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Old 9th August 2007, 22:51   #1
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This isnt a travelogue but still I wanted to share with fellow bhpians.

A few days back I went to Thailand for a small vacation. I wanted to share the experience with you asap but I was held up with work (read it as I am too lazy at times ) . Its a nice place with nice people but one thing which stunned me was how much they love cars. Almost every other car had an FFE, if not an FFE then a nice stainless steel muffler with huge tail ends. I am sharing the pics of a few rides I caught on road.














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Their version of our autos is tuk tuk but dont be mistaken by their auto looks, these things are loud and fast and they run on CNG or LPG . The seating position for passengers in a took took is rather odd though. It feels as if you are lying down and the tuk tuk drivers dont follow the traffic rules much.


loved this subaru. It was parked infront of pizza hut and we spotted it while searching for some vegi stuff for my friend. He was happy to see pizza hut and I was happy to see this beautiful babe.






I went to Pattaya and Bangkok . Pattaya is a nice laid back place with a lot of women (if you know what i mean). Bangkok on the other hand is a very big mall ofcourse a few monuments, temples and palaces here and there. I happened to visit siam centre which is one of the biggest malls in bangkok. Its huge and when I say its huge I mean HUGEEE.... you can buy things like tooth brush to a Lambo in the same mall. Sharing some of the pics of the rides I saw in the mall which were on sale...swipe your card and take it away . I am sure for most of you these cars are normal but for me it was a very different experience. this was the first time i saw a maserati or a lambo. It was amazing to actually touch and feel these cars though most of them had PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH badge on them but you cant stop a curious soul like myself

A few beauties i saw and felt :








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Thats me with the maserati. saw it for the first time in my life
















And the most beautiful of them all....black Lambo...totally awesome:






I went to Ripleys believe it or not museum in Pattaya and saw the worlds largest tire.







Also saw this wood carved 1937 Jaguar.
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Hope you like the pics.

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Nice pics rishi..
Silver subaru with silver alloys look cool and you should have to post pictures as a thumbnail.

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I went to Pattaya and Bangkok . Pattaya is a nice laid back place with a lot of women (if you know what i mean).

Btw Where are the pics >?
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@ rishibravo - Great pics man. Thanks for sharing. Makes me wanna go back (and not only for cars).

Once, in front of Narcissus I saw 2 F430s (yellow and red), a black M5, a white M6, a silver 911 Cabriolet and a white Cayenne Turbo.
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Superb pix!! Way to go!!
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Rishi good pics mate.

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Wow! That is some great cars snapped.
Yeah, Most of the east asian countries have cars which are modified to some extend. Very rarely you would find a car with steel wheels and stock exhausts. If lucky, one may spot some good sleeper cars too.

Thanks for sharing it here bro!
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Wow! I love the Maserati Quattroporte. Great pics man, thanks for sharing.

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Thailand is great.. well for just about everything

Nice pics of the exotics & the tuk tuks are really something eh?

Iv got a very close friend whose thai so the last time I was there he took me down to some crazy part of chinatown, back alleys and suddenly I was in the heart of a honda chop shop. There were honda guts all over the place. You name it they had it! Here I met a guy who I could have sworn was v1p3r, he was chucking a b16b into what looked like a Standard Herald...
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Hai Rishi,

Great pictures and stunning cars. Looks like you had a blast there....& tnx for sharing.

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Hai Rishi,Great pictures of awesome cars. Looks like you had a blast there......

Tnx for sharing that.Happy Driving,--

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Just awesome dude.
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the rs4 and the tt were awesome. so was the lambo. the ferrari was a 575 maranello right?
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Nice pics Rishi. That must have been one of the best vacations eh? Glad u enjoyed.

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The tuk tuk drivers dont follow the traffic rules much.
I think they share the same genes with our auto drivers and only are referred to with a different name (tuk tuk). They are generally a nuisance anywhere, although exceptions exist. I have rarely come across a pleasant auto driver.

Akshay1234 - thats is a 575 maranello.

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you are absolutely right Aditya it was one of the best vacations. People just love their cars so much.. When you are just at the outskirts of Pattaya theres this huge auto market which has like a thousand types of bling blig mags... Exhausts accessories...car kits and.. I wanted to rent a superbike there as it was pretty cheap...like 800 Baht for a day but didnt take the chance ..

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Nice pics Rishi. That must have been one of the best vacations eh? Glad u enjoyed.



I think they share the same genes with our auto drivers and only are referred to with a different name (tuk tuk). They are generally a nuisance anywhere, although exceptions exist. I have rarely come across a pleasant auto driver.

Akshay1234 - thats is a 575 maranello.
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