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The Asia Klasika show is back for the fifth time to showcase the finest of vintage, classic and contemporary supercars from the region. This year’s event will be held at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel from October 31 to November 2.

Now called Asia Klasika Motor Festival to reflect the “transformation of the show from a historic-car based festival to a full-fledged motor festival,” the event includes the Malaysia International Vintage & Classic Concours and aims to be South-East Asia’s version of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (California, USA) and Salon Privé London.

“Malaysia proves to be one of the most conducive locations in Asia for an internationally-styled car show as the country is rich in its motoring culture, transportation infrastructure and people friendly tropical climate. It is our desire to place Malaysia on the world map of exotic motor events,” said Andrew Suresh, curator of Asia Klasika.

Suresh was a nominee and the only Asian shortlisted for the Personal Achievement of the Year Award at the inaugural International Historic Motoring Awards in the UK in 2011, for his efforts in pioneering heritage based motoring events in Asia.

As usual, a major highlight of the show will be the showcase of fine automobiles from the “Royal Johor Automobile Collection” courtesy of the event’s royal patron, HRH Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. The Sultan of Johor will also personally present the Sultan Ibrahim Cup to the cream of the crop of the region’s historic cars.

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Additional components making their debut this year are Rally Klasika – a Tour d’ Elegance of Putrajaya and Super Marques Asia, a supercar “show and shine” competition. Leading classic car dealer, JT Cars will present the Retro Japan segment with never before seen iconic Japanese collectible cars. Also part of the company’s stable are desirable European and American models exceeding RM3 million in value.

Another feature is “The Pullman Sale”, a private treaty sales-show brought to you by Kuala Lumpur & Temasek Classic Automobiles. Here, collector car shoppers can feast their eyes on a range of newly imported classic cars from UK, Australia and Japan valued at an estimated RM5 million collectively.

If you love cars and haven’t been to Asia Klasika before, this is your chance to catch a glimpse of achingly gorgeous classics and rare specimens of fabled cars. Check out the beauties from 2012 and 2013 for an idea of what to expect.

Asia Klasika 2013