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Sino Group Presents Gold Coast Motor Festival to Add to Hong Kong’s Attractions

November 15, 2017 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Sino Group is delighted to present the second edition of Gold Coast Motor Festival, which is taking place from 10 to 12 November at the picturesque Hong Kong Gold Coast.  Hong Kong’s premier motor celebration was officially opened today at a ceremony graced by the Hon. Michael Wong Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development. Other officiating guests include Miss Cathy Chu, JP, Commissioner for Tourism; Ms Becky Ip, Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board; Mr Lawrence K K Yu, SBS, MBE, JP, Co-Chairman of the Campaign Committee of the Community Chest of Hong Kong; Mr Kenneth Ng, President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association; Dr Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica Camera; Mr Daryl Ng, JP, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group and Ms Nikki Ng, Group General Manager of Sino Group.

‘We are delighted to present Gold Coast Motor Festival for the second year,’ remarks Mr Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group, ‘thousands of motor enthusiasts, collectors, families and friends can have an enjoyable time at the beautiful waterfront precinct of Hong Kong Gold Coast with many new offerings in festival-themed entertainment, eSports, arts, family fun activities and gourmet cuisine.  We are glad to note that Gold Coast Motor Festival is rapidly establishing itself as one of the key events of the year and puts Hong Kong on the Asian motoring map.’

In partnership with leading car manufacturers and discerning collectors, this year’s festival showcases over 80 cars, from prized classic and collector cars to some of the most sought-after super and hype cars. The dazzling line-up represents the very best examples of their types, in terms of history, craftsmanship and power.

A highlight of the festival is the beautiful Ferrari 250 GT/E, first introduced at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in 1960.  It has been chosen as the hero car of the Festival in honour of the 70th anniversary of the legendary car manufacturer.  Other unmissable cars include a Toyota 2000GT, famed as the first ‘super car’ out of Japan and a 1926 Bentley 3 litre, one of the oldest registered cars in Hong Kong.

Amongst the super and hyper cars, visitors will have a chance to get up close to appreciate the Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo, a one-off special edition; a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, one of 20 ever produced; a McLaren P1GTR and the iconic McLaren F1.

The Bugatti Chiron, the latest masterpiece by the French luxury motoring brand Bugatti, is making its public Hong Kong début at Gold Coast Motor Festival. The Chiron was unveiled at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show in 2016 and is amongst the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and exclusive-production super sports cars.  Only 500 of these exceptional cars are to be produced.  Guests to Gold Coast Motor Festival will be delighted to see both the Chiron and Veyron side-by-side at the Bugatti booth.

A festival for all

In addition to support The Community Chest of Hong Kong, the official charity partner, Gold Coast Motor Festival provides a platform to facilitate youth development and innovation.  Two award-winning solar-powered electric vehicles developed by students from the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) are on exhibition.  There will be talks by IVE instructor over the weekend to introduce the work to the public.  The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups is also hosting workshops on Motor DIY to promote innovation.

Additionally, Gold Coast Motor Festival is hosting over one thousand guests from underprivileged families on Saturday in collaboration with 16 local NGOs for them to enjoy the festival.

Concours d’Elegance

The Gold Coast Motor Festival Concours d’Elegance continues to be one of the highlights for car collectors this year with six categories.  The distinguished judging panel is led by the Chief Judge, Mr Joseph Fung; other venerable 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, namely Mr Adolfo Orsi Jr from Italy, HH Prince Rana Manvendra from India and Mr Philip Rathgen from Switzerland.

A fun-filled weekend for car lovers and families

The car-inspired, fun-filled festival for all encompasses a gourmet range of festival-themed dining options, Tomica Wonderland, hugely-popular children’s electric car tracks, bumper boats, live music and entertainment performances as well as Princess Vidita Singh’s Automotive Art Exhibition.

Gold Coast Motor Festival is excited to introduce Forza Motor 7 Í VLT Í Gold Coast Motor Festival Tournament this year. Contestants can enter the tournament online and on-site on 12 November to compete for the limited-edition Koenigsegg Í Gold Coast Motor Festival Xbox One S Console.

Gold Coast Motor Festival also features a diverse range of educational talks for festival-goers to learn more about the latest motoring innovations and trends.

‘The action-packed Festival promises to be a festival for all to spend a wonderful weekend at the picturesque precinct of Hong Kong Gold Coast, in addition to being an unmissable opportunity for car enthusiasts,’ adds Mr Ng.

Gold Coast Motor Festival app

A tailored Gold Coast Motor Festival mobile app has been developed to provide festival-goers with up-to-the-minute updates. The app includes nine mini games and onsite AR photo opportunities, as well as ‘My Favourite Car’ public voting. Two limited-edition Koenigsegg Í Gold Coast Motor Festival Xbox One S Consoles will be given away, one to a lucky winner who completes the nine mini games and photo opportunities, and one to the winner of ‘My Favourite Car’ voting.

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