If there’s one factor I’ve learnt over time 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.
After I consider Thailand I image tropical island landscapes bordered by white sandy seashores, advert infinitum palm bushes and pristine blue waters. It’s a spot the place vacationers go to benefit from the island way of life – ingesting cocktails on the seashore, enjoyable from daybreak until nightfall and dealing on their tan. There may be after all way more to Thailand than simply that.
Outdoors of the nation’s well-liked island vacation locations, mainland Thailand is residence 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 typically troublesome to achieve entry to it. This is the reason customized occasions are so essential. If you happen to’re all in favour of seeing what the Thai customized scene appears to be like like one of the best present on the calendar is the Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present.
The 2022 Bangkok HRCS occurred final month. It was the 4th present within the historical past of the occasion (2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022) and the largest one thus far. To get a greater understanding of the occasion we obtained 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 primary 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 over time?
In 2016, the occasion occurred on the outdated manufacturing unit on Vibhavadi Rd with roughly 8,000 attendees and round 150 complete show scorching rod vehicles and customized bikes.
In 2017, the occasion occurred at Bangkok Worldwide Commerce & Exhibition Centre (Bitec Bangna) with roughly 15,000 attendees and round 200 customized automobiles.
In 2019, the occasion occurred at SHOW DC (Rama 9 Rd.) with roughly 20,000 attendees and round 280 customized automobiles.
This 12 months there have been roughly 30,000 attendees and round 350 automobiles 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. You’ll find quite a few good vehicles and bikes at Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present annually.
Other than the automobiles what else can individuals see on the present?
For this 12 months we had the Mooneyes BKK skatepark, a Miss Bangkok Scorching Rod Pinup Woman Contest, Kustom Paint Thailand Contest, a Swap Meet (components & equipment/using gear/trend), and a particular worldwide friends 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 ample parking and correct amenities. Furthermore, we’re in search of assist from the worldwide press and media to assist make our present change into well-known within the World Customized Tradition scene and appeal to extra guests from all all over the world to expertise our Wonderful Thailand.
When will the following Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present be held?
Any further the Bangkok Scorching Rod Customized Present will happen each different 12 months. Subsequently, the following present shall be held in 2024. Please keep tuned for extra details about the date, time, and venue.