@Speed Garage: Thailand's classic car safehouse"A" is the kind of car collector a of us wish we could be. With a passion for Japanese classics he has built up one of the most impressive collections in Thailand. We spoke to him about his cars and his passion.
Initially, I build this @Speed to keep all my cars but now, it's more than just a car garage. It's like my home- I can come here and just relax. I keep all my spare parts, wheels, and cars here. They are sort of like my children. My friends can come here and we can all relax together and share the passion for cars. My name is Thummanoon Pornrojanagoon. My nickname is "A". I am 47 years old. Actually I started driving when I was 8 years old. My father taught me how to drive a little bit and then I stole his car for driving on a street when I was 8, so it's been that I've been driving for 31 years already. You know, driving car always give me pleasure and relaxations. I like to control the cars. Sometime I do also really high speed and we- as a group of friends, we are kept together and start also to go into the motorsport. I think the rarest car, especially the Japanese car, is the Hakosuka. The Hakosuka in Thailand- they are only maybe 4 or 5. On the beginning- I mean when they start selling Hakosuka in Japan, maybe 4 or 5 of them only import to Thailand. I think this is the most difficult car to find in Thailand. I do love Japanese car because my first car I got also a Japanese car and you see I've been working with Japanese for long time, so I really like the way the Japanese thinking. You can see. Well, I think restoring the old car back to life is kind of fun and also you have to put a lot of effort and also investment. Especially the car you love or you prefer to have and then when you got it, you have to put, I think, attention to the car. I have to say I love them all- the cars that I own. I cannot say that I love this one more than the others because, you see, the car I own now, some of them, it took me 4, 5 year to restore it so I have to love them all equally. I still enjoy doing it and I have no intention to stop restoring the cars, and maybe one day I put them into the museums. You see, cars can bring you into friends and also societies. You see, we are getting together because of the cars. So I think car can be friendships also.