Visitors can now take a drive ‘Down Memory Lane’


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018

Classy as ever: Abdul Taib (in green) and wife Ragad Kurdi looking at a vintage car in the classic car section at the show.

KUALA LUMPUR: An attraction at the Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow 2018 (KLIMS’18) is classic cars.

Aptly titled “Down Memory Lane”, it showcases vintage automobiles such as Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Ford Capri, Packard Clipper Deluxe, Chevrolet Impala, Renault Caravelle and a Rolls Royce Shadow II.

Businessman Jeff Phang travelled all the way from Penang just to attend KLIMS’18.

“I like cars and I like all the new cars here at the show. But these classic cars, from the 1950s, still stand out to this day.

“It’s nice to see some of the classics on display like the Ford Capri and Fiat 600, which I am familiar with, alongside the American muscle cars from the 50s and 60s like the Chevy Impala and the Cadillac Coupe DeVille on show,” said Phang.

Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib were among the VIPs who visited KLIMS’18 and spent some time at the classic car section.

Visitors to KLIMS’18 on Thursday will get to see Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas at 1.35pm at the Petronas booth on level 2.

KLIMS’18 features 74 vehicle brands and automotive products spanning over six exhibition halls covering two levels at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

Participating automotive brands include CAM, Citroen, Daihatsu, DS, Ford, Grand Max, Honda, Hyundai and Isuzu.

Others are Kia, Lexus, Petronas Motorsports, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Perodua, Peugeot, Proton, Tata, Toyota and UD Trucks.

The 10-day motor show ends on Dec 2.

The motor show’s opening hours are from 11am to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to 10pm on weekends.

Every entrance ticket purchased entitles the holder the chance to win a Toyota C-HR, a Honda City or a Perodua Myvi through a lucky draw.

Entrance tickets secured via online at AirAsia Red Tix are also eligible for a fortnightly draw with AirAsia return flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Bali, Taipei, Jakarta and Shanghai as well as the grand draw to Tokyo.

Online tickets are available via https:// air­asiaredtix.com or KLIMS’18 website www.klims.com.my. Entrance fees are RM20 on weekdays and RM25 on weekends.

For children aged three to 12, entrance tic­kets are RM5 and students/senior citizens are charged RM5 (weekdays only).

There is also a family package where pa­­rents with up to five children aged 12 and below are charged RM40 (weekdays) and RM50 (weekends).

Those with special needs (with handicapped card/physically handicapped) get free entry together with one accompanying person.

Star Media Group is the official media partner of KLIMS’18.

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