Bangkok, 4 August, 2017
At the Formula 1 race in
Budapest, Hungary in July 2017, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) displayed
an icon of Thailand, a 34 year old Tuk Tuk that has been driven from Bangkok to
Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na
TAT deputy Governor for Marketing Communication says, “This little TUK TUK was
fondly nicknamed the “THE BEAST” by the Hungarian Media given her age,
history, stamina, and the sheer crowd appeal was well beyond our expectations.
This TUK TUK and the man that drove her across two continents, Mr.
Martin Mechura, is a highlight of the Hungarian F1 Village. The Amazing
Thailand Pit Shop design that we have created in this, our fourth F1 event,
evidently works well.”
“I was so happy to see
so many European F1 fans coming up to our team at the amazing Thailand Pit stop
at Hungarian Formula 1 expressing not only their delight we were there but also
sharing their travels to the kingdom,” said by Mr. Chattan.
Mr. Martin Mechura, who
hails from the Czech Republic, received a round of applause when he started up
the Tuk Tuk after an 18 month hiatus. The appearance of the Thai Vehicle at the
F1 was to promote the fun of driving in Thailand, as well as underlined the
uniqueness of Thai Culture and the Thai way of Life, which always contain an
element of fun and entertainment.