fighters
were deterred, with the three main bouts bringing much partisan
The bout in the 114 pound category was between Thai boxer
‘Nong Kae’ Sithtodom and Ardra Hernandez from the United States.
Hernandez defeated ‘Nong Kae’ by a unanimous decision. Foreigners 1 -
boxer, Yodkeng Sithja-jo (left) beat Turkish boxer Vagen Zahim (right) in the
second round with a TKO.
The 127 pound category bout was between Auengnur Wor Wara
from Thailand and Playboy model Latasha Marzolla from the United States.
Marzolla knocked out Auengnur in the fourth round. Foreigners 2 - Thailand
The final bout was in the 160 pound category between
Turkish boxer Vagen Zahim and Yodkeng Sithja-jo from Thailand. By the second
round, Zahim’s head was bleeding from a well placed Yodkeng elbow. The
medical team attempted to stop the bleeding and the referee allowed him to
continue fighting. However, the bleeding started again and the referee
stopped the match and declared Yodkeng the winner. Foreigners 2 - Thailand 1.
After the competition, spectators commented on the fact
that foreign boxers had vastly improved their Thai boxing skills to now equal
the Thai boxers, even though Thai boxing originated in this country.
IV Chiang Mai Bike Week (2004)
Program courtesy of North Comets Motorcycle Club
Time: Friday & Saturday December 10 & 11
Venue: Outdoor activity area, Central Airport Plaza
Event organizer: North Comets Motorcycle Club
13.00 Arrival and activities, booths for bikers at Central
Airport Plaza Chiang Mai
14.00 The extreme bike show
16.00 Big bike show
18.00-21.30 “Welcome Party” at outdoor activity area
Central Airport Plaza, exclusively for club members
10.00 Meeting at the outdoor activity area Central Airport
Plaza Chiang Mai, and motorcycle parade heading to the Elephant Hospital
11.00 Lunch, social activities, ceremony to donate money for
supporting Thai elephant conservation.
14.00 Return to outdoor activity area Central Airport Plaza
15.00 The hill climbing motorcycle show.
18.00 Charity party at outdoor activity area Central Airport
Plaza Chiang Mai. Musical performances and many activities featuring Thai Lanna
style, display of bikers’ products, various money donations to local charity
Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”
CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai runs on Mondays every 2
weeks. If you need a lift from the Hash House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of
Soi 2) at 4 pm please Call 09 99 358 27 before 3 pm.
CUM H3 is a male run. Pick-up every Tuesday at 4 pm from
Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road (opposite Irish Pub). A fun run for
males. No committee.
CSH3 is a mixed hash. Runs every Saturday. Pick up from Hash
House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 3.30 pm.
Chiang Mai’s Happy H3 is a new club with a mixture of
traditional values and progressive thinking. Very democratic, good runs and
“on on’s” guaranteed. On on on at Clubroom. Pick-up from Fish ‘n Chip
Shop, Ratchawitti Road, 4 p.m. every Saturday.
BH3 female hash (Harriettes) runs once a month on the last
Sunday of the month. Pickup from Hash House Pub on the corner of Soi 2 at Moon
Muang Rd. is at 3.30 p.m. during the winter and 4 p.m. during the summer.
For more information visit:
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to
meet all the long-time expats here!