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New deals on wheels displayed at 13th Motor Show

Overseas boxers excel at international bout

IV Chiang Mai Bike Week (2004)

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Chiangmai SportRoundup

New deals on wheels displayed at 13th Motor Show

Nopniwat Krailerg

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.

Sriwilai 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 opening ceremony.

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.

The 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

Saksit Meesubkwang

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).

Auengnur 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 encouragement.

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 - Thailand nil.

Thai 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 nil.

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

Program

December 10

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

December 11

10.00 Meeting at the outdoor activity area Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai, and motorcycle parade heading to the Elephant Hospital Lampang.

11.00 Lunch, social activities, ceremony to donate money for supporting Thai elephant conservation.

14.00 Return to outdoor activity area Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai.

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 foundations.


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: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/.

It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!



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