13th - 19th March 2017 Jameson's Diary No.
607 New Diaries are uploaded around
midnight on Thursday, local time, here in Pattaya
by the Landlord Kim Fletcher. Last
Updated 23rd March 2017
BCCT goes for an informal networking
By Dr. Iain Corness March 17, 2017
The British Chamber of Commerce (BCCT) decided some months ago to offer an evening of informal networking for the members on the Eastern Seaboard. Whilst it was popular enough for the BCCT to continue the concept, it was decided that mid-week was not the opportune time for an event such as this.
Andy Barraclough (left), Chairman of the Royal British Legion Thailand, presents Pattaya Mail MD
Peter Malhotra (right) with a 10 year Certificate of Appreciation.
This latest event was then scheduled for a Friday evening at Jameson's Irish Pub even though there was another function for that date and time. However, despite a slow start, the numbers grew and by 7.30 p.m. Jameson's was packed.
The invitation for the BCCT event was open to all nationalities, and the Aussies obviously had nothing planned as they were there is sizeable numbers. Or perhaps it was the offer of finger food and cheap drinks?
The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya was represented by Nui and Tanya from the International Marketing Department who were happy to chat about the preventive plans being promoted by the hospital.
The British Legion also took the opportunity of the event to show their appreciation of support for the annual Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion, Chonburi Branch Thailand Awards went to many generous folk, including Kim Fletcher for Jameson's Pub and Restaurant, in recognition of the many years of outstanding support to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Thailand.
Graham Macdonald (left), President of the Royal British Legion Thailand presents Kim Fletcher (right)
with a ‘Friend of the Legion' Award, in recognition of the many years of outstanding support to
the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Thailand.
Andy Barraclough, Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Thailand (left) presents Sontaya Nalidlad
a certificate of appreciation for being the staff member who contributed the most time, energy and effort to
the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal activities which take place at Jameson's.
(L to R) Andy, Peter and Kim ham it up for the cameras.
Others included Peter Malhotra for the Pattaya Mail with a 10 year Certificate of Appreciation, as recognition and sincere appreciation of more than 10 years of fulsome, and most generous support, to all the activities of the Royal British Legion in Thailand.
Regulars of Jameson's Charity Group award went to Ms. Sontaya Nalidlad, the staff member of Jameson's who contributed the most time, energy and effort to the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal activities which take place at Jameson's.
Kim Fletcher's award was presented by Graham Macdonald, President of the Royal British Legion Thailand, and for the Pattaya Mail, the award was presented by Andy Barraclough, Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Thailand.
The awards were received humbly by everyone and the work of the Royal British Legion was appreciated by all present.
After the success of a Friday informal networking, we can expect to see more!
Dr. Iain Corness hovers over Nui and Tanya from the BHP International Marketing Department.
The distributer pretties add pulchritude to the evening's activities.
Peter Malhotra proudly displays the Certificate of Appreciation presented to Pattaya Mail for the more than
10 years of fulsome, and most generous support, to all the activities of the Royal British Legion in Thailand.
Greg Watkins and Derek Brooks chat during the evening.
Happy St. Patrick's Day at Jameson's.
Classic Cars in Thailand
By Somkanueng Tanworrakul M.D., Classic Car Collector Bangkok March 17, 2017
'60s and '70's were about freedom and searching Classic: different – not mundane – timeless.
The Vietnam War heralded decades of change for car lovers in Thailand. Willy's Jeep was a common sight in 60's Bangkok. American culture as well as G.I.'s were transported into the heart of Thailand. Music, movies and lifestyles “as seen in the movie theater” stormed Bangkok and other big cities around the country, introducing the power of Chevrolet, Plymouth and Dodge. Also were the elegant tail fins of Cadillac and the authoritative Buick. Ford Mustang grasped the leading position in streetcar racing.
1957 Chevrolet ‘Bel Air' Station Wagon
British influences waned after WW2 and ironically, the deadliest enemy of the Austin A35, Ford Thames, Consul and Corsair were Japanese cars such as Datsun Bluebird and the Toyopet Tiara. These small Japanese machines defeated the competition, especially the competitive taxi battlefield of Thailand.
The British survivors were Rolls-Royce, which was the vehicle of choice for the Lord Mayor of Bangkok. Jaguar was very popular as a racing car of Prince Bira and was the common choice of the well-heeled gentlemen who studied in Europe.
The small British sports cars in the Elvis Presley movie “G.I. Blues” helped MGA and Triumph rocket to stardom.
The names soon to be cast to oblivion were Morris, Riley, Wolsely, Armstrong-Siddeley, Hillman and Vauxhall, leaving only the Ford Escort to continue fighting alone in many rallies and of course the Austin Mini was immensely popular with the youths of the day.
1955 Pontiac ‘Star Chief' 2 Door Hardtop
The French showed their futuristic perspective in the strange looking Citroen DS/ID as well as their artful clean and speedy Peugeot 404. The rear-engined Renault Dauphine which was succeeded by the R4 which turned out to be her trump card and one of the first family hatchbacks. French cars have always enjoyed something of a cult status among professionals, as the models were always understated. Simca started with the FIAT 500 clone then the clean lines and beauty of the Simca-Aronde, with its typical French look.
When Dr. Heinz Nordhoff from Volkswagen came to Thailand seeking a distribution partner for his famous product he was surprised to broker a deal within the first few days with His Highness Rangsit who was fluent in the German language as he had been educated in Zurich. The deal was made at the front desk of the famous Oriental Bangkok and was to last twenty years.
VW was cleverly named “Taotong” meaning “Golden Bug” and could be a synonym of a “Golden lovely Turtle” in Thai, this helped characterize the type 1 VW into a well-loved vehicle.
Mercedes Benz 300 came to the attention of Thais with her flamboyant manner and outstanding performance, which equaled any American cars. When they added the 190 SL to the line, Thonburi Panich the sole agent for Mercedes climbed to the top of the country car society, and could only be purchased by cash. BMW was struggling after World War II but finally presented its Isetta “Bubble car” then the 700 the car with 2 cylinders and 700cc motorcycle engine and then the sporty “Neue Klasse” as a sign of her revolution. These were greatly admired by the younger motorists for blending Italian styling with German engineering and expertise.
It's interesting to know that the great success of BMW in Thailand today started as a business from a shop house showroom in the early '50's.
Opel was well known as a runabout car of HRH Crown Prince Vajiravudh since late 1910. Known for her durability, ease of maintenance and tough body, it was below the Mercedes in the market and had a cult status with professionals. But the most recognized German small car was the Ford Taunus 12M, and they always seemed to be driven by young beautiful Thai ladies.
Italian cars were always in vogue such as Alfa Romeo, Lancia and FIAT. With the FIAT 500 Jolly starring in the Thai movie “Tone”.
Prince Bira, the most famous Thai racing driver, drove his Maserati 250F in many Grands Prix of the '50's emphasizing the sporty nature of all the Italian cars, and the Prince ended up having a FIAT dealership. His legacy was remembered with the Special Series FIAT1100 B.P. Sport (Birabhongse Sport).
But no one can make an argument on the status of Alfa Romeo, the car from Milano that sat at the top of the wish lists for all young men, even of the professional driver. The Alfa Romeo 105 series is the all-time Superstar for Thai car lovers. Her features, like DOHC, 5-speed-transmission (with that heavy clutch operation), limited slip differential and sodium-cooled valve stems were the alien modifications not even heard from in any other brands. The only downside was the rust.
Lancia was popular with those with a more artful taste and the Aurelia B20's appearance in Thai movies showcased her beautiful body. Also worth mentioning are the Fulvia V4 and Fulvia Zagatto.
The “Japanese invasion” began in the 60's, the market was overwhelmed by low price cars, which were less demanding financially and had a long service life.
This gave them the upper hand for the next 20 years, first from public transportation such as taxis and trucks then to small cars and eventually middle and larger passenger cars. Toyota led the way when she founded her Thai assembly line in the mid '60's with huge success.
Publica 700, 1000 and Corolla were pumped out and created the expansion of the market. Also starring in larger cars, sales figures were not less for the importing Toyopet Tiara, Toyota Corona and Crown. Nissan under the name of Datsun with a strong Thai team raced to have a local assembly line and had great success with its Sunny and Bluebird that were modeled on the Austin.
After the Japanese successful attack in the taxi wars, the next brands marching into the Thai market were Mazda (Luce – the first Japanese to have mass OHC in this market), Mitsubishi (under the name of Colt and Galant, that had a much notorious GTO), lsuzu (the rare Bellett) and Daihatsu (a small commercial 3 wheeler, ancestor of all the Tuk-Tuks).
The car scene from the '60s to the '70's was about freedom and searching, some automakers were in “trial and error” that could be called “in development”.
Those perfect conditions created crisp and fresh products, not perfect but rather romantic.
That period of time could not happen again. It's brought us many memorable cars, cars that haven't grown old with time, pieces of art that made you look twice at them, which is a good definition of the “classic car” – the things of all time.
For more information about meetings and location please visit: www.classic-car-friends-pattaya.com FACEBOOK/ classic-car-friends-pattaya
Jameson’s Weekly Menu (27 March - 1 April 2017)
From 12.00 noon - 11.00 p.m.
THREE COURSES 395 BAHT
Sweet Corn Soup with Hot Toast
Cucumber and Yogurt Dip with Pita Bread
Individual Minced Beef Pie
Jameson's own Individual Minced Beef Pie served with Garden Peas
and Mashed Potato.
Chicken and Ham Pie
Lean Chunks of Chicken Breast cooked in its own stock with Ham served in
an Earthenware Dish with Broccoli, Buttered Carrots and Croquette Potatoes.
Fish and Chips Thai Style
Filet of fresh Water Fish deep fried in Bread Crumbs served with Jameson's Chips or Straw French Fries, Mushy Peas, and Som Tam Salad.
Chocolate Brandy Trifle or Ice Cream
PATTAYA CRICKET CLUB DOMINATE INDORAMA CC FOR SECOND LEAGUE VICTORY
It was a very hot day early last Sunday at the Thai Polo Ground where PCC faced a determined Indorama CC in their second league game of the Bangkok Cricket League season.
Having won the toss and electing to bat first Manik and Venky got the innings off to a solid start and 34 runs were on the board before Venky (13) was adjudged lbw. Ian Liddell (27), positive from the start, maintained the momentum before Andy Emery (31) added the extra acceleration. Manik was the linchpin of the PCC total who calmly reached his 50 in the sweltering heat. Eventually he succumbed to heatstroke as he was run out, somewhat reluctantly, for a perfectly timed 64. PCC posted a very competitive 159/6 from the 25 overs which they were confident of defending.
The bowlers responded magnificently with the father and son duo of Salman (2/7) and Hamza (0/2) leading the way from the opening 5 overs and restricting the Indorama reply to just 11 runs. It was a dominant position from which PCC never relinquished. Lee Standon (1/22) and Andy Emery (3/17) continued the onslaught with excellent line and length bowling and backed up by some excellent catching it was left to Ian Liddell (2/9) and the ageless Peter Gangur (1/2) to mop the tail. Indorama were eventually all out in the 19 th over for 75 runs.
It is now two wins in two games for PCC and consecutive man of the match awards for Manik in a season that now starts to promise a great deal.
PCC's next game is Sunday 26 th March at Thai Polo Ground from 11am. Anyone wishing to participate or get involved in any capacity is always welcome and urged to contact the club via its Facebook page or website at www.pattayacricketclub.com.
The club always extends its gratitude to its sponsors, the Pattaya Sports Club and the Outback Bar
PATTAYA CRICKET CLUB WIN OPENING LEAGUE FIXTURE
On a barmy Sunday morning at the magnificent Thai Polo Ground Pattaya Cricket Club hosted Superboys of Bangkok in the opening league fixture of the 2017 season. After winning the toss the PCC captain Simon Ph ilbrook had no hesitation in opting to bat first.
The Superboys opening bowlers, whilst not threatening in pace, bowled an excellent line and length that the PCC pairing of Venky and Manik played watchfully and runs were mostly accumulated in ones and twos . In an attempt to break the shackles Venky (12) lost his off stump and Colin Clark, fres h from his bird watching sabbatical in Argentina, Australia and Phuket, purposely strode to the crease. Almost immediately the tempo of the innings increased as both b atsmen started to use their feet and manoeuvre the ball into the gaps. Boundaries began to flow and with 10 overs remaining of the allotted 25 PCC were well set at 88/1. Colin (69) was in imperious form and after he departed Manik (70 no) made sure the imp etus remained with the batting side. Simon Philbrook's (13no) cameo left the Superboys with a daunting 175 for victory.
That victory never seemed realistic as Salman (2/13) and Hamza (0/20) contained the run chase. The ageless Peter Gangur (2/14) and Richa rd H olt (1/14) maintained the pressure and with Bernard Lamprecht (2/14) extracting unusual bounce from his 6ft 9in frame and Tiz (1/9) turning the ball square the result was inevitable as the Superboys finally closed out their innings 74 runs adrift.
It w as a highly satisfying result for PCC who now travel to Chiang Mai next weekend to defend their Super 8's Trophy.
PCC would like to thank the PSC and the Outback Bar for their support and encourage anyone of any ability and age to come and join the club wi th contact details available on the club Facebook page and the website www.pattayacricketclub.com.
Pattaya Cricket Club playing the Southerners this Sunday 26th March at the Thai Polo Ground.
Beautiful ground. Food and Drink available and then a quick dash to Jameson's for a Chat and a Laugh.
The team for Sunday is as follows:
Simon Philbrook (Captain)
Paul Hack (w/k)
12th men: Jason, Ben, Josh, Vijay, Holty & Basu.
Umpires Kim Fletcher and A.N.Other.
Scorer The Lovely Debbie
“Cheating Cheaters” takes to the stage with the Pattaya Players on 24, 25 and 26 March 2017.
What is the world coming to ???
· Two phony nuns
· One crooked cop
· A pair of young lovers (whom you shouldn't trust as far as you could throw them)
· And one adorable puppy dog !
These are the outrageous, unforgivable, incorrigible (but , surprisingly lovable) rascals who populate the world of John Patrick's hilarious comedy, “Cheating Cheaters”, having its Thailand premiere 24, 25 and 26 March 2017, at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo in Pattaya. Directed by Tweed Harris and Assistant D irectors Ray Lightbown and Doug Campbell, the cast is led by Pat taya Players stalwarts Wendy Kha n and Mara Swankey and introd uces newcomers Georgina Milton and Andy McMurra y from St. Andrews International School. Please join Pattaya Playe rs Community T heatre for an evening or afternoon of delightful skullduggery.?
Tickets for Friday or Saturday night, March 24 or 25, 2017, at 7 PM, are priced at 800 baht, including a pre-performance newly enhanced buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 PM.
Intr oducing our Sunday matinee, 26 March at 2 PM , special pricing is set at 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for students (sorry, no buffet, but the White Horse Restaurant will be open before hand to catch a bite to eat).
Reserve now for a seat and a good meal .
Please call or SMS Gary at 085-913-1827
Please make your reservati ons early so as to allow us to e nsure the buffet requirements are adequate .
“This is our new Take Away Menu. Obviously all the Food at Jameson’s is also available for Take Away (including the Weekly Specials). But these are some of our suggestions at prices that vary from the Regular menu as we have cut some items from dishes out. Like the Hamburger if you would like that to Take Home without all the Salad, Fried Eggs, etc. that is now easily available, adding what you want as you go along. The Jameson’s Home Made Pate is now sold by the slice so you can easily take it home and then make your own accompaniments. Don’t forget to order your Jameson’s Pickles at the same time.....”