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