If you are a fan of classic and vintage cars, you might be familiar with a public Facebook Group ‘Kereta Sebelum Tahun 2000’ which often posts pictures of motor cars made in the last decades in Malaysia. The FB group is specially established for vintage car lovers to display photos of motor cars regardless of the brand, type or size of the automobile.
Recently, a member of the group posted a video of him recording a classic Mercedes brand car on the road. The amazement that he felt seeing the car was doubled when the owner of the antique car was revealed.
“I fancy the car. Didn’t expect it to belong to Tok Mat,” his FB post read. He shared that due to its unique design, he and his friend came across the Mercedes on the road, and they tried to chase the car so that they could record their discovery.
After having successfully chased the car, they were surprised to see that the car was driven by the respectable former Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Bin Haji Hassan or more affectionately known as Tok Mat.
In the clip, Tok Mat is seen smiling when he caught the person filming him driving his classic car. The video has ultimately caught the eyes of the FB group members with the majority of them generally commenting on their interest in the vintage Mercedes car and excitement of seeingTok Mat as the owner of the classic.
For the uninitiated, prior to Tok Mat’s involvement in politics, he was a successful corporate figure who had held some of the top positions in various corporate companies including a position as former CEO of the Mercedes-Benz Group.