The revamped and resurgent Automotive Focus Group (AFG) met at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, and once again had an enthusiastic roll-up of members who are involved in the local automotive scene.
Committee member Klaus Kinzelmann showed a very interesting documentary on the history of BMW from its early days in aviation, through to the present, including the later marques of Rolls-Royce and Mini, now under the BMW brand.
Uli Kaiser displayed the AFG blogsite and the ease in which he could access all the current information on the Thai auto industry, claiming it was so easy he could do it with one hand, with the other supporting the laptop computer. Of course, in line with all computer whiz types, Uli found it difficult to imagine that there were still people using Windows 1946 as their operating system (like me). However, I did note carefully when he typed in his password and I can now reveal it to the world at large – it is five large black dots. The electronic directory of members (now 51) was also shown, and a hard copy ring binder is also being given to the members in the near future.
Committee member, Klaus Kinzelmann, also gave a short background on the AFG, it’s objectives and it’s relationship to the American Chamber’s Auto Council.
The next meeting of the AFG will be July 10 and the venue will be revealed closer to the date. You can contact the AFG through the secretariat Maurice.Bromley@go-dove.com.