A BMW 320i belonging to the Sultan of Kedah and a Pontiac Chieftain 1954 owned by the Prime Minister were the show stealers at the recently concluded Royal Langkawi Classic Car Show 2018.
The event, held from Aug 10 to 12, featured a fleet of 65 classic automobiles from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. It was organised by MY Classic Cars in collaboration with the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).
Kedah Sultan Tunku Sallehudin Sultan Badlishah performed the official opening of the show at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre. The show drew thousands to the island.
“It was a rare opportunity for visitors to view the classic cars up close and to admire the likes of the Volkswagen Kombi T2 1978, which has traversed two continents and 45,000km in its time, and the Ford Capri 130 GT 1971, both of which are still in pristine condition,” said LADA chief executive officer Datuk Azizan Noordin.
“We hope to draw more tourists to Langkawi and while here, they can also enjoy the natural beauty and landscape of the island,” he added.
Several cars drove away winners in various categories. An Alfa Romeo Spider 1962 owned by D. Albert Yesudian took the top prize in the “Sultan’s Choice” event while the Austin Healey MK2 owned by K. Nadasapillay was the “Langkawi Cup” winner.
A Mercedes Benz 190SL owned by Ang Lam Keong won in the “Vintage” category, Nadasapillay’s Austin Healey also took the top prize in the “Classic I” category, and Fu Choong Huan’s Alfa Romeo Guila T1 came out tops in the “Classic II” category. The winner in the “Modern Classic” category was a Fiat X1/9 owned by Ong Chong Soo, while Sudharshn Maikel took home the “JDM” prize for his Nissan Skyline GTS.
Several classic motorcycles also made an appearance at the show.
Held simultaneously was the Royal Langkawi Cat Show that featured breeds such as the Maine Coon, British Shorthair, Burmese, Cornish Rex, European Shorthair, Scottish Fold, Persian and Siamese.