Thailand
Page creation 06/05/2007, revision 18/06/2011
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Another fine example of a Super5, owned
by Kees, a Dutch classic car amateur
stationed in Bangkok. This car participated
in a local rallye in 2006.
 
Kees, a physician working for UNICEF and
stationed in Thailand after assignments in
Cambodia, Bhutan and the Maldives, is a
true car enthusiast; he also drives a VW
Beetle and a Jaguar  E-Type for instance.
He found this DS via the Classic Car Club
of Thailand website, and little is known
about the car's history. According to the
serial number it is a 1973 DSuper5, the
successor of the ID but with a DS21 engine
and a 5-speed gearbox.   
In 2006 Kees' DS was the first classic car
to participate in the "Puzzelrit", a rally
organized every year since 1958 by the
Nederlandse Vereniging in Thailand (The
Dutch Society in Thailand) in the outskirts
of Bangkok.  
The "Puzzelrit" report, and pictures of Kees'
other cars, are on his personal site. The DS
also appears in the March 2007 edition of
"Grand Prix", a Thai car magazine !
Link to
Kees' site (Dutch):
http://keesgoudswaard.info/autobiog/DS.htm
Update ! (June 2011) Kees and his wife
Minke joined the 2nd  "Tiger Classic Car
Rally" for a 1-month, 6,000 km tour of
Thailand,  Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos
with the DS. In spite of more than a few
mechanical problems, they made the full
trip, and could bring back many nice
memories and pictures.
Above left: one of several forced stops for Kees; right: an Ami 6, belonging to and driven by Ami Club of Holland
founder Patrick van Griethuysen, was also part of the adventure.
Below: a selection of Kees' great pictures from the trip.
Here is the photo blog of the rally (English):
http://tigerrally2011.blogspot.com/
And the website of the organizer, WWCCR (English):
http://tiger.wwccr.com/