Sportscar Together Day (SCTD) in Bangkok, Southeast Asia’s largest Porsche gathering to celebrate 70 years of Porsche sports cars, featured supercars and superstars, races, plus fun-filled activities that catered for petrolheads and families alike.
Held at the Show DC Oasis Arena, more than 300 Porsche cars arrived throughout the course of the day, despite rain or shine. At the same time, 911 GT3 Cup cars blasted around the Bangsaen street circuit for Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA).
Most of the cars there belonged to private owners and a quick glance at the number plates of all the cars there shows how far people have come: there was a large group of Porsches from Singapore and Malaysia. After travelling a few thousand kilometres from all over Southeast Asia, Porsche Club members and owners arrived at the SCTD in a Porsche car procession.
There were many booths at “Das Treffen” (The Meeting), with booths catering for entertainment, live DJs, food stalls, the kids driving school and last but not least, the Pirelli booth. That comes as no surprise with a rich historic collaboration between Pirelli and the German manufacturer. Porsche was the first to ask Pirelli for specific tyres, and the first Pirelli tyre for Porsche was created in 1982 as Original Equipment (OE).
At the Pirelli booth, visitors could learn more about the partnership between Porsche and Pirelli – the “N” marked tyres. Pirelli tyres with the “N” marking that identifies the tyres specifically created for Porsche, with special tread design, compounds made to measure and custom profiles.
All these embody the “Perfect Fit” strategy of Pirelli to make specific tyres for the high-performance cars. In total, there are no fewer than 260 Pirelli tyres type-approved for Porsche to cover virtually the entire range, from the 718 Boxster and the Cayman to the Panamera – all of which were present at “Das Treffen”.
Porsche Asia Pacific also flew in special cars from the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany; starting with a Porsche 918 Spyder. The museum also loaned the legendary 959 Paris-Dakar race car and the 919 Hybrid from the World Endurance Championship (WEC) – which was reunited symbolically with Porsche Works Driver Earl Bamber.
Throughout the day at Show DC Oasis Arena, guests were entertained by performances from celebrities including Thai singer-songwriter Singto Numchok, R&B idol and role-model mother Lydia Sarunrat, and top local disc jockey DJ Yukio, with actress, presenter and Instagram-celebrity Diana Chungjintanakarn presiding as emcee.
Photos: Vince Carlo / Pirelli Asia