WILD RIDE

The sec­ond edi­tion of the Gold Coast Mo­tor Fes­ti­val prom­ises a daz­zling line-up of cars and en­ter­tain­ment

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge Hot Ticket -

ar en­thu­si­asts and col­lec­tors have a great week­end to look for­ward to this month, with the Gold Coast Mo­tor Fes­ti­val re­turn­ing for its sec­ond year. More than 30,000 fes­ti­val­go­ers are ex­pected to at­tend the city’s pre­mier mo­tor­ing event, which is pre­sented by the Sino Group.

A care­fully cu­rated line-up of more than 80 world-class col­lec­tor and clas­sic cars will line the pic­turesque water­front of the Gold Coast Yacht & Coun­try Club. High­lights in­clude an iconic Fer­rari 250 GT/E, a Toy­ota 2000GT, and a 1926 Bent­ley 3 Litre. A one-off spe­cial edi­tion Pa­gani Zonda Fan­tasma Evo, a Lam­borgh­ini Sesto Ele­mento and a Mclaren F1 will be among the su­per­cars on dis­play. At least eight of the best cars on show will be awarded Con­cours d’el­e­gance prizes by a panel of judges. Led by lo­cal col­lec­tor and SP2 di­rec­tor Joseph Fung, the panel in­cludes Ital­ian mo­tor­sport his­to­rian Adolfo Orsi Jr, a for­mer owner of Maserati, vin­tage car en­thu­si­ast Man­ven­dra Singh, an In­dian prince, and clas­sic­driver.com ed­i­tor Philip Rath­gen.

The three-day ex­trav­a­ganza prom­ises plenty of ac­tion, in­clud­ing a range of open-air en­ter­tain­ment zones fea­tur­ing chil­dren’s elec­tric car rac­ing, a live band, gourmet of­fer­ings and a mini train ride. A col­lab­o­ra­tion with VLT and Mi­crosoft Xbox will also pro­vide visi­tors with a chance to go head to head with Hong Kong rac­ing driver Dar­ryl O’young via the new Forza Mo­tor­sport 7 video game.

“The fes­ti­val brings sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits to the mo­tor in­dus­try, to tourism and to the lo­cal Hong Kong com­mu­nity,” says Eu­gene Le­ung, its gen­eral man­ager. “It is a mega event we can all look for­ward to.”

The show runs from 10am to 8pm on Fri­day Novem­ber 10, and 10am to 7pm on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day Novem­ber 11 and 12. Tick­ets are HK$800 for a three-day pre­mium pass or HK$100 for a one-day pass. gold­coast­mo­tor­fes­ti­val.com

THE CLAS­SICS From top: Fer­rari’s 250 GT/E; Sino Group deputy gen­eral man­ager Hilda Lai, fes­ti­val gen­eral man­ager Eu­gene Le­ung, fes­ti­val cu­ra­tor Carl Yuen, and Hong Kong Gold Coast gen­eral man­ager Robert Kai­wai with the Fer­rari 250 GT/E and Pa­gani Zonda Fan­tasma Evo; the Volk­swa­gen XL1

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