28 November 2017
Sino Group is delighted to share that Gold Coast Motor Festival, held its second edition at the picturesque Hong Kong Gold Coast precinct, delivering another mega event for motor aficionados from around the world and the Hong Kong public. It marks another milestone for Hong Kong’s annual tourism calendar in addition to putting Hong Kong on the international motoring scene.
With over 80 prized classic and collector cars as well as super and hyper cars on display, Gold Coast Motor Festival delivered a fun-filled weekend for local and international festival-goers with a carefully curated line-up of educational motor talks, live entertainment, eSports, art and family-friendly activities.
‘We would like to say a big thank-you to all our friends who have supported us and guests who have spent time at Gold Coast Motor Festival,’ remarks Mr Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman, Sino Group. ‘We are privileged to have the opportunity to present Hong Kong’s premier motor celebration for the second year to support Hong Kong’s motor industry and tourism scene.’
Festival-goers had a chance to appreciate an impressive collection of iconic and coveted cars, highlights of which include the coveted Ferrari 250 GT/E, the hero car of this year’s Festival that was introduced at the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1960; a Toyota 2000GT, famed as the first ‘supercar’ out of Japan and a 1926 Bentley 3 Litre, one of the oldest registered cars in Hong Kong. Up for display amongst the super and hyper cars, were the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, one of 20 ever produced and the glorious McLaren F1. The world’s one and only Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo, was also on display.
Gold Coast Motor Festival is honoured that the French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, Bugatti, made the Hong Kong public début of the Bugatti Chiron at the Festival.
An esteemed panel of judges for the Concours d’Elegance was led by the Chief Judge, Mr Joseph Fung, renowned architect and car collector; the group of local and international judges included Mr Alain Li, Chief Executive Officer of luxury good powerhouse Richemont and United Autosports Racing driver; Mr Lawrence K K Yu SBS, MBE, JP, Honorary Life President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association; Mr Frank Yu, Founding Partner of Gravity Partnership & Craft-Bamboo Racing Team; Mr James Ogilvy-Stuart, Chairman of Aston Martin Owners Club (Hong Kong); Mr Douglas Young, Founder of Goods of Desire (G.O.D.) Lifestyle Group and an avid vintage car collector; Mr Adolfo Orsi Jr from Italy, Chartered Member of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group and collector car expert; HH Prince Rana Manvendra, vintage car expert from India and Mr Philip Rathgen, Chief Executive Officer of Classic Driver from Switzerland, to select the winners of the following five categories:
• Pre-1960s: Bentley 3 Litre
• 1960s: Mercedes Benz W113 Pagoda 280SL
• Best Ferrari: Dino 246
• Best Unobtainium: Toyota 2000GT
• Best of Show: Corvette Stingray
The ‘People’s Choice Award’, selected by public voting through the Gold Coast Motor Festival app, went to McLaren P1 GTR James Hunt Edition.
This year’s Concours d’Elegance was sponsored by famed Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, which gifted a limited-edition Reverso, engraved with the Gold Coast Motor Festival logo, to each of the six owners. Meanwhile, Ascot Chang, the celebrated home-grown bespoke tailor, designed and featured the judges’ elegant suits and attire.
Hong Kong’s premier motor celebration
The comprehensive and thoughtfully-curated programme provided something for everyone at the Festival with live performances ranging from jump rope routines to hip hop to drum performances, as well as eSports in collaboration with VLT and Microsoft Xbox, and an international range of festival-themed gourmet cuisines. Action-packed family-fun attractions included children’s electric car racing, car-themed inflatable bouncy castles and a mini-train ride along the scenic trail at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel.
‘We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to guests who have visited our Gold Coast Motor Festival, to sponsors, partners and car collectors for their staunch support, to judges who have selected the Concours d’Elegance winners, and to our advisers for their expert advice and guidance that has made Gold Coast Motor Festival a world-class motor celebration. We look forward to welcoming guests to the next Gold Coast Motor Festival,’ concludes Mr Ng.
French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, Bugatti, premiered the Chiron at Gold Coast Motor Festival.
The esteemed Conours d’Elegance judges carefully assessed the cars to select the winners in five categories. Each of the owners received a limited-edition Jaegaer LeCoulture Reverso, engraved with the Gold Coast Motor Festival logo and sponsored by the famed Swiss watchmaker. Ascot Chang, the celebrated home-grown bespoke tailor, designed and featured the judges’ elegant suits and attire.
Gold Coast Motor Festival delivered a festival for all with an impressive collection of classic and collector cars, educational motor talks, a wide range of entertainment and live performances, eSports, art and family-fun activities.
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About Sino Group
Sino Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong with core business in developing residential, office, industrial and retail properties for sale and investment. The Group is also a major player in hotel investment and management, club management, property management, car park operations as well as environmental and security services. With more than 10,000 dedicated professionals, Sino Group strives to consistently deliver quality properties and services that surpass the expectations of customers.
A committed corporate citizen, Sino Group has been actively participating in community services and green activities as well as art and culture events over the years. The Group focuses corporate social responsibility efforts on four areas: Sino Care, Sino Green, Sino Art and Sino Heritage. Sino Land Company Limited (083) has been a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series since September 2012 for its continual efforts in promoting sustainability.
About Hong Kong Gold Coast
Hong Kong Gold Coast is an accessible yet idyllic retreat merely 30 minutes’ drive from the hustles and bustles of the city. Situated by a beautiful marina and golden beach, Hong Kong Gold Coast spans hectares of lush greenery and landscape that offers a relaxing leisure lifestyle, attracting international and local holiday-goers as well as friendly neighbourhood communities attracted to the outdoors, sun and sand. Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel features 453 spacious rooms with family-friendly facilities, including ten kid-themed rooms, as well as amenities for large-scale events, celebrations and corporate retreats.
Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel has been rated by Expedia Singapore as one of the top ten coolest hotels for kids in the world. The marina is home to the city’s mega yachts and the golden beach is one of Hong Kong’s longest beaches at half a kilometre in length.
Comprising over 2,000 residences with a well-equipped clubhouse and Hong Kong’s largest free-form pool, the resort and conference hotel by the coast, the yacht club with its beautiful marina, and outdoor shopping piazza with alfresco dining offerings, Hong Kong Gold Coast is an all-in-one integrated waterfront precinct that offers a medley of outdoor and indoor enjoyments.