Hong Kong’s premier motor celebration is set to return for its second year as Sino Group today announces that it will be hosting the second edition of Gold Coast Motor Festival at the picturesque Hong Kong Gold Coast on 10-12 November 2017.
‘We are delighted that Gold Coast Motor Festival is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most important motoring events on Asia’s motoring calendar. Following the well-received inaugural event in 2016, this year’s festival promises to deliver another exciting experience for motoring aficionados and festival-goers. It holds special meaning as we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR this year,’ says Mr Eugene Leung, General Manager, Gold Coast Motor Festival.
‘The scenic Hong Kong Gold Coast is a perfect venue for this festival for all, which is gaining widespread international recognition and acclaim, bringing significant benefits to the motor industry, to tourism and to the local Hong Kong community. It is a mega event we can all look forward to,’ remarks Mr Leung.
In partnership with leading car manufacturers and discerning collectors, this year’s festival will showcase over 80 cars, from prized classic and collector cars to some of the most sought-after super and hypercars. The prestigious collection represents the very best examples of their types, in terms of history, craftsmanship, power and technology.
Amongst the extensive exhibits on show this year, from the prized classic collection, visitors will see an iconic Ferrari 250 GT/E, first 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.
This year’s Festival also features a remarkable collection of exclusive super and hypercars, including the Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo, which is a one-off special edition; a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, one of twenty ever produced; a McLaren P1GTR and the iconic McLaren F1. With the support of leading car manufacturers, we shall also be displaying some of their most sought-after current offerings, including the Bugatti Chiron, which will make its first Hong Kong public debut.
In the hybrid category, an acclaimed ‘role model’ for plug-in hybrids is the Volkswagen XL1, launched in 2013 with just 250 cars ever produced. This 2-seater car features a distinctive dolphin-shaped mid-engine and a gullwing door. The car’s overall weight is merely 795 kg, thanks to its carbon-fibre unit frame, similar to that of the McLaren P1.
The festival also provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the very latest motoring innovations and trends. It features a diverse range of educational talks and interactive events with celebrated motorsports figures, automotive leaders, experts and designers ready to educate and inspire everyone from experienced enthusiasts to young car fans.
The Gold Coast Motor Festival Concours d’Elegance will continue to be one of the highlights for car collectors this year with a wide array of categories. The distinguished judging panel is led by Chief Judge, Mr Joseph Fung; other illustrious judges from Hong Kong include Mr Alain Li, Mr Lawrence Yu, Mr Frank Yu, Mr James Ogilvy-Stuart and Mr Douglas Young. We are also delighted to welcome three world-renowned visiting judges including Mr Adolfo Orsi Jr from Italy, HH Prince Rana Manvendra from India and Mr Philip Rathgen from Switzerland.
The fun-filled event will appeal to car aficionados, collectors, motor enthusiasts and the general public, and is thoughtfully curated to ensure there is something for everyone. The weekend-long festival is ideal for families and children, with the stunning waterfront precinct of Hong Kong Gold Coast comprising the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Gold Coast Piazza and Gold Coast Residences, transformed into a series of car-inspired lifestyle and entertainment zones, each offering a unique motoring-inspired experience.
mily-fun attractions include children’s electric car racing, live music and entertainment performances, to be enjoyed along with wonderful hands-on fun for kids of all ages with special car-themed inflatable games and a mini-train ride.
Echoing the emerging trend of eSports, a milestone feature of this year’s Gold Coast Motor Festival is a unique collaboration with VLT, Darryl O’Young and Microsoft Xbox on their eagerly awaited driving game, enabling motor racing fans an online and on-site racing experience. The competition is open to all Forza Motorsport 7 fans and is a free-to-enter event while enabling players to race against Darryl O’Young and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes including a limited-edition Xbox One S console.
A perfect weekend of outdoor car-inspired entertainment will be fuelled by a gourmet range of festival-themed dining and beverage offerings to satisfy every palate.
All the exciting actions are captured on a special Gold Coast Motor Festival smartphone app, providing visitors with up-to-the-minute news and happenings, along with a host of information on where to go, what to see and what not to miss! There will be nine mini-games and photo opportunities to enrich the experience and to help navigate the show. What’s more, visitors can vote for ‘My Favourite Car’ on the app to enter a lucky draw and win special prizes. The app can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App store.
Festival tickets will be available from hkticketing.com from Friday 22 September 2017, with Standard Day Pass for Saturday and Sunday priced at HK$100 for adults; HK$60 Concession Day Pass for seniors (aged 65 or above) and children (Aged 3 – 11); along with special 3-day Premium Passes at HK$800 and HK$500 Opening Day Passes, providing access to the Concours d’Elegance, the official opening ceremony and opening cocktail reception on Friday 10 November 2017.
For those travelling from abroad, a special Gold Coast Motor Festival Weekend Package, which runs from 10 to 12 November 2017, is available at HK$2,888 and includes two 3-day VIP Passes, or HK$1,888 which includes two standard 1-day Passes. Please visit www.goldcoasthotel.com.hk or contact (852) 2452 8833/ firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Look out for further Gold Coast Motor Festival news in the coming weeks. Find more information and further details of ticketing online at the official website: http://www.goldcoastmotorfestival.com, follow us on Facebook @goldcoastmotorfestival or Instagram @goldcoastmotorfestival.
Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November 2017
10am to 7pm each day
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Amongst the selection of cars specially curated for the festival will be an example of the iconic Ferrari 250 GT/E, first introduced at the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1960.
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.www.sino.com
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.www.goldcoast.com.hk