Cave of Wonders: Bangkok’s @Speed Garage [Video]
Ever had a project that gradually escalated into something that was much nicer (read: more time, effort and expense invested) than what you had originally planned? That’s what seems to have happened withA-Thummanoon Pornrojanagoon’sgarage. The Bangkok resident (who is known to his friends by the exponentially-simpler monikerA) initially just wanted a place to store his collection of vehicles and parts. But as you can see in this video, it became something far greater by the time he was through.
The shelving for wheels and other parts, the windows and tall ceilings are certainlygaragemahal material. And the vehicles that occupy the space – which include a couple of vintageMercedes-Benzsedans, anAlfa Romeo 2000 GTV, and a gaggle of JDM legends led by a first-gen“Hakosuka” Nissan Skyline GT-R– certainly reinforce the building’s petrolhead Valhalla status. But as A is quick to point out, the thing that (a la the Dude’s rug) really ties the room together is the sense of community he and his car-guy friends have. Whether they’re wrenching or just hanging out, A and his associates use@Speed Garageas a place to celebrate their most significant common bond, and each other. Kinda makes the physical objects inside seem less significant, huh?