If there’s one factor I’ve learnt through the years of penning this web site it’s to by no means underestimate anybody or something. That sentiment additionally applies to a rustic’s customized scene.
Once I consider Thailand I image tropical island landscapes bordered by white sandy seashores, advert infinitum palm timber and pristine blue waters. It’s a spot the place vacationers go to benefit from the island way of life – ingesting cocktails on the seaside, stress-free from daybreak until nightfall and dealing on their tan. There may be in fact way more to Thailand than simply that.
Outdoors of the nation’s fashionable island vacation locations, mainland Thailand is dwelling to some 70 million habitants. The nation’s capital Bangkok is estimated to accommodate over 22% of that determine at round 14 million individuals. As with most main cities, it goes with out saying there’s a booming customized scene in Thailand. Sadly, as an outsider, it’s usually troublesome to achieve entry to it. This is the reason customized occasions are so essential. In the event you’re considering seeing what the Thai customized scene appears to be like like the perfect present on the calendar is the Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present.
The 2022 Bangkok HRCS befell final month. It was the 4th present within the historical past of the occasion (2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022) and the largest one up to now. To get a greater understanding of the occasion we acquired in contact with the occasion organiser Mr Nanthapat Unpikul (pictured above), in any other case referred to as Bomb.
Who’s behind the Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present?
There are 4 fundamental individuals together with myself and three different co-founders; Mr Mark from Fatboy Design and Mooneyes BKK, Mr PK, and Mr Financial institution.
How has the present modified through the years?
In 2016, the occasion befell on the previous manufacturing facility on Vibhavadi Rd with roughly 8,000 attendees and round 150 whole show sizzling rod automobiles and customized bikes.
In 2017, the occasion befell at Bangkok Worldwide Commerce & Exhibition Centre (Bitec Bangna) with roughly 15,000 attendees and round 200 customized autos.
In 2019, the occasion befell at SHOW DC (Rama 9 Rd.) with roughly 20,000 attendees and round 280 customized autos.
This yr there have been roughly 30,000 attendees and round 350 autos on show.
What do you assume makes the Thai customized scene particular?
Thai builders have excessive potential with distinctive customized concepts. They’re all very energetic and eager to customise. Yow will discover quite a few sensible automobiles and bikes at Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present every year.
Except for the autos what else can individuals see on the present?
For this yr we had the Mooneyes BKK skatepark, a Miss Bangkok Scorching Rod Pinup Lady Contest, Kustom Paint Thailand Contest, a Swap Meet (elements & equipment/driving gear/vogue), and a particular worldwide company zone.
What plans do you might have for the way forward for the present?
We’re planning to discover a venue the place it will likely be simpler for guests to journey to with adequate parking and correct services. Furthermore, we’re in search of help from the worldwide press and media to assist make our present develop into well-known within the World Customized Tradition scene and appeal to extra guests from all world wide to expertise our Wonderful Thailand.
When will the subsequent Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present be held?
To any extent further the Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present will happen each different yr. Due to this fact, the subsequent present can be held in 2024. Please keep tuned for extra details about the date, time, and venue.