Bangkok Motor Show: a collage of Cars, Models, and People

April 14, 2013  •  2 Comments

Motorshow 2013

 

I have attended a number of "motorshows" in Thailand and found them to be full of energy, cars, motorcycles, and of course models ("Pretties") looking to advance their careers and help sell the event and the vehicles.  It is an extravaganza. 

So enjoy the images, may they give you a feel of the motorshow...

Some of the vendors go for a sophisticated look (as this Porsche model left). Others a low key sensual look (as this BMW motorcycle model right).

 

 

 

And of course there are cars. Here is a Lamborghini sports car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the models are flirtatious and others sexy, it's all about selling...  Be it an exotic car or a family car or a modeling career...

 

 

An elegant model poses with a Rolls Royce (above left). A vivacious model poses with a Bently (above right).

 

The costumes worn are varied and some are unique like the Captain's outfits (above).

 

 

Some of the displays show creativity, the Mini Cooper display is shown above along with a view of Impact Challenger (Above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motorshow attracts hundreds of thousands visitors during it's week long run. This causes traffic jams and travel delays, as a result many of the models rent one room condominiums near Impact Challenger. This off duty model  is having beakfast at a local eatery and discussing her modeling portfolio with another model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satirical costuming is also popular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a pagent that occurs with the motor show, Miss Motorshow and her court make appearances at the shows vendor sites and pose for the cameras...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curled hair of red and blonde with head pieces are popular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vietnam War brought many changes to Thailand, these include quite a lot of "Westernization" including beauty pagents, clothing and a more materialistic society. Chevrolet and Ford both have Thailand operations. Here three Thai Models show that "Sensuality Sells Cars" and I guess a big reason for the Motorshows.

There are two shows a year, they are well attended by Thais and Expats alike. And are one of the few events at the Impact - Challenger Center with an entry fee: 100 Thai Baht ($3.33 US).

I like attend to practice making portraits, hopefully I am learning and my images are improving. Feel free to leave me comments and critiques...


Comments

3.Mark Chng(non-registered)
The wordings and comments for each and every photo were excellent.
2.Mark Chng(non-registered)
Fantastic photograpy. I enjoy looking at the beautiful cars and of course
the pretty models too. Sure would like to attend and enjoy this kind of
motor show if I have the opportunity to do so.

Congrats to you Fred, all the photos are simply great.

Cheers and thanks.

Mark
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